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2010 Research Awards Program Awards & Recipients


AASLD/ALF Liver Scholar
Takeshi Saito, MD, PhD
USC Keck School of Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

Identification of a novel host innate immune factor that regulates HCV
Mentor: Neil Kaplowitz, MD

AASLD/ALF Liver Scholar
Udayan Apte, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Wnt/β-catenin Signaling in Liver Regeneration following Acetaminophen-induced Acute Liver failure
Mentor: Hartmut Jaeschke, PhD

AASLD/ALF Liver Scholar Award
Amal Dutta, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics
Dallas, TX

Regulation of biliary secretion and bile formation by the Ca^2+-activated CIˉ channel TMEM16A
Mentor: Andrew P. Feranchak, MD

American Liver Foundation Liver Scholar
Kari Chambers, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

PGC-1β- mediated control of hepatic fatty acid metabolism through ChREBP
Mentor: Brian N. Finck, Ph.D.


Irwin M. Arias, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Sanjiv Harpavat, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Role of Probiotics in Bile Acid – TGR5/FXR Signaling
Mentor: James Versalovic, MD, PhD

Roger L. Jenkins, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Prajakta Palkar, PhD
Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA

Targeting PPARβ/δ to Inhibit Hepatic Inflammation
Mentor: Jeffery M. Peters, PhD

Herman Lopata Memorial Hepatitis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Michael Gelman, MD, PhD
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Development of novel host-factor-based antivirals for hepatitis C
Mentor: Jeffrey S. Glenn, MD, PhD

Hans Popper Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Gregory Camus, PhD
Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA

Role of Lipid Droplets in Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Liver Damage
Mentor: Melanie Ott, MD, PhD

Sunflowers for Holli Autoimmune Hepatitis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Antonino Castellaneta, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Pittsburgh, PA

NOD2 signaling and regulation of liver dendritic cell tolerogenicity
Mentor: Angus W. Thomson, PhD, DSc

Dean Thiel Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Dian Chiang, MD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Adenosine signaling pathway in the regulation of hepatic angiogenesis and fibrogenesis
Mentor: Laura Nagy, PhD

Charles Trey, MD Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Jean-Philippe Pradere, PhD
Columbia University
New York, NY

Analysis of cell-specific TGFß effects in hepatic fibrogenesis and carcinogenesis
Mentor: Robert Schwabe, MD

Alexander M. White, III Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Andrew Chu, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Epithelial-To-Mesenchymal Transition in Biliary Fibrosis
Mentor: Rebecca G. Wells, MD

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