Jose Luis Gomez Villalobos, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Research Interests

Asthma; Computational Biology; Genomics; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Informatics

Public Health Interests

Environmental Health

Research Organizations

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Faculty Research

Gomez Lab

Research Summary

My research is focused on the impact of second-hand smoke in the biology of asthma and the role of microRNAs in asthma severity. Cigarette smoke is a strong environmental influence with a negative effect in lung function and asthma. MicroRNAs are important in the epigenetic regulation of biologic processes, we have identified a microRNA that is associated with airflow obstruction and we are working to understand its biologic function.

Extensive Research Description

Our current projects are focused on the characterization of the molecular response to SHS in airway macrophages of asthmatics and the characterization of microRNA profiles on the airway of individuals with asthma.

My laboratory is also interested in the integration of high-throughput data generated in our laboratory and publicly accessible datasets to understand the biology of airway diseases and the fundamental molecular processes present across pulmonary disease in general.

I'm a believer in interdisciplinary approaches to resolve important problems in medicine and I welcome internal and external collaborations that share this vision.

Selected Publications

  • Non-invasive Analysis of the Sputum Transcriptome Discriminates Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma.

    Non-invasive Analysis of the Sputum Transcriptome Discriminates Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma. Yan X, Chu JH, Gomez J, Koenigs M, Holm C, He X, Perez MF, Zhao H, Mane S, Martinez FD, Ober C, Nicolae DL, Barnes KC, London SJ, Gilliland F, Weiss ST, Raby BA, Cohn L, Chupp GL. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar 12.

  • Genetic variation in chitinase 3-like 1 (CHI3L1) contributes to asthma severity and airway expression of YKL-40.

    Genetic variation in chitinase 3-like 1 (CHI3L1) contributes to asthma severity and airway expression of YKL-40. Gomez JL, Crisafi GM, Holm CT, Meyers DA, Hawkins GA, Bleecker ER, Jarjour N; Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP) Investigators, Cohn L, Chupp GL. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jan 12. pii: S0091-6749(14)01725-4.

  • Acid-Base State: The Stewart Approach. In: Nefrologia Critica (Critical Care Nephrology). Kellum JA, Hoste E, Gomez JL. Acid-Base State: The Stewart Approach. In: Nefrologia Critica (Critical Care Nephrology). 1st ed. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ediciones Journal. Chapter 16.
  • Definition of Acute Renal Failure. In: Nefrologia Critica (Critical Care Nephrology) Kellum JA, Hoste E, Gomez JL. Definition of Acute Renal Failure. In: Nefrologia Critica (Critical Care Nephrology). 1st ed. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ediciones Journal. Chapter 1.
  • Effects of hypercapnia on blood pressure in hypoalbuminemic and Nagase analbuminemic rats.

    Gomez JL, Gunnerson KJ, Song M, Li J, Kellum JA. Effects of hypercapnia on blood pressure in hypoalbuminemic and Nagase analbuminemic rats. Chest 2007; 131:1295-1300.

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Contact Info

Jose Luis Gomez Villalobos, MD, MS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineClinic Building
789 Howard Avenue, Wing Winchester Chest Clinic

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
300 Cedar Street, TAC–441 South
P.O. Box 208057

New Haven, CT 06520-8057

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