Congratulations to Madison Hart for her research accolades and COM acceptance

By Lisa Green

Tuesday April 13, 2021

Madison Hart, an undergraduate student in Dr. Bumgardner’s lab, successfully defended her research thesis April 6 on transplant immunology. This fulfills requirements towards her graduation from the OSU College of Engineering Honors Program with Research Distinction. Madison also won 1st place at the OSU Denman Undergraduate Research Forum in the category of “Understanding Health Outcomes.” After graduation, Madison will be continuing on as a buckeye, entering our College of Medicine as an incoming Med 1 student. Congratulations Madison!


Chelsea Peterson accepted into OSU Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program!

Chelsea Peterson a Research Associate in the Bumgardner Lab, was recently accepted into the OSU Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program! Chelsea joined the Bumgardner lab in August of 2020 and quickly immersed herself into the work of the Transplant Immunology Research Team. Please join us in wishing Chelsea the best of luck as she embarks on this new journey as a BSGP student in May 2021.

Han Awarded NIH F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship

Achieves Firsts in the Department of Surgery Research Training Program!

Joy Leemaster

Jing Han, MD, PGY2, who is working towards her doctoral degree with an emphasis in Immunology in the College of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, has received fantastic news from the NIH and has achieved a few firsts in the Department of Surgery Research Training Program.

  • First DOS surgery resident to be awarded an NIH F32 postdoctoral fellowship
  • Her score is “1” on the NIH scale of 1 – 9.  The descriptor for a score of 1 is “Exceptional”
  • Her rank is “1st” percentile
  • The title of her grant application is “The molecular and spatial interactions between antibody suppressor CD8+ T cells and B cells that regulate alloantibody production after transplant.”
  • Her role on this grant is principal investigator
  • The total award amount is $103,668

Thank you to Dr. Bumgardner for your amazing mentorship!

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2020 Virtual ACS Clinical Congress: Panel Session- “Cultivating the Next Generation of Surgeon Scientists”

On Sunday October 4, 2020 during the 2020 Virtual ACS Clinical Congress, Dr. Ginny Bumgardner will be moderating a panel session entitled: Cultivating the Next Generation of Surgeon Scientists. Click  the link below to see the topics and agenda for this session.

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Recently, the Bumgardner lab has been featured in several media articles for their work regarding a Donor-Specific Antibody/DSA Study.  Click Here to read this particular article by, “Immune cell identified that may predict risk for rejection after kidney transplant”.

Research Assistant Awarded Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Congratulations are in order for Madison Hart of the Bumgardner lab!  Madison was recently awarded an Undergraduate Research Office- Honors Research Distinction Scholarship in the amount of $3500 in July 2020. The title of her project is: Investigating critical developmental factors for novel, antibody-suppressor CD8+ T cells.  Her research will begin this summer and conclude in spring of 2021.

Study Finds Immune Cell That Predicts Risk of Organ Rejection In Transplant Patients

Study Finds Immune Cell That Predicts Risk of Organ Rejection In Transplant Patients

Study Finds Immune Cell That Predicts Risk of Organ Rejection In Transplant Patients

Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine are the first to identify an immune cell that may predict a transplant patient’s risk of developing antibodies that can cause organ rejection. This discovery could lead to the development of therapies to prevent complications after transplant surgery.

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2020 AAI Trainee Abstract Award

Our labs very own Jing L. Han, MD was recently awarded the 2020 AAI Trainee Abstract Award. The abstract titled:  Antibody-suppressor CD8+ T cells ameliorate antibody-mediated rejection following kidney transplant in mice, was accepted for both oral and poster presentation. Jing will attend the Immunology 2020 annual meeting in May to present this and one other abstract accepted for poster presentation. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Han!