Reynold A. Panettieri Jr.

Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Airways Biology Initiative and Comprehensive Asthma Program, and Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. His interests focus on airway smooth muscle function in asthma and the molecular and cellular mechanisms of airway smooth muscle function and growth. He is principal investigator on several NIH-sponsored grants, industry-sponsored clinical studies and is director of a program project grant examining novel approaches in modulating GPCR function. He is the author of over 410 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Panettieri is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Robert E. Cooke Memorial Lectureship at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting, the Joseph R. Rodarte Award for Scientific Distinction and the Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments from the American Thoracic Society and several honorary memberships, including membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the National Asthma Education Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is also an active member of numerous national professional and scientific societies, including the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society. In 2013, he was elected Chairman of the Respiratory Structure and Function Assembly of the American Thoracic Society.