Stephen Lowe Young
Professor Emeritus of Medicine

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

Contact Information

  • A5012 VA Med Ctr, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705
  • Duke Box 3518, Durham, NC 27708

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