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2012 Research Awards Program Awards & Recipients


Gregg Allman and Tune In to Hep C Liver Scholar Award
Alexander Ploss, PhD
The Rockefeller University
New York, NY
Genetic dissection of hepatitis C virus entry in vivo
Mentor: Charles Rice, PhD

AASLD/ALF Liver Scholar
Soona Shin, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
The role of Keap1/Nrf2 in modulating redox status of hepatic progenitor cells
Mentor: Klaus Kaestner, PhD

AASLD/ALF Liver Scholar
Jun Hee Lee, PhD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Protective role of Sestrins against metabolic pathologies in liver
Mentor: Bishr Omary, MD

AASLD/ALF Liver Scholar
John Mengshol, MD, PhD
University of Colorado School of Medicine/Denver VA Medical Center
Denver, CO
Hepatitis C virus stimulation of immune regulatory galectin-9 production by Kupffer cells
Mentor: Hugo Rosen, MD

AASLD/ALF Liver Scholar
Jason Wertheim, MD, PhD
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Liver Tissue Engineering: Novel methods for Organ Design and Animal Model Development
Mentor: Michael Abecasiss, MD, MBA


Charles Trey, MD Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Debanjan Dhar, PhD
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Elucidating the functional role of CD44 in hepatocellular carcinoma
Mentor: Ekihiro Seki, MD, PhD

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Fund for the Cure Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Craig Lammert, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Rochester, MN
Dissecting the genetic predispostion to response of ursodeoxycholic acid therapy in PBC
Mentor: Konstantinos Lazaridis, MD

Hans Popper Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Irina Tikhanovich, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
HCV/alcohol induced posttranslational modifications of FOXO3 transcription factor
Mentor: Steven Weinman, MD, PhD

Thomas F. Nealon, III Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Honoring Zachery Rue
Pascal Lapierre, MD
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Role of B cells in the pathogenesis of autoimmune hepatitis
Mentor: Alain Lamarre, PhD

Alexander M. White, III Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Kenneth Ng, DO
Texas Children's Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
The Role of Phytosterols in TPN Cholestasis
Mentor: Douglas Burrin, PhD

Roger L. Jenkins, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Wei Zhong, DVM, PhD
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Kannapolis, NC
Dysregulation of aldehyde dehydrogenase in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease
Mentor: Zhanxiang Zhou, PhD

Irwin M. Arias, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Eileen Clancy, PhD
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
The Role of Unconventional Secretion in the Cell-Cell Spread of Hepatitis A Virus
Mentor: Karla Kirkegaard, PhD

Herman Lopata Memorial Hepatitis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Victoria Velazquez Best, PhD
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Liver dendritic cell recruitment and differentiation during chronic HCV infection
Mentor: Arash Grakoui, PhD

Thomas E. Starzl, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Kari Nejak-Bowen, MBA, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Elucidating role and regulation of β-catenin and NF-κB interactions in liver biology
Mentor: Satdarshan P.S. Monga, MD

Congressman John Joseph Moakley Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Kun Liu, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY
Defective macrophage autophagy promotes chronic inflammation in NAFLD
Mentor: Mark Czaja, MD

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