Dr. J. David Symons’ Post Doc, Leena Panneerseelan-Bharath, received the Werner Risau Early Career Investigator in Vascular Biology Award. See an excerpt of the notice below:
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
January 19, 2018
Dear Dr. Panneerseelan-Bharath:
On behalf of the Editors of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected to receive the 2018 Werner Risau Early Career Investigator Award in Vascular Biology. Your paper “Endothelial Cell Autophagy Maintains Shear Stress–Induced Nitric Oxide Generation via Glycolysis-Dependent Purinergic Signaling to Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase,” was selected as the most outstanding paper published during 2017 in the Vascular Biology section of the journal. The award was very competitive, as about 400 manuscripts were submitted in the competition for Early Career Investigator Awards.
The award was established in honor of Dr. Werner Risau, an investigator who formulated key concepts for the regulation of angiogenesis, challenged the prevailing dogmas about angiogenic factors, and proposed the now accepted hypothesis that several growth factors act sequentially to mediate vasculogenesis, angiogenesis, and vascular remodeling.