Hongpeng Jia, M.D., M.Sc.

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  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Research Interests

Pulmonary Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases; Renin-Angiotensin System; Stem Cell Biology; Immunology ...read more



  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • M.D.; Hebei Medical University - Shijiazhuang (China) (1987)
  • M.Sc.; Peking Union Medical College (China) (1990)

Research & Publications

Technology Expertise Keywords

Molecular Biology, immunology, virology, Stem cell biology, small animal models of infectious and inflammatory lung diseases

Selected Publications

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Jia HP, Look DC, Shi L, Hickey M, Pewe L, Netland J, Farzan M, Wohlford-Lenane C, Perlman S, McCray PB Jr. ACE2 receptor expression and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection depend on differentiation of human airway epithelia. J Virol. 2005 Dec;79(23):14614-21. doi: 10.1128/JVI.79.23.14614-14621.2005. PubMed PMID: 16282461; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1287568

Jia H. Pulmonary Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) and Inflammatory Lung Disease. Shock.2016 Sep;46(3):239-48. doi:

Sodhi CP, Wohlford-Lenane C, Yamaguchi Y, Prindle T, Fulton WB, Wang S, McCray PB Jr, Chappell M, Hackam DJ, Jia H. Attenuation of pulmonary ACE2 activity impairs inactivation of des-Arg9bradykinin/BKB1R axis and facilitates LPS-induced neutrophil infiltration. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2018 Jan 1;314(1):L17-L31. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00498.2016. Epub 2017 Sep 21. PubMed PMID: 28935640; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5866432

Sodhi CP, Nguyen J, Yamaguchi Y, Werts AD, Lu P, Ladd MR, Fulton WB, Kovler ML, Wang S, Prindle T Jr, Zhang Y, Lazartigues ED, Holtzman MJ, Alcorn JF, Hackam DJ, Jia H. A Dynamic Variation of Pulmonary ACE2 Is Required to Modulate Neutrophilic Inflammation in Response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lung Infection in Mice. J Immunol. 2019 Dec 1;203(11):3000-3012. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1900579. Epub 2019 Oct 23. PubMed PMID: 31645418; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7458157

Jia H, Yue X, Lazartigues E. ACE2 mouse models: a toolbox for cardiovascular and pulmonary research. Nat Commun. 2020 Oct 14;11(1):5165. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18880-0. Review. PubMed PMID: 33057007; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7560817

Contact for Research Inquiries

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1721 E Madison Street
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Activities & Honors


  • International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society, American Thoracic Society, American Heart Association, International Shock Society

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