Jason Yuan // Editor-in-Chief
Jason Yuan is Professor of Medicine and Associate Vice President for Translational Health Sciences at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. He is also Chief of the Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His research interests include pulmonary vascular pathophysiology and pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary vascular disease. He received his medical school training at Suzhou Medical College (China), his PhD at Peking Union Medical College (China), and his postdoctoral training in the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Physiological Society. He is also a Guggenheim Fellow, and an elected Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He has served on many advisory committees and editorial boards, including Chair of the Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research study section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Chair of the Pulmonary Circulation Assembly of the American Thoracic Society. He is currently a regular member of the Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology study section and Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology. His pulmonary vascular disease research propels the field on pathogenic roles of membrane receptors and ion channels and provides a new research direction for developing therapeutic approaches for the disease.
Nick Morrell // Editor-in-Chief
Nick Morrell is the British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiopulmonary Medicine at the University of Cambridge, UK. His major research interest is in pulmonary vascular disorders. His interests span from genetic and molecular mechanisms of familial and idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension to TGF-beta signaling, experimental therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. He trained at Imperial College, London, UK and undertook a two year Fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre in 1993-1995. He is the Director of the BHF Cambridge Centre for Cardiovascular Research Excellence and he leads the Cardiovascular Theme of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre. He is a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator. He is also the Research Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Unit at Papworth Hospital and Interim Director of the Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute. Nick has served on the Medical Research Council Clinical Fellowships Committee for four years. He has chaired the ATS Pulmonary Circulation Assembly Programme Committee. He was a founding Fellow of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute. His research focuses on understanding genetic causes of pulmonary arterial hypertension, and developing new treatments for this condition.
Kurt Stenmark // Deputy Editor
Kurt Stenmark is Professor of Pediatrics, Head of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Director, Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Laboratory at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) and The Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado. He joined the Pediatric faculty at UCD in 1984 as an Assistant Professor, was made Associate Professor with Tenure in 1989, and full Professor with Tenure in 1994. He has been the Division Head of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine since 1987.
Co-author of over 291 publications, Dr. Stenmark is currently Principal Investigator on a number of NIH grants (including a PPG, R01 Axis, and a T-32 Training Grant) in the areas of immature pulmonary circulation, hypoxic vascular modeling, and pediatric pulmonary disease. Additionally, he provides research support on a number of other NIH grants. Since 1984, the NIH has continuously funded him. He has received numerous international honors and awards, sits on several national and international committees as well as major grant review committees in his field (permanent member of RIBT and NHLBI). He currently serves as an Associate Editor for American Journal of Physiology, Lung, Cellular, and Molecular Physiology, Deputy Editor for Pulmonary Circulation, a journal of the PVRI, and is on the Editorial Board of other noted journals. He is an Affiliated Faculty for the Center for Global Health, at the University of Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Stenmark has been a visiting professor or invited speaker throughout Europe and North America.
Dr. Stenmark has served in the capacity of both Chair of the Pulmonary Circulation Nominating Committee and Chair of the Pulmonary Circulation Section of the ATS. He has served on the planning committee for several international vascular biology meetings, for the ATS sponsored Grover Conference on the Pulmonary Circulation and on the Planning Committee for the International Meeting in the Pulmonary Circulation in Beijing, China. Most recently he was appointed to the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) Steering and Scientific Committee as well as to the PVRI Liaison, Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative & Resuscitation (3CPR) Council. Dr. Stenmark is the honored recipient of the 2015 Robert F. Grover Prize from the American Thoracic Society.
Irene Lang // Deputy Editor
Irene Lang is a senior staff member at the Department of Cardiology, and Deputy Chair of the Department, at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. She has been Professor of Vascular Biology at the Medical University of Vienna since 2004, where she leads a clinical and experimental group in vascular medicine focusing on pulmonary vascular biology and right ventricular function. Dr. Lang is an active interventional and structural cardiologist, recently very active as balloon pulmonary angioplasty interventionist, and an active researcher. She was nominated by the World Medical Association as a ‘Caring Physician of the World’ in 2006, ‘Teacher of the Year’ at MUV in 2013, and is past president of the Austrian Society of Cardiology.