2018 ATLAS  T3  International  Conference 

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

June 3-7, 2018

Dr. Louise Hecker


Dr. Hecker’s broad research background and training has been rooted in regenerative biology, with experience in development, tissue engineering, and mechanisms of injury-repair. Her resaerch team previously identified a novel role for NADPH oxidase-4 (Nox4), an oxidant-generating enzyme, in mediating myofibroblast functions and scar tissue formation (fibrosis), published in Nature Medicine.  Since this discovery, her research interests have expanded to include understanding the role of aging/senescence in lung injury-repair responses.   Dr. Hecker’s current research interests also encompass translational aspects, including drug discovery for Nox4 and the development of preclinical animal models of acute lung injury and fibrosis.