Meet the Current Researchers

See the scientists helping to make a difference with our Research Awards Nationwide, which gives a snapshot of the research we support.
  • Mario Acunzo, PhD

    Mario Acunzo, PhD

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Using New Technologies to Examine Molecular Mechanisms of Lung Cancer Drug Resistance

  • John Aitchison, PhD

    John Aitchison, PhD

    Seattle Children's Hospital

    Identifying Nanobody Proteins to Neutralize COVID-19 Viruses

  • Ayobami Akenroye, MD, MPH

    Ayobami Akenroye, MD, MPH

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    Metabolomic Profiles of Patients with Severe Asthma on Inhaled Corticosteroids and on Omalizumab

  • Gheath Alatrash, DO, PhD

    Gheath Alatrash, DO, PhD

    University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

    Can CAR-T Cell Therapy Be Used to Treat Lung Cancer?

  • Kerri Aronson, MD

    Kerri Aronson, MD

    Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    Improving Patients’ Knowledge About Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

  • Alan P. Baptist, MD, MPH

    Alan P. Baptist, MD, MPH

    University of Michigan

    Evaluating Behavioral Intervention to Improve Asthma in Older Adults

  • Christina Barkauskas, MD

    Christina Barkauskas, MD

    Duke University

    Testing Tapeworm Drug Against COVID-19 Virus

  • Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, MHS

    Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, MHS

    Fox Chase Cancer Center

    Improving Response Rates of Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

  • Elizaveta Benevolenskaya, PhD

    Elizaveta Benevolenskaya, PhD

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Why Do Some Cancer Cells Persist Despite Treatment for EGFR Lung Cancer?

  • Marisa Bittoni, PhD

    Marisa Bittoni, PhD

    Ohio State University

    Can Exercise Reduce Lung Cancer Risk?

  • Sonali Bose, MD, MPH

    Sonali Bose, MD, MPH

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Will a Diet High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids Improve Asthma During Pregnancy?

  • Tamra Burns Loeb, PhD

    Tamra Burns Loeb, PhD

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Improving Public Health Messages to Reduce COVID-19 Spread in Black and Latinx Communities

  • Julio Camarero, PhD

    Julio Camarero, PhD

    University of Southern California

    Therapeutic Targeting of Hdm2/HdmX E3 Ligase in Lung Carcinoma

  • Juan Carlos Cardet, MD

    Juan Carlos Cardet, MD

    University of South Florida

    Looking for Genetic Markers for Severe Asthma

  • Stephen Carpenter, MD, PhD

    Stephen Carpenter, MD, PhD

    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Defining Features of Immune Cells Linked to Prevention of Active Tuberculosis

  • Francisco Cartujano, MD

    Francisco Cartujano, MD

    University of Rochester

    Using Text Messaging to Stop Vaping

  • Geoffrey Clark, PhD

    Geoffrey Clark, PhD

    University of Louisville Research Foundation

    Determining How New RAS Inhibitor Works Against Lung Cancer

  • Sarah Clark, PhD

    Sarah Clark, PhD

    University of Colorado

    Using Probiotics to Improve Pneumonia Treatment  

  • Bria Coates, MD

    Bria Coates, MD

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 

    Why Does SARS-CoV-2 Rarely Cause Severe Disease in Children?

  • Ahmet Coskun, PhD

    Ahmet Coskun, PhD

    Georgia Tech Research Corporation

    Revealing How Immune Cells Specialize in Response to Lung Cancer Cells

  • Ana Patricia da Silva Gomes, PhD

    Ana Patricia da Silva Gomes, PhD

    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

    Understanding the Effect of the Aging Process on Lung Cancer Treatment

  • Sean Fain, PhD

    Sean Fain, PhD

    University of Iowa

    Understanding “Long Haul” COVID-19

  • Sean M. Frey, MD

    Sean M. Frey, MD

    University of Rochester

    Providing Asthma Education to Children in the Hospital and at Home

  • Moumita Ghosh, PhD

    Moumita Ghosh, PhD

    University of Colorado Denver

    Identifying Lung Changes During Lung Cancer Development to Improve Early Detection

  • Kayla Goliwas, PhD

    Kayla Goliwas, PhD

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Combining Immune Checkpoint Therapy and Interlukin-6 Targeting to Enhance the Anti-Tumor Immune Response

  • Gregory Gray, MD, MPH

    Gregory Gray, MD, MPH

    University of Texas Medical Branch

    Studying First Canine-Like Coronavirus Associated with Disease in Humans

  • Kevin Harrod, PhD

    Kevin Harrod, PhD

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Novel SARS-CoV-2 antivirals targeting viral encoded ion channels

  • Yashoda Madaiah Hosakote, PhD

    Yashoda Madaiah Hosakote, PhD

    The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

    Revealing HMGB1 Protein’s Role in COVID-19 disease

  • Lu Huang, PhD

    Lu Huang, PhD

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    Targeting Trained Immunity to Develop Novel TB Vaccine 

  • Elizabeth A. Jacobsen, PhD

    Elizabeth A. Jacobsen, PhD

    Mayo Clinic Arizona

    Why are Eosinophils Resistant to Steroid Treatment for Severe Asthma?

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