Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni, MD

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

I am interested in improving clinical outcomes in pulmonary diseases through translational research in Immunology. More specifically, my main area of interest lies in improving outcomes post-lung transplantation. To that effect, I am working on the role of intracellular complement activation in lung epithelial cell injury. The goal of this research is to evaluate whether this activation is involved in the development of irreversible obstructive airway disease, such as obliterative bronchiolitis and modulate it, in order to reduce irreversible lung damage post-transplantation.