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2016 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Ine Kuipers, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Arginase Upregulation And Airway Hyperreactivity in Neonatal Mice Exposed to Moderate Hyperoxia

Kara Mould, MD, MPH
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: Resident and Recruited Alveolar Macrophages Exhibit Distinct and Dynamic Programming States Following Acute Lung Injury

Rodney D. Britt Jr., PhD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: TNF? and IFN? Alter Effects of Corticosteroids on NF?B in Developing Human Airway Smooth Muscle

Christie Adaeze Ojiaku, BS
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: TGF-?1 Evokes Human Airway Smooth Muscle Shortening and Hyperresponsiveness: A New Job Description?

Sarah Svenningsen, PhD
The University of Western Ontario
Abstract Title: What do MRI Ventilation Defects Reveal About Asthma Control?

Shamsa Naveed, MBBS
The University of Nottingham
Abstract Title: Mast Cell Tryptase Activates Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 Causing Matrix Remodelling, Airway Smooth Muscle Growth and Airway Obstruction During Asthma Exacerbations

Jun Chen, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Abstract Title: Simultaneous 2-Photon Imaging of Ca2+ Signaling in Airway Smooth Muscle Cells, T-Cells and Mast Cells in Precision-Cut Lung Slices from a House Dust Mite Allergic Mouse Model

Christopher Pascoe, PhD, BSc
Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
Abstract Title: Heterogeneity of Airway Remodeling Contributes to Airway Hyperresponsiveness in Asthma

Leila Mostaço-Guidolin, MSc, PhD
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Abstract Title: Novel Non-Linear Optical Imaging to Understand the Composition of Fibrilar Collagen and Elastin in Remodeled Asthmatic Airways

Ju Jing Tan, BSc
Centre de recherche du CHUM (CRCHUM), Département de médecine, Université de Montréal
Abstract Title: Real-Time Imaging of Stretch-Induced ATP Release in Rat Pulmonary Epithelial Cells

Sabrina Colleen Ramelli, MA, BS
University of South Alabama
Abstract Title: Antisense microRNA Therapy Reduces Goblet Cell Mucousal Metaplasia and MUC5AC Production in House Dust Mite (HDM)-Sensitized Mice

Adriana Lopes da Silva Vilardo, PhD
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Abstract Title: Thymulin Gene Therapy Delivered by a New Biodegradable DNA Nanoparticle in Experimental Chronic Allergic Asthma

Jade Jaffar, BS, PhD
The Alfred Hospital/Monash University
Abstract Title: Serum Matrix Metalloproteinase-7 Is a Potential Marker of Active Disease in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Maya Mikami, MD
Columbia University
Abstract Title: The Actin Severing and Capping Protein Gelsolin Mediates Airway Smooth Muscle Relaxation and Modulates Intracellular Calcium Responses

Steven Booth, MSc
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Abstract Title: Investigating the Features of Small Airway Obstruction in COPD: Obstructed Small Airways Are an Early Feature of Mild and Moderate Disease

Bo Lan, PhD
Harvard University
Abstract Title: Deep Inspiration, Fluidization and the Actin Binding Protein Cofilin

Tankut G. Guney, MSc
Imperial College London
Abstract Title: Development of a Novel 3 Dimensional Organoid Culture of the Airway Lumen

Murat Dogan, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: TNF? Increases Airway Smooth Muscle Force Generation Through Changes in Actin and Myosin Remodeling

Bradford J. Smith, PhD
The University of Vermont
Abstract Title: The Role of Surfactant Dysfunction in Ventilator Induced Lung Injury Pathogenesis

Christian Schnabel, MS
TU Dresden Medizinische Fakultät CGC
Abstract Title: Imaging Alveolar Dynamics with 4D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Time-Resolved Intravital Microscopy (IVM) During Uninterrupted Mechanical Ventilation of Rats

Katelyn J. Goorhouse, BSc
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Differential Estrogen Receptor and Its Variants Expression Profile in Asthmatic Human Airway Smooth Muscle

Rachel Eddy
The University of Western Ontario
Abstract Title: Testing the Fletcher-Peto Assumptions Using Pulmonary Imaging Biomarker Longitudinal Measurements