The purpose of this study is to investigate new therapies for advanced lung disease.
This research study is being conducted to learn about the progression and cause of lung
disease. By agreeing to be a part of this study, you will allow the lung tissue which would
normally have been discarded after your procedure, to be used for research purposes to allow
us to understand more about your condition which may potentially lead to novel treatments
and therapeutics. For this study, the investigators will isolate specific cells from the
lung tissue and measure cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms responsible for
regulating lung disease. No other type of research will be performed on these samples nor
will the samples be given to other investigators for unrelated research.
- any one on lung transplant list
- HIV positive