Kaganov Research Initiative In Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering Grant Recipients

Kaganov Projects

Each year, the Kaganov Research Initiative, supported by a generous gift from Dr. Alan and Mrs. Carol Kaganov, awards three one-year grants. These grants, of up to $150,000, are awarded to teams undertaking research at the interface of pulmonary medicine and engineering to further the understanding of pulmonary disease mechanisms, enhance diagnosis, or create more effective treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases. 

Kaganov Grant Award Winners

2018

Utilization of Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI with Machine Learning to Diagnose Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D., Ph.D. | Radiology
David Carlson, Ph.D. | Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Development of biomaterials-based model airway for the study of lung fibrosis
Scott Palmer, M.D., MHS | Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Brent Hoffman, Ph.D. | Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

3D Pulmonary Vasculature-on-a-chip for probing Vascular Cell Functions in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis associated Pulmonary Hypertension
Yen Rei Yu, M.D. | Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Jennifer West, Ph.D. | BME

2017

Epithelial-Mesenchymal Crosstalk in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Generation of a Crucial Experimental Toolkit
Christina Barkauskas, M.D. | Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Purushothama Rao Tata, Ph.D. | Cell Biology
Charlie Gersbach, Ph.D. | Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Pulmonary Neuropeptide Regulation of Fibrotic Airway Disease
Xiling Shen, Ph.D. | BME
Loretta Que, M.D. | Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Measuring perturbations of biochemical and mechanical homeostasis in pulmonary fibrosis
Brent Hoffman, Ph.D. | BME
Scott Palmer, M.D. | Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine