American Urological Association - 2018 - 2020 Research Scholars

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2018 - 2020 Research Scholars

Dr. Ken Batai

Ken Batai, PhD

Project Title: "Identification of Clinical and Molecular Characteristics Predicting Renal Cell Carcinoma Prognosis: Therapeutic Precision in a Racially Diverse Population"

Institution: University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

Mentors: Benjamin Lee, MD, and Nathan Ellis, PhD

Sponsor: AUA Western Section

Bethany Baumann, PhD

Bethany Baumann, PhD

Project Title: "Identification of Functional piRNAs in Prostate Carcinogenesis and Differentiation"

Institution: University of Illinois

Mentor: Larisa Nonn, PhD

Sponsor: AUA North Central Section

Dr. Andrew Chin

Andrew Chin, PhD

Project Title: "The Role of Large Oncosome‐Encapsulated miR‐1227 in Prostate Cancer Progression and Metastasis"

Institution: Cedars‐Sinai Medical Center

Mentor: Dolores Di Vizio, MD, PhD

Sponsor: Chesapeake Urology Associates

William Donelan, PhD

William Donelan, PhD

Project Title: "Production of Oxalate Oxidase Enzyme to Develop a Dipstick Test for Urine Oxalate Levels"

Institution: University of Florida

Mentors: Benjamin Canales, MD, MPH, and Cuong Nguyen, PhD

Sponsor: Endourological Society

Serkan Karakus, MD

Serkan Karakus, MD

Project Title: "Implantable Neurostimulator Improves Recovery of Erection and Micturition via cAMP-PKA-dependent Mechanisms in a Rat Model of Cavernous Nerve Injury"

Institution: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Mentor: Arthur L. Burnett, MD, MBA

Sponsor: Sexual Medicine Society of North America

Haiying Li, PhD

Haiying Li, PhD

Project Title: "Identification of Novel Glycan-based Urinary Biomarkers to Detect Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux at Risk for Urinary Tract Infection and Renal Scarring"

Institution: Children's Hospital Boston

Mentors: Richard Lee, MD, and Rosalyn Adam, PhD

Sponsor: Dornier MedTech

Brandon Manley, MD

Brandon Manley, MD

Project Title: "Employing Multiparametric Profiling to Characterize Immunotherapy Responders in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma"

Institution: Moffitt Cancer Center

Mentor: Anthony Magliocco, MD

Sponsor: Society for Urologic Oncology

Justin Matulay, MD

Justin Matulay, MD

Project Title: "Genetic Characterization of Patient Tumors in Clinical Complete Responders to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer"

Institution: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Mentors: Ashish Kamat, MD, MBBS

Sponsor: AUA South Central Section

Jonathan Shoag, MD

Jonathan Shoag, MD

Project Title: "Repurposing Drugs for Prostatic Disease, a High-Throughput Imaging Based Approach"

Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College

Mentor: Chris Barbieri, MD, PhD

Sponsor: AUA New York Section E. Darracott Vaughan, MD Research Scholar Fund

Anna Sintsova, PhD

Anna Sintsova, PhD

Project Title: "Global Transcriptome Profiling of Clinical UPEC Strains Reveals a Common Metabolic State During Human UTI"

Institution: University of Michigan

Mentor: Harry Mobley, PhD

Sponsor: AUA North Central Section

Debasish Sundi, MD

Debasish Sundi, MD

Project Title: "MDSC Depletion via Ibrutinib as a Strategy to Increase Sensitivity of Bladder Cancer to Immune Checkpoint Blockade in a Murine Allograft Model"

Institution: Ohio State University

Mentors: William Carson III, MD, and Michael Caligiuri, MD

Sponsor: Indian American Urological Association Anupam Ted Kedia Research Scholar Fund

Karen Wheeler, MD, PhD

Karen Wheeler, MD, PhD

Project Title: "Impact of Surgery on Response to Cancer Immunotherapy"

Institution: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Mentor: Robert Svatek, MD

Sponsor: Society for Urologic Oncology

Brett Winship, MD

Brett Winship, MD

Project Title: "In Vitro Assessment and Optimization of New Laser Lithotripsy Technologies for Treatment of Kidney Stones"

Institution: Duke University

Mentors: Glenn Preminger, MD, and Pei Zhong, PhD

Sponsor: AUA Southeastern Section

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