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LUNG T32

Training History

Program Eligibility

& Nominations

Dr. Asrar B Malik


Program Director

Department of Pharmacology

Center for Lung and Vascular Biology

University of Illinois College of Medicine

835 S Wolcott Ave E403

Chicago, IL 60612


                    Tel:        (312) 996-7635

                    Fax:       (312) 996-1225

                    E-mail:  abmalik@uic.edu

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINEES

List of all postdoctoral trainees that have been supported on this NHBLI sponsored institutional training program, currently in its 23rd year.

Name

Training Period

Research Description

Advisor

Current Position

David Beno, PhD

Year 1

Oxidant-Induced Signaling in Endothelial and Epithelial Cells

Roebuck /

Costa

Senior Scientist

Abbott Labs

North Chicago, IL

Karen Buchkovich-Sass, PhD

Years 1-2

Vascular Smooth Cell Proliferation

Senior Scientist

Cephalon

Philadelphia, PA

Walter Niles, PhD

Years 1-3

Albumin Transcytosis in Endothelial Cells

Principal Investigator

Aurora Biosciences Corporation

San Diego, CA

Annette Gilchrist, PhD

Years 2-5

G Protein Interactions with PAR-1 in Pulmonary Vascular Endothelial Cells

Hamm

Senior Online Editor

British Pharmacological Society

London, UK

Richard Minshall, PhD

Years 2-6

Bradykinin Receptor Activation Mechanisms in Lungs

Erdos /

Malik

Professor

Depts of Anesthesiology & Pharmacology

Director of Research Resources Center

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Dolly Mehta, PhD

Years 4-7

Rho Activation and Signaling

Professor of

Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Arshad Rahman, PhD

Years 5-7

TNFα Activation in ICAM-1 and E-Selectin Gene Expression

Associate Professor

Dept of Pediatrics

U Rochester

Rochester, NY

Sandra Predescu, PhD

Years 7-8

Signaling of Endocytosis via Caveolae

Associate Professor

Rush-Presbyterian

St Luke's Medical College

Chicago, IL

Evan Ong, MD/MS

Years 7-8

P13 Kinase Activation in PMNs and Role in Host-Defense

Espat /

Malik

Associate Professor

Dept of Surgery

U Washington

Seattle, WA

Randall Frey, PhD

Years 7-9

Role of NADPH Oxidase in TNFα-Induced NF-ϰβ Activation

Assistant Professor

Messiah College

Mechanicsburg, PA

Scott Allen, PhD

Years 8-9

Regulation of Endothelial NO Production in Caveolae

Unknown

Dan Predescu, MD

Year 9

Albumin Binding Protein

gp60 and Its Role in Albumin Transport in Sepsis

Assistant Professor

of Medicine

Rush-Presbyterian St Luke's/ Rush Medical College

Chicago, IL

Viktor Brovkovych, PhD

Year 9

Carboxypeptidase and Kinin-Receptor-Mediated High Output NO Production

Skidgel

Research Assistant Professor

Physiology & Biophysics

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Janie Orrington-Myers, DO

Years 9-10

Role of VE-Cadherin in Lung Neutrophil Migration

Private Practice

Beaver Dam, WI

Raudel Sandoval, PhD

Years 9-11

Regulation of p53 Activity and Control of Proliferation

Senior Lab Manager

HappiLabs

Chicago, IL

Jennifer Young, PhD

Years 10

TNFα and Lung

Injury Signaling

Lau

Assistant Professor

Dept of Pediatrics

U Rochestor

Rochester, NY

Jian Fu, PhD

Years 10

Mechanisms of Lung Inflammation and Injury via Exocytosis of P-selection

Professor of Cancer Biology

U Kentucky

Ghias Ahmmed, PhD

Years 10-11

Regulation of Trp Receptor Channels by Phosphorylation

Professor of Physiology

U Medina Medical School

Saudi Arabia

Michael Burleigh, PhD

Years 10-11

Aquaporin Function in Lung Endothelial

Private Practice

Youyang Zhao, PhD

Years 10-12

Mechanisms of Lung Injury and Repair Regulation by FoxM1

Endowed Professor

Dept of Pediatrics

Northwestern University

Joseph McLaughlin, PhD

Years 11-12

PAR-1 Signaling in

Endothelial Cells

Malik /

Voyno-Yasenetskaya

Assistant Professor

Dept of Radiology

UT Southwestern

Medical Center

Sean Garrean, MD

Years 11-12

Caveolin-1 Regulation

by LPS

Espat /

Malik

Private Practice

Indiana

Anke Di, MD, PhD

Year 12

CFTR Channel Regulation in Endothelial Cell

Ye /

Christman

Assistant Research Professor of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Claudie Hecquet, PhD

Years 12-13

TRPM2 Channels and Oxidant Activated Ion Currents

Malik /

Skidgel

Senior Scientist

AbbVie Inc.

Chicago, IL

Thomas Triantafillou, MD

Years 12-13

Role of Cblb in Regulation of TLR4 Signaling

Christman

Clinical Assistant Professor

Northwestern University/

NorthShore HealthSystem

Glenview, IL

Myla Patterson, PhD

Years 12-14

PAR-1 Receptor Activation

in Endothelial Cells

Snapp

Marketing Manager

Leica Biosystems

Wetzlar, Germany

Yuru Liu, PhD

Years 13-14

Lung Epithelial Repair after Injury by Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Raj

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Center of Lung &

Vascular Biology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Xiao Su, PhD

Years 13-14

Activation of α7 nAChR Channel in Acute Lung Injury

Senior Scientist

Pasteur Institute/Chinese Academy of Sciences

Shanghai, PPC

Ben Gantner, PhD

Year 14

Phagocyte Activation Mechanisms Regulated by TLR4 Signaling

Ye /

Christman

Research Assistant Professor

Dept of Microbiology & Immunology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Nihal Kaplan, PhD

Year 14

VEGF Signaling in

Lung Vessel

Research Assistant Professor

Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Tracey Dugan, PhD

Years 15-16

Vascular Endothelial Barrier Regulation by HIF-2α-dependent VE-cadherin Expression

Sick Leave

Sophie Toya, MD

Years 16-17

Differentiation of ESCs to Endothelial Progenitors: Repair of Lung Injury

Malik /

Christman

Private

Practice

Cynthia Mann-Rohde, PhD

Years 16

Engineering Novel Matricies for Assessing PECAM1-Mediated PMN Motility

Senior Biomedical Engineer

Caterpillar, Inc.

Mossville, IL

Micaela Vargas, PhD

Year 16

Hypoxia Regulation of Vascular ESC Differentiation of Endothelial Cells

Laboratory Director

Advanced Genomics

San Antonio, TX

Jasmina Profirovic, PhD

Year 17

Tracing Endothelial Lineage Post-Lung Vascular Injury

Voyno-

Yasenetskaya

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Khiem Tran, PhD

Years 16-17

Role of β-catenin Signaling

in Regulating Endothelial

Barrier Function

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Inst for Regenerative Cures

U California - Davis

Nathan Sieracki, PhD

Years 17-18

Homophilic PECAM-1 Interaction in Neotrophila

Principal Scientist

Neo Therapeutics

Grand Prairie, TX

Colt Melton, MD

Years 17-18

Mitochondrial ROS

Signaling Mediated

Lung Injury

Vanden Hoek

Private Practice​​​​​​​

Houston, TX

Kaori Yamada, PhD

Years 17-18

Signaling Pathways Regulating of Polarity and VEGR2 Expression in Endothelial Cells

Research Assistant Professor Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Nicole Pohl, PhD

Years 17-19

Post-transcriptional Regulation of Kv Channels by microRNAs in Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

Yuan

Pharmacist

Janssen-Cilag

Berlin, German

Bhushan Desai, PhD

Year 18

ADAM-11 Regulation of S1P1 Signaling in Lung Macrophages

Associate Director

Therapeutic Proteins International, LLC

Chicago, IL

Danielle Glick, PhD

Years 18-19

Mitochondrial Metabolism in Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Applications to Vascular Repair

Senior Scientist & Software Developer II

Bio-Rad Laboratories

San Francisco, CA

Nicole Jones, PhD

Years 18-19

Shear Stress Regulation

of Lung Vascular Regeneration

Research Specialist

Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Zahra Mamdouh, PhD

Years 18-19

Therapeutic Stem Cells for Treatment of Lung Microvasculature Injury

Medical

School

Liangtang Wu, PhD

Years 18-19

Characterization of Histone Demethylase-Mediated Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation to Endothelial Cells: Role in Lung Vascular Repair

Deceased

Ermelinda Ceco, PhD

Year 19

Mechanisms of PBEF-mediated NF-ϰβ Activation and Apoptosis Regulation in Acute Lung Injury

Garcia

Medical Affairs

CORY/PAETH

Chicago, IL

Lianghui "Lucy" Zhang, PhD

Years 19-20

Autophagy in Stem Cells

and Role in Lung Repair

Rehman/

Park

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Hojin Kang, PhD

Years 21-23

Role of Shear Stress and Piezo1 in Angiogenesis and Vascular Repair

Instructor

Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Klomp, PhD

Years 21-24

Transcriptional Modeling

of the Endothelial Cell Hypoxic Response

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Shejuan An, PhD

Years 22-23

Macrophage Reprogramming and Endothelial Repair

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Reyhaan Chaudhuri, PhD

Years 22-23

Jagged1 Function in the Context of Endothelial

Barrier Integrity

Director of Clinical Research

Vertera

Atlanta, GA

Andrew Stuart, PhD

Years 22-23

Using Nanoparticles to Prevent ALI

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Shiqin Xiong, PhD

Years 22-23

Pyroptosis of Endothelial Cells: Role in ALI

Research Assistant Professor 

Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Xiaoyan Yang, PhD

Years 23-24

Role of End Binding

Protein3 in Angiogenesis

and Lung Biology

Instructor of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine 

Chicago, IL