Research Overview

The focus of Jay Wilson's research is to increase lung capacity in children who are born with underdeveloped lungs due to conditions such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia. He pioneered the use of perfluorocarbon--an oxygen-dissolving liquid--to stretch the lungs of premature infants who had difficulty being weaned from ECMO.

Recently, his focus has turned to elucidating the molecular process of fetal and neonatal lung growth, so that these processes might be harnessed to stimulate lung growth in children with congenital disorders.

About Jay Wilson

Jay Wilson received his BS degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, his MS degree from MIT and his MD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and his Pediatric Surgical fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. He is board certified in Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Pediatric Surgery.

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Researcher Areas

  • Fetal and Neonatal Lung Growth
  • Congenital Lung Growth

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