Kaori Ihida-Stansbury, PhD


Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Perleman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Biography

Dr. Ihida-Stansbury received her PhD in Biomedical Science in Japan. Her first post-doctoral training was at the Novel laureate Dr. George Palade at the University of California at San Diego followed by the training at the University of Denver Health Sciences Center. In 2005, she joined to the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as a Research Associate and promoted to an Assistant Professor in 2008.

Research Interest

Her research interests include: lung vascular development in embryonic development and disease, extracellular matrix to cell signaling, tissue regeneration, pulmonary arterial hypertension, TGF-beta signaling, 2D and 3D cell culture systems, ultrastructural analysis.

Scientific Activities

Awards and Fellowships
• (1988) Young Scientist Award:Kodama Foundation for Research of Medical Science
• (1990) Grant-in-Aid, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Japan.For young scientists
• (1990) Young Scientist Award: Kodama Foundation for Research of Medical Science
• (1991) Grant-in-Aid, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Japan For young scientists
• (1992) Grant-in-Aid, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Japan For young scientists
• (1992) Young Scientist Award: Kodama Foundation for Research of Medical Science
• (1993) Grant-in-Aid, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Japan For young scientists
• (2003) NIH postdoctoral trainee fellowship Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Laboratory Univ. Colorado Health Sciences Center Kaori Ihida-Stansbury, PhD 3
• (2005) Beginning Grant-in-Aid American Heart Association Pennsylvania/Delaware affiliate
• (2006) Young Investigator Award: American Heart Association, Pennsylvania Affiliate

Memberships
• American Society for Cell Biology
• North American Vascular Biology Organization
• Pulmonary Hypertension Association
• American Thoracic Society
• American Physiological Society
• University of Pennsylvania Regenerative Medicine Institute
• University of Pennsylvania Cardiovascular Institute
• University of Pennsylvania Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapies

Publications

Presentations by invitation, including major symposia
1. Stansbury KI.The role of homeobox genes in pulmonary vascular development. Cardiovascular Pulmonary Laboratory (CVP) Conference. 2003.
2. Stansbury KI. The paired-related homeobox gene Prx1 is required for lung vascular development: role in vasculogenesis and angiogenesis. NAVBO Developmental Vascular Biology Workshop Pacific Grove. 2004.
3. Stansbury KI. The paired-related homeobox gene, Prx1, in pulmonary vascular development and disease. Cardiovascular Pulmonary Laboratory Conference. 2004.
4. Thomas L. Regulation and functions of the paired-related homeobox gene Prx1, in pulmonary vascular development and disease. The 47th Annual Meeting Petty Aspen Lung Conference. 2004.
5. Stansbury KI. BMP type II receptor mutations linked to familial forms of primary pulmonary hypertension regulate tenascin-C via induction of Prx1. Cardiovascular Pulmonary Laboratory Conference. 2004.
6. Stansbury KI. BMP type II receptor mutations linked to familial forms of primary pulmonary hypertension regulate tenascin-C via induction of Prx1. The 44th Annual Meeting American Society for Cell Biology. 2004.
7. Stansbury KI. Control of vascular smooth muscle cell matrix production by BMP type II receptors. Pennsylvania Muscle Institute 14th Annual Retreat & Symposium. 2005.
8. Stansbury KI. Mutated bone morphogenetic protein type II receptors induce expression of Tenascin-C by down-regulation of R-Smad signaling via ERK1/2MAPK. 6th Pan Pacific Connective Tissue Societies Symposium. 2005.
9. Stansbury KI. Control of lung vascular development by Prx1 in health and disease. Graduate School Seminar Series, School of Medicine, University of Tokyo. 2007.
10. Stansbury KI. Control of lung vascular development by Prx1. Research in Progress Seminar Series, Lung Biology Center, University of South Alabama. 2009.
11. Stansbury KI. Importance of tissue handling and shipping for receipt of fresh tissue. PHBI coordinator meeting. University of Alabama. 2010.
12. Stansbury KI.Cell-free matrices to study lung vascular development and pulmonary hypertension. PHBI annual face-to-face meeting. 2011.
13. Stansbury KI. Control of lung vascular development by Prx1. University of Pennsylvania Pulmonary A&I Research Conference, University of Pennsylvania. 2011.
14. Stansbury KI. Microenvironment and Cell behavior: How micro-level environment affect cell behavior in health and disease. Invited lecture at the Dept. Architecture Cornell University. 2012.
15. Stansbury KI. ECM-dependent lung vascular morphogenesis in embryo and PAH. Lung biology institute special seminar. University of South Alabama. 2013.