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Lung Development, Injury & Repair (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

From Basic Science to Translational Research


August 15-16, 2015


Proctor Academy
Andover, NH


Jin-Ah Park

Associate Chair:
Soumyaroop Bhattacharya

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 18, 2015. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by May 29, 2015. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on Lung Development, Injury & Repair is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is on the influence of development, injury, and/or repair pathways on the initiation and development of lung diseases. Chronic lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma are a global health burden, while acute lung injury is a common response to infectious pathogens, with lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths in the United States. A better understanding of progression of various lung diseases will lead to the development of cutting edge treatments. We invite all graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician fellows performing research in the area of related fields to submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by May 29, 2015. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Lung Development, Injury & Repair" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Unanswered Questions in Lung Research
Discussion Leaders: Jin-Ah Park (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA) and Soumyaroop Bhattacharya (University of Rochester Medical Center, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmEdward Morrisey (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Generating and Re-Generating the Lung: Current Ideas and Future Prospects"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmUnderstanding of Developmental Mechanisms in Lung Diseases
Discussion Leaders: Jason Rock (University of California, San Francisco, USA) and Ying Tian (Temple University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmAndrew Lechner (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
"Myeloid Cell Regulation of Adult Lung Alveologenesis Post-Pneumonectomy"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmRania Dagher (Inserm U1152, France)
"Alternatively Activated Alveolar Macrophages Contribute to Bronchiolar Epithelium Repair In Vivo"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmChristin Kuo (Stanford University, USA)
"Formation of a Lung Neurosensory Organ by a Novel Mode of Epithelial Cell Movement"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmHayley Warsinske (University of Michigan, USA)
"Identifying Key Mechanisms in Fibrotic Dysregulation Using a Systems Biology Approach"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMechanisms of Lung Injury, Repair, and Remodeling
Discussion Leaders: Michael Koval (Emory University School of Medicine, USA) and Poornima Mahavadi (Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:20 amRena Brauer (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA)
"Syndecan-1 Attenuates Lung Injury During Influenza Infection By Activating Survival Signals Via C-Met"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amJoseph Herbert (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
"Aging and Mechanical Stretch Increase Inflammatory Gene Expression and ER Stress in In Vitro and In Vivo Models of Lung Injury"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amCharitharth Lal (University of Alabama, USA)
"MicroRNA 219-5p (Mir 219) in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amRonald Allan Panganiban (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA)
"Targeting Cholecystokinin (CCK) and Its Receptor CCKAR in the Airway Smooth Muscle for New Asthma Therapy"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: How to Prepare a Successful Grant Proposal
Discussion Leaders: Melanie Konigshoff (German Center for Lung Research, Germany) and Jennifer Mitchel (Harvard School of Public Health, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader: A Brief Overview of Funding Systems: Government Grants vs. Foundation Grants
1:45 pm - 2:15 pmPanel Discussion
"Mock Study Section"
  • Thomas Mariani (University of Rochester Medical Center, USA)
  • Edward Morrisey (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmGeneral Discussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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