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Jennifer Leigh Ingram

Associate Professor in Medicine
Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Duke Box 2641, Durham, NC 27710
201 MSRB1 Bldg, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Ingram's research interests focus on the study of airway remodeling in human asthma. Proliferation, migration, and invasion of airway fibroblasts are key features of airway remodeling that contribute to diminished lung function over time. Dr. Ingram uses molecular biology approaches to define the effects of interleukin-13 (IL-13), a cytokine abundantly produced in the asthmatic airway, in the human airway fibroblast. She has identified important regulatory functions of several proteins prevalent in asthma that control fibroblast growth and pro-fibrotic growth factor production in response to IL-13. By understanding these pathways and their role in human asthma and the chronic effects of airway remodeling, novel treatment strategies may be developed.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in Medicine · 2021 - Present Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Medicine
Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery · 2020 - Present Surgery, Surgical Sciences, Surgery
Associate Professor in Pathology · 2021 - Present Pathology, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

North Carolina State University · 2000 Ph.D.