Grant Recipients for Kaganov Research Initiative Announced

The Kaganov Research Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering awarded three one-year grants of $150,000 at the Kaganov Symposium on October 20. This initiative, supported by a generous gift from Dr. Alan and Mrs. Carol Kaganov is to build robust collaborations between engineers and physicians to conduct research that focuses directly or has relevance to lung function and diseases, especially pulmonary fibrosis.

Kaganov Grants 2017

Epithelial-Mesenchymal Crosstalk in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Generation of a Crucial Experimental Toolkit
Christina Barkauskas, M.D., Purushothama Rao Tata, Ph.D., and Charlie Gersbach, Ph.D.

Pulmonary Neuropeptide Regulation of Fibrotic Airway Disease
Xiling Shen, Ph.D., and Loretta Que, M.D.

Measuring perturbations of biochemical and mechanical homeostasis in pulmonary fibrosis
Brent Hoffman, Ph.D. and Scott Palmer, M.D.