The LAM Foundation 2019 Grant Awardees

The LAM Foundation is proud to announce our 2019 Grant Award winners, which this year resulted in funding three LAM research projects:

One Year Pilot Award: Michael Evans, PhD, from the University of California San Francisco – “Applying 68Ga-citrate PET/CT and PET/MR to Measure LAM Disease Burden”

3 Year Career Development AwardYan Tang, PhD, from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston – “Deciphering Role of Estrogen in LAM Cell Stemness Maintenance”

2 Year Established Investigator AwardJane Yu, PhD, from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine – “Role of Homeobox Genes in Hormonal Regulation of Transcriptional Activation in LAM Progression”

In addition, this year the Foundation also awarded 3 Seed Grants for those investigators to fund the collection of promising preliminary data for submission in 2020 grant cycle:

Katharina Maisel, PhD, from the University of Maryland – “Immunomodulatory Effects of Lymphatics in Pulmonary LAM”

Miguel Angel Pujana, PhD, from Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Spain – “Study of Monoamine Metabolism in LAM: Novel Biomarkers and Therapeutic Opportunities”

Cormac McCarthy, MD, from St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin – “Use of Gallium-68 DOTA PET/CT to Determine Disease Activity in LAM”

The 2019 Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Center Million Dollar Bike Ride (MDBR) Award:

Carmen Priolo, MD, PhD, from Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, was selected to receive the MDBR Pilot Award: “Targeting Mitochondrial Oxidative Metabolism in LAM Using a First-in-class Lipoate Analog”

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