Bernard Martin Fischer

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Iron metabolism in the lung
COPD, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, and Cystic Fibrosis
Comparative Pharmacology and Cell Biology
Mechanisms of complementary-alternative medicines and products
Signal Transduction and Cell Signaling
Airway/Alveolar epithelial senescence and the aging lung
Airway epithelial cell cycle regulation, proliferation and differentiation
Development of both animal and in vitro models of disease
Airway epithelial injury, repair and remodeling
Implications of early life lung injury on long-term lung function and overall health
Mechanisms of inflammation and disease
Mechanisms of mucin gene regulation and glycoprotein production and secretion
Cytokine, Oxidant, and Inflammatory Mediator Networking

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 139 MSRB1, 203 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-0258
  • Email Address:


  • Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 1997
  • D.V.M. North Carolina State University, 1988

Courses Taught:

  • HOUSECS 59: House Course