The Ware/ Bastarache/ Shaver Lab is a translational science laboratory associated with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Our areas of focus:

  • The role of the cell free hemoglobin in acute lung injury

  • In-vitro and In-vivo models of lung injury

  • Ambient air pollution and its effect on ARDS outcomes

  • ARDS clinical sample biobanking

  • Lung transplant outcomes

  • The mechanisms and mediators of lung injury


American Thoracic Society:


ARDS in the Literature:


Society of Critical Care Medicine: