Dr. Mutlu's research is focused on the mechanisms that underlie the development and resolution of acute lung injury/ARDS and the mechanisms by which particulate matter air pollution causes acute ischemic cardiovascular events. He has made significant contributions to our understanding of the role of alveolar epithelial beta-2 adrenergic receptors in ARDS, including identification of the mechanisms that aid in clearance of excess fluid after lung injury.

Currently, his laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms by which alveolar macrophage beta-2 adrenergic receptors contribute to the release of IL-6 during lung injury/inflammation.

News & Updates

  • 2/17/2020: Dr. Mutlu was recently elected to the American Association of Physicians (AAP) - congratulations! Read more about it here.
  • 10/10/2019: We are now on Twitter! Follow us @MutluLab now!
  • 9/30/2019: Our newest paper, Tissue Resident Alveolar Macrophages Do Not Rely on Glycolysis for LPS-induced Inflammation, was recently published in ATS Red Journal!
  • 5/18/2019: We are currently at ATS 2019 in Dallas, TX! Check out some of our work at the poster and discussion sessions this week. Some photos are here
  • 7/10/2018: Congratulations Angelo on being the Department of Medicine's Employee of the Month!!
  • 6/8/2018: Parker presented his work on influenza at our annual Pulmonary Research Day!
  • 5/27/2018: We were at the ATS conference 2018 held in San Diego - check out some photos here!
  • 10/18/2017: Our paper, Inhibition of PHGDH Attenuates Bleomycin-induced Pulmonary Fibrosis, has been accepted!
  • 7/1/2017: Recep has begun his medical residency at Loyola University Chicago. Good luck Recep!
  • 6/20/2017: Dave Wu's paper, HIF-1α is required for disturbed flow-induced metabolic reprogramming in human and porcine vascular endothelium, was published in eLife recently!
  • 6/15/2017: Leah completed her pulmonary fellowship with us and will soon begin a geriatrics fellowship at UCSF. Good luck in San Francisco, Leah!
  • 6/15/2017: Angelo, Recep and Dave gave talks at the annual ATS (American Thoracic Society) meeting in Washington, D.C. last month
  • 2/1/2017: Dr. Mutlu is profiled on the ATS website

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Contact Info

Rob Hamanaka
: rhamanaka@uchicago.edu
: 773-834-9829