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Past Research

88 percent

of past AST grant recipients are still involved in transplantation

92 percent

of past AST grant recipients are still involved in research

82 percent

of past AST grant recipients say their AST grant had a significant impact on their career

33 percent

of recipients received an NIH K-series grant for the same project

received an NIH R01 for the same project

Past Grant Recipients

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2017

AST Career Development Grants
AST TIRN/Astellas Clinical Science Faculty Development Research Grant Wayne M Tsuang, MD, MHS
Cleveland Clinic
Research Title: Improving Access to Lung Transplant with Broader Geographic Sharing
AST TIRN/Bristol-Myers Squibb Basic Science Fellowship Research Grant Scott Krummey, MD, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Title: Dual Coinhibitor Receptor Signaling to Restrain Graft-Specific Memory T-Helper 17 Cell Responses
AST TIRN/Wood MacMillan Charitable Fund Allied Health Professional Research Grant Jennifer Trofe-Clark, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FAST
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Title: Assessments of Literacy, Cognitive Function and Medication Knowledge in Renal Transplant Recipients in the Ambulatory Care Setting
AST TIRN Basic Science Faculty Development Research Grant Anne D Cherry, MD
Duke University
Research Title: Interface of Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Immune Activation in Heterotopic Mouse Heart Transplant
AST TIRN Translational Science Fellowship Research Grant Mark Snyder, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Research Title: Role of Tissue Resident Memory T Cells in Both Acute and Chronic Rejection following Lung Transplantation
Special Directed Grants
AST/Astellas Biomarkers Research Grant David Rothstein, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins
Research Title: Transitional-1 (T1) B Cell Cytokine Ratio as an Prognostic Biomarker for Clinical Course in Renal Transplantation that Guides Therapeutic Intervention

2016

AST Career Development Grants
AST TIRN/Astellas Basic Science Faculty Development Research Grant Jason Wertheim, MD, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Research Title: Engineering Podocyte Microenvironments
AST TIRN/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Research Grant Ines Llaudo, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine
Research Title: Role of C5aR expression on myeloid cells in allograft tolerance
AST TIRN/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Research Grant Michael S. Mulvihill, MD
Duke University
Research Title: Role of Mitochondrial Injury in the Pathogenesis of Primary Graft Dysfunction following Cardiac Transplantation
AST TIRN/Bristol-Myers Squibb Translational Science Faculty Development Research Grant Ana Konvalinka, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Toronto General Hospital
Research Title: Interaction between Humoral Immune Response and Kidney Tissue Proteome in Antibody-Mediated Rejection
AST TIRN/Genentech Translational Science Fellowship Research Grant Thet Su Win, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Research Title: The role of donor vs. recipient T cells in rejection of clinical face transplants
AST TIRN/Genentech Basic Science Fellowship Research Grant Jose Marino, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Research Title: Initiation of T Cell Allorecognition by Donor-Derived Exosomes after Transplantation
AST TIRN/Novartis Clinical Science Faculty Development Research Grant Jennifer C. Lai, MD, MBA
University of California, San Francisco
Research Title: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Home-Based Structured Physical Fitness Program for Liver Transplant Candidates
AST TIRN/Wood MacMillan Charitable Fund Allied Health Professional Research Grant Tiffany E. Kaiser, PharmD, MSCR
University of Cincinnati
Research Title: Novel Medication Adherence Monitoring Strategies Utilizing Technology
Special Directed Grants
Human Organ Project/AST TIRN Research Grant Sang Jin Lee, PhD
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Research Title: Human ECM-derived materials for bioprinting of implantable 3D cardiac tissue construct
Human Organ Project/AST TIRN Research Grant Jason Wertheim, MD, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Research Title: Defining Functional Standards in Bioreactor-Based Organ Engineering
AST/ASTS Transplant Metrics Research Grant Dorry Segev, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins
Research Title: Design and Evaluation of Novel Metrics of Transplant Center Performance
AST/ASTS Transplant Metrics Research Grant Jesse Schold, PhD, MStat, Med and Laura Buccini, DrPH, MPH
Cleveland Clinic
Research Title: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Center Performance to Improve Quality Oversight in Organ Transplantation
AST/ASTS Transplant Metrics Research Grant Sumit Mohan, MD, MPH
Columbia University
Research Title: Patient Oriented Transplant Center Metrics

2015

AST TIRN/Astellas Clinical Science Faculty Development Research Grant Cozumel Pruette, MD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University
Research Title: Improving adherence and satisfaction in adolescent kidney transplant patients with patient-centered communication
AST TIRN/Bristol-Myers Squibb Translational Science Fellowship Research Grant Blayne Sayed, MD, PhD
Emory University
Research Title: Epigenetic regulation of CTLA-4 modifies susceptibility to the development of pathogenic T cells mediating a belatacept resistant alloreactive immune response
AST TIRN/One Lambda Basic Science Fellowship Research Grant Beth Amundsen, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Title: Role of TGF-B in interaction between T and B regulatory cells and its potential effects on transplantation tolerance
AST TIRN/Wood MacMillan Charitable Fund Transplant Nursing Grant Dianne LaPointe Rudow, DNP
Mount Sinai Medical School
Research Title: Evaluation of the reliability and validity of the Live Donor Assessment Tool (LDAT) to predict psychosocial outcomes among liver and kidney donors

2014

AST/Astellas Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Jayme Locke, MD, MPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research Title: Long term outcomes after live kidney donation among expanded criteria living donors
AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Pritha Sen, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Title: CMV induced transcriptional networks and regulation of innate immunity in solid organ transplantation
AST/BMS Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Aravind Cherukuri, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: B cell mediated immune regulation in renal transplantation
AST/Genentech Basic Science Fellowship Grant Sergio Duarte, PhD
Dumont-UCLA Transplant Center
Research Title: AAV-mediated TIMP-1 gene therapy in hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury
AST/Novartis Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Dmitry Rozenberg, MD, FRCPC
Toronto General Hospital
Research Title:Evaluation of sarcopenia in lung transplant candidates

2013

AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Kanishka Mohib, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: IL-10+ regulatory B cells (Breg) Induction by TIM-1, IL-4, and mechanisms of action in allograft tolerance
AST/Astellas Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Thangamani Muthukumar, MD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Research Title: Development of a MicroRNA Atlas for Fortelling Renal Allograft Functional Decline
AST/BMS Basic Science Fellowship Grant Ryan Newton, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Title: Homeostatic and Metabolic Regulation of Tregs by PTEN
AST/Genentech Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Roberto Bassi, MD
Children's Hospital Boston
Research Title: In vivo MNR metabolic/metabolomic profiling of the kidney allograft
AST/Pfizer Basic Science Fellowship Grant Natasha Rogers, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: The role of CD47 on interacting parenchymal and non-parenchymal cells facilitating renal ischemia reperfusion injury

2012

AST/ESOT Joint Research Grant Dalia Raich-Regue, MS, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: Investigation of the novel mTOC1/2 inhibitors on dendritic cell function and their potential for tolerance induction in organ transplantation
AST Allied Health Professionals Grant Patricia Scott, PhD
Indiana University
Research Title: The first transplanted year: Predicting Patterns of Recovery Post-Liver Transplant
AST Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Alejandro Soto-Gutierrez, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: Generation of Transplantable Functional Hepatic Grafts Using IPS-Derived Cells and Decellularized Liver Matrix
AST Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Cynthia Gries, MD, MSc
University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: Impact of Health Literacy on Adherence and Longterm Outcomes in Lung Transplant Recipients
AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Pallavi Banerjee, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston
Research Title: Role of Novel Regulatory Molecules of the mTor Pathway in Post-Transplantation Renal Injury
AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Partha Dutta, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Title: Regulatory T cells reduce IL-1 beta-driven myelopiesis in allograft transplantation
AST/BMS Basic Science Fellowship Grant Tiago Machuca, MD, PhD
University of Toronto
Research Title: Ex Vivo Perfusion and Adenoviral Human IL-10 Gene Therapy in a Large Animal Lung Transplantation Survival Model
AST/Genentech Basic Science Fellowship Grant David Leonard, MBChB, MRCS
Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Title: Induction of Tolerance for Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation
AST/Genentech Basic Science Fellowship Grant Jin Yuan, MD, PhD
Translational Immunology Science Center
Research Title: MicroRNA in cold ischemia and transplantation
AST/Pfizer Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Ibrahim Batal, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Research Title: Acute Transplant Glomerulitis; Histopathological Characterization and Biomarkers Development
AST/Pfizer Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Heth Turnquist, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: The prognostic and therapeutic capacity of IL-33 and its receptor in pediatric heart transplantation
AST/Pfizer Basic Science Fellowship Grant Hong Zhang, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: Negative Regulation of liver DC maturation/activation and liver transplant tolerance

2011

AST Branch Out Grant Reza Abdi, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Collaborator: Ali Khademhosseini, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Title: Microscale engineering of islets invitro
AST Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Peter Reese, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Research Title: Cardiovascular outcomes among older live kidney donors
AST Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Peter Reese, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Research Title: Cardiovascular outcomes among older live kidney donors
AST/ESOT Joint Research Grant Hugo Sondermeijer, MD, MS
Columbia University Medical Center
Research Title: Regulatory T cells for promotion of durable mixed hematopoietic chimerism and immune tolerance in a nonhuman primate model
AST/Astellas Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Babak Orandi, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Research Title: Quantifying risk and survival benefit from incompatible kidney transplantation
AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Hiroyuki Tahara, MD, PhD
Columbia University
Research Title: Development of specific tolerance in pig-to-human thymic transplantation model using humanized mice
AST/BMS Basic Science Fellowship Grant Khaleefathullah Asadullah Sheriff, PhD
Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute
Research Title: Role of B cell subsets in the pathogenesis of allograft rejection
AST/One Lambda Basic Science Fellowship Grant Ciara Magee, MB, BCh
Brigham & Women's Hospitalbr>Research Title: The role of IgG Fc-derived peptides "Tregitopes" in the regulation of the alloimmune response and achievement of transplantation tolerance
AST/Genentech Basic Science Fellowship Grant Bara Sarraj, PhD
Northwestern University
Research Title: Role of fucosylation in shaping the alloimmune response
AST/Genentech Basic Science Fellowship Grant Dirk van der Windt, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: Genetically-engineered pig islet transplantation in diabetic monkeys
AST/Pfizer Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Jordi Ochando, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Research Title: Immune regulatory functions of myeloid derived suppressor cells in transplantation
AST/Pfizer Basic Science Fellowship Grant Kikumi Ozaki, MD, PhD
Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute
Research Title: Ischemia/Reperfusion injury increases activation and migration of graft kidney CD103+ dendritic cells and augments host alloimmune responses
AST/Pfizer Basic Science Fellowship Grant Martina McGrath, MB, BCh
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Research Title: The impact of Th17 cells and Treg plasticity on allograft rejection and tolerance
AST/Pfizer Basic Science Fellowship Grant Osamu Yoshida, MD, PhD
Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute
Research Title: A novel mechanism regulating alloimmune activity via E-NTPDase-1 activity on liver dendritic cells

2010

AST Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Todd Brennan, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Research Title: The Innate Immune System in the Regulation of Allospecific T Lymphocytes
AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Leonardo Riella, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Research Title: Novel Role of the Notch Pathway in Transplantation
AST/Astellas Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Ben Sprangers, MD
Columbia University
Research Title: Study of the immunological mechanisms involved in transplantation tolerance after combined kidney/bone marrow transplantation (CKBMT)
AST/Genentech Branch Out Grant Daniel Goldstein, MD
Yale University
Collaborator: Tarek Fahmy, PhD
Yale University
Research Title: Nanoparticles: A novel approach to inhibit the innate immune system after transplantation
AST/BMS Basic Science Fellowship Grant Joseph Scalea, MD
Harvard University/TBRC
Research Title: The Balance of T-Regulatory Cells and Alloreactive T-Cells in the Maintenance vs. Loss of Tolerance
AST/Pfizer Basic Science Fellowship Grant Sarah Bruneau, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston
Research Title: DEPTOR: A novel protein regulating mTOR/Akt signaling in alloimmunity
AST/Pfizer Basic Science Fellowship Grant Esme Dijke, PhD
University of Alberta
Research Title: To B or not to B? - The fate of B-cell memory in B-cell tolerance after ABO-incompatible heart transplantation in infants
AST/Pfizer Basic Science Fellowship Grant Wing-Hong Kwan, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Research Title: C5a/C5aR Modulation of Regulatory T Cells in Transplantation

2009

AST/Astellas Allied Health Professionals Faculty Grant Nataliya Zelikovsky, PhD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Research Title: Psychosocial Predictors of Non-Adherence Among Adolescent Transplant Recipients: Developing a Targeted Intervention to Improve Adherence
AST/Astellas Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Beek Yoke Chin, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Research Title: Carbon Monoxide Promotes Cardiac Graft Tolerance; Role of the Macrophage
AST/Wyeth Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Rebecca Shilling, MD
University of Chicago
Research Title: Mechanisms of T Cell Mediated Chronic Rejection in the Lung
AST/Wyeth Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Vibha Lama MD, MS
University of Michigan Health System
Research Title: Mesenchymal Stem Cells as Biomarkers and Biomodulator of Chronic Allograft Rejection in Human Lung Transplant
AST/Roche Basic Science Fellowship Grant Olaf Boenisch, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Research Title: Role of the TIM-3: Galectin-9 Pathway in Allograft Rejection and Tolerance
AST/Roche Basic Science Fellowship Grant Antonino Castellaneta, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: NOD2 Signaling and Regulation of Liver Dendritic Cell Tolergenicity
AST/Wyeth Basic Science Fellowship Grant Peter Jindra, PhD
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Research Title: Induction of Transplantation Tolerance by Retroviral Delivery of Alloantigen on Autologous T Cells
AST/Roche Basic Science Fellowship Grant Nalu Navarro-Alvarez, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Title: Role of CD47-SIRP Signaling in Hepatocyte Xenograft Rejection
AST/Roche Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Anita Mehrotra, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital
Research Title: Impact of Erythropoietin Therapy on the Alloimmune Response in Kidney Transplant Recipients
AST/Roche Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Anita Mehrotra, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital
Research Title: Impact of Erythropoietin Therapy on the Alloimmune Response in Kidney Transplant Recipients

2008

AST/ASN John Merrill Transplant Scholar Grant Arjang Djamali, MD
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Research Title: Nox and Kidney Allograft Interstitial Fibrosis
AST/CHEST Foundation Clinical Research Grant in Lung Transplantation Sharon Chen, MD, MS
Stanford University School of Medicine
Research Title: “Anti-Viral Treatment Strategy for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infections in Lung Transplant Patients Based on DMV-Specific T-cell Immune Responses”
AST/Astellas Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Andrew Cameron, MD, PhD
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Research Title: Prevention of Recurrent Hepatitis C after Liver Transplant using RNA interference
AST/Roche Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Jun Yang, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston
Research Title: Donor Vascular Endothelial PDL1-Mediated Regulation of Transplant Vasculopathy: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Utility
AST/Isotechnica Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Koichi Shimizu, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Research Title: B Cell-Associated Mechanisms of Transplant Arteriosclerosis
AST/Wyeth Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Mark Rigby, MD, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Title: Defining the Role of Autoreactive T Cells in Islet Allograft Rejection
AST/Roche Basic Science Fellowship Grant Tina Sumpter, MS, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: Molecular Regulation of Tolerogenic Dendritic Cell Function in the Liver
AST/Wyeth Basic Science Fellowship Grant Joshua Mollov, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Title: Unraveling the mechanism of peripheral T cell tolerance through induction of mixed chimerism
AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Alexander H.K. Kroemer, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Research Title: Role of NK cells in Transplant Tolerance
AST/Roche Basic Science Fellowship Grant Haofeng Ji, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Research Title: Regulation of host sensitization by PD-1 (CD279) negative costimulation pathways in transplant recipients
AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Francesca D'Addio, MD
Children's Hospital
Research Title: Role of the novel T-Bet gene in Transplantation Tolerance
AST/Roche Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Pratima Sharma, MBBS, MSc (CRSDA)
University of Michigan Health System
Research Title: Re-weighting of the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD): Effects on survival benefit and the burden of renal disease after liver transplantation
AST/Wyeth Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Isabel Neuringer, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Title: Mannose Binding Lectin in Iscehmia Reperfusion and Rejection after Lung Transplantation
AST/Astellas Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Robert Venick, MD
University of California Los Angeles
Research Title: Relationship of Drug-related Gene Polymorphisms to Pediatric Post-Transplant De-Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis
AST/Roche Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at CWRU
Research Title: Betaherpesviruses in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation: A Prospective Longitudinal Evaluation
AST/Astellas Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Deidre Sawinski, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Research Title: Panel of Reactive T cell assay in Transplant Risk Assessment
AST/Wyeth Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Allison Webber, MD
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
Research Title: Biomarkers for Safe Minimization of Immunosuppression in Renal Allograft Recipients
AST/Roche Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Jennifer Jackson, MD
Emory University
Research Title: Development of Non-Invasive Monitoring Tools in Pediatric Renal Transplantation
AST/Roche Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Sanjeev Akkina, MD
University of Minnesota
Research Title: Proteomic Analysis for Biomarkers of Interstitial Fibrosis/Tubular Atrophy in Kidney Transplant Recipients
AST/JDRF Fellowship Grant Andrea Vergani, MD
Children's Hospital
Research Title: B cell depletion in diabetes and islet transplantation in NOD mice

2007

AST/Wyeth Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Pavan Reddy, MD
Institution: University of Michigan
Research Topic: The Effect of Lymphopenia Induced Proliferation of donor T cells on GVH Responses
AST/Astellas Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Shivaprakash Gangappa, PhD
Institution: Emory University School of Medicine
Research Topic: Immune mechanisms of latent infection-mediated resistance to transplantation tolerance
AST/Wyeth Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Giovanna Andreola, MD
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Sponsor: Megan Sykes, MD
Research Topic: Understanding the mechanisms of long-term kidney tolerance through the induction of mixed chimerism
AST/Roche Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Jesse Qian, MD
Institution: University of California San Francisco
Sponsor: Flavio Vincenti, MD
Research Topic: Recovery of Native Kidney Function From Hepatorenal Syndrome After Combined Kidney-Liver Transplant
AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Tsutomu Hirohashi, MD
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Sponsor: Joren Madsen, MD, DPhil
Research Topic: Interaction between NK Cells and Tregs in Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy
AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Qiquan Sun, MD, PhD
Institution: The Ohio State University
Sponsor: Gregg Hadley, PhD
Research Topic: Blockade of CD103 as a means to prevent tubular injury following allogeneic renal transplantation
AST/Wyeth Basic Science Fellowship Grant Olga Zhdanova, MD
Institution: New York University School of Medicine
Sponsor: Edward Skolnik, MD
Research Topic: Regulation of the Calcium Activated Potassium Channel, KCa3.1, by histidine phosphorylation: A potentially new therapeutic target to inhibit transplant rejection
AST/Wyeth Basic Science Fellowship Grant Samiksha Bansal, MBBS, MS, MD
Institution: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Sponsor: John Fung, MD, PhD
Research Topic: Characterization of human hepatic stellate cells and their immunoregulatory role
AST Branch Out Grant Olivia M. Martinez, PhD
Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine
Collaborator: Theo Palmer, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Research Topic: Innate Immunity and the Differentiation of Neural Stem/Progenitor Cell Allografts
AST/Astellas Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Paolo Salvalaggio, MD, PhD
Institution: Saint Louis University
Research Topic: The cost effectiveness of liver transplantation in the MELD era
AST/Wyeth Basic Science Faculty Development Grant William Steinbach, MD
Institution: Duke University
Research Topic: Calcineurin Inhibition to Prevent and Treat Invasive Aspergillosis
AST/Roche Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Yijin Li, PhD

University of Chicago
Research Topic: Regulation of Alloreactive B cells
AST/JDRF Grant Paolo Fiorina, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston
Research Topic: Targeting the CXCR4-SDF Axis to Mobilize Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Islet Transplantation: Reshaping or Vetoing the Immune System
AST/ESOT Exchange Grant Burcin Ekser, MD
Institution: Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sponsor: David K. C. Cooper, MD, PhD, FRCS
Research Topic: Proposed Studies to Investigate Pig Liver Xenotransplantation as a ‘Bridge' to Allotransplantation: Studies in Baboon Liver Transplantation Models
AST/ASN John Merrill Transplant Scholar Grant Reza Abdi, MD
Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Research Topic: The Novel Role of Beta3 Integrin in Allograft Rejection
AST/ASN John Merrill Transplant Scholar Grant Jonathan Maltzman, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Research Topic: Role of Adaptor Protein in Regulatory T Cell Proximal Signaling

2006

AST/Roche Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Adam Charles Schaffer, MD
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell
Research Topic: Foxp3 Profiles as Predictors of Renal Transplantation Outcomes
Sponsor: Manikkam Suthanthiran, MD
AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant Heth Roderick Turnquist, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Research Topic: Inhibition of Chronic Rejection Through Immune Modulation by Recipient-Derived Rapamycin-Conditioned Myeloid DCs
Sponsor: Angus Thomson, PhD, DSc
AST Policy Fellowship Grant Paula Stirnemann, MPH
Saint Louis University
Research Topic: The Cost-effectiveness of Solid Organ Donation and Transplantation
Sponsor: Mark Schnitzler, PhD
AST/Astellas Basic Physician Scientist Training Grant Phillip Horne, BS
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Research Topic: CD4-independent, CD8+ T Cell Mediated Alloimmunity Studied Through a Hepatocellular Allograft Model
Sponsor: Ginny Bumgardner, MD, PhD
AST/Astellas Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant Dorry Segev , MD
John Hopkins Medical Institution
Research Topic: This research demonstrates mathematical technology for optimization that would greatly expand the benefits derived from Kidney Paired Donations by identifying the best matches possible.
AST/Wyeth Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Mohammed Javeed Ansari, MBBS, MRCP
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Research Topic: Contribution of MHC Class II Molecules on Dendritic Cells in Pathways of Allorecognition and Tolerance
AST/Roche Basic Science Faculty Development Grant Chaorui Tian, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Research Topic: The major goal of this proposal is to determine whether molecular chimerism can be used to overcome authoimmunity in recurrence of T1D following islet transplantation. The overall approach is to express a MHC class II ß chain from protective haplotypes in bone marrow derived cells of NOD mice.
AST/Astellas Branch Out Faculty Grant Anita Chong, PhD
University of Chicago
Collaborator: Chyung-Ru Wang, PhD
University of Chicago
Research Topic: Impact of Oral Infection with Listeria Monocytogenes on Allograft Tolerance
AST/JDRF Grant Juliet Emamaullee, PhD
University of Alberta, Canada
Research Topic: Type I Diabetes and Islet Transplantation
Nominator: A. M. James Shapiro, MD, PhD
AST/ATS Research Grant Stavros Garantziotis, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Research Topic: Role of pulmonary innate immunity in the development of alloimmune lung injury after transplantation
AST/ALF Liver Scholar Research Grant Holger Willenbring, MD
University of California San Francisco
Research Topic: Development of in vivo cell fusion into a therapy for a wide range of genetic liver diseases
AST/ASN John Merrill Transplant Scholar Grant Geetha Chalasani, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
Research Topic: B Cell Help for Alloreactive T Cell Memory
AST/ASBMT Clinical Research Grant Fabienne Haspot, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Topic: Mechanisms of CD8 Tolerance and Rejection of BMT
AST/CHEST Foundation Clinical Research Grant Vibha N. Lama, MBBS
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Lung Transplantation

2005

AST/ASN John Merrill Transplant Research Scholar Grant Soumitro Pal, PhD
AST/CHEST Foundation Clinical Research Grant in Lung Transplantation Laurie D. Snyder, MD
AST/Astellas* Fellowship Grant Mandy Ford, PhD
AST/Astellas* Basic Science Fellowship Grant Iris Lee, MD
AST/Roche Fellowship Grant Bridget L. Colvin, PhD
AST/Wyeth Fellowship Grant Ryan Courtney Fields, MD
AST/Roche Faculty Development Grant Daniel Robert Goldstein, MD
AST/Astellas* Faculty Grant Yuan Zhai, PhD
AST/JDRF Fellowship Grant Adam Griesemer, MD
AST International Research Fellowship Grant Satish Nadig, MD
AST/Astellas* Basic Scientist Career Development Faculty Grant Jessamyn Bagley, PhD
AST/Schering Plough Women & Minority Career Development Faculty Grant Lisa Michelle Forman, MD, MSCE
AST RO1 Bridge Grant Anna Valujskikh, PhD
AST/ESOT Fellowship Grant Paulo Ney Aguiar Martins, MD, PhD

2004

Wyeth/AST Council's Basic Science Fellowship Grant Patrick Walsh, PhD
AST Basic Science Fellowship Grant Keri Csencsits, PhD
AST/Fujisawa Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Georffrey Camirand, PhD
Fujisawa/AST President's Clinical Science Fellowship Grant Elizabeth Sarah Herman, MD
Fujisawa/AST Council's Clinical Science Faculty Grant Lorenzo Gallon, MD
AST/JDRF Fellowship Grant Christian Cruz, MD
AST International Fellowship Grant Martin Oberbarnscheidt, MD
AST/Roche Basic Science Faculty Grant Xueli Yuan, MD, PhD
AST/Roche Basic Scientist Faculty Grant Indira Guleria, PhD

2003

AST Council's Fellowship Grant David Tom Cooke
AST/Novartis Fellowship Grant Eun D. Lee
AST Basic Science Fellowship Grant Ashok Muniappan
AST/Sangstat Fellowship Grant Syed Huq
AST/Fujisawa Fellowship Grant Harini Chakkera
AST President's Fellowship Grant Jun B. Lee
AST Council's Faculty Grant Dympna Kelly
AST Faculty Grant Amy Waterman
AST/Roche Faculty Grant Rob Striker
AST/JDRF Fellowship & Faculty Grant Mohammed Javeed Ansari
AST/Women's & Minority Faculty Grant Anna Valujskikh
AST/International Fellowship Grant Masonori Abe

2002

AST Council's Fellowship Grant Xun-Rong Luo
AST/Novartis Fellowship Grant Jonathan Maltzman
AST Basic Science Fellowship Grant Anton Decker
AST/Sangstat Fellowship Grant Yoshinobu Akiyama
AST/Fujisawa Fellowship Grant Arjang Djamali
AST President's Fellowship Grant Kristel Hunt
AST Council's Faculty Grant Enver Akalin
AST Faculty Grant Nader Najafian
AST/Roche Faculty Grant Maria-Luisa Alegre
AST/JDRF Fellowship & Faculty Grant Ramaniah Mamillapalli
AST Basic Scientist Faculty Grant Soumitro Pal
AST Women's & Minority Faculty Grant Anne VanBuskirk

2001

AST Council's Fellowship Grant Anirban Bose
AST/Novartis Fellowship Grant Robert Cina
AST Basic Science Fellowship Grant Adam Schrum
AST/Fujisawa Fellowship Grant Darshana Dadhania
AST President's Fellowship Grant Yingyos Avihingsanon
AST Council's Faculty Grant Markus Frank
AST Faculty Grant Randall Sung
AST/Roche Faculty Grant Ana Coito
AST/JDRF Fellowship & Faculty Grant Dolca Thomas
AST Basic Scientist Faculty Grant Andres Jaramillo
AST Women's & Minority Faculty Grant Yolanda Becker

2000

AST Faculty Development Grant Lisa Robinson
Presidents Fellowship Grant Reza Abdi
Novartis Fellowship Grant Nelson Goes
Roche Faculty Grant Jennifer Woodward
AST Council's Faculty Grant Eugenia Fedoseyva
Fujisawa Fellowship Grant Biljana Pavlovic Surjancev
AST Councils Fellowship Grant Dimitry Samsonov

1999

Roche Faculty Grant Milan Kinkhabwala
Novartis Fellowship Grant Markus Frank
Faculty Development Grant Ana Coito
Fujisawa Fellowship Grant Choli Hartono
AST President's Young Investigator Andrew Wells
Sangstat Fellowship Grant Hrefna Gudmundsdottir
President's Fellowship Grant Stephen Alexander

1998

Roche Faculty Grant Hugo Rosen
President's Fellowship Anne Burke
Novartis Fellowship Boris Nikolic
Faculty Development Ashwani Khanna

1997

Sandoz Juan Luis Contreras Rodriquez
Sangstat Fellowship Ya Fen Chen
Roche Investigator Faculty Grant Ginny Bumgardner
Fujisawa Fellowship John Vella
Ortho Faculty Grant Martha Pavlakis

1996

Roche Investigator Faculty Grant Alfredo Fabrega
Sandoz Fellowship Grant Milagros Samaniego
UpJohn Investigator Diane Alexander
Ortho Faculty Grant Ann Van Buskirk
Fujisawa Fellowship Angeles Baquerizo
President's Young Investigator Fellowship A. Singh
Council's Young Investigator Tousif Pasha

1995

Sandoz Fellowship Tomasz Kozlowski
Ortho Faculty Grant Edward Geissler
President's Young Investigator Meiko Toyodo
Fujisawa Fellowship Grant Serhat Azizleri
Council's Young Investigator Steven Katznelson