Irina Petrache, MD
Irina Petrache is the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and a Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health and University of Colorado, Denver. Dr. Petrache completed her postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at Saint Luke's (now Saint Vincent's) Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. She is a practicing pulmonary and critical care physician and the principal investigator of a laboratory that investigates the pathogenesis and promising therapeutic and repair strategies for pulmonary emphysema and COPD. Dr. Petrache received her medical degree from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania
Matthias Clauss, PhD
Matthias Clauss is a Senior Research Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology and Microbiology & Immunology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Work in Dr. Clauss' laboratory is focused on elucidating the role of vascular endothelium in diseases. Dr. Clauss has been continuously funded the NIH for over 8 years and has published over 70 papers. Dr. Clauss received his PhD in Biology from the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany and performed his postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.