Zea Borok

Expert in the respiratory system, with a focus on lung injury and repair

Professor of Medicine, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Keck School of Medicine

Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Director, Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research


  • the respiratory system
  • lung disease
  • adult respiratory distress syndrome
  • acute lung injury
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • cell and molecular biology of the alveolar epithelium (lining cells of air sacs in the lung)
  • lung stem cell biology
  • gene regulation in lung injury, repair and regeneration

Additional Information

  • Recipient, NIH MERIT award
  • Recipient, NIH 35 Award
  • Fellow: American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Elected to American Association of Physicians
  • Member: American Federation for Medical Research, American Society for Cell Biology, American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine

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