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2013 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Dorothy M. Ryan, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Abstract Title: Smoking Dysregulated Genes In Human Airway Basal Cells Localize To Specific Chromosomal "Hot Spots"

Galina  Gusarova, PhD
Lung Biology Laboratory, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care, Columbia University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Activated Rac1 Inhalation: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy For Acute Lung Injury

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by Genentech member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Yang  Zhou, PhD
Yale University
Abstract Title: Chitinase 3-Like 1 (CHI3L1) Has Distinct Roles In Pulmonary Injury And Fibroproliferative Repair And Is Stimulated In Patients With IPF

Yael  Aschner, MD
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase-α Alters TGF-β Responsiveness To Mediate Pro-Fibrotic Signaling In Murine Lung Fibroblasts

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by Gilead Sciences, Inc. member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Stephanie  Christenson, MD
University of California- San Francisco
Abstract Title: Common Genomic Mechanisms Of Disease Across Asthma And COPD: Evidence For The "Dutch Hypothesis"

Charles  Dumont, MD
Boston University Medical Center
'The Effect Of Emphysema Severity On Airway Gene Expression In Former Smokers With And Without Airflow Obstruction

Wenming  Zhang, PhD
The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Characterization Of A Lung Mesenchyme-Specific Inducible Transgenic Mouse Line

Amanda  Tatler, PhD
University of Nottingham
Abstract Title: Multiple Mechanisms Regulating Enhanced Expression Of αvβ6 Integrins In Pulmonary Fibrosis

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Xin  Lin, PhD
University of Rochester
Abstract Title: Gene Transfer Of The Epithelial Sodium Channel (ENaC) Alpha1 Subunit And The Na,K-ATPase Beta1 Subunit Using Electroporation Rescues Lipopolysaccaride (LPS)-Induced Acute Lung Injury

Suzanne  Cloonan, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Abstract Title: Autophagy Controls The Clearance Of The COPD Susceptibility Gene IREB2

This  Abstract Scholarship Award has been provided by Boston Scientific Corporation member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Joshua  Campbell, PhD
Boston University
Abstract Title: Characterizing The Small RNA Transcriptome Associated With COPD And ILD Using Next Generation Sequencing

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been provided by InterMune, Inc. member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Rui  Xiao, BS
Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Abstract Title: RNA Sequencing Reveals Previously Undetected Transcription Alterations In Ovalbumin-Challenged Adult Mice That Had Been Exposed In Utero To Second-Hand Smoke

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by Varian Medical Systems member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Teresa  Wang, BSc
Boston University
Abstract Title: Secondhand Smoke Alters The Nasal Epithelial Gene Expression Profiles In Adults And Children

Yuka  Shimizu, BSc
University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: Role Of Non Muscle Myosin Light Chain Kinase In Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Induced Vascular Permeability In Asthma

This Abstract Scholarship have been funded by the American Thoracic Society

Arie  Hawkins, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: The Surfactant Protein C I73T Missense Mutation Induces Alterations In Cellular Macroautophagy And Mitochondrial Transmembrane Potential

This Travel Award has been provided by ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome Network

Robert Guzy, MD, PhD
Washington University School Of Medicine
Abstract Title: Fibroblast Growth Factor Signaling In Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis