Jeffrey C. Horowitz is originally from Chicago, Illinois. He completed his undergraduate training at Syracuse University. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, where he also completed his residency training in internal medicine. He moved to the University of Michigan for fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine in 2001 and was appointed to the faculty in 2004. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine with activities in patient care, teaching, and research. His research program is focused on the regulation of mesenchymal cell survival and apoptosis in physiologic and pathologic repair, with an emphasis on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) as a paradigm of abnormal repair. He has been active in leadership roles within the Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology Assembly of the American Thoracic Society and has served on the steering committee for the Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease Network of the American College of Chest Physicians.