William Parks, PhD

Scientific Director, Women's Guild Lung Institute

Associate Dean, Graduate Research Education

Director, Graduate Program in Biomedical and Translational Sciences

Professor, Medicine

William Parks, PhD

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424-315-4307

William Parks, PhD

Scientific Director, Women's Guild Lung Institute

Associate Dean, Graduate Research Education

Director, Graduate Program in Biomedical and Translational Sciences

Professor, Medicine

The research of William Parks, PhD, focuses on the role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in immunity, tissue repair and fibrosis. With an emphasis on models of lung and skin diseases, his lab has determined that individual MMPs control distinct, non-overlapping functions in antimicrobial defense, epithelial repair and differentiation, leukocyte influx and activation, and resolution of fibrosis.

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  • Doctorate: Medical College of Wisconsin, 1982
  • Post Doctorate: Michigan State University, 1984
  • Post Doctorate: Washington University School of Medicine, 1985
  • Consulting Editorial Board: Journal of Clinical Investigation, Current
  • Associate Editor:Matrix Biology, Current
  • Associate Editor: American Journal of Pathology, 2015-18
  • Deputy Editor: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 2015-16
  • Scientific Achievement Award, American Thoracic Society, 2015
  • Rohani MG, Dimitrova E, Beppu A, Wang Y, Jefferies CA, Parks WC. Macrophage MMP10 Regulates TLR7-Mediated Tolerance. Front Immunol. 2018;9:2817.
  • Smigiel KS, Parks WC. Macrophages, Wound Healing, and Fibrosis: Recent Insights. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2018;20(4):17.
  • McMahan RS, Birkland TP, Smigiel KS, Vandivort TC, Rohani MG, Manicone AM, McGuire JK, Gharib S, Parks WC. Stromelysin-2 (MMP10) moderates inflammation by controlling macrophage activation. J Immunol. 2016;197(3):899-909.

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