2017 Young Investigator Awardees

Alyssa CobbsMorehouse School of Medicine
Nathalie Fuentes, Penn State College of Medicine
Whitney S. Gibbs, Medical University of South Carolina and University of Arizona
Elia El HajjLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Joanna Hodges, The Pennsylvania State University
Hsiang-Ling KuoInstitute of Molecular Medicine, NCKUMC, Tainan, Taiwan
Noah P. Jouett, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Jinhui Li, The Pennsylvania State University
Derek Seidel, Texas A&M University
Justin Sprick, University of North Texas Health Science Center

2016 Young Investigator Awardees


Steven Brooks, West Virginia University
Pharmacological Inhibition of NAD(P)H Oxidase with the Peptide gp91ds-tat During Ischemic Stroke Reduces Infarct Volume and Improves Vascular Reactivity in Obese Zucker Rats
Poster Session Title: Novel Mechanisms of Cerebrovascular Dysfunction
Day of presentation: Monday, April 4, 2016
Poster Board Number: B99
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D

Sarika Chaudhari, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Store Operated Ca2+ Entry Suppressed TGF&[beta]1- Smad3 Signaling Pathway in Glomerular Mesangial Cells
Poster Session Title: Ion Channels, Transporters and Pumps in Health and Disease
Day of presentation: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Poster Board Number: B241
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D



Karen Doersch, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Wound Healing in a Model of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus may be Delayed by a Lack of Interleukin-2
Poster Session Title: Epithelial Barriers, Cell Migration and Tissue Repair
Day of presentation: Monday, April 4, 2016
Poster Board Number: A221
Authors must be present at their posters from* 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D



Rachel Fenske, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Loss of the inhibitory G-protein, Gz, protects against Type I Diabetes-like hyperglycemia by stimulating islet signaling pathways that promote beta-cell function and survival
Poster Session Title: Cell Signaling: Proteins, Pathways, and Mechanisms
Day of presentation: Monday, April 4, 2016
Poster Board Number: B322
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D

Kuan-Hsun Huang, Pennsylvania State University
Lipid Emulsions, Rich in n-3 or n-9 Fatty Acids, Reverse the Progression of Parenteral Nutrition-Induced Hepatic Steatosis in Mice
Poster Session Title: ASN Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition
Day of presentation: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Sails Pavilion





Vasundhara Kain, University of Alabama At Birmingham
Resolution Agonist 15-epi-Lipoxin A4 Directs FPR2 to Expedite Healing Phase Post-Myocardial Infarction
Session Title: Mechanisms of Myocardial Failure and Fibrosis
Day of Presentation: Monday, April 4, 2016
Presentation Start Time: 2:25 PM
Presentation End Time: 2:40 PM
Program Number: 306.2
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 5A


Gilberto Moralez, UNT Health Science Center
Centrally Acting Perindopril Attenuates the Exercise Induced Increase in Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activity during Heavy Dynamic Exercise
Poster Session Title: Autonomic Adjustments to Exercise
Day of presentation: Monday, April 4, 2016
Poster Board Number: B502
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D



Van Ninh, Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Lysyl Oxidase Inhibition Alleviates Fibrosis and Dysfunction in Rodents with Established Cardiac Disease
Poster Session Title: Extracellular Matrix/Cardiac Remodeling
Day of presentation: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Poster Board Number: B29
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D


Jillian Noblet, Indiana University School of Medicine
Role of leptin in coronary vascular dysfunction and proliferation
Poster Session Title: Coronary Circulation
Day of presentation: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Poster Board Number: B109
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D



Stacey Rodenbeck, Indiana University School of Medicine
SERCA inhibition attenuates medial thickening in an organ culture model of coronary artery disease
Poster Session Title: Coronary Circulation
Day of presentation: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Program Number: 733.9
Poster Board Number: B117
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D


Cynthia Tchio, Morehouse School of Medicine
Leptin Regulation of HDAC and miRNA affect Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells
Day of presentation: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Poster Presentation Time: 8:00 PM
Location: San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Presidio



 

2015 Young Investigator Awardees


Bryan Becker
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Reduced Sympathetic Tone by Overexpression of Kv 4.3 in the Rostral Ventrolateral Medulla (RVLM) of Rats with Heart Failure"


Rebecca Bruning
The Pennsylvania State University
"Characterization of intracellular Ca2+ handling in vascular smooth muscle cells isolated from amputated human limbs"
  

Jessica Faulkner
University of Mississippi Medical Center
"Treatment with Vitamin D attenuates blood pressure and immune activation in a preeclamptic rat model"

 
Ayeeshik Kole
Indiana University School of Medicine
"Collagen-binding Peptide Attenuates Catheter-Induced Coronary Vasospasm"

 

Mykola Mamenko, UT Health Science Center at Houston
"Disrupted store-operated calcium entry causes nephrogenic Diabetes insipidus in rats"

Marshall Naimo
West Virginia University
"Elevated Methylation Status in Old Rat Skeletal Muscle Supports Gene Expression Disparities in Response to Injury"



Felix Nau
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
"Allergic Asthma and Serotonin 5-HT2 Receptor Activation: New Therapeutic Directions"


Anh Nguyen
University of North Texas, Health Science Center
Pyruvate Suppresses Hippocampal MMP-2 Activity Following Cardiac Arrest-Resuscitation

Alicia Schiller
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Renal Denervation Increases Renal Blood Flow Variability in Conscious Rabbits"

Natalie Scholpa
University of Georgia
"Role of Hippocampal p21 in Reward-Induced Behaviors"

2014 Young Investigator Awardees

Brandon Cherry, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center (Mentor – Bob Mallet)
“Vasopressin instead of epinephrine enhances efficacy of CPR without causing tachycardia”
John Clemmer, University of Mississippi Medical Center (Mentor – Robert Hester)
“Pulmonary permeability after hemorrhage and resuscitation in the obese Zucker rat”
Jonathan Elliott, University of Oregon (Mentor – Andrew Lovering)
“Increased cardiac output, not pulmonary artery systolic pressure, increases blood flow
through intrapulmonary arteriovenous anastomoses and impairs pulmonary gas exchange
efficiency”
Haley Gillham, University of Oregon  (Mentor – Jeffrey S Gilbert)
“Complement components C3a and C5a alter angiogenic balance in placental and endothelial cells"
Peter N. Mittwede, University of Mississippi Medical Center (Mentor – Robert Hester)
“Reactive oxygen species and acute kidney injury after trauma in obese rats”
Alan Mouton, Louisiana State University (Mentor – Jason D. Gardner)
“Ethanol-induced cardiac fibrosis is mediated by NADPH oxidase”
Nagendra Prabhu Ponnuraj, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Mentor – Rex Gaskins)
“Deoxynyboquinone and its derivatives upregulate glutathione-specific genes
in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells
Shuang Zhou, North Dakota State University  (Mentor – Dr. Erxi Wu)
“Identification and clinical prognosis of salinomycin binding targets in neuroblastoma”

 

2013 Young Investigator Awardees 

The Burton E. Sobel Young Investigator Awardee:

Jessica Bradley, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
“Differential response of cardiac NOX-2 and -4 to mild and severe pressure overload”

The Kenneth L. Barker Young Investigator Awardee:

Sathish Padi, North Dakota State University
“MiR-627 mediates the epigenetic mechanism of vitamin D in suppression of colon cancer growth both in vitro and in vivo

2013 Young Investigator Awardees:

Daria Ilatovskaya, Institute of Cytology RAS and Medical College of Wisconsin
“Acute effects of angiotensin II on TRPC6 channels in the podocytes of the freshly isolated kidney”

Joshua Neuman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Identification of key signaling molecules downstream of cAMP that regulate insulin secretion”

Meredith Owen, Indiana University, School of Medicine
“Perivascular adipose tissue impairs H2O2-mediated vasodilation in the coronary circulation”

Ankit Patel, Weill Cornel Medical College
“Feedback inhibition of the epithelial Na+ channel (ENac) during acute sodium loading in vivo”

Sulei Xu, West Virginia University, School of Medicine
“The impaired glycocalyx increases the endothelial susceptibility to shear stress resulting in augmented nitric oxide production in microvessels of diabetic rats”