Christine Sorenson, PhD, Awarded Intercampus Research Incentive Grant

Congratulations to Christine Sorenson, PhD, for her recent award of $50,000 through the UW-Madison/UW-Milwaukee Intercampus Research Incentive Grant program, for her project “Oxidative Stress Detection in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD).” BPD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in premature infants. Her hypothesis is that oxidative stress plays a key role in vascular dysfunction and development of BPD. In collaboration with Dr. Masha Ranji’s laboratory at UW-Milwaukee, she will use optical imaging to investigate the role bcl-2 plays in vascular oxidative stress and pathogenesis of BPD.