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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 at Chicago

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

Professor of

Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Arshad Rahman, PhD

Years 5-7

TNFa 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 TNFa-Induced NF-Kb 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

Identification of 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 Uptake

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

TNFa and Lung Injury

Lau

Assistant Professor

Dept of Pediatrics

U Rochestor

Rochester, NY

Jian Fu, PhD

Years 10

Mechanisms of Lung Inflammation and Injury

Professor of Cancer Biology

U Kentucky

Ghias Ahmmed, PhD

Years 10-11

Regulation of Transient Receptor Potential Channel Proteins by Phosphorylation

Professor of Physiology

U Medina Medical School

Saudi Arabia

Michael Burleigh, PhD

Years 10-11

Aquaporin Function in Lungs

Private Practice

Youyang Zhao, PhD

Years 10-12

Mechanisms of Lung Injury and Repair

Endowed Professor

Dept of Pediatrics

Northwestern University

Joseph McLaughlin, PhD

Years 11-12

PAR-1 Activation in Lungs

Malik/

Voyno-Yasenetskaya

Assistant Professor

Dept of Radiology

UT Southwestern

Medical Center

Sean Garrean, MD

Years 11-12

Caveolin Regulation in Lungs

Espat/

Malik

Private Practice

Indiana

Anke Di, MD, PhD

Year 12

CFTR Channel Regulation

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 Ionic Currents

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

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 a7 nAChR in Acute Lung Injury

Senior Scientist

Pasteur Institute/Chinese Academy of Sciences

Shanghai, PPC

Ben Gantner, PhD

Year 14

Phagocyte Activation Mechanisms Regulated by TLR Signaling

Ye/

Christman

Research Assistant Professor

Dept of Microbiology & Immunology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Nihal Kaplan, PhD

Year 14

Involvement of VEGF Signaling in Lungs

Research Assistant Professor

Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Tracey Dugan, PhD

Years 15-16

Vascular Endothelial Barrier Protective Induced HIF-2a-dependent VE-cadherin Expression

Sick Leave

Sophie Toya, MD

Years 16-17

Differentiation of ESCs to Endothelial Progenitors to Repair of Lung Injury

Private

Practice

Cynthia Mann-Rohde, PhD

Years 16

Engineering Novel Matricies to Assess PECAM1-Mediated PMN Motility

Senior Biomedical Engineer

Caterpillar, Inc.

Mossville, IL

Micaela Vargas, PhD

Year 16

Hypoxia Regulation of Vascular ESC Differentiation to Endothelial Cells: Lung Repair

Laboratory Director

Advanced Genomics

San Antonio, TX

Jasmina Profirovic, PhD

Year 17

Tracing Endothelial Lineage after Induction of Lung Vascular Injury

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Khiem Tran, PhD

Years 16-17

Role of B-catenin Signaling in Regulating Endothelial Barrier Function Post-Vascular Injury

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Inst for Regenerative Cures

U California - Davis

Nathan Sieracki, PhD

Years 17-18

Homophilic PECAM-1 Interaction in Neotrophila and Role in Lung Injury

Principal Scientist

Neo Therapeutics

Grand Prairie, TX

Colt Melton, MD

Years 17-18

Mitochondrial ROS Signaling Mediated Lung Injury, Lung Ischemia and Rperfusion Injury

Vanden Hoek

Private Practice​​​​​​​

Houston, TX

Kaori Yamada, PhD

Years 17-18

Signaling Pathway and Regulation of Polarity and VEGR2 Expression in Lung Endothelial Cells

Research Assistant Professor Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Nicole Pohl, PhD

Years 17-19

Characterization of Posttranscriptional Regulation of Kv Channels by microRNAs in Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Relationship to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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 Using Differentiated Pluripotent Stem Cells

Research Specialist

Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Zahra Mamdouh, PhD

Years 18-19

Therappeutic 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-kB Activation and Apoptosis Regulation in Acute Lung Injury

Garcia

Medical Affairs

CORY/PAETH

Chicago, IL

Lianghui "Lucy" Zhang, PhD

Years 19-20

Autophagy in Lung Stem Cells and Role in Repair Mechanisms

Rehman/

Park

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Hojin Kang, PhD

Years 21-23

The role of fluid shear stress in angiogenesis and enodothelium permeability in three deminesional (3D) model

Instructor

Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Klomp, PhD

Years 21-24

Studying evolution of core gene expression modules, in particular molecular evolution of the vertebrate endothelial cell and 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

Tumor biology and translational research, lung injury, macrophage and endothelial cell biology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Reyhaan Chaudhuri, PhD

Years 22-23

Evaluation of Jagged1 as a therapeutic target in breast cancer metastasis in the context of endothelial barrier integrity

Director of Clinical Research

Vertera

Atlanta, GA

Andrew Stuart, PhD

Years 22-23

Investigating the interactions of protein based nanoparticles with polymorphonuclear leukocytes and endothelial cells, with the goal of improved drug targeting and delivery

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Shiqin Xiong, PhD

Years 22-23

Acute lung injury, such as severe inflammation, lung vascular injury, and pulmonary edema

Research Assistant Professor 

Dept of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, IL

Xiaoyan Yang, PhD

Years 23-24

The Role of End Binding Protein3 in Angiogenesis Lung Biology and Pathophysiology

Instructor of Pharmacology

U Illinois College of Medicine 

Chicago, IL