Robert J Homer MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Pulmonary); Director, Medical Student Course Module; Director of Medical Studies

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchCancer Center, Yale: Thoracic Oncology ProgramSkin Diseases Research Center, Yale | Pathology: Surgical Pathology: Thoracic / GU Diagnostic Team; Thoracic and Genitourinary Translational Team | Internal Medicine: Occupational & Environmental Lung Diseases Program

Research Interests

Lung pathology; Interstitial lung disease; immunopathology; Pathology of animal models of asthma; Pulmonary fibrosis; Acute lung injury; Emphysema more...


  • M.D., Yale University, 1987
  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1987

Selected Publications

  • Homer, R. J., J. A. Elias, C. G. Lee, and E. Herzog. Modern concepts on the role of inflammation in pulmonary fibrosis. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2011;135:780-788.
  • Kang, M. J., R. J. Homer, A. Gallo, C. G. Lee, K. A. Crothers, S. J. Cho, C. Rochester, H. Cain, G. Chupp, H.J. Yoon, and J. A. Elias. IL-18 Is Induced and IL-18 Receptor {alpha} Plays a Critical Role in the Pathogenesis of Cigarette Smoke-Induced Pulmonary Emphysema and Inflammation. J Immunol 2007, 178:1948-1959.
  • Homer, R. J., Z. Zhu, L. Cohn, C. G. Lee, W. I. White, S. Chen, and J. A. Elias. Differential expression of chitinases identify subsets of murine airway epithelial cells in allergic inflammation. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2006, 291:L502-11.



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