Councils - Basic Science and Translational Research

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL ON BASIC SCIENCE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
COUNCIL LEADERSHIPQUICK LINKS
CHAIRSUPCOMING EVENTS

ISHLT Academy: Core Competencies in Basic Science and Translational Research (Grand Hall A)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
ISHLT Academy website
BSTR Core Competency Curriculum 2014 (PDF)


BSTR Council Meeting (Harbor GHI)
Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


BSTR Council Report to the Board (Gaslamp A-C)
Friday, April 11, 2014
6:30 PM

All events will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA




PAST COUNCIL MEETING REPORT:

2013 Report to the Board (PDF)



LINKS NEWSLETTER

Issues focusing on Basic Science:

November 2013
July 2013
May 2013: BSTR Council Year in Review
August 2012
August 2011 (PDF)




INTERESTED IN MENTORSHIP?

Visit the Junior Faculty and Trainee Council page for information on the ISHLT Mentorship Program

CHAIR
Kimberly L. Gandy, MD, PhD
University of Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
kgandy@mac.com

Kimberly Gandy, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her primary area of basic and translational  interest includes cellular therapy for tolerance induction using hematopoietic stem cells and myeloid progenitors. She is most recently involved in several translational projects regarding the use of mobile medical software for improving adherence in transplantation patients.  Dr. Gandy earned her MD at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and her PhD in Immunology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. She completed general surgery and cardiovascular surgery residencies at Duke University Medical Center, and completed a cardiothoracic surgery postdoctoral research fellowship and pediatric cardiovascular surgery fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine.


VICE CHAIR
Sonja Schrepfer, MD, PhD
Stanford University
Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab (TSI)
Stanford, CA, USA
schrepfer@stanford.edu

Sonja Schepfer, MD, PhD is Director of the Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology (TSI)-Lab at the University Heart Center in Hamburg, Germany. She is also a Visiting professor of CT Surgery at the Stanford University, School of Medicine. Her laboratory investigates experimental cardiac and lung transplantation, myocardial restoration, and vascular biology and her specific area of interest is translational research of stem cell immunobiology and solid organ transplantation. She graduated in Medicine in 2002 at the Universities Wuerzburg and Munich (Germany) and received her PhD in Immunology in 2007. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in CT Surgery at Stanford University and started the CT Surgery Transplant Immunobiology group in 2007. Dr. Schrepfer received numerous awards for her research in the field of transplant and stem cell immunology, including the "Norman E Shumway Career Development Award" in 2010 from the ISHLT, the "Rudolf Pichlmayr Award" in 2007 from the German Transplant Society,and the "DFG Heisenberg W3-Professorship" in 2009; more information is available at www.TSI-lab.de.
SENIOR ADVISORS
Doris A. Taylor, PhD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
612-626-1416
dtaylor@texasheart.org

Bio coming soon...




Jeffrey L. Platt, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
plattjl@umich.edu

Jeffrey L. Platt, M.D. directs the Transplantation Biology Program and serves as Professor of Surgery, and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan.  He investigates how T cells and B cells and their products interact with tissues to cause disease and to induce protection against further injury, how novel approaches might be used to replace organ function and restore immunological fitness and how fusion of one cell with another impacts on genomic integrity and cellular function.  Dr. Platt is trained in Pediatrics (Childrens Hospital of LA) and nephrology (Univ Minnesota) and is a member of long standing of the ASN, AHA, the Association of American Physicians, IOM and the ISHLT.
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES
2013 ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE
BASIC SCIENCE
John A. Belperio, MD
UCLA Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Los Angeles, California, USA
310-794-1999
jbelperio@mednet.ucla.edu

Bio coming soon...




Esme Dijke, PhD
University of Alberta
Dept of Ped, Lab of Dr. Lori J. West
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
780-492-7259
esmedijke@med.ualberta.ca

Esmé Dijke works as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta in Edmonton under the supervision of Dr. Lori West. She graduated cum laude from the Rotterdam University in Rotterdam (Netherlands) with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Biotechnology. She received her PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Carla Baan and Dr. Willem Weimar at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, where her doctoral studies focused on the role of regulatory T cells in adult heart transplant recipients. Her research interests are the role of regulatory T cells and B-cell memory in infants and its possible relation to development of tolerance to graft antigens.


Daniel C. Chambers, MBBS, MD
The Prince Charles Hospital
Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
61-7-31394000
Daniel_Chambers@health.qld.gov.au

Dan Chambers, MBBS MRCP FRACP MD, is a Thoracic and Transplant Physician and Head of Research in the Queensland Lung Transplant Service, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. He is also Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, University of Queensland, and Deputy Chair of the Metropolitan North Human Research and Ethics Committee. He is a member of the Lung Standing Committee for the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Research Subcommittee for the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. His main research interests include the pathogenesis of chronic lung allograft dysfunction, early detection of lymphocytic bronchiolitis, lung metagenomics, adult lung disease complicating extreme preterm birth and cell therapy for advanced lung disease.


Lori J. West, MD, DPhil
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
780-492-3200
ljwest@ualberta.ca

Dr. Lori West is the Director of Heart Transplantation Research and a Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery and Immunology at the University of Alberta - one of the largest heart transplant programs in the world. Dr. West completed her pediatric residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She trained in pediatric cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and subsequently in pediatric transplant cardiology at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Columbia-Presbyterian Children's Hospital. She obtained her PhD for specialized training in transplant immunology research at Oxford University and works in the role of a clinician-scientist.
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE BSTR WORKFORCE LEADER
Stephan M. Ensminger, MD, PhD
University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
Erlangen, GERMANY
49-91-3197-3610
SEnsminger@hdz-nrw.de

Bio coming soon...
EDUCATION COMMITTEE BSTR WORKFORCE LEADER
Marilia Cascalho, MD, PhD
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
734-615-6819
marilia@umich.edu

Bio coming soon...
I2C2 COMMITTEE BSTR WORKFORCE LEADER
I2C2 COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE
Howard J. Eisen, MD, FAHA, FACC, FACP
Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA, USA
215-762-5080
Howard.Eisen@DrexelMed.edu

See above under '2014 Annual Meeting Program Committee' for bio.
REGISTRIES & DATABASES COMMITTEE BSTR WORKFORCE LEADER
Octavio E. Pajaro, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, AZ, USA
480-342-2270
pajaro.octavio@mayo.edu

Bio coming soon...
STANDARDS & GUIDELINES COMMITTEE BSTR WORKFORCE LEADER
Roland G. Nador, MD
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
780-407-2995
roland.nador@ualberta.ca

Bio coming soon...
LIAISONS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON
Daniel R. Goldstein, MD (2016)
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT, USA
203-785-3271
daniel.goldstein@yale.edu

Bio coming soon...
LINKS COMMUNICATIONS LIAISON
Howard J. Eisen, MD, FAHA, FACC, FACP
Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA, USA
215-762-5080
Howard.Eisen@DrexelMed.edu

See '2014 Annual Meeting Program Committee Representative' for bio.
HFTM COUNCIL CO-LIAISONS
Pradeep P.A. Mammen, MD, FACC, FAHA
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, USA
214-648-4994
pradeep.mammen@utsouthwestern.edu

Bio coming soon...




Uwe Schulz, MD
Heart Center North-Rhine Westphalia
Bad Oeynhausen, GERMANY
49-5731-973112
uwschulz@web.de

Bio coming soon...
ID COUNCIL LIAISON
Orla Morrissey, MD
Alfred Health
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
+39-076-2631
o.morrissey@alfred.org.au

Bio coming soon...
JFTC CO-LIAISONS
Zsuzsanna Hollander, MSc
The Proof Centre of Excellence
Vancouver, CANADA
604-682-2344
zsuzsanna.hollander@hli.ubc.ca

Zsuzsanna Hollander is currently pursuing a PhD at UBC, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, under the supervision of Dr. Bruce McManus.  Her work focuses on identifying novel biomarkers for the management of heart failure and heart transplant patients.  Zsuzsa obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  Zsuzsa started working for the Biomarkers in Transplantation project in 2004 and transferred to the PROOF Centre of Excellence in 2008.  She has expertise in genomics, proteomics and metabolomics data analyses as well as bioinformatics and data management.


Esme Dijke, PhD
University of Alberta
Dept of Ped, Lab of Dr. Lori J. West
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
780-492-7259
esmedijke@med.ualberta.ca

Esmé Dijke works as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta in Edmonton under the supervision of Dr. Lori West. She graduated cum laude from the Rotterdam University in Rotterdam (Netherlands) with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Biotechnology. She received her PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Carla Baan and Dr. Willem Weimar at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, where her doctoral studies focused on the role of regulatory T cells in adult heart transplant recipients. Her research interests are the role of regulatory T cells and B-cell memory in infants and its possible relation to development of tolerance to graft antigens.
MCS COUNCIL LIAISON
J. Michael DiMaio, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, USA
214-645-7731
michael.dimaio@utsouthwestern.edu

J. Michael DiMaio, MD, is the Director of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Research and holds the Laurence and Susan Hirsch/Centex Distinguished Chair in Heart Disease at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and is the Surgical Director of the UT Southwestern Lung and Heart/Lung Transplant Programs.  Dr. DiMaio received his medical degree from the University of Miami in 1987 and completed his internal medicine, general surgery and thoracic surgery residencies at Duke University Medical Center.  While at Duke, Dr. DiMaio completed a surgical research fellowship focused on gene therapy, immunology, and transplantation.  He joined the faculty at UTSW in 1998.   Dr. DiMaio currently oversees clinical research projects focused on cardiac and thoracic research and has an active laboratory studying the effects of protein and pharmacologic agents involved with myocardial and neurological recovery.  His clinical interests include transplantation, cardiac surgery, ventricular aneurysm repair, aortic stenting, minimally invasive and robotic cardiac and thoracic surgery, and the usage of Holmium-YAG laser therapy for tracheal and thoracic obstructive processes.
NHSAH COUNCIL CO-LIAISONS
Bernice L. Coleman, PhD, RN
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA
310-423-4351
bernice.coleman@cshs.org

Bio coming soon...



Judy A. Currey, PhD
Alfred/Deakin Nursing Research Center
Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
61-3-9244-6122
judy.currey@deakin.edu.au

Associate Professor Judy Currey coordinates ten critical care and perioperative postgraduate nursing programs at Deaking University, Melbourne Australia. In 2011 Judy was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. In 2010 Judy was awarded four teaching and innovation awards including the Deakin University Teacher of the Year. At The Alfred/Deakin Nursing Research Centre, Judy's research program is focused on nurses' decision making to optimize recovery after critical illness (heart and lung transplantation), medication quality and safety, and the impact of health technologies (MCS) on patient outcomes and careers. Judy also researches teaching and assessment methods to improve graduate's skills, knowledge and attributes in critical care nurses and is an international expert in Team-Based Learning.
PATH COUNCIL LIAISON
Annalisa Angelini, MD
University of Padua
Padova, ITALY
390-49-8272260
annalisa.angelini@unipd.it

Bio coming soon...
PEDS COUNCIL LIAISON
Carol K. Conrad, MD
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California, USA
650-723-5234
cconrad@stanford.edu

Bio coming soon...
PHARM COUNCIL LIAISON
Paul E  Nolan, Jr, PharmD
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, USA
520-626-5730
nolan@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Bio coming soon...
PH COUNCIL LIAISON
James D West, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
615-343-0895
j.west@vanderbilt.edu

Dr. West’s research focuses on early molecular events in the etiology of heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension, and whether these events are applicable to the broader field of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. His work uses several transgenic and nontransgenic mouse models, cell culture, and patient samples. His group is currently studying the role of BMPR2 and CAV1 mutations in altering focal adhesions and cytoskeletal defects, intracellular trafficking (and steroid hormone trafficking in particular), metabolism and generation of reactive oxygen species, and interaction between pulmonary vascular cells and circulating inflammatory cells. Dr. West has also just assumed responsibility for the Pulmonary Hypertension Breakthrough Initiative lung collection at Vanderbilt.
PULM TX COUNCIL LIAISON
Daniel C. Chambers, MBBS, MD
The Prince Charles Hospital
Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
61-7-31394000
Daniel_Chambers@health.qld.gov.au

Dan Chambers, MBBS MRCP FRACP MD, is a Thoracic and Transplant Physician and Head of Research in the Queensland Lung Transplant Service, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. He is also Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, University of Queensland, and Deputy Chair of the Metropolitan North Human Research and Ethics Committee. He is a member of the Lung Standing Committee for the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Research Subcommittee for the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. His main research interests include the pathogenesis of chronic lung allograft dysfunction, early detection of lymphocytic bronchiolitis, lung metagenomics, adult lung disease complicating extreme preterm birth and cell therapy for advanced lung disease.
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