Kudos are in order for Danting Cao (GS5, Pharmacology PhD Candidate, UC Colorado Anschutz) for receiving a predoctoral T32 training grant and Dr. Karina Serban, MD for receiving a foundation grant for using iPSC derived alveolar macrophages to study A1AT disease. Such science rockstars! Congratulations!
Sriteja Dixith, MS joined the Petrache Lab as a research associate this March. Teja was previously a research associate at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Wound Center (Dr. Chandan K. Sen’s lab). Welcome Teja!
The Petrache Lab and collaborators concluded the year with its annual holiday party with remarks by Dr. Petrache and the traditional Secret Santa game where a Broncos hat and a lap blanket were the most stolen gifts of the night. For New Years Eve brunch, the Lab enjoyed all-you-can eat Chinese soup fondue at AKI Hot Pot in Aurora.
Kudos to Kevin Ni for receiving a F30 NRSA (predoctoral fellowship for MSTP students) from NHLBI.
Dr. April Scruggs joined the Petrache Lab as a post-doc fellow. April completed her PhD at the University of South Alabama where she worked at the Center of Lung Biology. Welcome April!
Congratulations are in order for Dr. Kengo Koike on receiving a two year grant for his sphingolipid COPD research from American Lung Association!!!