Grant Awards in April & October 2009

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Principal Investigator Project Title/Link
1. Grant Awards in Cycle XXI and XXII  
1.1 10th Anniversary Clinical Transplantation Research Grant Award Competition - Cycle XXI
Dr. David S. Feldman
Minneapolis Heart Institute, Minneapolis, USA
A Strategy of Using Molecular Mechanisms to Prolong the Lives of Heart Transplant Patients
Dr Thomas Fishbein
Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA
Innate Immunity of the Transplanted Human-small Intestine
Dr John Iafrate
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
Can Cells from a Transplant Recipient Integrate into a Transplanted Organ?
Dr Shaf Keshavjee
University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
Molecular Techniques to Improve Safety of Donor Lungs for Transplantation
Dr Michael Mengel
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Integrins in Fibrosis and Atrophy in Human Renal Allografts
Dr Martina Sester
University of the Saarland, Homburg, Germany
Improving Management of Cytomegalovirus Complications after Transplantation
Dr Mark H. Siegelman
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
Use of a Unique Marker to Identify T Cells that Can Control Transplant Rejection
Dr David Wang
Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Identifying Viral Infections in Kidney Transplant Patients
1.2 Conventional ROTRF Research Grants - Cycle XXII  
Dr Geetha Chalasani
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
How Antibodies from B Cells Lead to Rejection of Organ Transplants
Dr Erik Finger
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Prevention of Transplant Rejection in Mice with Human Immune System
Dr David Mathes
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA
Immune Tolerance to Face and Hand via Mixed Chimerism
Prof. Megan Sykes
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
Bone Marrow Transplantation with Regulatory Cells to Achieve Tolerance in Monkeys
1.3 Clinical ROTRF Research Grants - Cycle XXII  
Dr Christopher Carman
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA
Understanding the Cell Biological Mechanisms of Transplant Rejection
Dr Atul Humar
The University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
Cytomegalovirus: from Bench to Bedside
Dr John Iacomini
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Transplantation Research Center, Boston, USA
Development of Novel Tools to Diagnose Kidney Injury in Transplantation
Dr Scott Palmer
Duke Medical Center, Durham, USA
Role of Fibroblasts in Lung Dysfunction after Lung Transplantation
Prof. Karl Womer
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
The Role of Dendritic Cell Dysfunction in BK Nephropathy