2018 Junior Faculty and Trainee Travel Awards

2018 Junior Faculty and Trainee Travel Awards

GEORGE K. MICHALOPOULOS JUNIOR FACULTY TRAVEL AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Jacqueline Jones, PhD, MBA (Troy University)
“FOXI3: It’s A “Bone” Attraction to Promoting Cancer Progression”
(ABSTRACT CAN12)

Miguel Quiros, PhD (University of Michigan School of Medicine)
“Synergistic Effects of Platelet Activating Factor and TNF-α in Promoting Intestinal Epithelial Migration and Mucosal Wound Repair”
(ABSTRACT EMP4)

 


 

ASIP EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGIST-IN-GRADUATE TRAINING (EPIGT) AWARD RECIPIENT:

Prarthana Dalal, BA (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
“Calmodulin and CaMKII Play a Role in Leukocyte Transmigration”
(ABSTRACT INIM2)

 


 

ASIP MERIT AWARD RECIPIENT:

Shyanne Page-Hefley, BS (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center)
“Wnt of Change: Determining the Effect of the Wnt/ß-catenin Pathway on the BBB During Ischemic/Re-oxygenation Stress”
(ABSTRACT CIRSP1)

 


 

A.D. SOBEL SCHOLAR TRAINEE TRAVEL AWARDS RECIPIENTS:

Paul Bernard, BS (Houston Methodist Research Institute)
“RocA is an Important Regulator with Serotype-specific Pathogenesis Functions in Serotype M28 Group A Streptococcus”
(ABSTRACT ID1)

Triet Bui, BS (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
“Neutrophils Promote Non-Homologous End-Joining (NHEJ)-mediated Survival of Tumor Cells in Inflammation-driven Tumorigenesis”
(ABSTRACT CAN2)

Alexander Dowdell, PhD (University of Colorado Anschutz)
“HIF-dependent Regulation of Salmonella-induced Autophagy in Intestinal Epithelia”
(ABSTRACT EMP9)

Michelle LeBlanc, PhD (Schepens Eye Research Institute)
“Endomucin Regulates VEGF Receptor 2 (VEGFR2) Endocytosis”
(ABSTRACT CIRSP5)

Benoit Niclou, MS (Boston Children's Hospital)
“Semaphorin3F as a Novel Targeted Therapy Against PDAC”
(ABSTRACT CAN10)

Bejan Saeedi, BS (Emory University School of Medicine)
“Regulation of Oxidative Liver Injury by the Probiotic Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG”
(ABSTRACT GMD1)

 


 

ASIP TRAINEE TRAVEL AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Andi Cani, MS (University of Michigan)
“Development of a Whole Urine, Next Generation Sequencing-Based Assay for Early Detection of Aggressive Prostate Cancer”
(ABSTRACT CAN16)

Vicky Garcia-Hernandez, PhD (University of Michigan)
“Stem Cell Factor Inhibition Enhances Recovery from Colitis”
(ABSTRACT EMP5)

Matthias Kelm, MD (University of Michigan)
“Targeting Epithelial Expressed Sialyl Lewis A Increases Intestinal Barrier Integrity, Improves Mucosal Wound Healing and Protects Against Colitis”
(ABSTRACT EMP1)

 


 

THE LARRY AND MARION MULLER MEMORIAL FUND FOR EXCELLENCE IN INFLAMMATION AWARD RECIPIENT:

Heather Grifka-Walk, PhD (Montana State University)
“Discovery of a Protective and Transmissible Microbiome that Alters Intestinal and Systemic Inflammatory Responses”
(ABSTRACT GMD4)

 


 

GALL TRAINEE TRAVEL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CARIDOVASCULAR RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENT:

Francisco Carrillo-Salinas, PhD (Tufts University)
“Gut Bacteria Dysbiosis Drives Cardiac Dysfunction in Response to Pressure Overload Induced Heart Failure”
(ABSTRACT GMD8)

 


 

ASIP PROMOTING DIVERSITY IN SCIENCE TRAVEL AWARD RECIPEINTS:

Kelvin Jones, MS, BS (Tuskegee University)
“Identification of Novel Peptides Against Breast Cancer Cells Undergoing EMT Utilizing Phage Display”
(ABSTRACT BC7)

Roberto Mota Alvidrez, MD (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
“Development of the First Animal Model of Dyslipidemia, Atherosclerosis, and Diabetes in Mutant apoE Deficient/ZDF Rats”
(ABSTRACT ACD1)

Melanie Rivera, BS (University of New Mexico)
“Rac1 as a Driver in Ovarian Cancer Metastasis”
(ABSTRACT CAN5)

 


 

ASIP INTERNATIONAL TRAINEE TRAVEL AWARD RECIPIENT:

Michael Nweke, MBBS (University College Hospital, Nigeria)
“A Pilot study of the possible role of EGFR Immunohistochemistry and EGFR Fluorescence in situ Hybridization diagnostics in a subset of Astrocytomas at a Tertiary African Hospital”
(ABSTRACT NEURO1)

 


 

ASIP 2018 SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM IN PATHOLOGY (SROPP) TRAVEL AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Dana Julian (University of Pittsburgh)
“Macrophage Specific Phenotypes Induced Fibroblast to Myofibroblast Phenoconversion through TGFß/TGFßR-Independent CXC-type Chemokine Mediated Signaling”
(ABSTRACT CIRSP3)

Ellah Nzikoba (Boston Children's Hospital)
“Comparing Renal Toxicity in Preclinical Cancer Therapies Targeting Neuropilin 1 or Neuropilin 2”
(ABSTRACT PLK1)