Lung Transplant Research Program

About Us

The Lung Transplant Research Program in the UF Department of Surgery is composed of a diverse team of clinicians and researcher scientists who are dedicated to helping lung transplant recipients through the advancement of transplant research and training of residents, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate Students. Our program investigates clinically relevant issues in lung transplantation including ischemia-reperfusion injury, primary graft dysfunction, organ preservation, ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), and rejection.


Principal Investigators

Tiago N Machuca

Tiago N Machuca MD, PhD

Chief Of The Division Of Thoracic Surgery
Phone: (352) 273-5496
Ashish K Sharma

Ashish K Sharma MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8660

Lab Members

Jun Cai

Jun Cai MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8830
Victoria Leroy

Victoria Leroy

Phone: (352) 273-8601
Jianning Xu
Department: MD-SURGERY-TCV

Jianning Xu

Undegraduate Research Assistants

Simrun Sharma