Dr. Ke Cheng, Associate Professor of Regenerative Medicine at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Joint BME Department, was recently featured in an NC State press release for his work with lung stem cells. He and his colleagues have developed a rapid, simple method to generate large numbers of lung stem cells for use in disease treatment. In this pilot program, the research team has shown that their method of harvesting and growing a patient’s own lung stem cells shows promise in mice for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This same technique could one day provide human IPF patients with an improved treatment method. BME is proud of Ke Cheng and his team for this well-deserved recognition!