Carmen Mikacenic, MD

Associate Member

Background Information

Dr. Carmen Mikacenic received her BS in Biochemistry from Tufts University in Medford, MA and her MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She did residency training in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA followed by fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the University of Washington. She trained under the mentorship of Dr. Wurfel studying immune mechanisms in critical care and interstitial lung disease. She was a faculty member at the University of Washington rising to Associate Professor. Her interest in regulatory T cells and high parameter immunophenotyping led her to successful collaborations with the BRI. She joined the faculty in 2020 and is currently an Associate Member of the Translational Immunology group.

Area of Research

Dr. Mikacenic’s lab is a translational immunology lab focused on discovering immune mechanisms of organ dysfunction in critical illness, particularly Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). She also studies lung inflammation in the context of interstitial lung diseases with a specific focus on autoimmune associated lung disease and sarcoidosis.

Mikacenic Laboratory