Assistant Professor of Surgery (Research)


Joanne Lomas-Neira, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgical Research at Rhode Island Hospital and a Junior Investigator funded through the CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE.

Dr. Lomas-Neira is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island receiving undergraduate degrees in Business and Microbiology, a Masters degree in Cytopathology and PhD in Cell/Molecular Biology. She did her post-doctoral work in the lab of Dr. Alfred Ayala at Rhode Island Hospital and received her Assistant Professor faculty appointment from Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in 2013.

Dr. Lomas-Neira received The Rhode Island Foundation award and a Surgical Infection Society Junior Faculty Fellowship. She has 13 first author and 30 co-authored publications. Her work focuses on the roles of Angiopoietins 1 and 2 in endothelial and neutrophil activation in the development of Acute Lung Injury. 

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