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Stephen Lowe Young

Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710
A5013 VAMC, Durham, NC 27710


Although I no longer am actively involved in research, my prior work experience is given below:

My laboratory work focussed upon the cell biology of the lung epithelium: during development, including the processes of branching morphogenesis and second, during the maintenence of lung surface forces through the epithelial secretion known as surfactant.

We emphasized a morphologic approach utilizing the full range of ultrastructural techniques, supplemented with molecular biologic techniques that allow structure function correlations.

I have been involved in clinical trials examining vaccination against influenza and examining the value of inhaled steroids, both experiments in patients with COPD.

I am recognized mainly for work in surfactant and lung development.

Lung surfactant; alveolar type II cell; branching morphogenesis; lung development

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Medicine · 2016 - Present Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Medicine

Education, Training & Certifications

University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine · 1968 M.D.