Mai ElMallah

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Associate Professor in Neurobiology
Associate Professor in Cell Biology
Campus mail: 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-3364
Email address:

Our laboratory focuses on the control of breathing and pulmonary mechanics in murine models of several genetic diseases.  We are currently focuased on ALS mouse models and the Pompe disease mouse model. We examine the impact of gene therapy and neuromodulation on respiratory insufficiency that results from neuromuscular weakness. As a clinician scientist, my goal is to bring therapy from the bench to the bedside and enhance our research at the bench through observations at the bedside.

Education and Training

  • Queens University Belfast (United Kingdom), M.B.B.S. 2001
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital (United Kingdom), Junior House Officer
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Residency, Pediatrics
  • University of Florida, College of Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship, Pediatrics

Department Affiliation

  • Department of Pediatrics