University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mark Looney, MD

Mark Looney, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Affiliate Member

Research Summary

I am a practicing pulmonologist and intensivist and I maintain a basic science laboratory investigating acute lung injury. The long-term goal of my laboratory is to use experimental modeling to discover mechanisms responsible for the development of acute lung injury and to test novel therapeutics in clinically relevant experimental models.

Education

Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, B.S., 06/1994, Chemistry
University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, M.D., 06/1998, Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Residency, 06/2001, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Fellow, 06/2004, Pulmonary/Critical Care


Professional Experience

  • 1995
    NIH Medical Student Research Fellow, University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • 1998-2001
    Intern and Resident, Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2001-2004
    Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2004-present
    Attending Physician, Moffitt-Long Hospital, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2004-2005
    Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2006-2011
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2008-2011
    Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Univ. of California, San Francisco
  • 2011-present
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, UCSF
  • 2011-present
    Member, UCSF Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Honors & Awards

  • 1994
    Summa cum laude, Lipscomb University
  • 1995
    McGraw-Hill Award for Academic Achievement, University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • 1996
    Herman Bensdorf Scholarship, University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • 1997
    Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • 1998
    Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Graduate Award, University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • 1998
    Faculty Medal for Academic Achievement, University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • 2002
    Will Rogers Fellowship Award, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2004
    GlaxoSmithKline Pulmonary Fellowship Award
  • 2009
    Carl Booberg Research Award, American Thoracic Society
  • 2010
    Jean Julliard Prize, International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)
  • 2013
    Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Selected Publications

  1. Vlaar APJ, Toy P, Fung M, Looney MR, Juffermans NP, Bux J, Bolton-Maggs P, Peters AL, Silliman CC, Kor DJ, Kleinman S. An update of the transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) definition. Transfus Clin Biol. 2019 Jun 12.
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  2. Lachowicz-Scroggins ME, Dunican EM, Charbit AR, Raymond W, Looney MR, Peters MC, Gordon ED, Woodruff PG, Lefrançais E, Phillips BR, Mauger DT, Comhair SA, Erzurum SC, Johansson MW, Jarjour NN, Coverstone AM, Castro M, Hastie AT, Bleecker ER, Fajt ML, Wenzel SE, Israel E, Levy BD, Fahy JV. Extracellular DNA, Neutrophil Extracellular Traps, and Inflammasome Activation in Severe Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 May 01; 199(9):1076-1085.
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  3. Vlaar APJ, Toy P, Fung M, Looney MR, Juffermans NP, Bux J, Bolton-Maggs P, Peters AL, Silliman CC, Kor DJ, Kleinman S. A consensus redefinition of transfusion-related acute lung injury. Transfusion. 2019 Jul; 59(7):2465-2476.
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  4. Cleary SJ, Hobbs C, Amison RT, Arnold S, O'Shaughnessy BG, Lefrançais E, Mallavia B, Looney MR, Page CP, Pitchford SC. LPS-Induced Lung Platelet Recruitment Occurs Independently from Neutrophils, PSGL-1, and P-selectin. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2019 Feb 15.
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  5. Looney MR, Headley MB. Live imaging of the pulmonary immune environment. Cell Immunol. 2018 Oct 09.
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  6. Looney MR. The incomparable platelet: holy alveoli! Blood. 2018 Sep 13; 132(11):1088-1089.
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  7. Bergmeier W, Antoniak S, Conway EM, Denis CV, George LA, Isermann B, Key NS, Krishnaswamy S, Lam WA, Lillicrap D, Liu J, Looney MR, López JA, Maas C, Peyvandi F, Ruf W, Sood AK, Versteeg HH, Wolberg AS, Wong PC, Wood JP, Weiler H. Advances in Clinical and Basic Science of Coagulation: Illustrated abstracts of the 9th Chapel Hill Symposium on Hemostasis. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2018 Jul; 2(3):407-428.
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  8. Roubinian NH, Hendrickson JE, Triulzi DJ, Gottschall JL, Michalkiewicz M, Chowdhury D, Kor DJ, Looney MR, Matthay MA, Kleinman SH, Brambilla D, Murphy EL. Contemporary Risk Factors and Outcomes of Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload. Crit Care Med. 2018 04; 46(4):577-585.
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  9. Lefrançais E, Mallavia B, Zhuo H, Calfee CS, Looney MR. Maladaptive role of neutrophil extracellular traps in pathogen-induced lung injury. JCI Insight. 2018 Feb 08; 3(3).
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  10. Lefrançais E, Looney MR. Neutralizing Extracellular Histones in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. A New Role for an Endogenous Pathway. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 07 15; 196(2):122-124.
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  11. Mallavia B, Kwaan N, Marschner S, Yonemura S, Looney MR. Mirasol pathogen reduction technology treatment of human whole blood does not induce acute lung injury in mice. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0178725.
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  12. Lama VN, Belperio JA, Christie JD, El-Chemaly S, Fishbein MC, Gelman AE, Hancock WW, Keshavjee S, Kreisel D, Laubach VE, Looney MR, McDyer JF, Mohanakumar T, Shilling RA, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Wilkes DS, Eu JP, Nicolls MR. Models of Lung Transplant Research: a consensus statement from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute workshop. JCI Insight. 2017 May 04; 2(9).
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  13. Roubinian NH, Looney MR, Keating S, Kor DJ, Lowell CA, Gajic O, Hubmayr R, Gropper M, Koenigsberg M, Wilson GA, A Matthay M, Toy P, Murphy EL. Differentiating pulmonary transfusion reactions using recipient and transfusion factors. Transfusion. 2017 07; 57(7):1684-1690.
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  14. Yipp BG, Kim JH, Lima R, Zbytnuik LD, Petri B, Swanlund N, Ho M, Szeto VG, Tak T, Koenderman L, Pickkers P, Tool ATJ, Kuijpers TW, van den Berg TK, Looney MR, Krummel MF, Kubes P. The Lung is a Host Defense Niche for Immediate Neutrophil-Mediated Vascular Protection. Sci Immunol. 2017 Apr 28; 2(10).
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  15. Santhosh L, Babik J, Looney MR, Hollander H. Whither the Pulmonary Ward Attending? Preserving Subspecialty Exposure in United States Internal Medicine Residency Training. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Apr; 14(4):565-568.
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  16. Lefrançais E, Ortiz-Muñoz G, Caudrillier A, Mallavia B, Liu F, Sayah DM, Thornton EE, Headley MB, David T, Coughlin SR, Krummel MF, Leavitt AD, Passegué E, Looney MR. The lung is a site of platelet biogenesis and a reservoir for haematopoietic progenitors. Nature. 2017 04 06; 544(7648):105-109.
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  17. Hamid U, Krasnodembskaya A, Fitzgerald M, Shyamsundar M, Kissenpfennig A, Scott C, Lefrancais E, Looney MR, Verghis R, Scott J, Simpson AJ, McNamee J, McAuley DF, O'Kane CM. Aspirin reduces lipopolysaccharide-induced pulmonary inflammation in human models of ARDS. Thorax. 2017 11; 72(11):971-980.
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  18. Panka BA, de Grooth HJ, Spoelstra-de Man AM, Looney MR, Tuinman PR. Prevention or Treatment of Ards With Aspirin: A Review of Preclinical Models and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Studies. Shock. 2017 01; 47(1):13-21.
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  19. Toy P, Kleinman SH, Looney MR. Proposed revised nomenclature for transfusion-related acute lung injury. Transfusion. 2017 03; 57(3):709-713.
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  20. Roubinian NH, Hendrickson JE, Triulzi DJ, Gottschall JL, Chowdhury D, Kor DJ, Looney MR, Matthay MA, Kleinman SH, Brambilla D, Murphy EL. Incidence and clinical characteristics of transfusion-associated circulatory overload using an active surveillance algorithm. Vox Sang. 2017 Jan; 112(1):56-63.
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