Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., MD
Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science
Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science
Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Panettieri serves as Director for the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS). He is Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science at Rutgers University, and the Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Science. This Institute fosters translational studies in health and disease, and integrates the expertise of the disciplines of epidemiology, pharmacology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, health economics and informatics across the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) network. Previously, he was the Robert L. Mayock and David A. Cooper Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division of the Department of Medicine, and served as Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine where he remains Professor Emeritus. He developed expertise in human exposure to ozone, toxicants and particulate matter in the modulation of airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness. Dr. Panettieri also focuses on proteomic and genomic studies to identify unique proteomic signatures in COPD and asthma. His translational science interests use state-of-the-art cellular and molecular techniques to characterize airway smooth muscle as an immunomodulatory cell, and in the study of cell signaling mechanisms inducing glucocorticoid insensitivity and excitation-contraction coupling. His fundamental studies also focus on translational targets for new therapeutics and bench-to-bedside testing of novel approaches in the treatment of severe asthma and COPD.
Dr. Panettieri is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Robert E. Cooke Memorial Lectureship at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting, the Joseph R. Rodarte Award for Scientific Distinction and the Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments from the American Thoracic Society (ATS). He is also an active member of national professional and scientific societies including the American College of Chest Physicians and ATS; in 2013, he was elected Chair of the Respiratory Structure and Function Assembly of ATS. Dr. Panettieri served as chair of the NIH Lung Cellular, Molecular, and Immunobiology Study Section, is a member of the NIH Distinguished Editorial Panel, and is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians. He is principal investigator on several NIH-sponsored grants and industry-sponsored clinical studies, is director of a program project grant examining novel approaches in modulating G protein-coupled receptor function, and is the Principal Investigator of the CTSA Hub entitled ‘New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science’. He is the author of over 475 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Panettieri manages the comprehensive clinical care of patients with asthma and is engaged in clinical investigations focused on the management of asthma and COPD.