Dr. Surolia received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Delhi South Campus in 2011. In 2011, she joined UAB’s Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine as postdoctoral fellow and subsequently Instructor. Dr. Surolia is interested in understanding the molecular pathology of lung injury and repair related to environmental exposures and agents.
Dr. Surolia's ongoing research projects involve toxic environmental exposure leading to COPD and pulmonary fibrosis. Currently, she has also successfully developed and characterized ex-vivo 3D model of lung tissue from patients with IPF. These ex-vivo 3D models are very important in basic research and translational medicine studies such as understanding various biological phenomenon of disease and repair mechanisms. They are an important tool to develop personalized therapies and to develop new drug targets.