Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Morrisey Lab

  • mouse lung images
  • Mouse lung epithelium
  • Scanning electron microscope image of lung epithelium
  • Mous lung epithelium
  • 3D image of mouse lung alveolosphere

Morrisey Laboratory


Our lab focuses on the developmental pathways and factors that are critical for building the cardiopulmonary system. Using a combination of mouse genetics, biochemistry, and genomic analysis, we seek to better understand how the lung and heart develop, how developmental pathways are disrupted in human cardiopulmonary disease, and whether such pathways and factors can be harnessed to promote pulmonary and cardiac regeneration in the adult.

Recent Lab News

Congratulations to Dr. David Frank! He has accepted a Full-Time Faculty position at Department of Pediatrics, Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania.