Lab Contact Info

LAB:  835 S Wolcott Ave

        E401 MSB

PH #:  (312) 355-0249

FAX:  (312) 996-1225

Tiruppathi Lab

Current Lab Members

Dong-Mei Wang, PhD

Visiting Instructor

Role of endothelial cell-expressed ubiquitin editing enzyme A20 in restoring lung endothelial barrier integrity through the expression of vascular endothelial (VE)-cadherin and the interacting endothelial protein tyrosine phosphatase (VE-PTP) at vascular endothelial adherens junctions.

Saroj Nepal, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Investigating how activation of the endothelial TRPM2 channel by oxidants mediates lung vascular injury.

Joseph Farahany, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Investigating the role of CD38 in alveolar macrophages, with a primary focus on the mechanism by which it inhibits endotoxin-induced TLR4 signaling and inflammatory cytokine production in acute lung injury.

Sushil C. Regmi, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dheeraj Soni, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Investigating the mechanisms by which Protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR-1) - mediated TAK1 activation secondary to Ca2+ - influx in endothelial cells restores endothelial barrier integrity after sepsis-induced vascular injury.

Research Interests

Vascular Biology

Lung Biology & Pathophysiology

Inflammation Signaling Mechanisms

Cell Receptors & Signaling

Past Trainees

Auditi Debroy, PhD

Predoctoral Student

2010 - 2014

Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Angela M Bair, PhD

Predoctoral Student

2004 - 2008

Current Position:  Junior Faculty at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA

Angela M Kwiatek, PhD

Predoctoral Fellow

2002 - 2006

Current Position:  Senior Medical Writer at Randstad, Greater Chicago Area, IL

Raudel Sandoval, PhD

Predoctoral Fellow

1996 - 2001

Current Position:  Virtual Lab Manager,