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LUNG T32

Current Trainees

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

PREDOCTORAL TRAINEES

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

Name

Training Period

Research Description

Mentor

Current Position

Phuoc Vuong​​​​​​​

Years 1-2

PKCB Regulation of Endothelial Barrier

Lam

Unknown

Chad Ellis, PhD

Years 1-3

Introduction of PAR-1 Expression in Endothelial Cells

Associate Director

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Andrea True Kelly, PhD

Years 1-4

H2O2 Signaling of ICAM-1 Expression via NF-kB

Director of Medical Affairs and Clinical Operations

Midatech Pharma US Inc.

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Richard Bodnar, PhD

Years 3-6

Regulation of Platelet Activation and Platelet-Endothelial Interactions

Senior Research Consultant

Reace Consulting

Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph Schober, PhD

Years 5-6

CCN Protein-Integrin amb2 Interactions

Lam

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Larry Shepard, PhD

Years 4-7

Signal Transduction Pathways Activated by KSHV G-Protein Coupled Receptor

Ye

Associate Director

Genentech

Atlanta, GA

Michael Holinstat, PhD

Years 7-9

RhoA Regulation of Endothelial Integrity

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

University of Michigan

Barry Kreutz, PhD

Years 7-9

Structure of Rho Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor Activation by Ga13

Kozasa

Unknown

David Jho, MD/PhD

Years 7-9

Angiotpoetin-1 and VEGF Interaction

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroendoscopy

Allegheny General Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Broman, MD/PhD

Years 7-9

Role of Cdc42 in Regulation of Endothelial Adherens Junctions

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Chicago

Medical Center

Douglas Yau, PhD

Years 8-10

Characterization of Ga12 Pathway and its Structure

Kozasa

Director of Oncology Regional Field Medical Affairs Team

Sanofi Genzyme

Cambridge, MA

Angela Kwiatek, PhD

Years 9-10

TRPC1 Binding of Caveolin-1 Scaffolding Domain Regulates Store-Operated Ca2+ Channels

Manager of Medical Writing Program

Astellas Pharma

Northbrook, IL

Kelly Barrett, PhD

Years 10-12

Interaction between P-Selection Glycoprotein Ligand-1 and Ezrin/Radixin/Moesin

Biomarker and Cytometry Specialist

EMD Millipore

Billerica, MA

Emily Welch, PhD

Years 10-12

Lyso-Platelet Activating Factor Regulation of cAMP in Neutrophils

Ye

Scientist

Tasso, Inc.

Seattle, WA

Irene (Klein) Louh, MD/PhD

Years 10-12, 14

Regulation of Caveolae-Mediated Endocytosis

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Columbia University Medical Center

Panagiotis Flevaris​​​​​​​, MD/PhD

Years 11-12

Not Available

Advanced Research Fellow

Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University

Marija Milenkovic

Years 11-12

PSGL-1 and F-Actin Reorganization in Neutrophils

Snapp

Unknown

Erica (Southgate) Troksa, PhD

Years 12-13

Identifcation of Agonists for Formyl Peptide Receptors in Neutrophils

Ye

Staff Scientist

Covance, Inc.

Greenfield, IN

Aaron Place, PhD

Years 13-14

Src Regulation  of Caveolin-1

Medical Science Liaison

Collegium Pharmaceutical

Chicago, IL

Tracy (Thennes) Schmidt​​​​​​​, PhD

Years 13-14

FAK Regulation of Sphingosine-1-Phosphate-1 Receptor Signaling

Senior Medical Writer

Abbott

Abbott Park, IL

Masooma Razvi, PharmD

Years 13-14

Role of PTP1B in ROS Production and VEGF Signaling

GlaxoSmithKline Global Regulatory Affairs Fellow

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jessica Lowry​​​​​​​, PhD

Years 13-14

ERK-Dependent eNOS Activation of Bradykinin

Skidgel

Postdoctoral Fellow

Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University

Vanessa Hill

Year 14

Not Available

Unknown

Emily Vanderbroucke, PhD

Years 14-15

PKCa Regulation of Lung Vascular Function

Assistant Medical Director of Cardiology

GE Healthcare

Chicago, IL

Alejandra Chavez, PhD

Years 14-15

Regulation of Function by PTEN and SPHK in Lung

Unknown

Alexander Garcia, MD

Year 15

Role of IQGAP1 in Regulating Lung Vascular Function

Resident

Kristin Wasiukanis​​​​​​​

Year 15

Not Available

Unknown

Farnaz Bakhshi, PhD

Years 15-16

S-Nitrosylation of Caveolin-1 Regulation of Oligomerization and Endothelial Integrity

Licensing Manager

Partners HealthCare

Cambridge, MA

Kelly O'Brien, PhD

Years 16-17

Role of Akt Isoforms in Platelet Activation and Lung Vascular Thrombosis

Data Manager & Protocol Monitor

The EMMES Corporation

Rockville, MD

Maulik Patel, PhD

Years 16-17

Role of PDZ-RhoGEF Signaling in Cell Prolifeation

Kozasa

Unknown

Abraam Yakoub, PhD

Year 17

Not Available

Unknown

Nazila Daneshjou, PhD

Years 17-18

Role of Rac1 in Regulating Integrity of Endothelial Adherens Junctions

Medical Science Liaison

BTG PLC

London, UK

Melissa Geyer, PhD

Years 17-18

Role of EB3 on MT Dynamics and Calcium Signaling in Lung Cells

Medical Science Liaison

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Chicago, IL

Megan Rexius

Years 17-18

Role of Hypoxia in the Expression of Stem Cell Markers in Endothelial Cells Using Novels Microfluidic Systems

Rehman/Yuan

Still in Training

Ruby Fernandez, PhD

Years 18-19

Transition of Pulmonary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells from Contractile to Proliferative Phenotype

Yuan

Bioscience Sales Specialist

Nikon Instruments

Melville, NY

Kevin Kruse

Years 18-19

Role of VE- and N-cadherin Signaling in Regulating Lung Cell Functions

Still in Training

Andrew Barazia, PhD

Years 18-19

Identifcation of a Novel Peptide with Anti-thrombotic and anti-ARDS Effects

Applications Scientist

Intelligent Imaging Innovations, Inc.

Denver, CO

David Ebenezer

Year 19

Regulation og Histone Acetylation in Lung inflammation by Sphingosine-1-Phosphate

Still in Training

Jenny Klomp

Years 19-20

Phosphorylation-Mediated Regulation Lung Vascular Injury

Still in Training

Elizabeth LeMaster

Years 19-20

Role of Flow in Regulating oxLDL Uptake and its Impact on Endothelial and Epithelial Function in Lungs

Still in Training

Brian Shy

Years 19-20

Mechanisms Underlying Wnt Signaling in Stem Cells and Tissue Repair

Merrill

Still in Training

Alan Tseng

Year 21

Role of TNR-alpha signaling in mediating neutrophil recruitment during inflammation

Still in Training

Vanessa Juettner

Years 21-23

Focus on the biomechanistic relationships of VE-PTP (vascular endothelial protein tyrosine phosphatase) and the VE-cadherin in lung endothelial cells

Still in Training

Mark Shaaya

Years 21-22

Investigate the role of Phospholipase D in vesicular trafficking of VE-Cadhern to adhesion junctions in the endothelium in an acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) model

Still in Training

Sarah Krantz

Years 21-23

Role of mitophagy and mitochondrial networking in human pluripotent stem cells and endothelial cells

Still in Training

James Hyun

Years 22-23

N/A

Still in Training

Ian Rochford

Years 22-23

Macrophages polarization during inflammatory signaling     

Still in Training

Victoria Mastej

Years 22-23

Role of KLF4 in Lymphatic Blood Vessels

Still in Training

Killian Sottoriva

Year 23

Identify novel targets for Notch inhibition in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Still in Training

Cassandre Coles

Year 23

My research interest isdetermining if caveolae is the major pathway contributing to oxLDLtransport to the subendothelial layer

Still in Training