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Lab Members

Current Lab Members

Mihaela Teodorescu, MD

Mihaela Teodorescu, MD

Principal Investigator


Academic Staff

Oleg Broytman, PhD

Oleg Broytman, PhD


Oleg has been part of the Teodorescu Lab since 2012.  He coordinates the pre-clinical research studies in the laboratory concerning rodent models of allergic inflammation, pulmonary fibrosis and obstructive sleep apnea.  He also acts as liaison with collaborators’ research groups on campus.

Tricia Denman, RRT, RPSGT

Lab Manager

Tricia has been part of the Teodorescu Lab since 2007. She is the coordinator for the human studies, where she puts to good use her background as a Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Function Technologist and Sleep Technologist.

David Pegelow, MS

Lab Engineer

David provides the technical support for both animal and human studies in the Teodorescu Lab.  He maintains all research equipment, fabricates custom-made devices for research, ensures the smooth running of all equipment during experiments, and participates in data analyses.

Post-Doctoral Graduate Medical Students

Brent Kaufman, MD

Brent joined the lab in July 2013. He is interested in understanding the effects of systemic effects of lower airway inflammation in modulating breathing control.

Dhruvangkumar Modi, MD

Dhruvangkumar Modi, MD

Dhruvangkumar will join the lab in July 2014, being interested to study the role of chronic intermittent hypoxia—modeling sleep apnea—in pulmonary fibrosis and disease progression. 

Undergraduate Students

Maria Koutsostamatis

Maria is a freshman studying engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has been working in the Teodorescu lab since the fall of 2013.

Jacob Guzior

Jacob Guzior

Jacob is a freshman at UW-Madison. He has worked with the Teodorescu Lab since Fall of 2013.