Baxter Young Investigator Award - 2018 Winners

Baxter Young Investigator Award - 2018 Winners

To celebrate and promote innovative research, Baxter sponsors an annual award program open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The 2018 winners are listed below:


David Miller
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Texas at Austin
Advisor: Andrew Dunn
Research Title: Visualization of Blood Flow During Surgery with Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging

Yihua Pei
Postdoctoral Fellow
Purdue University
Advisor: Yoon Yeo
Research Title: Engineering Vancomycin-loaded Nanoparticles for Treating Intracellular MRSA Infection

Shreya Kulkarni
Graduate Student
University of Connecticut
Advisor: Robin Bogner
Research Title: Factors Governing the Reconstitution Time of Highly Concentrated Lypophilized Protein Formulations

Danilo Donato
Baxter Renal
Hechingen, Germany
Advisor: Markus Storr
Research Title: A Novel Reference Framework to Optimize the Design of Hollow Fiber Dialyzers Based on Mathematical Model

Leslie Rank
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Student
Advisor: Samuel Gellman
Research Title: Development of Peptide-like Nylon-3 Polymers for the Treatment and Prevention of Fungal Lung Disease

Shachi Mittal
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduate Student
Advisor: Rohit Bhargava
Research Title: Rapid and Digital Assessment of Breast Tissue: a Paradigm Shift in Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Patient Outcomes


Srivats Sarathy
Graduate Student
University of Iowa
Advisor: Suresh Raghavan
Research Title: ECMO Circuit Flow Monitoring: Detecting Oxygenator Complications

Forough Jahandideh
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Alberta
Advisor: Stephane Borque
Research Title: Novel Approaches to Target the NO-sGC Axis for the Treatment of Organ Hypoperfusion in Sepsis and Septic Shock

Priyadarshini Singha
Graduate Student
University of Georgia
Advisor: Hitesh Handa
Research Title: Antifouling, Anti-Infection, and Antithrombotic Medical Device Coatings for Renal and Critical Care

Buket Aydas
Graduate Student
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Advisor: Mukul Goyal
Research Title: A Discrete-Evident Simulation Approach for Modeling Human Body Glucose Metabolism

Rashid Alobaidi
Graduate Student
University of Alberta
Advisor: Sean Bagshaw
Research Title: The Association Between Acute Kidney Injury and Fluid Overload in Critically Ill Children

Misuk Bae
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Illinois at Chicago
Advisor: Richard Minshall
Research Title: Novel Peptide Micellar Nanoformulation Inhibits von Willebrand Factor Secretion and Reduces Thrombotic Complications in Sepsis

Pawel Zbysynski
Graduate Student
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Advisor: Glen Kwon
Research Title: PEGylated FUD Peptide (PEG-FUD) as a Renal Fibrosis Therapeutic

Pan Liu
Postdoctoral Fellow
Northwestern University
Advisor: Jing Jin
Research Title: Targeted Design of a Novel Kidney-targeting Biologic Tracer for the Detection of Kidney Injury by SPECT

Ana Morais
Postdoctoral Fellow
Kansas University
Advisor: Mark Shiflett
Research Title: Next-generation of Drug Delivery Carriers; Enhanced Thermal Stability of Proteins, and their Release in Biologically Active Form