Steven An


Steven An’s primary research is focused on the airway smooth muscle cell and its role in the pathologic narrowing of the airways in asthma. He brings to this research specific expertise in cell-based analyses of smooth muscle contraction, having previously trained in the labs of Dr. Chi-Ming Hai of Brown University and Dr. Jeffrey J. Fredberg of Harvard University.

Over the years, Steven An has been instrumental in the design and development of a suite of novel quantitative methods and, importantly, has applied them to address a range of fundamental questions in physics and biology that have direct bearing on our understanding of respiratory mechanics and lung disease.