Dr. Vijay Boggaram received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He then did postdoctoral research at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. He was recruited as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, and is currently a Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology. Dr. Boggaram’s research interests include mechanisms of lung inflammation and control of lung surfactant protein gene expression. Dr. Boggaram has published 65 articles and has trained many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He serves as a reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals, and Federal and Private funding agencies.