02/12/2020: Ishita Choudhary received “First Place” presentation awards on her presentation at annual Phi Zeta Research Day. Congratulations!
02/06/2020: Saini Lab welcomes new graduate student, Dhruthi Singamshetty.
01/15/2020: Saini Lab published their paper entitled “Ablation of IL33 suppresses Th2 responses, but with sustained mucus obstruction, in the Scnn1b transgenic mouse model” in The Journal of Immunology. Congratulations to the major authors: Brandon, Taylor and Ishita!
01/14/2020: Radha Yadav (Postdoctoral Fellow) received best presentation award at annual departmental retreat.
01/01/2020: Dr. Saini got early tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.
08/25/2019: Saini Lab welcomes new graduate student, Yun Mao.
08/15/2019: Saini Lab welcomes new graduate student, Kshitiz Ranzan Paudel.
06/17/2019: Saini Lab welcomes new postdoctoral fellow, Radha Yadav.
06/10/2019: Saini Lab welcomes new graduate student, Ishita Choudhary.
05/27/2019: Saini Lab published their paper entitled “Immunopathology of Airway Surface Liquid dehydration disease” in The Journal of Immunology Research.
04/29/2019: Dr. Saini received 2019 LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award at the University Distinguished Faculty Award Ceremony.
03/20/2019: Dr. Saini received 2019 Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence.
01/31/2019: Brandon Lewis, first graduate student of the lab, successfully defended his PhD dissertation and turned into Dr. Brandon Lewis. Congratulations! Dr. Lewis.
01/31/2019: Dr. Saini received Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award from NIEHS.
01/31/2019: Our lab received $2.7 Million R01 grant (2019-2024) from NIEHS to investigate the roles of myeloid cells in ozone-induced lung diseases.
01/08/2019: Our lab received federal funding ($259,000/year) from NIGMS. This award is a component of recent Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University.
11/28/2018: Thao Vo (Taylor) joined the group as graduate student. Welcome Taylor!!
08/18/2018: Allison Kidder joined the group as undergraduate researcher. Welcome Allison!!
06/24/2018: Our lab received $147,000 research funding from Louisiana Board of Regents. Our proposal was ranked 1st (tied with 14 other proposals) in a total of 151 proposal that were submitted statewide in year 2017.
05/15/2018: Saini Lab published their abstract entitled “Ablation of adaptive immune responses facilitates bacterial clearance in murine model of defective muco-ciliary clearance” in the Journal of Immunology.
05/01/2018: Manuscript entitled “Effect of LysM+ macrophage depletion on lung pathology in mice with chronic bronchitis” was selected as Editor’s Choice in Physiological Reports.
04/20/2018: Our lab received $50,000 pilot project research funding from the Center for Experimental Infectious Diseases and Research (CEIDR). This award was supported by NIGMS Parent Award 5P30GM110760.
04/30/2018: Saini Lab published their paper entitled “Effect of LysM+ macrophage depletion on lung pathology in mice with chronic bronchitis” in Physiological Reports.
03/18/2018: Dr. Saini received AAI early career award.
01/08/2018: Brandon Lewis received presentation award at annual CBS retreat.
07/25/2017: Presented at summer seminar series conducted by Louisiana Biomedical Research Network.
07/24/2017: Our Journal of Immunology paper is highlighted in the journal’s issue.
06/05/2017: Saini Lab published their paper entitled “Early Postnatal Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disrupts Bacterial Clearance and Abolishes Immune Responses in Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease” in the Journal of Immunology.
03/18/2017: Brandon Lewis received Toxicologic and Exploratory Pathology Charles River Award, Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Award, Comparative and Veterinary Student awards at Society of Toxicology Meeting at Baltimore.
02/16/2017: Saini Lab presented at Gordon Research Conference.
01/08/2017: Owias Mohammad (Postdoctoral Fellow) received presentation award at annual CBS retreat.
05/20/2016: Our lab received $50,000 pilot project research funding from the Center for Experimental Infectious Diseases and Research (CEIDR). This award was supported by NIGMS Parent Award 5P30GM110760.
03/18/2016: Dr. Saini received AAI early career award.
05/18/2015: Dr. Saini received first place presentation award at FAMRI symposium.
05/18/2015: Dr. Saini presented an invited talk at FAMRI symposium.
06/18/2015: Saini Lab published their paper entitled “Neonatal Pulmonary Macrophage Depletion Coupled to Defective Mucus Clearance Increases Susceptibility to Pneumonia and Alters Pulmonary Immune Responses” in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.
06/30/2015: Our lab received $217,000 funding from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) for a period of two years.
06/30/2015: Saini lab received $10,000 pilot project funding from SVM Competitive Organized Research Program (CORP) at Louisiana State University.
01/10/2015: Presented at CBS annual retreat.
01/01/2015: Brandon Lewis, a CBS graduate student, joined the lab.
10/15/2014: Laboratory was established at LSU!