Dr. David McCulley Awarded Meriter Foundation Funding

Congratulations to David McCulley, MD, on his recent award of $25,000 from the Meriter Foundation for his project, “Mammalian Pulmonary Lymphatic Circulation.” This project aims to investigate the development and function of the lymphatic vascular network in the mammalian lung in order to better understand the role played by the lymphatic vasculature in infants with respiratory distress after birth.

Dr. McCulley is currently analyzing the cells types involved and the morphological changes that take place in the lymphatic vasculature in the developing lung. The data will be used to further explore how disease processes associated with premature birth and infection might alter the normal development and function of the pulmonary lymphatic vasculature and result in respiratory distress in infants.