Inflammation Core People
Dr. Parks is a Professor of Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care and Director of the Center for Lung Biology. He is an internationally recognized leader in metalloproteinase and extracellular matrix biology, with particular emphasis in tissue repair, host-pathogen interactions, and immunity.Working with Dr. Denny Liggitt, Chair of the Department of Comparative Medicine, and Dr. Parks established the Histology and Imaging Core (http://depts.washington.edu/compmed/HIC/), into which much of the services of the Inflammation Core will integrate.
Charles W. Frevert, DVM, ScD. http://depts.washington.edu/pulmcc/directory/bio/frevert.html
Dr. Frevert, the Co-Director of this core, is a veterinary pathologist and basic scientist. His research focuses on the role of proteoglycans in controlling the innate immune response to infection with an emphasis on understanding the mechanisms whereby glycosaminoglycans control chemokine function and neutrophil migration in the lungs. Dr. Frevert has considerable experience with all the histology and imaging technologies that the Immunology Core provides and with the development of animal models of inflammation and infection. He was the Director of the Molecular Imaging Core at the VA Puget Sound Medical Center for 8 years, and he is currently the Director of the Histology and Imaging Core and Co-Director of the Comparative Pathology Program.
Brian Johnson. Mr. Johnson has worked as a histologist for 13 years with the last two years at Zymogenetics Corp. in Seattle where he was responsible for development of new protocols for immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, including the use of automated equipment (as is described below). He has considerable experience and knowledge with use and application of fluorescent microscopy, digital imaging, and data storage, management, and analysis.