Research

Research

Past Research

Survey conducted in 2020
88 percent

of past AST grant recipients are still involved in transplantation

92 percent

of past AST grant recipients are still involved in research

82 percent

of past AST grant recipients say their AST grant had a significant impact on their career

33 percent

of recipients received an NIH K-series grant for the same project

of recipients received an NIH R01 for the same project

2022

Career Transition Grants

AST Research Network Clinical Science Research Grant Dr. Lisa VanWagner, MD, MSc
Northwestern University
Research Title: Pilot study to assess blockade of calcium channels and sodium chloride cotransporters for physiologic abnormalities in liver transplant associated hypertension (BLOCK LTR-HTN)

Special Directed Grants

AST Research Network/CareDx Directed Research Grant Dr. Amit Alam, MD
Baylor Research Institute
Research Title: Impact of Virus Infection on Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA After Heart Transplantation
AST Research Network/CareDx Directed Research Grant Dr. Raja Dandamudi, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
Research Title: Prospective Early Multi-Modality Longitudinal Surveillance in pediatric kidney transplant care: PREEMPT Study
AST Research Network/Ajmera Transplant Centre Directed Research Grant Dr. Matthew Levine MD, PhD
Research Title: Tubastatin A Protection Of Human Livers During Ex Vivo Perfusion
AST Research Network/Natera Directed Research Grant Dr. Daniel Calabrese, MD
Research Title: NKG2D stress molecules in lung allograft dysfunction
AST Research Network/Natera Directed Research Grant Dr. James Nawalaniec, MD
Research Title: Using mTORi-Specific Nanotherapy to Achieve Heart Allograft Tolerance in Nonhuman Primates

Career Development Grants

AST Research Network/Veloxis Clinical Science Faculty Development Research Grant Dr. Rhiannon Reed, DrPH
Research Title: Assessing Support Needs of Kidney Disease Caregivers
AST Research Network/Takeda Basic Science Faculty Development Research Grant Dr. Nicole Valenzuela, Ph.D., D(ABHI)
Research Title: Epigenetic regulation of vascular inflammation in transplant rejection
AST Research Network/Gift of Life Clinical Science Faculty Development Research Grant Dr. Carrie Thiessen, MD
Research Title: A Liver for a Kidney: Exploring the Feasibility and Ethics of Trans-organ Exchanges
AST Research Network/Verici Dx Basic Science Fellowship Research Grant in memory of Dr. Barbara Murphy Dr. Cindy Avalos, Ph. D.
Research Title: Small Extracellular Vesicles as Regulators of Dendritic Cell Maturation and Hepatic Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
AST Research Network/Sanofi Basic Science Fellowship Research Grant Dr. Neda Feizi, Ph.D.
Research Title: B cells in Tertiary Lymphoid Organs during chronic allograft rejection
AST Research Network/CareDx Basic Science Faculty Development Research Grant Dr. Michael Nicosia, PhD
Research Title: A novel approach to prevent costimulatory blockade resistant heart allograft rejection
AST Research Network/CSL Behring Clinical Science Fellowship Research Grant Dr. Alexandra Bahn-Humphrey, MD
Research Title: CD11b-CD154 interaction as novel target for transplant immunosuppression