Jeremy Herrera, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care

Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis (2015)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSc, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (2007)
Department: Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor - Research


  • Herrera JA et al. Morphologically intact airways in lung fibrosis have an abnormal proteome. 2023 BMC Respiratory Research (In Press)
  • Herrera JA, et al. The UIP/IPF fibroblastic focus is a collagen biosynthesis factory embedded in a distinct extracellular matrix. JCI Insight. 2022 Aug 22;7(16):e156115. PMID: 35852874
  • Herrera JA, Schwartz MA. MicroRNAs in Mechanical Homeostasis. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2022 Aug 15;12(8):a041220. PMID: 35379658
  • Herrera JA. et al. Laser capture microdissection coupled mass spectrometry (LCM-MS) for spatially resolved analysis of formalin-fixed and stained human lung tissues. Clinical Proteomics. 2020. PMID: 32565759
  • Herrera J., et al. Registration of the extracellular matrix components constituting the fibroblastic focus in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. JCI Insights. 2019. PMID: 30626754
  • Herrera J, Beisang DJ, Peterson M, Forster C, Gilbertsen A, Benyumov A, Smith K, Korenczuk CE, Barocas VH, Guenther K, Hite R, Zhang L, Henke CA, Bitterman PB. Dicer1 Deficiency in the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Fibroblastic Focus Promotes Fibrosis by Suppressing MicroRNA Biogenesis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug 15;198(4):486-496. PubMed PMID: 29579397
  • Herrera J, Henke CA, Bitterman PB. Extracellular matrix as a driver of progressive fibrosis. J Clin Invest. 2018 Jan 2;128(1):45-53. PubMed PMID: 29293088
  • Avdulov S*, Herrera J*, Smith K, Peterson M, Gomez-Garcia JR, Beadnell TC, Schwertfeger KL, Benyumov AO, Manivel JC, Li S, Bielinsky AK, Yee D, Bitterman PB, Polunovsky VA. eIF4E threshold levels differ in governing normal and neoplastic expansion of mammary stem and luminal progenitor cells. Cancer Res. 2015 Feb 15;75(4):687-97. PubMed PMID: 25524901 [*Co-First Author]
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Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis (2015)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSc, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (2007)
Department: Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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