Dr. Ford was awarded two grants from the NIH. The first is a 1-year grant from the NIGMS entitled “Neutrophil-dependent mediators of sepsis.” This project will use untargeted lipidomics to identify new mediators and prognostic biomarkers of multi-organ failure during sepsis. He will also receive a supplement to the NIGMS award entitled “Chlorinated lipids in […]
Congratulations to M.D./Ph.D. Student, Dan Pike, who has been awarded an F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award for M.D./Ph.D. and Dual Degrees Fellowship from the NIH for his project entitled “Plasmalogen-derived chlorinated lipids: Mediators of acute lung injury during sepsis.” The Kirschstein-NRSA award is given to promising predoctoral students in dual […]
Congratulations to Dr. Celine Hartman, who successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “2-Chlorofatty acid: A novel lipid mediator of endothelial dysfunction during sepsis” on Friday, May 4, 2018.
Congratulations to Dr. Elisa Palladino, who successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “2-Chlorofatty acids function as new lipid mediators in neutrophil extracellular trap formation and accelerate their own clearance by inducing PPAR-alpha activity” on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
The Ford lab published a paper linking sepsis to lung injury and death in patients with elevated levels of chlorinated lipids. Their findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight. The paper shows that the presence of chlorinated lipids in patient blood samples at the time of hospital admission predicted whether ARDS, or […]
Congratulations to Celine Hartman! Celine was selected to participate in the 2017 ASBMB Hill Day on April 6. Each year, students and postdocs apply to the event and a select few are invited to travel to Washington, DC, to meet and directly interact with their congressional representatives to advocate for scientific research and research funding. […]
Congratulations to Graduate Students Daniel Pike and Celine Hartman for their awards from the Graduate Student Association. Both Dan and Celine presented posters at the 23rd annual Graduate Research Symposium in March. Dan received 2nd place for his poster, and Celine received 3rd place for her poster. Winners were chosen from over 116 paper and […]
The Ford lab received a new multi-PI, multi-center grant from the NIGMS entitled “Chlorinated lipids in sepsis.” Jane McHowat, Ph.D., of the Department of Pathology at SLU, is a Co-PI on the grant. Other investigators on the proposal include Thomas Cho, Ph.D., of the Department of Biochemistry, and Ron Korthuis, Ph.D., of the Department of […]