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

2021

Career Development Grants

AST Research Network/Veloxis Faculty Development Translational Science Research Grant Dr. Ruben Nava, MD
Washington University in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO
Research Title: Role of B cells in Primary Graft Dysfunction after Lung Transplantation
AST Research Network Faculty Development Basic Science Research Grant Dr. Brian Wong, PhD
Washington University in St.Louis
Research Title: The role of fatty acid ß-oxidation in monocyte differentiation and function in heart allograft rejection
AST Research Network/Transplant Foundation of Gift of Life Faculty Development Clinical Science Research Grant Dr. Leigh Anne Dageforde, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Title: Medication and Wellness Intervention for Weight Loss after Liver Transplantation
AST Research Network/Mallinckrodt Faculty Development Clinical Science Research Grant Dr. Camilla Nonterah, PhD
University of Richmond
Research Title: The Development of the Barriers in Access to Transplantation Scale
AST Research Network/Mallinckrodt Fellowship Translational Science Research Grant Dr. Daniel Firl, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Title: Genetic Engineering of Strategies to Modulate the Xenograft Microenvironment
AST Research Network/Sanofi Fellowship Basic Science Research Grant
Dr. Jing Zhao, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Research Title: Nanodelivery of therapeutics to organs to improve transplant outcomes
AST Research Network/CareDx Fellowship Clinical Science Research Grant
Dr. Sarah Kemme, MD
Children's Hospital Colorado
Research Title: Immune Response and Clearance of Viral DNA and RNA Following Administration of Live Attenuated Varicella and Measles Vaccines in Children with Liver Disease
AST Research Network/CSL Behring Fellowship Basic Science Research Grant
Dr. Simon Cleary, PhD
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Research Title: Improving understanding of the immunopathogenesis of chronic rejection after lung transplantation.

Special Directed Grants

AST Research Network/Natera Directed Research Grant Dr. Timothy Gong, MD
Baylor University Medical Center
Research Title: The Variability of Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA After Heart Transplantation
AST Research Network/Natera Directed Research Grant Dr. Pooja Budhiraja, MD
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Research Title: Donor-derived cell-free DNA testing in kidney transplant recipients on reduced immunosuppression
AST Research Network/Natera Directed Fellowship Research Grant Dr. Jennifer McDaniels, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Research Title: Defining the progression to chronic renal allograft dysfunction using a combined evaluation of kidney-derived plasma and urine extracellular vesicles harboring unique cf-ddDNA and small non-coding RNA