Past Research

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

received an NIH R01 for the same project


Career Development Grants

AST Research Network/Astellas Translational Science Faculty Development Research Grant Ibrahim Batal, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Research Title: The Clinicopathologic Significance of Graft Dendritic Cells and Ischemia-reperfusion Injury in Kidney Allograft Inflammation and Outcome
AST Research Network/Bristol-Myers Squibb Clinical Science Fellowship Research Grant Matthew Kadatz, MD, FRCPC
University of British Columbia
Research Title: Towards Removing Cost as a Barrier to Performance of High Risk Kidney Transplants: A Cost-Effective Analysis of Kidney Transplantation in Elderly Recipients Using Lower Quality Deceased Donor Kidneys
AST Research Network/Frontiers in Transplantation Endowment (FITE) Basic Science Fellowship Research Grant Jason Ossart, PhD, MSc
Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh
Research Title: Role of Dendritic Cells in Regulatory CD4+ T cell Function Within Allografts
AST Research Network Translational Science Fellowship Research Grant Daniel Dugger, PhD, DVM, DACVECC
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Research Title: Targeting Regulatory T Lymphocyte Therapy in Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction
AST Research Network Clinical Science Faculty Development Research Grant Holly Mansell, PharmD
University of Saskatchewan
Research Title: Improving Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Post-Transplant Education Intervention

Special Directed Grants

AST Research Network/Astellas Directed Research Grant Megan Sykes, MD
Columbia University 
Research Title: A Specific Biomarker for the Host Anti-Donor T Cell Response