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2014 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been funded by the American Thoracic Society

Ali Zul Jiwani, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Matched Nasal and Bronchial Epithelial Gene Expression Alterations Associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Angelia D. Lockett, PhD
Indiana University
Abstract Title: Bidirectional Transport Of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) Across The Pulmonary Endothelium

Abhisek Bhattacharya, MBBS, MSc
Baylor College of Medicine
Abstract Title: Autophagy Is Required For Neutrophil-Mediated Inflammation

Jaime L. Hook, MD
Lung Biology Laboratory, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Optical Imaging Of Bacterial Clearance In Live Alveoli

Yang Zhou, BS, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Elevated Chitinase-3-Like-1 And Impaired Trafficking Of IL-13R?2 Contribute To Pulmonary Injury And Fibroproliferative Repair In Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome

Luisa Morales-Nebreda, MD
Northwestern University
Abstract Title: Lung Macrophage Specific Deletion Of Caspase-8 Prevents TGF-?-Mediated Fibrosis In Mice

Koji Sakamoto, MD
Yale University
Abstract Title: Expression Of Fendrr, A Developmentally Regulated Long Noncoding RNA, Is Attenuated In Pulmonary Fibrosis

Preethi Vijayaraj, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells To Model And Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Chiko Shimbori, PhD
Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, McMaster University
Abstract Title: The Kinetics Of Crosslinking Enzymes And ECM Components In Experimental Pulmonary Fibrosis

Soudabeh Daliri, BS
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Title: A Promoting Role for MyD88 Signaling in Lung Tumorigenesis

Kathryn Kleaveland, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: Fibrocytes Are Not An Essential Source Of Type I Collagen During Lung Fibrosis

Prakash Chelladurai, MS
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Abstract Title: Histone Deacetylase-Dependent Modulation Of Global Histone Acetylation Levels In Human Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Rena Brauer, PhD
University of Washington
Abstract Title: Syndecan-1 Attenuates Lung Injury During Influenza Infection By Activating Survival Signals Via C-Met

Divya Chhabra, MD, MBBS
Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Consensus epigenetic network analyses of IUS exposed fetal  lung and placental tissues

Anne Caniard, PhD
Comprehensive Pneumology Center
Abstract Title: Proteasome Function In The Aging Lungs

Tirsa M. Ferrer Marrero, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: Interaction Between Integrin ?6?1 And E3 Ligase Cbl-b Contributes To Maintenance Of Stemness

Louise Hecker, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: Pharmacologic Targeting Of Nox4 Leads To Reversal Of Age-Associated Persistent Fibrosis

Zhuang Luo, MD
West China Hospital
Abstract Title: Down-Regulation Of CRTC2 By RNA Interference Inhibits Growth Of The Lung Cancer Cell Line And Interferes With The cAMP-CREB Pathway

Alan M. Watson, PhD
University of Colorado Denver
Abstract Title: Serum MUC5B, A Potential Novel Diagnostic Biomarker For Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Franziska E. Uhl,
Helmholtz-Center Munich
Abstract Title: Determination Of Wnt/Beta-Catenin Driven Alveolar Epithelial Cell Repair Processes In Mouse And Human Lung Tissue Cultures Ex Vivo

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

Jonathan Kropski, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Enhancing ER-Chaperone Function Attenuates Bleomycin-Induced Lung Fibrosis In SFTPC But Not Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Mutant Mice