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The I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Award Winners​

The I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Award was established to encourage researchers to maintain and enhance their interest in PF research during the early stages of their academic career. 

Michael F. Beers, MD

Apr 20, 2021, 12:55 PM
Title : Michael F. Beers, MD
First Name : Michael
Middle Name : F.
Last Name : Beers, MD
Position :
University : University of Pennsylvania
Proposal Title : "Modeling of Epithelial Cell Dysfunction in Pulmonary Fibrosis Using SP-C BRICHOS Mutations"
Proposal Funder : Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Michael F. Beers holds a joint appointment as Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division and Senior Investigator at the Institute for Environmental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Since joining the University faculty in 1992, he has pursued an academic career as a physician-scientist with a research program centered in basic and translational investigations in lung epithelial cell biology and surfactant biochemistry in health and disease.

Most recently, his laboratory, which is funded by both the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs has focused on understanding the contribution of the alveolar epithelia to the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. Using a variety of models including primary lung epithelial cells, mammalian cell lines, Drosophila melanogaster (the common fruit fly), transgenic mice, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients with mutations in two surfactant genes (SP-C and ABCA3), his lab has identified important roles for endoplasmic reticulum stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, intrinsic apoptosis, and cellular proteostasis (autophagy and ER associated degradation) in the disease process. In addition to his research and clinical activities, Dr. Beers serves as Associate Director for Basic and Translational Pulmonary Research Training at the University and is past Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
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The Albert Rose Established Investigator Award Winners

Created to allow established investigators to explore novel, innovative areas of research, the Albert Rose Established Investigator Award provides critical support to the development of new projects, and enables the investigator to pursue additional funding through the National Institutes of Health or other agencies. Two $50,000 grants are awarded per annual cycle, disbursed over a two-year period.

Michael F. Beers, MD

Apr 20, 2021, 12:55 PM
Title : Michael F. Beers, MD
First Name : Michael
Middle Name : F.
Last Name : Beers, MD
Position :
University : University of Pennsylvania
Proposal Title : "Modeling of Epithelial Cell Dysfunction in Pulmonary Fibrosis Using SP-C BRICHOS Mutations"
Proposal Funder : Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Michael F. Beers holds a joint appointment as Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division and Senior Investigator at the Institute for Environmental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Since joining the University faculty in 1992, he has pursued an academic career as a physician-scientist with a research program centered in basic and translational investigations in lung epithelial cell biology and surfactant biochemistry in health and disease.

Most recently, his laboratory, which is funded by both the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs has focused on understanding the contribution of the alveolar epithelia to the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. Using a variety of models including primary lung epithelial cells, mammalian cell lines, Drosophila melanogaster (the common fruit fly), transgenic mice, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients with mutations in two surfactant genes (SP-C and ABCA3), his lab has identified important roles for endoplasmic reticulum stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, intrinsic apoptosis, and cellular proteostasis (autophagy and ER associated degradation) in the disease process. In addition to his research and clinical activities, Dr. Beers serves as Associate Director for Basic and Translational Pulmonary Research Training at the University and is past Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
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