10/05/2020: Saini Lab published their paper entitled  “Compartment-specific transcriptomics of ozone-exposed murine lungs reveals sex and cell type-associated perturbations relevant to mucoinflammatory lung diseases” in The American Journal of Physiology Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. Congratulations to the Authors! 

07/21/2020: Saini Lab published their paper entitled “Innate lymphoid system is a critical player in the manifestation of muco-inflammatory airway disease in mice” in The Journal of Immunology. Congratulations to the Authors! 

04/27/2020: Saini Lab published their paper entitled “Lung macrophages: Current understanding of their roles in ozone-induced lung diseases” in Critical Reviews in Toxicology.

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 the best presentation award at the 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, the first graduate student of the lab, successfully defended his Ph.D. 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 the 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 the Louisiana Board of Regents. Our proposal was ranked 1st (tied with 14 other proposals) in a total of 151 proposals that were submitted statewide in the 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.

03/20/2018: Our Lab received Paper of the Year award at the 2018 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, March 11 – 15, 2018.

03/18/2018: Dr. Saini received AAI early career award.

01/08/2018: Brandon Lewis received a presentation award at the 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 in Baltimore.

02/16/2017: Saini Lab presented at Gordon Research Conference.

01/08/2017: Owias Mohammad (Postdoctoral Fellow) received a presentation award at the 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!