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Paul Campagnola
June 24, 2022

Campagnola investigating pulmonary fibrosis through two new grants

Written By: Tom Ziemer



Paul Campagnola, a professor and the Peter Tong Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will lead a research study into the structural alterations involved in the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis through a more than $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Campagnola will collaborate with Nathan Sandbo, an associate professor in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and a pulmonologist, on the three-year project. He’ll apply second harmonic generation microscopy imaging techniques he’s helped pioneer to the disease, which is the most common form of pulmonary fibrosis.

Campagnola is also a co-principal investigator of another project focused examining tissue damage in the disease through another $600,000, three-year grant—this one from the School of Medicine and Public Health’s Wisconsin Partnership Program. Sandbo is also a co-principal investigator for the project, which is led by Allan Brasier, a professor and senior associate dean for clinical and translational research in the School of Medicine and Public Health.