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2023 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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


Srimmitha Balachandar, MS
Indiana University School of medicine
Abstract Title: Cybrid Analysis Delineates Nuclear And Mitochondrial Contributions To Oxidative Stress In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Nihel Berrebeh, PharmD, PhD
Pulmonary Hypertension: Pathophysiology and Novel Therapies, INSERM UMR_S 999
Abstract Title: Enhanced Pulmonary Vascular Density in Bone Morphogenetic Protein-9 Deficient Rats Is Associated With an Increased Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Signaling

Jingbo Dai, PhD
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Abstract Title: Single-nucleus Transcriptome Profiling Identifies Phenotypic Shift In Capillary Endothelial Subpopulations In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Aleksandr Dekan, BSc
The University of Arizona
Abstract Title: Single-cell Transcriptomics and Machine Learning Approach to Identify Novel Targets to Treat Right Ventricle Hypertrophy

Brinda Desai, MD
University of California - San Diego
Abstract Title: Baseline Phenotype Differences In Black And White Patients With Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (cteph) Patients In The United States Cteph Registry (us-cteph-r)

Charlotte Durrington, MBChB, MRCP
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Abstract Title: Systematic Follow-up of Patients Following Acute Pulmonary Embolism Identifies High Incidence of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: ASPIRE CTEPH

Ilham Essafri, PhD
Division of pediatrics-critical care, department of medicine and pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Abstract Title: Acute Pressure Overload In The Right Ventricle (RV) Changes The Tortuosity, Orientation, And Hemodynamics Of The Microcirculation

Jia-Rong Jheng, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Skeletal Muscle SIRT3 Deficiency Remotely Regulates Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling Via LOXL2-CNPY2-p53 Axis in Pulmonary Hypertension in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Lifeng Jiang, PhD
University of California Davis
Abstract Title: HIPK2/YAP/CEP55 Crosstalk Regulates Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation, Survival And Pulmonary Hypertension

Yunhye Kim, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Abstract Title: ADAR1 Mediated RNA Editing Contributes To Vascular Remodeling In PAH

Timothy Klouda, DO
Boston Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Pericytes Contribute to the Vascular Remodeling of Pulmonary Hypertension

Odunayo Lawal, MD, MHA
University of Arizona
Abstract Title: The Critical Role of High Mobility Group Box1 (HMGB1) in Regulating the Sex-Specific P53 Signaling in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Sarah-Eve Lemay, MSc
Pulmonary Hypertension research group
Abstract Title: Deoxyhypusine Synthase-mediated Hypusination Of Eif5a Drives Pasmc Proliferation And Vascular Remodeling In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Hao-Min Pan, BA, MD, MHS
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: “Super-responders” In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis

Hongyang Pi, MD, MS
University of Washington Medical Center
Abstract Title: Distinct Proteomic Signatures Are Associated With Right Ventricular Vulnerability and Outcomes in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Asif Razee, MSci
University of California Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Cell Type Specific Targeting Of Microglial Activation In The Thoracic Spinal Cord As A Novel Therapeutic Strategy For Pulmonary Hypertension And Right Ventricular Failure

Yinan Shi, PhD
Indiana University
Abstract Title: GALNT1-mediated O-GalNAc Glycosylation Is A Novel Mediator Of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension