Mary Elizabeth Anne Sunday, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology
Professor in Cell Biology
Professor of Medicine
Professor in Pediatrics
Campus mail Davison Bldg., 2nd Floor, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-4945
Email address mary.sunday@duke.edu

Oxygen (O2) is essential for life, but excessive oxygen causes tissue injury, scarring, aging, and death. We are studying mechanisms of injury mediated by O2-sensing pulmonary neuroendocrine cells, especially gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP). GRP secretion is induced by O2-related (oxidant) injury, leading to acute and chronic lung injury and pulmonary fibrosis (PF). Our key model is PF due to ionizing radiation to the thorax. This is clinically relevant to PF triggered by many environmental exposures or autoimmune diseases, as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). There is no cure for PF. We seek to reverse fibrotic responses in lung.

Education and Training

  • Research Fellow, Pathology, Children's Hospital, Boston, 1986 - 1987
  • Research & Clinical Fellow, Pathology, Madigan Army Medical Center, 1985 - 1987
  • Research Fellow, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1983 - 1987
  • Resident, Anatomic Pathology, Pathology, Madigan Army Medical Center, 1983 - 1985
  • Intern, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1982 - 1983
  • Ph.D., Harvard University , 1982
  • M.D., Harvard University , 1982
  • B.S., University of Toronto (Canada), 1976

Publications

Sunday, M. E., K. J. Haley, K. Sikorski, S. A. Graham, R. L. Emanuel, F. Zhang, Q. Mu, A. Shahsafaei, and D. Hatzis. “Calcitonin driven v-Ha-ras induces multilineage pulmonary epithelial hyperplasias and neoplasms..” Oncogene 18, no. 30 (July 29, 1999): 4336–47. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.onc.1202810.

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10439041
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Willett, C. G., A. Shahsafei, S. A. Graham, and M. E. Sunday. “CD10/neutral endopeptidase inhibition augments pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia in hamsters treated with diethylnitrosamine and hyperoxia..” Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 21, no. 1 (July 1999): 13–20. https://doi.org/10.1165/ajrcmb.21.1.3389.

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10385588
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Muglia, L. J., D. S. Bae, T. T. Brown, S. K. Vogt, J. G. Alvarez, M. E. Sunday, and J. A. Majzoub. “Proliferation and differentiation defects during lung development in corticotropin-releasing hormone-deficient mice..” Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 20, no. 2 (February 1999): 181–88. https://doi.org/10.1165/ajrcmb.20.2.3381.

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9922208
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Emanuel, R. L., J. S. Torday, Q. Mu, N. Asokananthan, K. A. Sikorski, and M. E. Sunday. “Bombesin-like peptides and receptors in normal fetal baboon lung: Roles in lung growth and maturation.” American Journal of Physiology  Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology 277, no. 5 21-5 (January 1, 1999).

Scholars@Duke

Kinane, T. B., K. Komatsuzaki, M. D. Aleixo, M. E. Sunday, and L. Ercolani. “Regulation of the G protein Galphai2 by growth and development in fetal airway epithelium..” Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 20, no. 1 (January 1999): 35–42. https://doi.org/10.1165/ajrcmb.20.1.3297.

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9870915
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Montuenga, L. M., J. Zhou, I. Avis, M. Vos, A. Martinez, F. Cuttitta, A. M. Treston, M. Sunday, and J. L. Mulshine. “Expression of heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A2/B1 changes with critical stages of mammalian lung development..” Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 19, no. 4 (October 1998): 554–62. https://doi.org/10.1165/ajrcmb.19.4.3185.

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9761751
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Haley, K. J., M. E. Sunday, B. R. Wiggs, H. P. Kozakewich, J. J. Reilly, S. J. Mentzer, D. J. Sugarbaker, C. M. Doerschuk, and J. M. Drazen. “Inflammatory cell distribution within and along asthmatic airways..” Am J Respir Crit Care Med 158, no. 2 (August 1998): 565–72. https://doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm.158.2.9705036.

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9700136
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Sunday, M. E., B. A. Yoder, F. Cuttitta, K. J. Haley, and R. L. Emanuel. “Bombesin-like peptide mediates lung injury in a baboon model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia..” J Clin Invest 102, no. 3 (August 1, 1998): 584–94. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI2329.

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9691095
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Haley, K. J., K. Patidar, F. Zhang, R. L. Emanuel, and M. E. Sunday. “Tumor necrosis factor induces neuroendocrine differentiation in small cell lung cancer cell lines.” American Journal of Physiology  Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology 275, no. 2 19-2 (August 1, 1998).

Scholars@Duke

Haley, K. J., K. Patidar, F. Zhang, R. L. Emanuel, and M. E. Sunday. “Tumor necrosis factor induces neuroendocrine differentiation in small cell lung cancer cell lines..” Am J Physiol 275, no. 2 (August 1998): L311–21. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajplung.1998.275.2.L311.

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9700092
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