Dean Franklin Young Investigator Award

Awarded through the American Physiological Society

The Dean Franklin Young Investigator Award was established by Data Sciences International (DSI) in recognition of Franklin’s role in the development of instrumentation to monitor physiological function in conscious research animals and humans. Concepts originally formulated by Dean Franklin continue to serve as the inspiration behind many of DSI’s most technologically advanced physiological monitoring systems developed for today’s nonclinical research. The intent of the award is to recognize a post-doctoral scientist or junior faculty member who is pursuing in vivo physiology research and is in the process of establishing an independent laboratory.

The award recipient receives a travel award of $1,500 to attend the annual Experimental Biology meeting to present their work and a DSI instrumentation starter kit (approximate value: $20,000). A certificate is presented to the award recipient at the APS Business Meeting held at the Experimental Biology meeting. Application details and additional information can be found on the APS website.

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2019

Jorge F. Giani, Ph.D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Research Interests: Underlying mechanisms in the development of insulin resistance and studying the role of the renal renin-angiotensin system in hypertension. 

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Tengis Pavlov PhD
2018

Tengis Pavlov, Ph.D., Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Research Interests: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) therapeutic approaches and targets, epithelial sodium channels in autosomal recessive PKD, cyst progression and treatment with PKD, and additional areas involving kidney physiology. 

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Aaron Polichnowski
2017

Aaron Polichnowski, Ph.D., East Tennessee State Univeristy, Jackson City, TN

Research Interests: Acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, reduced nitric oxide availability and susceptibility to hypertensive kidney disease, and regulation of renal blood flow. 

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timo
2016

Timo Rieg, MD, University of South Florida,Tampa, FL

Research Interests:The physiology and pathophysiology of the kidney and intestine, with focuses on the characterization of channels, transporters, receptors and signaling molecules of the kidney including arterial hypertension. 

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Eric Belin de Chantemele
2015

Eric Belin de Chantemèle, Ph.D., Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA

Research Interests: Understanding how metabolic dysfunctions, particularly obesity, affect the cardiovascular system to trigger hypertension.

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Colin Young
2014

Colin Young, Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Research Interests: Studying the brain as the cause of cardiovascular and metabolic (i.e. obesity) disorders.

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Jennifer Sasser

2013

Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson MS

Research Interests: Determining factors that lead to kidney disease during hypertension (high blood pressure) and identifying new targets for the treatment of these diseases.

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Richard Wainford

2012 (Inaugural Year)

Richard Wainford, Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Research Interests: Central neural control of fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure regulation.