About Dr. Hubmayr

Rolf D. Hubmayr, M.D., is a physician scientist and physiologist who has devoted his research to solving problems associated with mechanical ventilation. During the past decade, his team has dissected the biophysical mechanisms underlying alveolar epithelial cell injury and repair, which is a key driver of the lungs' innate immune response to deforming stress.

In recent years Dr. Hubmayr and his collaborators have identified a number of cytoprotective adjuncts to mechanical ventilation and have tested these in preclinical models of acute lung injury. He is now poised to apply these lessons from the bench in patients and is conducting initial feasibility and safety trials at Mayo Clinic.