2012 Basic Science Mentee/Mentor Awards

The Basic Science Mentee-Mentor award recognizes the efforts of established basic scientists, who have advanced our understanding of transplantation biology and the treatment of transplant recipients, as well as the mentorship of new young investigators who will advance transplantation in the future. We are pleased to announce the partnership between The Transplantation Society (TTS) and 7 National and International Transplantation Societies to support 27 Mentee-Mentor Award recipients for the 24th International Congress of The Transplantation Society. Congratulations to the 2012 Award Recipients!

TTS Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Liu, Longshan, China Wang, Changxi Donor-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Facilitate Minimization of Calcineurin Inhibitors in Kidney Transplant Patients and the Immune Profile Monitoring: A Clinical Pilot Study
Ortiz, Yaneth, Colombia Garcia, Luis Memory Phenotype and Polyfunctional T Cells in Kidney Transplant Patients
Qi, Xiang, China Man, Kwan Acute Phase Graft Injury Promotes Tumor Invasiveness through Down-Regulation of Glutathione Peroxidase 3 (GPx3) after Liver Transplantation
Skvorak, Kristen, United States Strom, Stephen Hepatocyte Transplantation Improves Blood and Brain Phenylalanine and Neurotransmitter Imbalances in a Mouse Model of Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Yang, Cheng, China Yang, Bin Naked Caspase-3 Small Interfering RNA (SiRNA) Was Effective in Cold Preservation of Isolated Porcine Kidneys, but Did not Protect Preserved Kidneys after Auto-Transplantation

TTS - British Transplantation Society Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Ali, Jason, United Kingdom Pettigrew, Gavin Assessment of Longevity of the Direct and Indirect CD4 T Cell Allorecognition Response
Cole, Jennifer, United Kingdom Pettigrew, Gavin Memory CD4+ T Cells that Recognise Additional Mismatched Alloantigen Provide CD40-independent Help for Effector Anti-MHC Class I Alloantibody Responses
Issa, Fadi, United Kingdom Wood, Kathryn Homing of Therapeutic Human Regulatory T Cells to the Allograft Site Enhances Transplant Survival
Nova Lamperti, Estefania, United Kingdom Hernandez-Fuentes, Maria Higher IL10 Production by Transitional B Cells in Tolerant Kidney Transplant Recipients

TTS - Canadian Society of Transplantation Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Jeyakanthan, Mylvaganam, Canada West, Lori T-Cell Dependency of T-Independent (TI) Antigens: Antibody Response to Blood Group A-Antigen Requires CD4 T-Cells and CD40/CD40L Interaction
Nguyen, Minh-Tri, Canada Tchervenkov, Jean Pre-Operative Regulatory T Cell Suppressive Function Correlates with Short-Term Graft Outcome after Kidney Transplantation
Srivastava, Vikas, Canada Tibbles, Lee Anne BK Polyoma Virus Induces Aberrant Methylation of Host Genome to Promote Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition and Fibrosis

TTS - Deutsche Transplantationsgesellschaft Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Heim, Christian, Germany Ensminger, Stephan PHD (Prolyl-Hydroxylase)-Inhibitor Activating Hypoxia-Inducible Transcription Factors (HIFs) Reduces Levels of Transplant Arteriosclerosis in a Murine Aortic Allograft Model
Hua, Xiaoqin, Germany Schrepfer, Sonja Immunobiology of SCNT Derived Embryonic Stem Cells: Pivotal Role of mtDNA in Rejection of Transplanted Stem Cells
Raschzok, Nathanael, Germany Sauer, Igor M. Silica-Based Micron-Sized Iron Oxide Particles for Detection and Loco-Regional Stimulation of Transplanted Liver Cells
Riquelme, Paloma, Germany Hutchinson, James Prolongation of Allograft Survival by Regulatory Macrophages in Mice Is iNOS-Dependent
von Websky, Martin, Germany Schaefer, Nico Reduced Expression of Mucosal Antimicrobial Peptides in the Small Intestine During Acute Rejection after Orthotopic Small Bowel Transplantation

TTS - European Society for Organ Transplantation Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Petrelli, Alessandra, Italy Battaglia, Manuela Efficient Generation of Donor-Specific Tr1 CELLS from Patients on Hemodialysis

TTS - The Japan Society for Transplantation Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Hotta, Ryuichi, Japan Tanaka, Yuka NK Cells Differentiated from Hematopoietic Stem Cells Exert Anti-HCC and Anti-HCV Activities Similar to Those of Peripheral Blood-Propagated NK Cells
Iwami, Daiki, Japan Shirasugi, Nozomu CD8+ Dendritic Cells with Regulatory Function Generated by Intratracheal Delivery of Alloantigen Induces Prolonged Cardiac Allograft Survival
Tasaki, Masayuki, United States Yamada, Kazuhiko Prevention of Early Development of Proteinuria by Rituximab in a Pig to Baboon Thymokidney Model Likely Associated with Modulating Podocyte Function in An SMPDL-3b-Dependent Manner

TTS - Société Francophone de Transplantation Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Baulier, Edouard, France Favreau, Frederic Metabonomic Analysis of Perfusion Solution with NMR: A Potential Tool to Predict Graft Outcome in Deceased after Cardiac Arrest Donor Conditions

TTS - The Transplantation Society of Australian and New Zealand Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Cunningham, Eithne, Australia Bishop, G. Alex Overcoming Naïve and Memory Immune Responses in a Mouse Skin Transplant Model Using High-Level Expression of Donor MHC Antigen in Recipient Livers
Hope, Christopher M., Australia Carroll, Robert Regulatory T Cells and the Development of Cancer Post Renal Transplantation
Hu, Min, Australia O’Connell, Philip A Key Role for Tregs in Renal Allograft Survival: Specific Deletion of Tregs in DEREG Mice Breaks Tolerance in Renal Transplants in the Murine DBA/2 to C57BL/6 Model
Villanueva, Jeanette, Australia Grey, Shane TRAF2 Governs the T Cell Alloimmune Response
Zammit, Nathan, Australia Grey, Shane Improved Survival Characteristics of An Inflammatory Suppressed Allograft