Grant Awards in April & October 2007

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Principal Investigator  Project Title/Link  
1. Grant Awards in Cycle XVII & XVIII    
1.1 Conventional Research Grants - Cycle XVII   
Dr Reza Abdi
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA  
The Role of Donor Dendritic Cells in Promotion of Tolerance 
Dr David M. Briscoe
Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, USA  
The Role of the Vasculature in Transplant Rejection or Long-term Transplant Survival 
Dr Donna L. Farber
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA  
The Role of Memory T Cells in Transplant Rejection 
Dr Franck Halary
INSERM, Bordeaux, France  
Study of Cytomegalovirus/dendritic Cells Interplays in Kidney Transplantation  
Dr Angus W. Thomson
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA  
Regulation of Immune Responses in the Liver and Following Liver Transplantation 
1.2 Conventional Research Grants - Cycle XVIII    
Dr Patrick Bertolino
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia  
Understanding Unique Properties of Liver Transplants to Prolong the Survivalof All Other Organ Transplants 
Dr Anita Chong
The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA 
Bacterial Infections and Transplantation Tolerance 
Dr Anatolij Horuzsko
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA 
Improvement of Allograft Survival by Special Forms of HLA-G and Inhibitory Receptor 
Dr Alain Le Moine
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium  
Impact of IL-17 Producing T Cells on Long-term and Short-term Allograft Survival 
Dr Ton Lisman
University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands  
Do Blood Platelets Affect Quality of Organs to be Transplanted from a Brain-Dead Organ Donor?
Dr Joren C. Madsen
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA 
How the Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems Interact to Prevent Long-term Allograft Survival  
Dr Lorna Marson
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK 
Lymph Vessels in Kidney Transplantation 
1.3 Clinical Research Grants - Cycle XVII   
Prof. John Andrew Kirby
University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK  
Examination of Bile Duct Changes after Liver Transplantation  
Dr Richard S. Mangus
Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA  
Use of Extended Criteria Donor Organs in Liver Transplantation 
Dr Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo
Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain  
Impact of Hepatitis C Virus Infection on the Acquisition of Tolerance after Liver Transplantation 
1.4 Clinical Research Grants - Cycle XVIII    
Dr Banu Sis
University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada 
The Transcriptome of Antibody-mediated Rejection in Human Renal Allografts 
Prof. Kathryn J. Wood
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK 
Immune Regulation in Transplant Recipients with and without Skin Cancer 
2. ROTRF/JDRF Joint Grant Awards - Cycle XVII & XVIII    
2.1 Conventional ROTRF/JDRF Joint Grant Awards - Cycle XVII   
Dr Jane H. Buckner
Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, USA  
Induction of Minor Histocompatibility Specific T Regulatory Cells as a Therapy of Transplant Rejection 
2.2 Conventional ROTRF/JDRF Joint Grant Awards - Cycle XVIII    
Dr Megan Levings
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 
Using Cells to Prevent the Rejection of Transplanted Organs 
Dr Jon Odorico
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA 
Immune Responses to Human Pancreatic Progenitor Cells 
2.3 Clinical ROTRF/JDRF Joint Grant Awards - Cycle XVII    
Dr Mark Howard Siegelman
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA  
Use of a Unique Marker to Identify Cells that can Control Transplant Rejection