Department of Pediatrics - Pulmonology Fellowship

Fellowship Research

Baby Breathing with Inhaler

Finding Ways to Help Children

                          ... Breathe Easier

Current Fellow

Third Year Fellow

Manvi Bansal, M.D.

Award: Dean’s Fellowship award from the Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center

Research Interest: Physiologic mechanism of feeding desaturations in preterm infants

Research Mentors: Clement L. Ren, M.D., Gloria S. Pryhuber, M.D., Marc B. Lande, M.D., M.P.H.

Presentations

  • Bansal M and Voter KV. Non cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Video Conference. October 18, 2011.
  • Bansal M and Cheng EC. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Video Conference. April 17, 2012.

Recent Alumni

Diana Go, M.D.

Awards

  • “Bench to Bedside to Curbside” T32 grant from the Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Clausen Fellowship award from the Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program (PROP) scholar, National Institutes of Health

Research Project: Tracheal aspirate connective tissue mast cells and associated peptidases predict development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Research Mentors: Gloria S. Pryhuber, M.D., Clement L. Ren, M.D., Thomas J. Mariani, Ph.D.

Publication

Presentations

  • Go DC. Tracheal aspirate connective tissue mast cells and associated peptidases predict development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. T32 presentation. January 2012.
  • Go DC. Tracheal aspirate connective tissue mast cells and associated peptidases predict development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. PROP Steering Committee platform presentation. January 2012.
  • Go DC. Tracheal aspirate connective tissue mast cells and associated peptidases predict development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. New York Thruway Conference platform presentation. October 2011.
  • Go DC. Plastic bronchitis in an asthmatic child. Eastern US Multicenter Pediatric Pulmonary Videoconference. October 8, 2011.
  • Go DC. Tracheal aspirate connective tissue mast cells and associated peptidases predict development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. T32 presentation. June 2011.
  • Bhattacharya S, Go DC, Krenitsky DL, Huyck HL, Solleti SK, Gascon JL, Parnell VA, Metlay L, Srisuma S, Mariani TJ, Pryhuber GS. Transcriptional profiling of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) tissue reveals changes in the IGF1 pathway and mast cell accumulation are associated with disease pathogenesis. American Thoracic Society International Conference poster presentation. May 2011.
  • Go DC. Primary ciliary dyskinesia. Eastern US Multicenter Pediatric Pulmonary Videoconference. January 17, 2011.
  • Go DC. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage. Eastern US Multicenter Pediatric Pulmonary Videoconference. June 13, 2010.

Fariba Rezaee, M.D.

Fariba Rezaee, M.D.

Awards

  • “Bench to Bedside to Curbside” T32 grant from the Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Bradford Fellowship award from the Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center

Research Project: Airway epithelial cells: sentinels of the innate immune system

Research Mentors: Gloria S. Pryhuber, M.D., Clement L. Ren, M.D., Steve N. Georas, M.D.

Publications

  • Rezaee F, Rellick SL, Piedimonte G, Akers SM, O'Leary HA, Martin K, Craig MD, Gibson LF.
    Neurotrophins regulate bone marrow stromal cell IL-6 expression through the MAPK pathway.
    PLoS One. 2010 Mar 15;5(3):e9690.
  • Rezaee F, Gibson LF, Piktel D, Othumpangat S, Piedimonte G.
    Respiratory syncytial virus infection in human bone marrow stromal cells.
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011 Aug;45(2):277-86.
  • Rezaee F, Meednu N, Emo J, Saatian B, Chapman TJ, Naydenov NG, DeBenedetto A, Beck LA, Ivanov AI, Georas SN. Polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid induces protein kinase D-dependent disassembly of apical junctions and barrier dysfunction in airway epithelial cells.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Dec; 128(6):1216-1224.
  • Rezaee F and Ren CL. Preschool pulmonary function testing in CF, lung biology in health and disease: Cystic fibrosis. JL Allen, HB Panitch, R Rubenstein, eds. New York. Informa Healthcare. 2010.
  • Georas SN, Rezaee F, Lerner L, Beck L.
    Dangerous allergens: why some allergens are bad actors.
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2010 Mar;10(2):92-8.
  • Rezaee F, Rellick SL, Akers SM, O'Leary HA, Piedimonte G, and Gibson LF. Neurotrophins regulate bone marrow stromal cell IL-6 expression through the MAPK Pathway. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2009 Apr; 179: A2860.
  • Rezaee F, Lerner LB, Ivanov AL, Breysse P, Beck LA, Georas SN. Particulate matter induced airway epithelial barrier dysfunction.” J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2010 Feb;125(2), Supplement 1: AB233.
  • Rezaee F, Gibson L, Piktel D, Othumpangat S, Samsell L, Fortney J, Piedimonte G. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Alters Human Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Function. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2010 May; 181: A2502.
  • Rezaee F, Ivanov A, Lerner L, DeBenedetto A, Beck L, and Georas S. Disruption of Airway Epithelial Tight Junction Structure and Function by the TLR3 Ligand PolyI: C.Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2010 May; 181: A1420.
  • Emo JA, Bennett JA, Bauer SM, Meednu N, Rezaee F, Oberdorster G, Rangasamy T, Georas S. Nrf2 protects mice from the inhaled adjuvant effects of ambient particulate matter. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2010 May; 181: A2821.

Presentations

  • Rezaee F, Ivanov A, Beck L, and Georas S. PolyI:C disrupts airway epithelial apical junctional complex structure and function in a protein kinase C dependent manner.  American Thoracic Society International Conference, Denver, CO. 2011. Accepted for presentation.
  • Rezaee F, Lerner LB, Ivanov AL, Breysse P, Beck LA, Georas SN. Particulate matter induced airway epithelial barrier dysfunction.  American Thoracic Society International Conference. New Orleans, LA. 2010.
  • Rezaee F, Gibson LF, Piktel DA, Fortney JE, Othumpangat S and Piedimonte G. Respiratory syncytial virus alters human bone marrow stromal cell function. American Thoracic Society International Conference. New Orleans, LA. 2010.
  • Rezaee F. Disruption of airway epithelial tight junction structure and function by the TLR3 ligand Poly I:C. Seventh Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigators’ Forum. San Antonio, TX. October 16, 2010.
  • Rezaee F. Primary immunodeficiency. Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Case Conference via multicenter videoconference. University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. January 18, 2011.
  • Rezaee F. Update on new asthma medications. Regional Postgraduate Teaching Morning. University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.  March 16, 2011.
  • Rezaee F, Emo J, Meednu N, Saatian B, Chapman T, Naydenov N, DeBenedetto A, Beck L, Ivanov A, Georas S. PolyI:C induces protein kinase C-dependent disassembly of apical junctions and barrier dysfunction in airway epithelial cells. University of Rochester Medical Center. June 3, 2011. T32 poster and oral presentation.

Maggie Sifain, M.D.


Award: Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2009.

Research Interest: Clinical features and outcomes of patients with atypical CF using data from the epidemiologic study of CF – a longitudinal cohort study of CF patients in North America

Research Mentors: Clement L. Ren, M.D. , Karen Z. Voter, M.D., Susan G. Fisher, M.S., Ph.D.

Publication

  • Sifain MR, Binder A, Voter KZ, Ren CL. The diagnostic yield of genetic testing in patients with borderline sweat tests. Amer J Resp Crit Care Med. 2009; 179: A1784.

Presentation

  • Sifain MR, Binder A, Voter KZ, Ren CL. Diagnostic yield of genetic testing in patients with borderline sweat tests. American Thoracic Society International Conference. San Diego, CA. May 2009. Poster presentation.