Thomas A. Wynn
Dr. Wynn is a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Immunopathogenesis Section of the Laboratory of Parasitic Disease, at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH in Bethesda, MD. His laboratory group uses a variety of in vivo model systems to study the immunological mechanisms of fibrosis. He has published over 200 papers, reviews, and book chapters. He has made seminal contributions to our understanding of the role of IL-13, IL-17A, and macrophages in the progression and resolution of liver and lung fibrosis and has developed in vivo models to test novel anti-fibrotic therapeutics. Dr. Wynn was recently elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology and has received several prestigious awards including the Bailey K. Ashford Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Oswaldo Cruz Medal from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, and two Merit Awards from the National Institutes of Health.