Macrophages: More than just phagocytes...

We are interested in how macrophages support homeostatic maintenance and pathologic transformation of tissue.



Mallar Bhattacharya, MD

Principal Investigator

Kaveh Boostanpour, BS

Research Associate

Javier Gomez Ortega, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Featured Publications

Bhattacharya, M. Insights from Transcriptomics: CD163+ Profibrotic Lung Macrophages in COVID-19. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. Online ahead of print.

Bhattacharyya A, Torre P, Yadav P, Boostanpour K, Chen TY, Tsukui T, Sheppard D, Muramatsu R, Seed RI, Nishimura SL, Jung JB, Tang X, Allen CDC, Bhattacharya M. Macrophage Cx43 is necessary for fibroblast cytosolic calcium and lung fibrosis after injury. Frontiers in Immunology. May 12;13:880887. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.880887.

Bhattacharyya A, Boostanpour K, Bouzidi M, Magee L, Chen T, Wolters R, Torre P, Pillai SK, Bhattacharya M. IL10 trains macrophage pro-fibrotic function after lung injury. American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cell and Molecular Physiology. 2022. Mar 1;322(3):L495-L502. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00458.2021. Epub 2022 Feb 2.