Dr. Kheradmand is the Nancy Chang, Ph.D. Professor for The Biology of Inflammation Center and Professor of Medicine with tenure (Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) and Pathology & Immunology. She received her M.D. degree from the George Washington University Medical School, and after residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota, she completed her clinical training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and Stanford University. Dr. Kheradmand is an internationally-recognized authority who has made major contributions to our understanding of the immune pathogenesis of two major lung diseases, asthma and COPD, which affect millions of individuals worldwide. Her recent work on COPD has shed new light about the autoimmune nature of the disease which may lead to novel, targeted forms of therapy to halt the relentless progression of this often fatal illness. Her highly productive research efforts culminated in over 110 publications in high profile journals such as Science, Nature, JCI, Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology, and PNAS. She accepted her current position at Baylor in July 1999, and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in 2005, and then to full Professor in 2010.