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Carla Kim, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics

The broad interest of the Kim Lab is to characterize the biology of stem cells in normal lung and lung cancer. Numerous lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease involve injured or depleted bronchiolar or alveolar epithelium. Bronchiolar and alveolar cells are also affected in adenocarcinoma, the most common form of lung cancer. It is likely that lung stem cells are critically affected in patients with these devastating diseases. Our long-term goal is to elucidate the role of stem cells in lung homeostasis as a prerequisite to the development of therapeutic strategies that can be used to prevent or attenuate lung disease.

Please see our website for more information:
http://kim.tchlab.org/

An airway organoid is forever.
Authors: Authors: Paschini M, Kim CF.
EMBO J
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Author Correction: EZH2 inhibition sensitizes BRG1 and EGFR mutant lung tumours to TopoII inhibitors.
Authors: Authors: Fillmore CM, Xu C, Desai PT, Berry JM, Rowbotham SP, Lin YJ, Zhang H, Marquez VE, Hammerman PS, Wong KK, Kim CF.
Nature
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E-Cadherin Loss Accelerates Tumor Progression and Metastasis in a Mouse Model of Lung Adenocarcinoma.
Authors: Authors: Sinkevicius KW, Bellaria KJ, Barrios J, Pessina P, Gupta M, Brainson CF, Bronson RT, Kim CF.
Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol
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Human amnion cells reverse acute and chronic pulmonary damage in experimental neonatal lung injury.
Authors: Authors: Zhu D, Tan J, Maleken AS, Muljadi R, Chan ST, Lau SN, Elgass K, Leaw B, Mockler J, Chambers D, Leeman KT, Kim CF, Wallace EM, Lim R.
Stem Cell Res Ther
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Anatomically and Functionally Distinct Lung Mesenchymal Populations Marked by Lgr5 and Lgr6.
Authors: Authors: Lee JH, Tammela T, Hofree M, Choi J, Marjanovic ND, Han S, Canner D, Wu K, Paschini M, Bhang DH, Jacks T, Regev A, Kim CF.
Cell
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Intersections of lung progenitor cells, lung disease and lung cancer.
Authors: Authors: Kim CF.
Eur Respir Rev
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Erratum: Lkb1 inactivation drives lung cancer lineage switching governed by Polycomb Repressive Complex 2.
Authors: Authors: Zhang H, Brainson CF, Koyama S, Redig AJ, Chen T, Li S, Gupta M, Garcia-de-Alba C, Paschini M, Herter-Sprie GS, Lu G, Zhang X, Marsh BP, Tuminello SJ, Xu C, Chen Z, Wang X, Akbay EA, Zheng M, Palakurthi S, Sholl LM, Rustgi AK, Kwiatkowski DJ, Alan Diehl J, Bass AJ, Sharpless NE, Dranoff G, Hammerman PS, Ji H, Bardeesy N, Saur D, Watanabe H, Kim CF, Wong KK.
Nat Commun
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Don't Stop Re-healin'! Cancer as an Ongoing Stem Cell Affair.
Authors: Authors: Rowbotham SP, Kim CF.
Cell
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Lkb1 inactivation drives lung cancer lineage switching governed by Polycomb Repressive Complex 2.
Authors: Authors: Zhang H, Fillmore Brainson C, Koyama S, Redig AJ, Chen T, Li S, Gupta M, Garcia-de-Alba C, Paschini M, Herter-Sprie GS, Lu G, Zhang X, Marsh BP, Tuminello SJ, Xu C, Chen Z, Wang X, Akbay EA, Zheng M, Palakurthi S, Sholl LM, Rustgi AK, Kwiatkowski DJ, Diehl JA, Bass AJ, Sharpless NE, Dranoff G, Hammerman PS, Ji H, Bardeesy N, Saur D, Watanabe H, Kim CF, Wong KK.
Nat Commun
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Oncogenic Deregulation of EZH2 as an Opportunity for Targeted Therapy in Lung Cancer.
Authors: Authors: Zhang H, Qi J, Reyes JM, Li L, Rao PK, Li F, Lin CY, Perry JA, Lawlor MA, Federation A, De Raedt T, Li YY, Liu Y, Duarte MA, Zhang Y, Herter-Sprie GS, Kikuchi E, Carretero J, Perou CM, Reibel JB, Paulk J, Bronson RT, Watanabe H, Brainson CF, Kim CF, Hammerman PS, Brown M, Cichowski K, Long H, Bradner JE, Wong KK.
Cancer Discov
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