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    The International Society for Aerosols in Medicine

    Chantal Darquenne, PhD

    Chantal Darquenne, PhD

    Chantal Darquenne is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She earned her PhD degree in Applied Sciences from the Universit├ę Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Physiology at UCSD where she still holds her current position. Dr. Darquenne studies the deposition and dispersion of inhaled aerosols to gain greater insight into the mechanisms involved in particle transport in the lung. Her major research contributions are in 1) the study of aerosol inhalations in humans in altered gravity, 2) the development of numerical models that simulate the transport and deposition of aerosols in the lung, 3) the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to measure aerosol deposition in animal models, 4) the effect of lung disease such as COPD on both regional and overall aerosol deposition, and 5) upper airway dynamics during breathing and its effect on aerosol transport.

    In addition to serving as President-Elect of ISAM, Dr. Darquenne is an Associate Editor for the ISAM textbook of Aerosol Medicine and an editorial member for the Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery. She previously served as General Secretary (2015-2017) and as a board member (2013-2015), chaired the Awards Committee (2011-2013) and co-chaired the ISAM networking group on Imaging, Modeling and Physiology of Aerosols and the Lung (2009-2013). She has been on the Scientific Program Committee for the 18th, 19th and 21st ISAM congresses (held in 2011, 2013 and 2017). Her major accomplishments during her ISAM tenure have been 1) strengthening ties with the American Thoracic Society and organizing since 2015 a yearly ISAM/ATS pre-ATS conference session, and 2) developing the Student and Early Career Networking Group.