Devendra K. Agrawal, PhD
Devendra K. Agrawal, PhD

Devendra K. Agrawal, PhD

Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Clinical and Translational Science

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Med. Microbiology & Immunology

Teaching Activity

  • 1. Molecular and Cell Biology (IDC101) to First Year Medical Students
  • 2. Molecular and Cell Biology Small Group Clinical Cases (IDC101) to First Year Medical Students
  • 3. Host Defense Course (IDC109) to First Year Medical Students

Biography


Dr. Devendra K. Agrawal earned M.Sc. (Chemistry) in 1973 and Ph.D. (Biochemistry) in 1978 from Lucknow University, India. Following his services as a Clinical Biochemist at King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, India, Dr. Agrawal moved to Canada and earned Ph.D. (Medical Sciences) in 1984 from McMaster University, Canada (Advisor-Professor Edwin E. Daniel) followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (Advisor-Professor John McNeill). In 1985, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, USA where he rose to the rank of Full Professor in 1997. Dr. Agrawal also earned MBA in 2004 and MS (ITM) in 2005 from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He founded the Center for Clinical & Translational Research at Creighton University, which later developed into an independent Department. Dr. Agrawal is the Founding Chairman of this Department.
Dr. Agrawal is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Fellow of the American Heart Association, Fellow of the American Physiological Society, and Fellow of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. Creighton University recognized and honored Dr. Agrawal with many awards, including Young Investigator Award, Distinguished Research Career Award, Distinguished Professor Award, Distinguished Faculty Service Award, University Research Award and Distinguished Mentor Award at Creighton. In 2001, the Midwest Chapter of American Association of Physicians of India recognized Dr. Agrawal for his contribution as a teaching professor, researcher and mentor. The India Association of Nebraska recognized him with the Man of the Year award in 2000 and Award of Excellence in appreciation of outstanding service and contribution to Nebraska Community at large in 2013. Recently, the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences recognized Dr. Agrawal with the Professor Bohuslav Ostadal Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences, Distinguished Leadership Award, and Ricardo Gelpi Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences. Dr. Agrawal has been an invited speaker to many prestigious national and international scientific meetings.
Dr. Agrawal has served on many grant review panels, including VA Merit Review, NIH-CSR, DoD, NIH-NIAID, NIH-NHLBI, MRC-UK and US-Israel BSF Grant Review Committees, Science Foundation Ireland, Austrian Science Fund, British Lung Foundation, Swiss NSF, and Asthma Research Foundation of Western Australia. Dr. Agrawal has served/is serving on editorial board of several journals, including J. Immunology, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. Dr. Agrawal has authored/co-authored >320 original papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He has co-edited three books in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. His major research interests have been in the area of cellular, molecular and immunobiology of pulmonary and vascular diseases. NIH funds his research projects.  In collaboration with clinical scientists, Dr. Agrawal has developed active and productive research projects in many fields, including bariatric surgery, esophageal diseases, rotator cuff injury, osteoarthritis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, malignant melanoma, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, lung cancer, keloids and hypertrophic scar. He has trained about 50 postdoctoral fellows and 54 MD-PhD/PhD/M.S. students in cellular, molecular, and immunobiology of clinical diseases.  At Creighton University, Dr. Agrawal has been developing multidisciplinary/ interdisciplinary approaches and new perspectives in the advancement of Clinical & Translational Science, mentoring and training new generation of translational researchers.
 
 

Education

  • Lucknow University, India B.Sc. (Biology & Chemistry) 1971
  • Lucknow University, India M.Sc. (Chemistry) 1973
  • King George's Medical College, Lucknow University, India Ph.D. (Biochemistry 1978
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Ph.D. (Medical Sciences) 1984
  • Creighton University, MBA 2004
  • Creighton University, M.S. (ITM) 2005

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Berro AI and Agrawal DK: Potential role of PKC-delta and PKC-epsilon in the increased survival of human eosinophils., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 107(2), S35, 2001

Articles

  • Pandya AN and Agrawal DK: A concise synthesis of highly substituted imidazoles via copper-mediated oxidative C-H functionalization. Tetrahedron Letters 55 (10): 1835-1838, 2014. PMID: 24882889, Tetrahedron Letters, 55(10), 1835-1838, 2014
  • 7. Sur S and Agrawal DK: Transactivation of EGFR by G-proein coupled receptor in the pathophysiology of intimal hyperplasia. Curr. Vasc. Pharmacol 12(2): 190-201, 2014; [Epub ahead of print 2014 Feb 26]. PMID: 24568153, Current Vascular Pharmacology, 12(2), 190-201, 2014
  • McGee HS, Edwan JH, Agrawal DK: Flt3-L increases CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ICOS+ cells in the lungs of cockroach-sensitized and challenged mice., American Journal of Respiratory Cell Molecular Biology, 42(3), 331-340, 2010
  • Agrawal DK, Shao, Z: Pathogenesis of Allergic airway inflammation., Current Allergy Asthma Rep, 10, 39-48, 2010
  • Shao Z, Makinde TO, McGee HS, Wang X, Agrawal DK: Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 ligand regulates migratory pattern and antigen uptake of lung dendritic cell subsets in a murine model of allergic airway inflammation., Journal of Immunology, 183(11), 7531-7538, 2009
  • Naturally occurring and inducible T-regulatory cells modulating immune response in allergic asthma. McGee HS, Agrawal DK, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 180(3), 211-225, 2009
  • Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 ligand increases a lung DC subset with regulatory properties in allergic airway inflammation. Shao Z, Bharadwaj AS, McGee HS, Makinde TO, Agrawal DK, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 123(4), 211-225, 2009
  • Jia G, Mitra AK, Gangahar DM, Agrawal DK: Regulation of Cell Cycle Entry by PTEN in Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation of Human Coronary Artery Bypass Conduits., Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, E-Publication, June 9, 2008, 2008
  • Mitra AK, Jia G, Gangahar DM, Agrawal DK:Temporal PTEN Inactivation Causes Proliferation of Saphenous Vein Smooth Muscle Cells of Human CABG Conduits., Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, J Cell Mol Med. 2008 Mar 19. , [Epub ahead of print], 2008
  • Jia G, Cheng G, Gangahar DM, Agrawal DK:Involvement of connexin 43 in angiotensin II-induced migration and proliferation of saphenous vein smooth muscle cells via the MAPK-AP-1 signaling pathway., Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2008 Mar 12. , [Epub ahead of print], 2008
  • Klionsky DJ, Abeliovich H, Agostinis P, Agrawal DK et al: Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy in higher eukaryotes., Not Applicable, 4(2), 2008, 2008
  • Makinde T and Agrawal DK:Intra and Extra-Vascular Trans-membrane Signaling of Angiopoietin-1-Tie2 Receptor in Health and Disease., Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, J Cell Mol Med. 2008 Feb 4. , [Epub ahead of print], 2008
  • Agrawal, Cheng G, Kim MJ, Kiniwa M:Interaction of suplatast tosilate (IPD) with chloride channels in human blood eosinophils: a potential mechanism underlying its anti-allergic and anti-asthmatic effects., Not Applicable, 38(2), 2008, 2008
  • Cheng G, Shao Z, Chaudhari BR, Agrawal DK: Involvement of Chloride Channels in TGF-{beta}1-induced Apoptosis of Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells., American Journal of Physiology, 2007 Sep 14; [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 17873007 , 2007
  • Edwan JH, Agrawal DK: Flt3-ligand plasmid prevents the development of pathophysiological features of chronic asthma in a mouse model., Immunologic Research, 37(2), 147-159, 2007, 2007
  • Moran EP, Agrawal DK: Increased expression of inhibitor of apoptosis proteins in atherosclerotic plaques of symptomatic patients with carotid stenosis., Experimental and Molecular Pathology, 83(1), 11-16, 2007
  • Bharadwaj AS, Bewtra AK, Agrawal DK: Dendritic cells in allergic airway inflammation., Canadian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology, 85(7), 2007, 686-699, 2007
  • Angiotensin II and IGF-1 Regulate Connexin43 Expression Via ERK and p38 Signaling Pathways in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells of Coronary Artery Bypass Conduits., Journal of Surgical Research, 2007 Jul 09, Epub ahead of print, 2007
  • Agrawal A, Murphy RF, Agrawal DK: DNA methylation in breast and colorectal cancers., Modern Pathology, 20(7), 711-721, 2007
  • Makinde T, Murphy RF, Agrawal DK: The regulatory role of TGF-beta in airway remodeling in asthma., Immunology and Cell Biology, 85(5), 348-356, 2007
  • Agrawal A, Murphy RF, Agrawal DK: DNA methylation in breast and colorectal cancers., Molecular Pathology, PMID: 17464311, 2007
  • Makinde T, Murphy RF, Agrawal DK: The regulatory role of TGF-beta in airway remodeling in asthma., Immunology and Cell Biology, PMID: 17325694 , 2007
  • Jia G, Cheng G, Soundararajan K, Agrawal DK: Insulin-like growth factor-I receptors in atherosclerotic plaques of symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with carotid stenosis: effect of IL-12 and IFN-gamma., American Journal of Physiology, Heart & Circulatory-292(2), H1051-1057, 2007
  • Zhang M, Murphy RF, Agrawal DK: Decoding IgE Fc Receptors, Immunologic Research, 37(1), 1-16, 2007
  • Bharadwaj AS, Agrawal DK: Transcription factors in the control of dendritic cell life cycle., Immunologic Research, 37(1), 79-96, 2007
  • Jia G,Cheng G, Agrawal DK: Autophagy of vascular smooth muscle cells in atherosclerotic lesions., Autophagy, 3(1), 63-64, 2007
  • Moran EP, Agrawal DK: Increased expression of inhibitor of apoptosis proteins in atherosclerotic plaques of symptomatic patients with carotid stenosis., Experimental and Molecular Pathology, PMID: 17208224 , 2007
  • Cheng G, Kim MJ, Jia G, Agrawal DK:Involvement of chloride channels in IGF-I-induced proliferation of porcine arterial smooth muscle cells., Cardiovascular Research, 73(1), 198-207, 2007
  • Makinde T, Murphy RF, Agrawal DK:Immunomodulatory role of vascular endothelial growth factor and angiopoietin-1 in airway remodeling., Current Molecular Medicine, 6(8), 831-841, 2006
  • Mcgee HS, Agrawal DK: TH2 cells in the pathogenesis of airway remodeling: regulatory T cells a plausible panacea for asthma., Immunologic Research, 35(3), 219-232, 2006
  • Chaudhari BR, Murphy RF, Agrawal DK:Following the TRAIL to apoptosis., Immunologic Research, 35(3), 249-262, 2006
  • Mitra AK, Agrawal DK: Gene therapy of fibroproliferative vasculopathies: current ideas in molecular mechanisms and biomedical technology., Pharmacogenomics, 7(8), 1185-1198, 2006
  • Pandey S, Murphy RF, Agrawal DK:Recent advances in the immunobiology of ceramide., Experimental and Molecular Pathology, October 11, 2006-Online, PMID: 17045585, 2006
  • Agrawal A, Yang J, Murphy RF, Agrawal DK: Regulation of the p14ARF-Mdm2-p53 Pathway: An overview in Breast Cancer., Experimental and Molecular Pathology, 81(2), 115-122, 2006
  • Jia G, Cheng G, Agrawal DK: Differential effects of insulin-like growth factor-1 and atheroma-associated cytokines on cell proliferation and apoptosis in plaque smooth muscle cells of symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with carotid stenosis., Immunology and Cell Biology, 84 (5); 2006, 422-429, 2006
  • Jia G, Cheng G, Ganagahr DM, Agrawal DK: Insulin-like growth factor-1 and TNF-alpha regulate autophagy through c-jun N-terminal kinase and Akt pathways in human atherosclerotic vascular smooth cells., Immunology and Cell Biology, 84 (5); 2006, 448-454, 2006
  • Pandey S and Agrawal DK: Immunobiology of Toll-like receptors: Emerging trends., Immunology and Cell Biology, 84(4), 333-341, 2006
  • Mitra AK, Gangahar DM, Agrawal DK :Cellular, molecular and immunological mechanisms in the pathophysiology of vein graft intimal hyperplasia., Immunology and Cell Biology, 84(2), 115-124, 2006
  • Krueger KD, Mitra AK, Del Core MG, Hunter III WJ, Agrawal DK. :A comparison of stent-induced stenosis in coronary versus peripheral arteries., Journal of Clinical Pathology, 2006 Feb 10; [Epub ahead of print] , 2006
  • Mitra AK and Agrawal DK: In stent restenosis: bane of the stent era., Journal of Clinical Pathology, 59(3), 232-239, 2006
  • Allen RT, Krueger KD, Hunter WJ, Agrawal DK: Evidence that IGF-1 requires PKC-ƒÕ, PI3-kinase and MAP kinase pathways to protect human and rat vascular smooth muscle cells from apoptosis., Immunology and Cell Biology, 83(6), 651-667, 2005, 2005
  • Amit K. Mitra, Michael G. Del Core, and Devendra K. Agrawal: Cells, cytokines and cellular immunity in the pathogenesis of fibroproliferative vasculopathies., Canadian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology, 83 (8-9), 701-715, 2005
  • Controlling cytokine signaling by constitutive inhibitors: Kriti Rakesh and Devendra K. Agrawal, Biochem Pharmacol, 70 (2005), 649-657, 2005
  • Agrawal DK, Hopfenspirger MT, Edwan J: Immune modulators in allergic airway inflammation, Modern Aspects of Immunobiology, 15, 19-23, 2005, 2005
  • Rakesh K and Agrawal DK: Cytokines and growth factors involved in control and proliferation of apoptotic smooth muscle cells., International Immunopharmacology, 5(10), 2005, 1487-1506, 2005
  • Allen RT, Murphy LO, Krueger KD, Dhume A, Agrawal DK: Sustained Akt/PKB activation and transient attenuation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase in the inhibition of apoptosis by IGF-1 in vascular smooth muscle cells., APOPTOSIS, 10, 525-535, 2005, 2005
  • K Rakesh and DK Agrawal: Controlling cytokine signaling by constitutive inhibitors., Biochem Pharmacol, June 2005, 12-20, 2005
  • RT Allen, KD Krueger, A Dhume, and DK Agrawal: Sustained Akt/PKB Activation and Transient Attenuation of c-Jun N-Terminal Kinase in the Inhibition of Apoptosis by IGF-1 in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells, APOPTOSIS, 10 (3), 525-535, 2005
  • Agrawal DK and Bharadwaj A: Allergic Airway Inflammation., Current Allergy Asthma Rep, 5(2), 2005, 142-148, 2005
  • JH Edwan, JE Talmadge, and DK Agrawal: Treatment with Flt3 ligand plasmid reverses allergic airway inflammation in ovalbumin-sensitized and -challenged mice., International Immunopharmacology, 5 (2), 345-357, 2005, 2005
  • Wittel UA, Jain M, Goel A, Baranowska-Kortylewicz J, Kurizaki T, Chauhan SC, Agrawal DK, Colcher D, Batra SK: Engineering and characterization of a divalent single-chain Fv angiotensin II fusion construct of the monoclonal antibody CC49., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 329(1):, 2005, 168-176, 2005
  • Amit K. Mitra, Ashwini Dhume and Devendra K. Agrawal: :Vulnerable Plaques” : Ticking of the Time Bomb., Canadian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology, 82, 2004, 860-871, 2004
  • Reply to Significance of the eudismic ratio and enantiomeric purity of the albuterol distomer, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 114(4) October 2004, 991-992, 2004
  • MJ Kim, G Cheng & DK Agrawal; Cl- channels are expressed in human normal monocytes: a functional role in migration, adhesion and volume change, Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 138, October/Nov 2004, 453-459, 2004
  • Abdo I Berro, Greg A Perry and Devendra K. Agrawal: Increased expression and activation of CD30 induce apoptosis in human blood eosinophils, Journal of Immunology, 173 (3), 2174-2183, 2004
  • Influence of apoptosis on neurological outcome following traumatic cerebral contusion. Nathoo N, Narotam PK, Agrawal DK et al, J Neurosurg, 101, August 2004, 233-240, 2004
  • AgrawalDK: Anti-inflammatory properties of desloratadine, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 34, 1342-1348, 2004
  • Edwan JH, Perry G, Talmadge JE, Agrawal DK: Flt3-ligand reverses late allergic response and AHR in a mouse model of allergic inflammation., Journal of Immunology, 172, 5016-5023, 2004
  • Bharadwaj A and Agrawal DK: Immunomodulation in asthma: A distant dream or a close reality?, International Immunopharmacology, 4(4), 495-511, 2004
  • Abraha D, Cho SH, Agrawal DK, Park JM, Oh CK: (S,S)-formoterol increases the production of IL-4 in mast cells and the airways of a murine asthma model., International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, 133(4), 380-388, 2004
  • IC Wells, DK Agrawal, RJ Anderson: Abnormal magnesium metabolism in etiology of salt-sensitive hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus., Biological Trace Element Research, 98(2), 97-108, 2004
  • Agrawal DK, Edwan J, Kandimalla ER, Yu D, Agrawal S: Novel immunomodulatory ODNs prevents development of allergic airway inflammation and AHR in asthma., International Immunopharmacology, 4, 127-138, 2004
  • Agrawal DK, Ariyarathna K, Kelbe PW: S-Albuterol activates pro-constrictory and inflammaotry pathways in human bronchial smooth muscle cells., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 113, 503-510, 2004
  • Krueger, DelCore and Agrawal: Calphostin C as a rapid and strong inducer of apoptosis in human coronary artery smooth muscle cells, International Immunopharmacology, 3/13-14 , 1751-1759, 2003
  • Dhume AS and Agrawal DK: Inability of vascular smooth muscle cells to proceed beyond S phase of cell cycle and increased apoptosis in symptomatic carotid artery disease, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 38, 155-161, 2003
  • Dhume AS and Agrawal DK: Apoptosis via intrinsic and extrinsic pathways in vascular smooth muscle cells of carotid artery plaques., Journal of Vascular Surgery, 37, 2003
  • Dhume AS and Agrawal DK: Inability of vascular smooth muscle cells to proceed beyond S phase of cell cycle and increased apoptosis in symptomatic carotid artery disease, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 37, 2003
  • Agrawal DK, Hopfenspirger MT and Edwan J: Immunomodulators in allergic airway inflammation in asthma., Modern Aspects of Immunobiology, 3, 2003
  • Dhume AS, Soundararajan K, Hunter WJ, Agrawal DK: Comparison of vascular smooth muscle apoptosis and fibrous cap morphology in symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery disease, Annals of Vascular Surgery, 17, 1-8, 2003
  • Airway hyperresponsiveness, late allergic response and eosinophilia are reversed with mycobacterial antigens in ovalbumin-presentized mice. Authors: Hopfenspirger and AGRAWAL, Journal of Immunology, 168(5), 2002), 2516-2522, 2002
  • Attenuation of allergic airway inflammation and associated pulmonary functions by mycobacterial antigens is independent of IgE in a mouse model of asthma. Authors: Hopfenspirger, Parr, Townley, Agrawal, Allergology International, 51, 20-32, 2002
  • Flt3 ligand: a novel cytokine prevents allergic asthma in a mouse model, International Immunopharmacology, 1(12), 2001, 2081-2089, 2001
  • Modification of eosinophil function by suplatast tosilate (IPD), a novel anti-allergic drug, International Immunopharmacology, 1(12), 2001, 2163-2171, 2001
  • Mycobacterial antigens attenuate late phase response, airway hyperresponsiveness, and BAL eosinophilia in a mouse model of bronchial asthma. Hopfenspirger, Parr, Hopp, Townley, and Agrawal, International Immunopharmacology, 1, 1743-1751, 2001
  • Agrawal, DK: Pharmacology and clinical efficacy of desloratadine as an anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory drug., Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, 10(3), 547-560, 2001
  • 1. Agrawal DK and Townley RG: Platelet activating factor receptor antagonists in bronchial asthma. In: New and Exploratory Therapeutic Agents for Asthma, Vol. 139eds.M Yeadon and Z Diamant, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, NY, 1999-2000, chapter 7, pp. 183-202., Not Applicable, 1999
  • Balaram SK, Agrawal DK, Edwards JD: Insulin-like growth factor-1 activates nuclear factor kB and increases transcription of the intercellular adhesion molecule-1 gene in endothelial cells., Cardiovascular Surgery, 7, 91-97, 1999

Publications

  • Edwan JH, Talmadge JE, Agrawal DK: Prolonged effect of Flt3-L plasmid to protect against allergic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 115(2), S64, 2005
  • Agrawal DK, Edwan J, Zhu F, Yu D, Kandimalla ER, Agrawal S: Sustained long-term effect of a novel immunomodulatory oligonucleotide on airway hyperresponsiveness in a mouse model of allergic airway inflammation., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 115(2), S134, 2005
  • Berro AI, Bharadwaj A, Agrawal DK: Rottlerin induces apoptosis of human blood eosinophils: a possible role for PKC-delta in mediating eosinophil survival., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 115(2), S193, 2005
  • Bharadwaj AS, Edwan JH, Kurz S, Talmadge JE, Agrawal DK: Flt3L attenuates allergic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness by increasing regulatory T cells., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 115(2), S256, 2005
  • 171. Kim MJ and Agrawal DK: Activation of voltage-gated chloride channels by cytokines in human blood monocytes. JACI, Not Applicable, 2003
  • Berro AI and Agrawal DK: CD30 expression and apoptosis of human blood eosinophils. JACI, Not Applicable, 2003
  • Edwan J and Agrawal DK: Effect of FLT3-Ligand Treatment on BALF and Lung DCs of Ova sensitized and challenged mice. JACI, Not Applicable, 2003
  • Agrawal DK and Berro AI: Effect of desloratadine on the apoptosis of human blood eosinophils. Annals of Allrgy, Asthma & Immunology, Not Applicable, 2002
  • AgrawalDK: Protective effect of (RR)-Formoterol in early and late allergic response and airway hyperresponsiveness in a mouse model of asthma., American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 163(5), A590, 2001
  • Horiba M, Agrawal DK, Townley RG: Effect of IL-1beta and TNF-alpha on airway responsiveness in a mouse model., American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 163(5), A867, 2001
  • Horiba, Ishikawa C, Agrawal DK, Townley RG: Effect of IL-1beta on airway responsiveness in a mouse model., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 107(2), S38, 2001
  • Hopfenspirger MT, Haynatzki GR, Agrawal DK: Meta-analysis of common sensitization procedures in the mouse model of asthma., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 107(2), S48, 2001
  • Agrawal DK, Suwaki T, Townley RG: Anti-inflamamtory properties of suplatast tosilate (IPD): attenuation of eosinophil chemotaxis and adhesion”., Allergy & Clinical Immunology International, Suppl. 2, 7, 2000
  • Agrawal DK, Berro A, Townley RG: Desloratadine attenuation of eosinophil chemotaxis, adhesion and superoxide generation”., Allergy, 55 (Suppl. 63), 276, 2000
  • Agrawal DK, Romero FA, Townley RG: A murine allergic model of allergic late phase response, airway hyperresponsiveness and BAL eosinophilia., American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 159(3), A113, 1999
  • Hopfenspirger M, Agrawal DK, Parr S, Romero FA, Hopp RJ, Biehle J, Townley RG: Attenuation of airway inflammation and increase in interleukin-12 by Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) in a mouse model of bronchial asthma., American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 159(3), A115, 1999
  • Agrawal DK, Hentges PP, Ariyarathna, Allen RT, Townley RG: Protein kinase C (PKC) isozymes in purified CD3+ and CD4+ cells of allergic and asthmatic subjects., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 103:, S206, 1999
  • Chong BTY, Agrawal DK, Romero FA, Townley RG: An in vivo model of beta-adrenoceptor desensitization., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 103, S205, 1999
  • Hopfenspirger M, Agrawal DK, Parr S, Romero FA, Hopp RJ, Biehle J, Townley RG: Effect of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) in a mouse model of bronchial asthma., Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 103, S59, 1999
  • Agrawal DK , Hopfenspirger M, Romero FA, Hopp RJ, Townley RG: Effect of Mycobacterium vaccae in a mouse model of bronchial asthma., American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 159(3), A115, 1999
  • Sur S and Agrawal DK: Transactivation of EGFR by G-proein coupled receptor in the pathophysiology of intimal hyperplasia. Curr. Vasc. Pharmacol 12(2): 190-201, 2014; [Epub ahead of print 2014 Feb 26]. PMID: 24568153
  • Aggarwal A and Agrawal DK: Importins and exportins regulating allergic immune responses. Mediators of Inflammation Volume 2014; 476357, Article ID 476357, 14 pages; Epub 2014 Mar 9;http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/476357; PMID: 24733961
  • Rao VH, Kansal V, Stoupa S, Agrawal DK: MMP-1 and MMP-9 Regulate Epidermal Growth Factor-dependent Collagen Loss in Human Carotid Plaque Smooth Muscle Cells. Physiol. Reports (Heart & Circulatory Physiology) 2(2): 2014, e00224, doi: 10.1002/phy2.224; eCollection 2014 Feb 1; PMID: 24744893
  • Fischer KD and Agrawal DK: Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in inflammation and allergy. Front Immunol – Inflammation 4: Article 428, eCollection 2013; pp 1-9; PMID: 24363657
  • Pelham Christopher J and Agrawal DK: Emerging roles for triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells (TREM) receptor family signaling in inflammatory diseases. Expert Reviews of Clinical Immunology 10(2): 243-256, 2014; Epub 2013 Dec 10; PMID: 24325404
  • Trowbridge RM, Mitkov MV, Hunter WJ, Agrawal DK: Vitamin D receptor and CD86 expression in the skin of vitamin D-deficient swine. Experimental & Molecular Pathology – 96(1): 42-47, 2014. PMID: 24239751
  • Trowbridge RM, Mitkov MV, Pittelkow MR, Agrawal DK: Immunomodulation of malignant melanoma by contact sensitizing agents. Expert Reviews of Clinical Immunology 10(1): 63-76, 2014; Epub 2013 Nov 22; PMID: 24308833
  • Guarav R and Agrawal DK: Clinical view on the importance of dendritic cells in asthma. Expert Reviews of Clinical Immunology 9(10): 899-919, 2013; PMID 24128155
  • Radwan MM, Radwan BM, Nandipati KC, Hunter WJ, Agrawal DK: Immunological and molecular basis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Expert Reviews of Clinical Immunology 9(8): 727-738, 2013; PMID 23971751
  • Trowbridge R, Kizer RT, Mittal SK, Agrawal DK: 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D in the pathogenesis of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Expert Reviews of Clinical Immunology 9(6): 517-533, 2013; PMID: 23730883
  • Pankajakshan D and Agrawal DK: Clinical and Translational Challenges in Gene Therapy of Cardiovascular Diseases; In: Gene Therapy- Tools and Potential Applications, Ed.: Francisco Martin Molina; ISBN 978-953-51-1014-9, Publisher - InTech - open science | open minds; Chapter 27, pp. 651-684; 2013.
  • Sur S and Agrawal DK: PTEN and Cell Signaling in Health and Disease; In: PTEN Structure, Mechanism-of-action, Role in Cell Signaling and Regulation; Ed.: Ke Xu; Chaper 1 pp. 1-50; Nova Science Publishers, 2013.
  • Trowbridge R, Mittal SK, Agrawal DK: Vitamin D and the epidemiology of upper gastrointestinal cancers: A critical analysis of the current evidence. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 22(6): 1007-1014, 2013; PMID: 23563888.
  • Boosani CS and Agrawal DK: PTEN (Phosphatase and tensin homolog) modulators: a patent review. Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents 23(5): 569-580, 2013; PMID 23379765.
  • Hall S and Agrawal DK: Key Mediators in the Immunopathogenesis of Allergic Asthma. Int. Immunopharmacol – May 2014 – In press.
  • Yin Kai and Agrawal DK: Vitamin D and inflammatory diseases. J Inflammation Res – Accepted for Publication - April 2014.
  • Pandya AN and Agrawal DK: A concise synthesis of highly substituted imidazoles via copper-mediated oxidative C-H functionalization. Tetrahedron Letters –accepted for publication- January 2014.
  • Sur S, Sugimoto J and Agrawal DK: Coronary artery bypass graft: Why is the saphenous vein prone to intimal hyperplasia? Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. – In press May 2014.

Presentations

  • Invited Speaker, University of Vermont Immunology Program, Burlington, VT 18-20 April 2013, 2013
  • Invited Speaker at Morehouse School of Medicine. Atlanta, GA, as a Distinguished lecturer in the Cardiovascular Research Institute 9-10 January 2013, 2013
  • Invited speaker at the International Society for Hypertension in conjunction with the Indian Society for Hypertension to speak on "Vitamin D and Immunomodulation in Coronary Artery Disease": 2-4 November 2012 , Mumbai, India, 2012
  • Invited speaker in the Anesthesiology Department at CUMC to talk on "Clinical & Translational Research at Creighton - Future Prospects", 2012
  • Invited Speaker at the Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL to speak on the Molecular Mechanisms of Dendritic Cell Migration in Allergic Asthmatic Lungs; 6-7 September 2012, 2012
  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, New Orleans, LO:"TGF-β1 Induction of Chloride Channel and Kinase Expression in Human Airway Epithelial Cells", 2010
  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, New Orleans, LO:"Dose-dependent Effect of T-Regulatory Cells Reversing Airway Hyperresponsiveness in Cockroach-Induced Mouse Model", 2010
  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, New Orleans, LO:"Calcitriol increases the expression of CCR3, LL 37, TGF-β1, and IL-5R in human blood eosinophils", 2010
  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, New Orleans, LO:"Tie2-mediated Downstream Effects in Airway Epithelial Cells and Potential Regulation of Tie2 by Flt3L in Asthmatic Airways", 2010
  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, New Orleans, LO:"EXPRESSION OF CLC3 ISOFORMS IN HUMAN BLOOD EOSINOPHILS", 2010
  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, New Orleans, LO:"KCa3.1 Calcium-activated Potassium Channel in the Migration and Activation of Lung Dendritic cells", 2010
  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; New Orleans, LO; "Who Dunnit it in Asthma Phenotype?: Dendritic Cells", 2010
  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, New Orleans, LO; "Vitamin D decreases the Expression of Importin-alpha3 in Human White Blood Cells, 2010
  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, New Orleans, LO:"Th17 Cells and SOCS Proteins in House-Dust Mite-Induced Allergic Airway Inflammation in a Murine Model", 2010
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI; "Vein Graft Disease: Why is the IMA immune to restenosis?", 2009
  • International Conference on Translational Pharmacology, New Delhi, India; "Mechanisms underlying airway inflammation due to racemic beta-2 agonists", 2008
  • Third International Symposium on "Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Sciences", at DIPSAR, New Delhi, India; "Carotid Artery Disease: Why some people are symptomatic and others not?", 2008
  • 42nd Annual Conference of the Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology, Ahmedabad, India; "Are Eosinophils Pivotal in Allergic Diseases?", 2008
  • 42nd Annual Conference of the Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology, Ahmedabad, India; "Immunomodulation in the Therapy of Asthma", 2008
  • Translational Research in Cardiovascular Medicine: From bench to bedside and vice-versa, Vadodara, India; "Vein-graft disease: Why is the internal mammary artery almost immune to restenosis?", 2008
  • Invited Speaker at the Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; "Flt3-L, Immunomodulation and Therapy in Asthma", 2008
  • Sepracor Scientific Research Forum, New Orleans September 18-20, 2008; "Comparative effects of the enantiomers of formoterol on importins in human bronchial smooth muscle cells", 2008
  • Medical University of Ohio, Toledo, OH;"Vein Graft Disease: Why is the IMA immune to restenosis?", 2008
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences, CUMC; "Carotid Stenosis: Why some people are symptomatic or others not?", 2008
  • Third International Symposium on Molecular Allergology, Salzburg, Austria April 18-20, 2008, 2008
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 13-18, 2008; "Effect of Intranasal vs. Intraperitoneal Sensitization of Mice with House Dust Mite Antigen on Airway Hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and SOCS expression in the Lung.", 2008
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 13-18, 2008; "Involvement of CLC-3 Chloride Channel In TGF-β1 Induced Apoptosis in Human Airway Epithelial Cells.", 2008
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 13-18, 2008; "Flt-3 Ligand (FL) Treatment Upregulates PDL2 and Downregulates CCR7 in Distinct Myeloid Dendritic Cell (DC) Populations in the Lungs of Asthmatic Mice.", 2008
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Philadelphia, PA March 13-18, 2008; "Extravascular Expression of Tie-2 Receptors in Asthmatic Airway and its Correlation with Pathological Parameters.", 2008
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Philadelphia, PA March 13-18, 2008; "Induction of CD25+ and Foxp3+ Cells by Flt-3 Ligand (FL) in the Lungs of Asthmatic Mice", 2008
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Philadelphia, PA March 13-18, 2008; "Characterization of Lung CD4+CD25+ Cells after Adoptive Transfer of Naturally Occurring T- regulatory Cells and Inducible T-regulatory Cells in Allergic Asthmatic Mice.", 2008
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Symposium on Airway Remodeling in Asthma - "VEGF and Angiopoietins in Airway Remodeling", 2008
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Philadelphia, PA March 13-18, 2008; "CLC-3 Channels and Migration of Eosinophils in Asthma: Effect of TGF-β1"., 2008
  • International Society for Heart Research-India Chapter, Symposium, DIPSAR, New Delhi, India, February 28, 2008;"Gene Therapy in Cardiovascular Diseases"., 2008
  • Invited speaker at the Annual meeting of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India, December 17-20, 2007; "Why Internal Mammary Artery Immune to Restenosis in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts?", 2007
  • Invited speaker at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences; "Immunomodulation in Allergic Asthma", 2007
  • Invited speaker at Saint Louis University School of Medicine;"Role of dendritic cells and T-regulatory cells in Allergic airway inflammation and asthma", 2007
  • UNMC Immunology Seminar Series on Wednesday March 14, 2007; "Immunomodulation of Allergic Airway Inflammation and AHR by T-Regulatory Cells"., 2007
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, San Diego, CA February 22-27, 2007; "Inhibitor of apoptosis proteins in the regulation of eosinophil apoptosis in allergic disease", 2007
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, San Diego, CA February 22-27, 2007;"TGF-beta-1 increases chloride channel activity in and migration of human blood eosinophils via intracellular pathways involving protein kinase C.", 2007
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, San Diego, CA February 22-27, 2007; "Flt3 ligand (FL) treatment generates multiple subsets of myeloid dendritic cells (DCs) with differential phenotypes and functional properties in mouse model of asthma.", 2007
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, San Diego, CA February 22-27, 2007; "Overexpression of CLC-3 channels prevent TGF-beta-induced apoptosis in human airway epithelial cells.", 2007
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, San Diego, CA; "Effect of inflammatory cytokines on the expression of Tie-2 receptors in structural cells of the lung", 2007
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, San Diego, CA February 22-27, 2007; "Programmed death one (PD1): Friend or Foe of regulatory T cells in the modulation of immune response in allergic asthma", 2007
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, San Diego, CA February 22-27, 2007; "Volume-regulated chloride channel-3 in PDGF-induced proliferation of human bronchial smooth muscle cells", 2007
  • Invited Speaker at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicne, Atlanta, GA, 2006
  • International Symposium on Recent Advances in Asthma Pathogenesis, St. John's, Antigua, 2006
  • Annual meeting of the American Heart Association November 2006 in Chicago, IL.; "Overexpression of SOCS3 negatively regulates STAT3 activation and attenuates IGF-1-mediated human coronary artery smooth muscle cell proliferation. ", 2006
  • Invited speaker at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine,Minneapolis, MN, October 3-4, 2006, 2006
  • Invited speaker at the University of Illinois-College of Medicine at Rockford, Illinois, 2006
  • American Thoracic Society meeting, San Diego, CA, May 20-23, 2006;entitled "S-albuterol bindings sites in airway smooth muscle cells", 2006
  • American Thoracic Society meeting, san Diego, CA May 20-23, 2006; entitled " class specific effect of beta-agonists on NF-kB activity in human airway smooth muscle cells"., 2006
  • American Thoracic Society meeting, San Diego, CA May 20-23, 2006; entitled " Masking effect of (S)-albuterol on corticosteroid-induced inhibition of NF-kB activity in human airway smooth muscle cells"., 2006
  • Nebraska Society of Respiratory Care Therapists, Kearney, NE, entitled " New Treatments in Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases"., 2006
  • Sepracor Speaker's Bureau, Pasadena, CA; "New therapies in obstructive pulmonary diseases"., 2006
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting, Miami Beach, FL;"Flt3L treatment increases tolerogenic semimature dendritic cells in the lungs of asthmatic mice.", 2006
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting, Miami Beach, FL; "Involvement of TRAIL in transforming growth factor-beta induced apoptosis of human airway epithelial cells", 2006
  • American academy of Allergy, Asthma and immunology meeting, Miami Beach, FL;"Therapeutic effect of Flt3-ligand in cockroach antigen induced allergic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness.", 2006
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting, Miami Beach, FL; "Masking of corticosteroid-induced inhibition of NF-kB activation by (S)-albuterol in human airway smooth muscle cells and human blood lymphocytes., 2006
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting, Miami Beach, FL;"Foxp3 Tr1 regulatory T cells as a therapeutic antidote in reversing cockroach-induced asthma.", 2006
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting, Miami Beach, FL; "CD30-induced apoptosis of human blood eosinophils is mediated by nitric oxide production and JNK pathway activation.", 2006
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting, Miami Beach, FL; "TGF-beta and volume-regulated chloride channel in the apoptosis of human airway epithelial cells", 2006
  • Creighton HS-MACA Common Ground Presentation, entitled:"Integration of knowledge from one area to another", 2005
  • New Jersey Association of the Physicians of Indian Origin, entitled "Racemic albuterol versus Levalbuterol: Potential detrimentaleffect of (S)-albuterol", 2005
  • Sepracor Research Forum, Boston, MA; entitled "Is the intracellular binding site of (S)-albuterol a part of NF-kB and acts as an amplication loop in inflammation?", 2005
  • Sepracor Research Forum, Boston, MA; entitled "Class specificity of [3H]S-albuterol binding sites in human airway smooth muscle cells", 2005
  • Creighton University School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences entitled "Stenosis in the Carotid Artery: Why some people are symptomatic and others not?", 2005
  • UNMC Durham Research Center; entitled "Potential Mechanisms underlying FLT3-Ligand-induced reversal of allergic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness ", 2005
  • Creighton University School of Medicine; "Flt3-L and Allergic Airway inflammation and AHR: A novel Imunomodulator", 2005
  • International Symposium on Physiology and Pharmacology of Smooth Muscle Cells, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada, August 4-5, 2005, 2005
  • AAAAI 61st annual meeting in San Antonio, TX March 18-22, 2005: "Flt3L attenuates allergic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness by increasing regulatory T cells.", 2005
  • AAAAI 61st Annual meeting March 18-22, 2005: "Rottlerin induces apoptosis of human blood eosinophils: a possible role for PKC-delta in mediating eosinophil survival.", 2005
  • AAAAI 61st Annual meeting March 18-22, 2005, San Antonio, TX: "Sustained long-term effect of a novel immunomodulatory oligonucleotide on airway hyperresponsiveness in a mouse model of allergic airway inflammation", 2005
  • AAAAI 61st Annual meeting in San Antonio, TX March 18-22, 2005; :"Prolonged effect of Flt3-L plasmid to protect against allergic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness", 2005
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Boston, MA Presentation in the Asthma and Other Lower Airways Disease Session, 2004
  • Presentation at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Boston, MA in the Aerobiology, Allergens, Allergen Extracts/Pharamcology session, 2004
  • Presentation at the American Heart Association meeting in New Orleans, LO, 2004
  • Asia Pacific Congress of Allergology and Clinical immunology, Tokyo, Japan October 4-7, 2004; Major Presenter at the Luncheon Symposia on October 7, 2004, 2004
  • Oral Paper presentation in the session on New Therapies of Asthma at the 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Tokyo, Japan, 2004
  • Invited Speaker at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine; entiled :Flt3-L, Immunomodulation and Therapy in Asthma", 2004
  • Invited Speaker at the Sepracor Speakers Bureau, San Diego, CA, 2004
  • Invited Speaker at the University of Missouri, Columbia in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, 2004
  • American Thoracic Society meeting in Orlando, FL, Oral Presentation, 2004
  • American Thoracic Society meeting in Orlando, FL- Poster presentation, 2004
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, San Francisco, CA, 2004
  • University of Nebraska Immunology Research Series program in February 2004l; entitled "Immunobiology of Plaque Stability", 2004
  • McNeill Symposium, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; "Pharmacology to Immunobiology of Cardiovascular Research", 2004
  • TAIHO Pharmaceuticals, Tokyo, Japan; Key-Note Speaker in a Symposium at their Tokushima Office followed by Round-Table discussion., 2004
  • Department of Internal Medicine Research Conference, 2003
  • Regional Molecular Therapeutics Program; University of Nebraska Medical Center; "Immunomodulatory role of Flt3-ligand in Bronchial Asthma", 2003
  • Sepracor Research Forum, New Orleans, LA, 2003
  • World Asthma Organization, Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 10, 2004, 2003
  • 2003 AAAAI meeting symposium entitled "GATA-3 and Asthma", 2003
  • 2003 AAAAI meeting symposium on "Transcriptional Factors in Asthma- Introduction", 2003
  • 2003 AAAAI Dinner Symposium, entitled "Can the beta-2 agonist be pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory agents?", 2003
  • Invited speaker, Dept of Physiology, UNMC, "Inflammation, apoptosis and plaque stability", 2002
  • An Oral presentation on "Effect of desloartadine on the apoptosis of human blood eosinophils" at the 60th annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, San Antonio, TX, 2002
  • Invited speaker in a symposium on "New Concepts in the treatment of allergic rhinitis" at the 60th annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, San Antonio, TX, 2002
  • Invited Speaker in a Major International Symposium On "Innovative Therapies in Asthma", Asian-Pacific Congress of Respirology, Taipei, Taiwan October 24-28, 2002, 2002
  • International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, held in Atlanta, GA May 17-21, 2002, entitled "Detrimental effect of (SS)-Formoterol and (S)-albuterol is due to an increase in Gi-alpha1 and Gi-alpha3 protein and activation of NF-kB in human airway smooth muscle cells., 2002
  • Presented at the 1st International Conference on NAD(P)H Oxidase, held in Rauischholzhausen Castle, Germany,entitled "Oxidative stress-induced apoptosis in human coronary smooth muscle cells involves K+ channels", 2002
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting in New York, March 1-6, 2002 - Major Symposium on "Transcription Factors and Kinases as Targets for Asthma Therapy", 2002
  • 2002 AAAAI entitled "CD30 expression and apoptosis in human blood eosinphils", 2002
  • 2002 AAAAI meeting, entitled "Will BCG imunization affect the clinical expression of an established asthmatic?", 2002
  • Presented a paper at the 2002 AAAAI meeting in New York, entitled, "Flt3-Ligand- A novel Immunomodulator in the treatment of asthma", 2002
  • Presented at the 2002 AAAAI meeting in New York, entitled "AHR, LAR abd eisinophilia are reversed with mycobacterial antigens in antigen-pre-sensitized mice", 2002
  • 2002 AAAAI meeting, entitled "Therapuetic resolution of LAR and AHR by Flt3-L in a mouse model of asthma", 2002
  • Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Group at Creighton, "Apoptosis and Cardiovascular Diseases", 2001
  • Department of Internal Medicine Research Conference, entitled "A Novel Immunomodulator in the Treatment of Asthma", 2001
  • Immunology Research Group Seminar at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, entitled "Flt3-Ligand and Immunomodulation in Asthma", 2001
  • 2001 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, CA: "Effect of IL-1beta and TNF-alpha on airway responsiveness in a mouse model", 2001
  • 2001 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, CA: "Protective effect of (RR)-Formoterol in early and late allergic response and airway hyperresponsiveness in a mouse model of asthma", 2001
  • 57th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy. asthma and Immunology, held in New Orleans, LO: "Apoptosis in asthma: Pro-inflammatory or healing phenomenon?, 2001
  • 57th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, held in New orleans, LO: "Airway Smooth Muscle Cells:Contribution to airway inflammation in asthma:, 2001
  • 57th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, held in New Orleans, LO: "Mycobacterial antigens in atopy and asthma", 2001
  • 57th Annual meeting of the AAAAI, New Orleans, LO: "Meta-analysis of common sensitization procedures used in the mouse model of asthma", 2001
  • 57th Annual meeting of the AAAAI, New Orleans, LO: "Effect of IL-1beta on airway responsiveness in a mouse model", 2001
  • 57th Annual meeting of the AAAAI, New Orleans, LO: "Potential role of PKC-delta amd PKC-epsilon in the increased survival of human eosinophils", 2001
  • Invited speaker at the Univ. of California, Davis, CA : "Immunomodulators in the treatment of Bronchial asthma", 2001
  • Department of Internal Medicine Research Conference speaker: "Apoptosis: Underlying mechanisms and targets for restenosis", 2000
  • Invited speaker at the 5th Tokyo Allergy Symposium in Japan to speak on "Anti-inflammatory molecules in the treatment of bronchial asthma"., 2000
  • TAIHO Pharmaceuticals Co., and the Saitama Pulmonary & Allergology Society, Saitama, Japan, to speak on"Suplatast tosilate: A novel anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of asthma"., 2000
  • Invited speaker at the Dokkyo University School of Medicine and the Society of Pulmonary and Allergology, Tochigi, Japan to speak on "Are eosinophils important in the pathogenesis of bronchial asthma?", 2000
  • Invited speaker at the Pulmonary and Allergy Society, Okayama, Japan to speak on "Mycobacterial antigens and other adjuvants in the treatment of bronchial asthma", 2000
  • Presented a paper entitled "Anti-inflamamtory properties of Suplatast tosilate (IPD): attenuation of eosinophil chemotaxis and adhesion" at the XVII International Congress of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, held in Sydney, Australia (October 15-20, 2000), 2000
  • Invited speaker at the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, UNMC to speak on "Mycobacterial antigens and bronchial asthma", 2000
  • Department of Internal Medicine Research Conference speaker: "Mycobacterial antigens in bronchial asthma", 2000
  • Invited Speaker in the Immunology Interest Group, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, to speak on "Immunobiology of Occlusive Vascular Diseases", 2000
  • Presented a paper entitled "Desloratadine attenuation of eosinophil chemotaxis, adhesion and superoxide generation" at the European Allergology and Clinical Immunology meeting, held in Lisbon, Portugal (July 1-6, 2000), 2000
  • Atherogenics, Alpharetta, GA, 1999
  • American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, 1999
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting, 1999
  • Asthma '99, Hawaii, 1999
  • American Heart Association, GA, 1999
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, 1999
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, UNMC, 1999
  • Cardiology Division, 1999
  • Allergy Division, 1999

Awards and Honors

  • Intramural Research Award, Creighton Medical Students Summer Research Applications Reviewer, 2005
  • Intramural Research Award for Poster Presentation, Mid-west Forum Judge, 2005
  • Methods for Preventing or Reversing Asthma and Compositions Useful Therefor (Patent No: PCT/US02/33562), 2002