Advanced Platform Technology Center
Frank Jacono, M.D.
Dr. Jacono’s research interests are focused on the neural control of breathing in acute lung injury
(ALI), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and mechanical ventilation. The overall goal of his laboratory is to develop and test a cohesive set of computational approaches to quantify biologically determined breathing pattern variability to provide predicative insight into prognosis and reversible pathophysiology leading to recovery, survival and rehabilitation; ultimately, targeting measures of pattern variability as an “additional vital sign” providing diagnostic and predictive information to clinicians.
Dr. Jacono has received a Merit Award and Advanced Career Development Award from the VA Research Service, and his research activities have also been supported by the American Heart Association and the NIH.