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Xiao Xiao (Sammi) Tang

Pappajohn Biomedical Institute Best Paper Competition (Jan-June 2016)
1st Place, Postdoctoral

“Acidic pH increases airway surface liquid viscosity in cystic fibrosis.” J Clin Invest. 2016 Mar 1

Viral Shah

Pappajohn Biomedical Institute Best Paper Competition (Jan-June 2016)
1st Place, Graduate Student

“Airway acidification initiates host defense abnormalities in cystic fibrosis mice." Science 2016 Jan 29

Viral Shah

Best Poster Award
AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting
Chicago, April 15-17, 2016 

"Modeling Initial Attachment of Bacteria to Cystic Fibrosis Airway Mucus."

Connor Parker

Pre-M1 Summer Research Fellowship
UI Carver College of Medicine

"Modeling Initial Attachment of Bacteria to Cystic Fibrosis Airway Mucus.

Jamison Ash

Pre-M1 Summer Research Fellowship
UI Carver College of Medicine

"Effects of CO2 Inhalation on Proteasome-dependent Protein Degradation During Fear Memory Retrieval in the Amygdala."

Lee Joseph

2016 Internal Medicine Research Day
Best Clinical Research Poster 

"Impact of Rhythm Control Over Rate Control Alone for Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter."

Mahmoud Abou Alaiwa

2016 Distinguished Mentor Award
Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates

Phil Karp

2016 Distinguished Research Professional Award
UI Vice President for Research

Jan. 28, 2016

UI study identifies protein that causes problems for CF lungs

Viral Shah

Thesis Defense: Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

“Mechanisms of Acid and Base Secretion: Implications for Airway Host Defense in Cystic Fibrosis.”

Next step: Returning to medical school, anticipating May 2017 graduation

Christoph Randak

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
R56 Award

"Probing adenylate kinase-dependent CFTR gating in vivo and as therapeutic target"

James McMenimen

Melvin Marcus Clinical Research Award
2015 Medical Student Research Day 

"Impaired mucociliary transport in CF piglets: pH sensitivity and interrogation of the gland-surface interface"

Qian Dong

2015 Health Sciences Research Week Poster Winner

"Mutating the Conserved Q-loop Glutamine Q1291 Selectively Disrupts Adenylate Kinase-Dependent Channel Gating of the ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) Adenylate Kinase Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) and Reduces Channel Function in Primary Human Airway Epithelia"

Viral Shah

2015 Health Sciences Research Week Poster Winner

"Blocking Airway Surface Acidification Improves Host Defense Defects in Cystic Fibrosis"

Nick Andresen and Keyan Zarei

Howard Hughes Summer Fellowships
 

"Using banana slugs as a new model to study musucs expansion in cystic fibrosis."

Christoph Randak

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Grant

"Potentiating DF508 CFTR channel function with an adenylate kinase inhibitor."