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2021 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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


Somanshu Banerjee, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Snai1 Knockdown Rescues Pulmonary Hypertension-Induced Right Ventricular Failure in Rats by Inhibiting Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal-Transition, Fibrosis and Chromatin Remodeling via LOXL2 Mediated Mechanism

Joel James, PhD
University of Arizona
Abstract Title: Aminopeptidase-N Triggers Uncontrolled Proliferation of Pulmonary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells

Jennifer Keen, MD
University of Minnesota
Abstract Title: Increased Methylglyoxal Production Impairs Right Ventricle Function in Preclinical Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Susan Lin, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling: mTOR Activation in Lung Mesenchyme Dysregulates Microvascular Endothelial Transcriptome

Jeff Min, MD
Perelman School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Insulin Resistance Is Associated with Right Ventricular Dysfunction: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Amanda Morrison, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Association of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors with Right Ventricular Function and Compensation in 24,000 Patients Referred for Echocardiography

Hannah Oakland, MD
Yale University
Abstract Title: Characteristic Impedance Affects Global Right Ventricular Function in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Sasha Prisco, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota
Abstract Title: Inhibition of With-No-Lysine Kinase Improves Right Ventricular Function by Combatting Glucotoxicity

Clare Prohaska, MD
Indiana University
Abstract Title: RASA3 as a Novel Candidate Gene in Sickle Cell Disease-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension and Group 1 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Asif Razee, MSci
University of California Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Intrathecal Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibition Attenuates Pulmonary Hypertension and Rescues Right Ventricular Failure in Rats

Nicholas Shelburne, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Sex-Based Differences in Right Ventricular Function in Early Pulmonary Hypertension

Yuanjun Shen, PhD
University of California, Davis
Abstract Title: Smooth Muscle Tsc2 Deficiency Leads to Early Onset of Spontaneous Pulmonary Hypertension and Represents Attractive Molecular Target for Therapeutic Intervention

Yinan Shi, MS
Indiana University
Abstract Title: GALNT1/13 as Novel Mediators of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 

Reece Stevens, BS
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Abstract Title: Carbonic Anhydrase IX’s Proteoglycan-like Domain Supports Intracellular pH and Cell Migration While the Intracellular Domain Regulates Metabolism and Cell Migration in Pulmonary Microvascular Endothelial Cells

Glenn Stewart, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Divergent Patterns of Pulmonary Gas Transfer During Exercise Right Heart Catheterization in Overt and Exercise-Induced HFpEF Phenotypes

Georgios Triantafyllou, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: Mitochondria Targeted Reactive Oxygen Species Scavenging with MitoTEMPO Improves Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension in a Novel Rat Model of Combined Pre- and Post-Capillary Pulmonary Hypertension

Mathews Valuparampil Varghese, PhD
The University of Arizona
Abstract Title: Role of MKK3/P38 Axis in Free Heme Induced Cytokine Storm and Pulmonary Hypertension

These Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - PHAware Global Association

Tsukasa Shimauchi, MD, PhD
Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Laval University
Abstract Title: PARP1-PKM2 Axis Exacerbates Right Ventricular Failure Associated with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Nihel Berrebeh, Bpharm
UMR_S 999: INSERM - Université Paris-Saclay
Abstract Title: Bone Morphogenetic Protein 9 Loss Partially Attenuates Lung Vascular Remodeling in Experimental Pulmonary Hypertension

These Abstract Scholarship Awards was generously sponsored by CSL, Behring GmbH

Ines Marongiu, MD
University of Milan
Abstract Title: Inhaled CO2 Prevents Bilateral Lung Injury Induced by Unilateral Ligation of Pulmonary Artery: An Animal Study

Christina Sul, MD
University of Colorado Denver
Abstract Title: Re-Distribution of Superoxide Dismutase Is Protective Against Acute Lung Injury and Inflammation in Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia