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Principal Investigators

As of September 1, 2009, the NHLBI has supported hundreds of principal investigators (PIs) with American Recovery and Reinvestment (the Recovery Act) funds, using existing mechanisms, such as expansion of the research paylines from 2008 and 2009, as well as new programs created specifically for the Recovery Act, including Challenge Grants, and Grand Opportunities (GO) grants. Learn more about the scientists who are directing projects or programs supported by grants.

Below are profiles of Recovery Act-funded scientists who provided their photographs to the NHLBI. To find out more about their projects or to see all the NHLBI-funded Recovery Act projects, use the search tool on the right. If you are a PI, please consider sharing your Recovery Act story and photograph for publication on these Web pages.

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Photo of Andrea Ladd, Ph.D.Andrea Ladd, Ph.D.
Assistant Staff, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Role of pre-mRNA Alternative Splicing Programs in Heart and Muscle Development
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $353,250
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Role of pre-mRNA Alternative Splicing Programs in Heart and Muscle Development
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $353,250
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Total funding: $706,500
Photo of Edward Lammer, M.D.
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Edward Lammer, M.D.
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Principal Investigator, Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, Oakland, California
Chromosomal Microdeletions Causing Heart Defects
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $668,140
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Additional Funding:
Chromosomal Microdeletions Causing Heart Defects
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $663,675
More information about the grant

Total funding: $1,331,815
Photo of Kenneth R. Laurita, Ph.D.Kenneth R. Laurita, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Targeted Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $495,951
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Photo of John W. Lawler, Ph.D.
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John W. Lawler, Ph.D.
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Professor of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Thrombospondin 4 A1
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research, Cell Biology and Physiology Center
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $711,148
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Thrombospondin 4 A1
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research, Cell Biology and Physiology Center
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $701,914
More information about the grant

Total funding: $1,413,062
Photo of Charles W. Leffler, M.S., Ph.D.Charles W. Leffler, M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology and Pediatrics, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee
Student and/or teacher summer research experiences
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $220,946
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Photo of Vijaya Mohan Rao Lella, Ph.D.Vijaya Mohan Rao Lella, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas
Initiation and Regulation of Blood Coagulation
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $408,932
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Photo of Michelle R. Lennartz, Ph.D.Michelle R. Lennartz, Ph.D.
Professor, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
Role of Macrophage Activation in Carotid Plaque Instability
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $210,306
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Additional Funding:
Role of Macrophage Activation in Carotid Plaque Instability
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $196,250
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Total funding: $406,556
Photo of Laurel K. Leslie, M.D., M.P.H.Laurel K. Leslie, M.D., M.P.H.
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Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Tufts Medical Center, Floating Hospital for Children, Boston, Massachusetts
The Comparative Effectiveness of ECG Screening in Children with ADHD
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $495,907
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Photo of Jennifer Li, M.D.Jennifer Li, M.D.
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Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Comparative Effectiveness of Medications Used in Congenital Heart Surgery
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $450,815
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Photo of Zihai Li, M.D., Ph.D.Zihai Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immunology and Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut
Novel Chaperone Mechanism for Platelet Disorder
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Photo of Jonathan R. Linder, M.D.Jonathan R. Linder, M.D.
Professor, Oregon Health Science University, Portland, Oregon
Molecular Imaging of Ischemic Memory with Ultrasound
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $498,823
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Photo of Jerry B. Lingrel, Ph.D.Jerry B. Lingrel, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Functional Studies of the NA,K-ATPASE
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $67,510
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Photo of John LiPuma, M.D.John LiPuma, M.D.
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Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Lung Microbiota in Cystic Fibrosis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $499,999
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Photo of Lin Liu, Ph.D.Lin Liu, Ph.D.
Professor, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Stillwater, Oklahoma
MicroRNA Expression Profiling in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $73,850
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Additional Funding:
MicroRNA Expression Profiling in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $73,850
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Role of Micrornas in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $221,550
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Role of Micrornas in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $184,625
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Total funding: $553,875
Photo of Wanqing Liu, Ph.D.Wanqing Liu, Ph.D.
Research Associate, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Genetic Role of EGFR Pathway in Interstitial Lung Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $78,000
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Photo of Michael Longaker, M.D.Michael Longaker, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California
Derivation of iPS Cells and iPS Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Photo of Dwight C. Look, M.D.Dwight C. Look, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Induction of COPD Exacerbation by Haemophilus Influenzae
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $8,916
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Photo of Hongbo Luo, Ph.D.Hongbo Luo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Molecular basis of neutrophil spontaneous death
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $292,346
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Last Updated: March 16, 2010





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