Previously Funded Researchers

See researchers who have made a difference in research we have funded prior to 2018 through our nationwide research awards, showcasing the breadth of the work and scientists we have supported.
  • Andrew Bryant, M.D.

    Andrew Bryant, M.D.

    University of Florida

    Targeting Protein May Reduce Severity of Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Timothy Burns, M.D., Ph.D.

    Timothy Burns, M.D., Ph.D.

    University of Pittsburgh

    Determining How Two Genes Interact in Lung Cancer

  • Nicole Byers, Ph.D.

    Nicole Byers, Ph.D.

    Indiana University (Indianapolis)

    Learning Role of Tumor Suppressor in MRSA Infection Could Lead to Treatment

  • Nunzia Caporarello, PhD

    Nunzia Caporarello, PhD

    Mayo Clinic

    Targeting vascular rarefaction and loss of endothelial identity in pulmonary fibrosis

  • Juan Carlos Cardet, MD

    Juan Carlos Cardet, MD

    University of South Florida

    Looking for Genetic Markers for Severe Asthma

  • Alison Carey, M.D.

    Alison Carey, M.D.

    Drexel University College of Medicine

    Could Probiotics Help Prevent and Treat Infant Influenza?

  • Delesha Carpenter, Ph.D.

    Delesha Carpenter, Ph.D.

    University of North Carolina

    Using Mobile App to Help Teens Manage Their Asthma

  • Florent Carrette, Ph.D.

    Florent Carrette, Ph.D.

    Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

    Investigating How Immune Cells Respond to Influenza Virus

  • Monica Cartelle-Gestal, Ph.D., I.L.M.

    Monica Cartelle-Gestal, Ph.D., I.L.M.

    University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., Athens, GA

    New Vaccine for Whooping Cough

  • Lisa Carter-Harris, Ph.D.

    Lisa Carter-Harris, Ph.D.

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Understanding Low Rates of Referral for Lung Cancer Screening

  • Francisco Cartujano, MD

    Francisco Cartujano, MD

    University of Rochester

    Using Text Messaging to Stop Vaping

  • Jennifer Casey, Ph.D.

    Jennifer Casey, Ph.D.

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    How Does Cadmium in Cigarette Smoke Increase Risk of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia?

  • Suzanne Cassel, M.D.

    Suzanne Cassel, M.D.

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    Blocking Development of Cells Involved in Steroid-Resistant Asthma

  • Stephen Chan, MD, PhD

    Stephen Chan, MD, PhD

    University of Pittsburgh

    NCOA7 as a novel therapeutic and genetic diagnostic target in SARS-CoV-2 infection

  • Tung Chan, Ph.D.

    Tung Chan, Ph.D.

    Thomas Jefferson University

    Protecting Lungs by Stimulating Molecule Important to Cell Survival

  • Hitendra Chand, Ph.D.

    Hitendra Chand, Ph.D.

    Florida International University

    Reducing Mucus Production in Asthma and COPD

  • Jichao Chen, Ph.D.

    Jichao Chen, Ph.D.

    University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

    Origin and function of a novel cell population

  • Limo Chen, Ph.D.

    Limo Chen, Ph.D.

    University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

    Targeting Protein to Improve Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

  • Tianji Chen, Ph.D.

    Tianji Chen, Ph.D.

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Discovering Protein's Role in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

  • Ya-Wen Chen, PhD

    Ya-Wen Chen, PhD

    University of Southern California

    Roles of hypoxia and Wnt signaling in human progenitor cell fate decision during lung injury

  • Yen-Hua Chen, Ph.D.

    Yen-Hua Chen, Ph.D.

    Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    Role of Arginase Metabolism in Innate Lymphoid Cell-mediated Lung Inflammation

  • Haiying Cheng, MD, PhD

    Haiying Cheng, MD, PhD

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Potential new immune evasion pathways and molecular targets in lung cancer

  • Emily Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.

    Emily Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.

    Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research

    Overcoming Resistance to Newest EGFR-Inhibiting Lung Cancer Drugs

  • Simon Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.

    Simon Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.

    Columbia University in the City of New York

    Will Blocking Bmi1 Protein Improve Lung Cancer Immunotherapy?

  • Soo Jung Cho, M.D.

    Soo Jung Cho, M.D.

    Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    Why Are Older People More Susceptible to Fibrotic Lung Disease?

  • Chen-Hua Chuang, Ph.D.

    Chen-Hua Chuang, Ph.D.

    Stanford University

    Molecular Biography of Lung Cancer Metastasis

  • Sangwoon Chung, PhD

    Sangwoon Chung, PhD

    The Ohio State University

    Preventing neutrophilic inflammation in severe asthma by targeting ETosis

  • Sarah Clark, PhD

    Sarah Clark, PhD

    University of Colorado

    Using Probiotics to Improve Pneumonia Treatment  

  • Suzanne Cloonan, Ph.D.

    Suzanne Cloonan, Ph.D.

    Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    How Genes Influence Development of Cigarette Smoke-Induced COPD

  • 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?

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