Scott Boitano, PhD 

Professor, Physiology 
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Associate Research Scientist Respiratory Sciences
Professor BIO5 Institute Professor
Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Scott Boitano, PhD
TW Keating Bioresearch Bldg 427


Research Interests

We have long-standing interests in lung epithelial biology and its contribution to lung health. These interests have included wound healing, lung cell differentiation, host-pathogen interactions and contributions to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. While we still work in broad fields associated with lung epithelial cell physiology, our current work is largely focused on the development of antagonists to the G protein-coupled receptor, protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR2) as treatments for asthma and/or pain.


  • 1983 BS Plant Pathology - University of California
  • 1991 Ph.D. Genetics and Cell Biology - Washington State University
  • 1996 Post-doctoral Research Fellow/Assistant Research Scientist - University of California