PFF Summit 2013 Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

Summit 2013 Awardees

Fifty-two researchers from academic institutions and the pharmaceutical industry presented findings on their research. The posters from the academic institutions were peer-reviewed by a panel from the PFF's Research Advisory Committee. Award recipients were announced at the Networking Dinner on Friday and were invited to speak about their research at on of the scientific sessions.


1st Place

Andrew Bryant, MD
Vanderbilt University
"Endothelial Specific Inhibition of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor Blocks Development of Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Lung Fibrosis"

2nd Place

Shanna Ashley, MS
The Regents of the University of Michigan
“Periostin Regulation of Mesenchymal Cells in lung Fibrosis"

3rd Place

Robert Kottman, MD
University of Rochester
“The Lactate Dehydrogenase Inhibitor Gossypol Inhibits TGF Induced Myofibroblast Differentiation In Vitro and Bleomycin Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis in Vivo”

Honorable Mention

Orquidea Garcia, PhD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
“Targeted Depletion of Type II Alveolar Epithelia Provides a Dynamic Functional Model for Chronic Respiratory Disease”

Ana Mora, MD
University of Pittsburgh
“Advancing Age Reduces PINK1-mediated Mitochondria Quality Control in Alveolar Epithelial Cells and Promotes Lung Fibrosis.”