Lee J. Quinton, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

PhD, Louisiana State University



My expertise lies in the areas of the biology of acute pulmonary inflammation and the innate immune response to microorganisms in the lung.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Medicine
Pulmonary Center


Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences




Inducible epithelial resilience during pneumonia
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst
2R01HL111449-06

Liver-derived protection during pneumonia and sepsis
04/01/2017 - 01/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of General Medica
1R01GM120060-01A1

The Biology of LIF During Pneumonia
06/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst
4R01HL111449-05

The Biology of LIF During Pneumonia
08/15/2012 - 05/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst
5R01HL111449-04

Lung-Liver Axis During Pneumonia
09/01/2010 - 06/30/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst
5R00HL092956-05



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Jacob A, Morley M, Hawkins F, McCauley KB, Jean JC, Heins H, Na CL, Weaver TE, Vedaie M, Hurley K, Hinds A, Russo SJ, Kook S, Zacharias W, Ochs M, Traber K, Quinton LJ, Crane A, Davis BR, White FV, Wambach J, Whitsett JA, Cole FS, Morrisey EE, Guttentag SH, Beers MF, Kotton DN. Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells into Functional Lung Alveolar Epithelial Cells. Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Oct 05; 21(4):472-488.e10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28965766.
  2. Wasserman GA, Szymaniak AD, Hinds AC, Yamamoto K, Kamata H, Smith NM, Hilliard KL, Carrieri C, Labadorf AT, Quinton LJ, Ai X, Varelas X, Chen F, Mizgerd JP, Fine A, O''Carroll D, Jones MR. Expression of Piwi protein MIWI2 defines a distinct population of multiciliated cells. J Clin Invest. 2017 Oct 02; 127(10):3866-3876.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28920925.
  3. Coleman FT, Blahna MT, Kamata H, Yamamoto K, Zabinski MC, Kramnik I, Wilson AA, Kotton DN, Quinton LJ, Jones MR, Pelton SI, Mizgerd JP. Capacity of Pneumococci to Activate Macrophage Nuclear Factor ?B: Influence on Necroptosis and Pneumonia Severity. J Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 15; 216(4):425-435.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28368460; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jix159;.
  4. Kozlowski E, Wasserman GA, Morgan M, O''Carroll D, Ramirez NP, Gummuluru S, Rah JY, Gower AC, Ieong M, Quinton LJ, Mizgerd JP, Jones MR. The RNA uridyltransferase Zcchc6 is expressed in macrophages and impacts innate immune responses. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0179797.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28665939.
  5. Traber KE, Symer EM, Allen E, Kim Y, Hilliard KL, Wasserman GA, Stewart CL, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP, Quinton LJ. Myeloid-epithelial cross talk coordinates synthesis of the tissue-protective cytokine leukemia inhibitory factor during pneumonia. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2017 Sep 01; 313(3):L548-L558.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28522567.
  6. Smith NM, Wasserman GA, Coleman FT, Hilliard KL, Yamamoto K, Lipsitz E, Malley R, Dooms H, Jones MR, Quinton LJ, Mizgerd JP. Regionally compartmentalized resident memory T cells mediate naturally acquired protection against pneumococcal pneumonia. Mucosal Immunol. 2017 May 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28513594.
  7. Kamata H, Yamamoto K, Wasserman GA, Zabinski MC, Yuen CK, Lung WY, Gower AC, Belkina AC, Ramirez MI, Deng JC, Quinton LJ, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP. Epithelial Cell-Derived Secreted and Transmembrane 1a Signals to Activated Neutrophils during Pneumococcal Pneumonia. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2016 Sep; 55(3):407-18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27064756; PMCID: PMC5023025; DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2015-0261OC;.
  8. Traber KE, Hilliard KL, Allen E, Wasserman GA, Yamamoto K, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP, Quinton LJ. Induction of STAT3-Dependent CXCL5 Expression and Neutrophil Recruitment by Oncostatin-M during Pneumonia. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2015 Oct; 53(4):479-88.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25692402; PMCID: PMC4742898; DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2014-0342OC;.
  9. Hilliard KL, Allen E, Traber KE, Yamamoto K, Stauffer NM, Wasserman GA, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP, Quinton LJ. The Lung-Liver Axis: A Requirement for Maximal Innate Immunity and Hepatoprotection during Pneumonia. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2015 Sep; 53(3):378-90.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25607543; PMCID: PMC4566062; DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2014-0195OC;.
  10. Hilliard KL, Allen E, Traber KE, Kim Y, Wasserman GA, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP, Quinton LJ. Activation of Hepatic STAT3 Maintains Pulmonary Defense during Endotoxemia. Infect Immun. 2015 Oct; 83(10):4015-27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26216424; PMCID: PMC4567648; DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00464-15;.
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Bar chart showing 45 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2012 and 2017

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

cytokines
inflammation
pneumonia
pulmonary

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