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Alicia Nicole Rizzo

TitleLevel V Resident
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus

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    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDB.A.12/2009Neuroscience
    University of Illinois, Chicago, ILM.D., Ph.D.05/2017Medicine, Pharmacology
    University of Colorado, Aurora, COResident06/2019Internal Medicine
    University of Colorado, Aurora, COFellowPulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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    2016 - 2017Hermann Rahn Award for Excellence in Pulmonary Research, American Physiological Society
    2015 - 2016Edward P. Cohen Alumni Award , University of Illinois College of Medicine MSTP
    2014 - 2015Albert and Doris Woeltjen Poster Award , University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dept of Pharmacology
    2014 - 2016Abstract Scholarship, American Thoracic Society
    2014 - 2015Oral Abstract Award, Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research
    2006 - 2009Graduation with General and Neuroscience Dept Honors, Johns Hopkins University
    2010 - 2017M.D. Graduation with Honors, University of Illinois College of Medicine

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    14PRE18860021     (RIZZO, ALICIA N)Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015
    The Effects of Imatinib on Endothelial Dysfunction in Inflammatory Lung Disease
    Role Description: The proposed study employs a comprehensive and highly mechanistic approach to determine the mechanisms by which imatinib attenuates LPS-induced Acute Lung Injury (ALI), but exacerbates Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury (VILI). Our approach will utilize our established LPS-induced ALI and VILI cell culture models (LPS and 18% CS) as well as preclinical murine models (LPS and MV) to elucidate the cellular mechanisms of action and validate their clinical significance.
    Role: Principal Investigator

    F30HL121982     (RIZZO, ALICIA N)Sep 2, 2014 - Sep 1, 2019
    Functional Characterization of ALI-Associated MYLK SNPs
    Role Description: The proposed research aims to functionally characterize ALI-associated MYLK SNPs at the cellular level and validate these findings in established preclinical models of acute lung injury (ALI) and ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). This research utilizes state-of-the-art biophysical and ultrastructural technologies including transendothelial resistance measurements (TER), confocal live cell imaging and co-localization, kymography and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). Additionally, it involves highly translational studies using preclinical ALI/VILI models that aim to verify nmMLCK inhibition as a novel therapeutic strategy in ALI.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Rizzo AN, Schmidt EP. ABO blood type: a window into the genetics of acute respiratory distress syndrome susceptibility. J Clin Invest. 2021 01 04; 131(1). PMID: 33141764.
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    2. Rizzo AN, Belvitch P, Demeritte R, Garcia JGN, Letsiou E, Dudek SM. Arg mediates LPS-induced disruption of the pulmonary endothelial barrier. Vascul Pharmacol. 2020 May - Jun; 128-129:106677. PMID: 32240815.
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    3. Lynn H, Sun X, Ayshiev D, Siegler JH, Rizzo AN, Karnes JH, Gonzales Garay M, Wang T, Casanova N, Camp SM, Ellis NA, Garcia JGN. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the MYLKP1 pseudogene are associated with increased colon cancer risk in African Americans. PLoS One. 2018; 13(8):e0200916. PMID: 30161129.
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    4. Rizzo AN, Dudek SM. Endothelial Glycocalyx Repair: Building a Wall to Protect the Lung during Sepsis. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2017 06; 56(6):687-688. PMID: 28569597.
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    5. Belvitch P, Brown ME, Brinley BN, Letsiou E, Rizzo AN, Garcia JGN, Dudek SM. The ARP 2/3 complex mediates endothelial barrier function and recovery. Pulm Circ. 2017 Mar; 7(1):200-210. PMID: 28680579.
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    6. Belvitch P, Rizzo AN, Dudek SM. Cortactin in Atherosclerosis: Just Say NO. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 12; 36(12):2278-2280. PMID: 27879274.
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    7. Wang T, Mathew B, Wu X, Shimizu Y, Rizzo AN, Dudek SM, Weichselbaum RR, Jacobson JR, Hecker L, Garcia JG. Nonmuscle myosin light chain kinase activity modulates radiation-induced lung injury. Pulm Circ. 2016 Jun; 6(2):234-9. PMID: 27252850.
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    8. Yao Y, Zeng QX, Deng XQ, Tang GN, Guo JB, Sun YQ, Ru K, Rizzo AN, Shi JB, Fu QL. Connexin 43 Upregulation in Mouse Lungs during Ovalbumin-Induced Asthma. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0144106. PMID: 26630490.
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    9. Peng H, Zhuang Y, Chen Y, Rizzo AN, Chen W. The Characteristics and Regulatory Mechanisms of Superoxide Generation from eNOS Reductase Domain. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0140365. PMID: 26465144.
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    10. Rizzo AN, Sammani S, Esquinca AE, Jacobson JR, Garcia JG, Letsiou E, Dudek SM. Imatinib attenuates inflammation and vascular leak in a clinically relevant two-hit model of acute lung injury. . 2015 Dec 01; 309(11):L1294-304. PMID: 26432864.
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    11. Rizzo AN, Aman J, van Nieuw Amerongen GP, Dudek SM. Targeting Abl kinases to regulate vascular leak during sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 May; 35(5):1071-9. PMID: 25814671.
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    12. Letsiou E, Rizzo AN, Sammani S, Naureckas P, Jacobson JR, Garcia JG, Dudek SM. Differential and opposing effects of imatinib on LPS- and ventilator-induced lung injury. . 2015 Feb 01; 308(3):L259-69. PMID: 25480336.
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    13. Chen W, Xiao H, Rizzo AN, Zhang W, Mai Y, Ye M. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase dimerization is regulated by heat shock protein 90 rather than by phosphorylation. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e105479. PMID: 25153129.
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    14. Frencher JT, Shen H, Yan L, Wilson JO, Freitag NE, Rizzo AN, Chen CY, Chen ZW. HMBPP-deficient Listeria mutant immunization alters pulmonary/systemic responses, effector functions, and memory polarization of V?2Vd2 T cells. J Leukoc Biol. 2014 Dec; 96(6):957-67. PMID: 25114162.
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    15. Belvitch P, Adyshev D, Elangovan VR, Brown ME, Naureckas C, Rizzo AN, Siegler JH, Garcia JG, Dudek SM. Proline-rich region of non-muscle myosin light chain kinase modulates kinase activity and endothelial cytoskeletal dynamics. Microvasc Res. 2014 Sep; 95:94-102. PMID: 25072537.
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    16. Goldman JL, Sammani S, Kempf C, Saadat L, Letsiou E, Wang T, Moreno-Vinasco L, Rizzo AN, Fortman JD, Garcia JG. Pleiotropic effects of interleukin-6 in a "two-hit" murine model of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Pulm Circ. 2014 Jun; 4(2):280-8. PMID: 25006447.
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    17. Chen W, Sharma R, Rizzo AN, Siegler JH, Garcia JG, Jacobson JR. Role of claudin-5 in the attenuation of murine acute lung injury by simvastatin. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014 Feb; 50(2):328-36. PMID: 24028293.
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