Si went back to Shanghai at the beginning of March to finish her PhD thesis and will be doing her residency at the end of 2019! Congrats to her accomplishments and we hope to see you again soon!
Kristi was awarded $5,000 worth of 3-D tissues from Epithelix!
PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. and Epithelix Sàrl awarded researchers from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany free three-dimensional (3-D) reconstructed human respiratory tissue models manufactured by Epithelix. After receiving proposals from all around the world, three researchers were chosen based on their proposals’ scientific merit and potential to use the tissues to replace animals in inhalation testing.
Check out the link for more information: https://www.piscltd.org.uk/epithelix-award/
Celebrating Jenny’s accomplishment at SoBo cafe with some friends and great live acoustic music!
Welcoming our new post doc, Baishakhi Ghosh. She is a PhD Health and Biological Sciences, M Sc. Biomedical Sciences. Looking forward to great things from her!
Congrats to Corrine Kliment who was awarded the The Physician Scientist Research Award at the Johns Hopkins Young Investigators Day.
Check out the link for more information: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/kudos/Young-Investigators-Day-2018/corrine-kliment.html
Kristi Nishida just came back from her trip to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference in the Big Easy! She presented a poster about recent findings with collaborators Nima and Lakshmana. Here's some pictures from her trip.
HAPPY MARDI GRAS :)
Allison presented her FUT2 project at the 6th annual glycobiology poster session held at JHMI
Si Chen is a visiting PhD student from the Second Military Medical University in Shanghai China. She will be here leading a project exposing E-cadherin knockout mice to cigarette smoke and looking at lung impairments. She is also leading exploratory projects on stem cells and injury repair with cigarette smoke.
Mia Benavidez joined us this Summer 2017 as part of a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine internship. She worked on the EGFR localization project making strides in vertical section confocal imaging of cell monolayers and biochemical assays to understand localization of EGFR in the context of cigarette smoke treated cells.
Best of luck in your future endeavors! WE WILL MISS YOU!
With new summer researchers comes new publications! Our most recent paper was just published in American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Check it out!
Cigarette smoke disrupts monolayer integrity by altering epithelial cell-cell adhesion and cortical tension
Kristine Nishida, Kieran A Brune, Nirupama Putcha, Pooja Mandke, Wanda K O'Neal, Danny Shade, Vasudha Srivastava, Menghen Wang, Hong Lam, Steven S An, M. Bradley Drummond, Nadia N Hansel, Douglas N Robinson, Venkataramana K. Sidhaye
Today was Varad's last day in lab! As a culmination of his research, he gave a presentation to the entire lab. He was only here for a month, but he completed a lot of valuable research and we are very sad to see him go! We wish him the best of luck as he goes back to India to continue medical school.
We'll miss Varad and hope to see you again!
Welcome back to the lab Danny and welcome to the lab Mia!
Danny Shade will be joining the lab for his last summer. We are happy to have him back in the lab for his 5th summer. He has been working in the lab every summer since the summer before he started his undergraduate studies at Hopkins. This will be his last summer, but he will be off to great things pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Georgia Tech in August.
Mia Benavidez is new to the lab and will be joining us for two months as part of a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Intership. She's coming from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research at the lab will culminate in a poster presentation at the end of July.
Varad Puntambekar is a visiting medical student from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He will be joining us for a portion of the summer working on EGFR research in the lab!
This April we welcomed an undergraduate researcher, Allison Keller! Allison is in her second year at Johns Hopkins double majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology & Medicine, Science, and the Humanities. She is studying to become a virologist.
Hot off the press!!
Lung Epithelial Biology in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Disease. Academic Press, 2017. Edited by Venkataramana K. Sidhaye, MD & Michael Koval, PhD