29th International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS 2022) | Buenos Aires - Argentina | September 10-14, 2022


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    mentee-mentor awards

    mentee-mentor awards

2022 International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards

The Transplantation Society (TTS) in collaboration with its Affiliated Societies celebrates the contributions of basic and translational science to the field of transplantation by recognizing the efforts of basic scientists who have advanced our understanding of transplant science/immunobiology and/or treatment of transplant recipients, and the young investigators who will be the future leaders in transplantation.

TTS-CST International Mentee-Mentor Award

The Canadian Society of Transplantation

The role of role of sex and T cells in natural vs induced ABO antibody production in mice
Mentee: Adam Ibrahim, Canada
Mentor: Lori J. West, Canada

Establishing the most physiological perfusion milieu for normothermic ex vivo pancreas perfusion in porcine models: How far have we reached?
Mentee: Samrat Ray, Canada
Mentor: Trevor Reichman, Canada

TTS-SMT International Mentee-Mentor Award

Sociedad Madrileña de Trasplantes

New index for prediction of massive blood transfusion
Mentee: Blanca Otero Torrón, Spain
Mentor: Iago Justo, Spain

TTS-SET International Mentee-Mentor Award 

Sociedad Española de Trasplante

Preliminary results of the first clinical trial to prevent graft rejection in heart transplant children employing a cellular therapy with autologous Treg obtained from thymic tissue (thyTreg)
Mentee: Esther Bernaldo-de-Quirós, Spain
Mentor: Rafael Correa-Rocha, Spain

TTS-TSANZ International Mentee-Mentor Award

Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand

Single Cell Alloreactive TCR Repertoire Profiling
Mentee: Moumita Paul-Heng, Australia
Mentor: Alexandra Sharland, Australia

Factors determining the ex-vivo survival of human livers more than 1 week under normothermic conditions: understanding the requirements for long-term survival of organs
Mentee: Ngee-Soon Lau, Australia
Mentor: Carlo Pulitano, Australia

TTS-SFT International Mentee-Mentor Award

Société Francophone de Transplantation

Expression of TNFR2 and CD29 define a highly suppressive subset of human CD8+ T regulatory cells
Mentee: Céline Sérazin, France
Mentor: Carole Guillonneau, France

TTS-KST International Mentee-Mentor Award

Korean Society for Transplantation

Anti-C4d chimeric antigen receptor regulatory T cells suppressed allograft rejection in ABO-incompatible heart transplantation
Mentee: Gwangmin Lee, Korea
Mentor: Jaeseok Yang, Korea

Mono-maintenance therapy with anti-ICAM-1 monoclonal antibody induced long-term liver allograft survival in nonhuman primates
Mentee: Dongkyu Han, Republic of Korea
Mentor: Jaeseok Yang, Republic of Korea

TTS-ISOT La Renon International Mentee-Mentor Award

Indian Society for Organ Donation
Supported by La Renon

Chronic antibody-mediated rejection in patients transplanted with renal allografts activates an inflammatory amplifying loop (IL-6+IL-17) when prolonged IL-6 secretion occurs
Mentee: Mantabya Singh, India
Mentor: Vivek B. Kute, India

Comparative study of medium term outcomes of ABO incompatible kidney transplantation with ABO compatible kidney transplantations
Mentee: Sushree Sashmita Das, India
Mentor: Deepak Shankar Ray, India

Impact of single centre 440 kidney exchange transplantation over 20 years to increase living donor pool in India: a cohort study
Mentee: Hari Shankar Meshram, India
Mentor: Vivek B. Kute, India

Impact of gender on kidney transplantation practices: A single centre report from largest public-sector transplant center of India
Mentee: Sanshriti Chauhan, India
Mentor: Himanshu Patel, India

Gender disparity- a battle ongoing
Mentee: Varsha Totadri, India
Mentor: Vasanthi Ramesh, India

Preliminary results of ex-vivo normothermic machine perfusion in deceased donor renal allograft transplantation – first clinical experience from Asia
Mentee : Devprakash Choudhary, India
Mentor: Ashish Sharma, India

Organ preserving cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a resource limited country to increase donor pool
Mentee: Mayur Patil, India
Mentor: Pankaj Shah, India

CYP3A5 polymorphism in renal transplantation: a key to personalized medicine
Mentee: Prasad Gurjar, India
Mentor: Amit Pasari, India

TTS-STALyC International Mentee-Mentor Award

Sociedad de Trasplantes de América Latina y el Caribe

Gender disparities in renal replacement therapies in Colombia
Mentee: Laura Niño Torres, Colombia
Mentor: Fernando Giron, Colombia

TTS-SAT International Mentee-Mentor Award

Sociedad Argentina de Trasplantes

Implementation of longitudinal portoplasty for hypoplasic portal veins in children with biliary atresia in a liver transplantation centre in Argentina
Mentee: Maria Julia Minetto, Argentina
Mentor:  Marcelo Dip, Argentina

The potential role of HLA molecular mismatch in biopsy-proven rejection in pediatric liver transplantation
Mentee: Guido Trezeguet Renatti, Argentina
Mentor: Oscar Imventarza, Argentina

TTS International Mentee-Mentor Award

The Transplantation Society

Mitochondrial complex V inhibition enhances human regulatory T cell suppressive function through the induction of immunosuppressive small extracellular vesicles
Mentee: Hisashi Hashimoto, United Kingdom
Mentor: Fadi Issa, United Kingdom

Donor dendritic cell depletion allows novel insights into the alloimmune response following murine composite tissue and skin transplantation
Mentee: Barbara Kern, Germany
Mentor: Stefan G. Tullius, United States

The role of co-expressing MHC class I molecules in pig endothelial cells: a case for HLA-E and HLA-G in xenotransplantation
Mentee: Arthur Cross-Najafi, United States
Mentor: Burcin Ekser, United States

PGC1alpha-mediated metabolic reprogramming facilitates M1 macrophage polarization during steatotic allograft dysfunction after liver transplantation
Mentee: Jiang Liu, People’s Republic of China
Mentor: Jiahong Dong, People’s Republic of China

The Molecular Nature of the Banff iIFTA Lesion
Mentee: Harry Robertson, Australia
Mentor: Natasha Rogers, Australia

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