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2010 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

Travel Awards have been funded by the American Thoracic Society

Rosa C. McCarty, PhD
Australian Stem Cell Centre
Abstract Number: 7111
Abstract Title: Isolation and Characterisation of Adult Lung Stromal Cells Which Regulate Lung Epithelial Stem and Progenitor Cell Proliferation and Differentiation.

Vikas Anathy, PhD
University of Vermont
Abstract Number: 2675
Abstract Title: Redox amplification of apoptosis by caspase dependent cleavage of Glutaredoxin-1 and S-glutathionylation of Fas; a novel link between apoptosis and lung fibrosis

Li Liu, MD, PhD
NYU Langone Medical Center
Abstract Number: 6706
Abstract Title: Characterization and fate-mapping of Gli1-expressing lung mesenchymal cells

Atsuyasu Sato, MD, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Number: 401
Abstract Title: C/EBPα Regulates FoxJ1 and Mediates Regeneration of Bronchiolar Epithelial Cells after Naphthalene Injury

Travel Awards have been provided by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. member of the ATS Corporate Member Program

Chuan Hua He, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 4033
Abstract Title: Breast Regression Protein 39 (BRP-39) Binds to, Co-localizes With and Signals via IL-13 Receptor alpha 2 (IL-13Ra2)

Jos L. van der Velden, PhD
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Abstract Number: 6878
Abstract Title: c-Jun N-Terminal Kinase 1 associates with Smad3 and controls Smad3 linker phosphorylation and transcriptional activity in Transforming Growth Factor-beta1-induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition

The Travel Award has been provided by Forest Laboratories, Inc. member of the ATS Corporate Member Program

Megumi Kudo, MD
Kyoto-University
Abstract Number: 647
Abstract Title: Oxidative stress augmented IL-32 gene upregulation in airway epithelial cells

Travel Awards have been provided by Gilead Sciences member of the ATS Corporate Member Program

Brian M. Varisco, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Number: 819
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Fibroblast Thy-1 Expression is Developmentally Regulated and Promotes a Lipofibroblast Phenotype which is Important for Pulmonary Epithelial Health

Adil Anwar, PhD
University of Colorado Denver
Abstract Number: 5853
Abstract Title: Osteopontin is an Endogenous Modulator of Vascular Remodeling in Hypoxia Mediated Pulmonary Hypertension

Travel Awards have been provided by Merck member of the ATS Corporate Member Program

Marta Lishnevsky, BS
Colorado State University
Abstract Number: 1418
Abstract Title: Interstitial Pneumonia and Pulmonary Fibrosis In Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule (PECAM, CD31)-Deficient Mice

Ajit A. Kulkarni, PhD
University of Rochester
Abstract Number: 2050
Abstract Title: PPAR-γ Ligands Repress TGFβ-Induced Myofibroblast Differentiation of Human Lung Fibroblasts By Targeting The PI3K/AKT Pathway

The Travel Award has been provided by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation member of the ATS Corporate Member Program

Manish Bodas, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Number: 2741
Abstract Title: Selective inhibition of histone-deacetylase activity rescues chronic cystic fibrosis lung disease

Travel Awards have been provided by Pfizer, Inc. member of the ATS Corporate Member Program

Michelle Vaz, PhD
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Abstract Number: 5576
Abstract Title: FRA-1 DEFICIENCY CONFERS ENHANCED PROTECTION AGAINST OXIDANT INDUCED CELL DEATH IN VITRO

Mustafa Mir-Kasimov, MD
University of Utah
Abstract Number: 6773
Abstract Title: Phenotypical Cell Plasticity Determines Regulation Of Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor Expression In Primary Alveolar Epithelial Cells

Travel Awards have been provided by United Therapeutics Corporation member of the ATS Corporate Member Program

Paul D. Bozyk, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract Number: 5070
Abstract Title: Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Neonatal Tracheal Aspirates Demonstrate a Pattern of Gene Expression Consistent with a Lung Origin

Thinesh Dahanayake, MD
University of Rochester
Abstract Number: 1805
Abstract Title: Lactate Dehydrogenase 5 Expression is Increased in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

The following travel award has been provided by a generous grant from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Member: Alpha-1 Foundation.
 
David Bergin, PhD
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Abstract Number: 2644
Abstract Title: Alpha-1 antitrypsin modulates neutrophil activity through regulation of the calcium flux

The following travel award has been provided by a generous grant from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Member: Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome Network.

Toby M. Maher, MB, PhD
Royal Brompton Hospital
Abstract Number: 3367
Abstract Title: PGE2 Paradoxically Increases Fibroblast Apoptosis But Reduces Airway Epithelial Cell Apoptosis in Response to FasL Via Activation of the EP4 Receptor