FacultyPhotoGalinAssociate Professor

Director, Integrative Biomedical Science (IBS) Admissions


Director, Endocrine Module, UASOM, MS-2 Pre-Clerkship Curriculum

Areas of Interest
Neutrophils in Chronic Lung Rejection

Dr. Shawn Galin completed his undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham earning a BS in 1988. He then entered the MS graduate program in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed his MS degree in 1990. He continued his graduate studies in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and was awarded his PhD in 1994. He remained to continue his Post-Doctoral training and became a faculty member in 1996. Dr. Galin became a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care in October, 2009.

Dr. Galin's research interest focuses on the role of neutrophils in chronic lung transplantation rejection. Our group has recently described a novel chemotactic product of collagen breakdown, PGP (Pro-Gly-Pro), which has been shown to reside in CF airways and hypothesized to be associated with neurophil influx in CF patients. Since chronic allograft rejection has a strong neutrophil component, this may provide a biomarker for a potent collagen-derived chemoattractant, resulting in damage and rejection. We are also very interested in the enzymes associated with the breakdown of collagen that result in PGP production. These include, but are not limited, to MMP-9 and prolyl endopeptidase.

Education & Training

Graduate School
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Postdoctoral Training
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Contact Information

Email
fsgalin@uabmc.edu

Location
MCLM 880

Office Phone
(205) 934-6687

Fax
(205) 934-1446

Assistant
Pam Parker
pmparker1@uabmc.eduPh: (205) 934-4304
Fax: (205) 934-1446

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