Award Recipients

2018 Immunotoxicology Specialty Section Award Recipients

Best Presentation by a Student Award
First Place: Catherine G. Burke, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Developmental Activation of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) Durably Alters the Responsive Capacity of CD4+ T Cells
Best Presentation by a Student Award
Second Place: Michael D. Rizzo, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
HIV-Infected Cannabis Users Display Lower Levels of Circulating CD16+ Monocytes and Plasma IP-10 Compared to Non-Using HIV-Infected Individuals
Best Presentation by a Student Award
Third Place: Souvarish Sarkar, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel KV1.3 Contributes to Sustained Microglial Activation and Neuroinflammation in Neurotoxicity Models of Parkinson's Disease
Best Presentation by a Postdoctoral Trainee Award
Alessandro Venosa, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Alveolar Epithelial Cells Drive Recruitment and Phenotypic Activation of Immune Effector Cells in Lung Surfactant Protein-C Dysfunction
Authors: A. Venosa, Y. Tomer, S. Jamil, and M. Beers.
Best Paper of the Year
The Journal of Immunology, 199: 1170-1183
Early Postnatal Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disrupts Bacterial Clearance and Abolishes Immune Responses in Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease
Authors: Brandon W. Lewis, Razia Sultana, Rahul Sharma, Alexandra Noël, Ingeborg Langohr, Sonika Patial, Arthur L. Penn and Yogesh Saini
Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) Immunotoxicology Young Investigator Travel Award
Alessandro Venosa, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Alveolar Epithelial Cells Drive Recruitment and Phenotypic Activation of Immune Effector Cells in Lung Surfactant Protein-C Dysfunction
Authors: A Venosa, Y Tomer, S Jamil, and MF Beers
Mitzi and Prakash Nagarkatti Research Excellence in Immunotoxicology Travel Award
Juyoung Shim, University of Maine, Orono, ME.
Triclosan Effects on Protein Kinase C and Phospholipase D in Mast Cells
Authors: J.K. Shim, L.M. Weatherly, M.A. Caron, L.B. Gerchman, T.J. Briana, S. Hattab, and J.A. Goose
Outstanding Young Investigator Award
Dr. Marie-Soleil Christin-Piché, PhD
Charles River Laboratories, Scientific Director of Immunology
Outstanding Senior Investigator Award
Dr. M. Firoze Khan, PhD
Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University
Vos Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Immunotoxicology
Dr. Jack Paul Uetrecht, MD, PhD, FACP
Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto