Events / 2022 Pulmonary Research Day

2022 Pulmonary Research Day

11:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), 320 S Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Zea Borok, MD


Keynote Speaker: Zea Borok, MD
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Zea Borok is the Helen M. Ranney Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She previously served as Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Director of the Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on differentiation and plasticity of the alveolar epithelial lining of the lung in the context of lung fibrosis, and mechanisms regulating repair and regeneration following injury. Dr. Borok has been continuously funded by the NIH for over 20 years and is the recipient of an R35 Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. She is an elected member of the Association for American Physicians and a recipient of a Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishment from the American Thoracic Society. She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program. She has mentored numerous trainees and junior faculty members over the course of her career and is committed to promoting greater gender equity in academic medicine.


11:00 am – 12:00 pm Big Ideas Session, EPNEC Seminar Room A

Host Immunity to Mycobacterial Infections
Shabaana A. Khader, PhD
Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Studying B cell Responses in Humans: The Next Level
Ali Ellebedy, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology

Oncologic Critical Care: A New Era
Colleen McEvoy, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Stem Cell Transplant and Oncology ICU

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Retrieve box lunch, EPNEC Lobby
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Keynote Session, EPNEC Seminar Room A

“Beyond the Barrier: Alveolar Epithelium in Health and Disease”
Zea Borok, MD
Helen M. Ranney Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine
University of California San Diego
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Poster Session, EPNEC North Lobby

Poster Session:

  1. Impacts of Microfibril-Associated Glycoprotein 1 and 2 Deficiency in Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Jeffrey R Koenitzer, Steven L Brody, Robert P Mecham, Benjamin D Humphreys
  2. Circadian Reprogramming in Chronic Airway Disease
    Huram Mok, Carrie Gierasch, Carolyn Fox, Guy Hazan, Jian Xu, Steve Brody, Jeff Haspel
  3. *Extracellular vesicle mediated cytokine secretion in chronic airway disease
    Omar Osorio, Colin Kluender, Heather Raphael, Deborah Steinberg, Jennifer Alexander-Brett
  4. The chloride channel regulator CLCA VWA domain can potentiate the TMEMA channel in primary CF airway tissues to enhance airway defense properties
    Kayla N. Berry, Monica Sala-Rabanal, Colin G. Nichols, Mark J. Miller, Jennifer M. Alexander-Brett, Tom J. Brett
  5. *Development of hybrid viral vectors as novel gene delivery vehicles
    Logan T. Collins, David T. Curiel
  6. Airway multiciliated cells assemble axonemal cilia motors through dynamic cytoplasmbased processes
    Rachael M. Hyland, Ayse B. Budan-Caliskan, William K. Lee, Alessandro Ustione, Daniel J. Foust, Tao Huang, Jiehong Pan, Amjad Horani,, Moe R. Mahjoub,, Steven L. Brody
  7. Transcriptional analysis of airway cells of patients with mutations associated with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) reveal novel ciliary pathways perturbed in PCD
    Deepesh Kumar Gupta, Jeffrey Koenitzer, Huihui Xu, Susan Dutcher, Steven L Brody; Amjad Horani
  8. Molecular Determinants of SARS-CoV-2 Cellular Tropism In Vitro
    Maritza Puray-Chavez, Kyle M. LaPak, Shawn Mohammed, Dana Q. Lawson, Jenna Eschbach, Dennis Goldfarb, M. Ben Major, and Sebla B. Kutluay
  9. Lung epithelial cell-derived C3 protects against pneumonia-induced lung injury
    Ayse N. Ozanturk, Sanjaya K. Sahu, Devesha H. Kulkarni, Linus Dannull, Lorena Garnica, Jeremy Kunen, Xiaobo Wu, Jeff J. Atkinson, Steven L. Brody, John P. Atkinson, Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni
  10. Intracellular complement protein Factor B promotes cell survival
    Sanjaya K. Sahu, Ayse N. Ozanturk, Linus Dannull, Xiaobo Wu, John P. Atkinson, Hrishikesh
  11. Methods of single cell preparation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis disrupt the bacterial envelope and alter host-pathogen interactions
    Andrew T. Roth, E. Mittal, A. Seth, S. Singamaneni, W. Beatty, J.A. Philips
  12. *Rifampicin drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection suppresses in vivo
    immune responses through Type I Interferon
    Suhas Bobba, Nicole C. Howard, Shibali Das, Mushtaq Ahmed, Nargis Khan, Ignacio Marchante, Linrui Tang, Shyamala Thirunavukkarasu, Michelle H. Larsen, Luis B. Barreiro, Barun Mathema, Joaquín Sanz, Maziar Divangahi, Shabaana A. Khader
  13. Role of IL- in the development of tolerance after lung transplantation
    Amit I. Bery, Yuriko Terada, Kohei Hashimoto,, Yuhei Yokoyama, Wenjun Li, Hailey Shepherd, Ryuji Higashikubo, Alice Y. Tong, Daniel Kreisel
  14. *Spatial Transcriptomics Unravels Early Complement Upregulation in Primary Graft
    Dysfunction after Lung Transplantation
    Linus Dannull, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Ruben Nava, Varun Puri, Daniel Kreisel, Derek E. Byers,
    Yuriko Terada, Brigitte Mittler, Ramsey Hachem, Andrew E. Gelman, Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni
  15. Clonal hematopoiesis in lung transplant recipients is associated with adverse clinical
    LK Tague, K Oetjen, A Mahadev, DC Link, AE Gelman
  16. Frailty and Short-Term Outcomes after Lung Transplantation
    Zachary T. Lonjers, Laura P. Halverson, Ramsey R. Hachem
  17. *Secondary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis after COVID-19 Infection
    Jonah M. Graves, Liang Lu, James Krings
  18. Temperature trajectory subphenotypes and associated outcomes among oncology patients with neutropenia
    Nicole Benzoni, Jeff Klaus, Brian M. Fuller, Matthew M. Churpek, Alice Bewley, Sivasubramanium Bhavani; Patrick G. Lyons
  19. Novel EHR-derived SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia subphenotypes show divergent clinical
    outcomes with differential responses to corticosteroids
    Patrick G. Lyons, Alice F. Bewley, Carolyn Calfee, Pratik Sinha
  20. Predictors of Outcome in ARDS Phenotypes
    Aisling Doyle, Pratik Sinha
  21. Effect of Inhaled Epoprostenol on P/F Ratio in Covid Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    Katherine Dittman, Andrew Michelson, Marin Kollef, Sean Yu
  22. Decreasing Interobserver Variability in R-EBUS Image Interpretation Using a Standardized Approach
    Brandt Lydon, Tej Patel, Alexander Chen
  23. A Combined Approach Using Thin and Ultrathin Bronchoscopy for the Diagnosis of
    Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions
    Nathan Moulton, Alexander C. Chen
  24. Analyzing Risk Factors for Reintubation in the Intensive Care Unit
    David Rose, Andrew Michelson, Marin Kollef
  25. Targeting Advance Care Planning in High-Risk Inpatients
    Stephen Chi, Aixia Guo, Kevin Heard, Seunghwan Kim, Randi Foraker, Kyle Pitzer, Patrick White, Nathan Moore
  26. The Educational Effect of a Supplemental Online Education as Compared to a Standard Lecture-Based Curriculum Alone on Resident Performance in the MICU
    Gabriel R. Schroeder, Elissa Arnold, Mary Clare McGregor

*Denotes pre-doctoral trainee/resident poster