Grants Boost All Recipients

April 2019
Rodrigo Fernandez-Valdivia, Pathology
O-Glucose Control of Notch Signaling in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Jian Wang, Pathology
Role of serine catabolism in age-related metabolic disease
Guojun Wu, Oncology
Transcriptional Regulation of Breast Cancer Progression and Metastasis by FOXQ1

November 2018

Kang Chen, Obstetrics and Gynocology
Maternal Immunoglobulin D as a Fetal Immune Education Cue Against Neonatal Respiratory Infection and Allergy

Ming-Cheng Cheng, Electrical and Computer
Wearable and Transparent Bioelectronics for Diagnosis and Treatment of Ophthalmology Diseases

David Kessel, Pharmacology
Enhancing PDT potency and chemotherapeutic efficacy in ovarian cancer using lipid anchored nanoformulations of BPD

Stephen Krawetz, Obstetrics and Gynocology
Sperm RNA Elements as Markers of Health

Lobelia Samavati, Internal Medicine
Development of a Novel T7 Phage Technology to Discover Biomarkers for Respiratory Diseases

Gen Sheng Wu, Oncology
Developing a Novel Strategy to Improve Platinum-based Chemotherapies in Ovarian Cancer

Xiaohung Zhang, Oncology
Role of Deubiquitinase USP10 in Oncogenesis

April 2018

Ladislau Kovari, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology
Development of Protease Inhibitor for Norovirus Infection

Mohammadreza Nasiriavanaki, Biomedical Engineering
Small nanoparticle Aggregation-enhanced Radiomics of Tumors (SMART) OCT imaging

Izabela Podgorski, Pharmacology
Activated Osteomacs and Taxane Resistance in Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Therapeutic Implications

November 2017

Todd Leff, Pathology
Does Glycine Catabolism play a role in Age-Related Metabolic Disease?

Francesca Luca, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Functional genomic analysis of host response to the gut microbiome

Michael Tainsky, Oncology
Evaluation of Rare Germline ATM Gene Variants in Hereditary Ovarian Cancer Families

Elizabeth Towner, Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Adapting and Beta-Testing an mHealth Intervention to Enhance Caregiver Motivation for Reducing Sugar- Sweetened Beverage Intake in Overweight and Obese Preschoolers from Low-Income Backgrounds

Yongli Zhang, Civil and Environmental Engineering
INFEWS/T3: Algae-based Sustainable Urban Reclamation Ecosystem (aSURE) _ An Integrated Approach to Sustaining Food-Energy-Water Supply

April 2017

Athar Ansari, Biological Sciences
An Investigation into the intron-mediated regulation of transcription by the looped gene architecture

Nerissa Viola-Villegas, Oncology
Delinieating Functional Anti-tumor Immunity via Image- Guided PET

November 2016

Robert Atkins, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Diagnostic and therapeutic potential of RNA-mediated communication among subpopulations of pathogenic fungi

Catalina Kopetz, Psychology
Mechanisms Underlying Intermittent Compared to Daily Smoking

Shane Perrine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Enhancing VA Merit Award to study treatment in PTSD and alcoholism

Ren Zhang, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
A boost to an R01 proposal to study the hepatotoxicity of methotrexate

July 2016

Mustapha Kandouz, Pathology
Regulation of Autophagy by Direct Cell-Cell nteractions during Breast Cancer Progression

Moh Malek, Health Care Sciences
Transgenerational maternal effect: Aerobic exercise impact on progeny skeletal muscle health

Sidhartha Tan, Pediatrics
Non-apoptotic cell death in fetal brain injury

Yong Xu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Unobtrusive home physiological and activity monitoring enabled by ultrasensitive motion sensors

Zhengping Yi, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Widespread Insulin Resistance in Tyrosine Phosphorylation in Type 2 Diabetes

March 2016

Fei Chen, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Arsenic‐Induced JNK‐STAT3 Signaling and Metabolic Shift in Tumor‐Initiating Cells

Husam Abu-Soud, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Arginase II regulation of functional oocyte aging

Margaret Campbell, Nursing
Feasibility testing of a hospice family caregiver intervention to improve patient dyspnea care

Zhifeng Kou, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
Connectome Scale Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury and Neural Plasticity

Seong Ho Kim, Oncology
Bayesian Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Identification for SPME-GC/GCMS

Douglas Ruden, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Multigenerational Epigenomics of Gestational Exposure to Obesogens in the Mouse


Carmen Giurgescu, Nursing
Refining and Pilot Testing an Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in Pregnant Black Women

Menq-Jer Lee, Pathology
Sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor subtype 3/CD44 signaling in trans endothelial invasion of human lung adenocarcinomas

Bonnie Sloane, Pharmacology
Pathomimetic Avatars for Optimizing T Cell Immunotherapy Against Breast Cancer

Moriah Thomason, Pediatrics
The neural connectome in utero predicts preschooler's ability and brain activity

Zeng-Quan Yang, Oncology
Molecular mechanisms and therapeutic potential of the histone-modifying oncogene SETDB1 in human cancer

July 2015

Sandro da Rocha, Chemical Engineering
Organelle-targeting Dendrimer Nanoconstrcuts and their Aerosol Formulation for Lng Cancer Therapy

Xuequn Chen, Physiology
Proinsulin ER export and beta cell ER homeostasis in health

Maik Huttemann, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Limiting brain reperfusion injury by controlling mitochondrial function

Li Li, Internal Medicine
Actin Cytoskeleton-Regulated Smooth Muscle Inflammation in Atherogenesis.

Raymond Mattingly, Pharmacology
Sprouty4 to Guide Potential Treatment Decisions for Aggressive Versus Indolent DCIS

Guojun Wu, Oncology
Functional Role and Mechanism of I-Branching Beta -1, 6 –NAcetylglucosaminyl transfer in Breast Cancer Metastasis

Olivia Merkel, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Targeted siRNA Delivery to Activated Tcells as Anti-Inflammatory Asthma Therapy

March 2015

Diane Cabelof, Nutrition and Food Science
Arsenic inhibits repair of folate-dependent DNA damage through a ribonucleotide-initiated mechanism

David Gorski, Surgery
Repurposing riluzole as a treatment for triple negative breast cancer

Chunying Li, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Chemokine Signaling in EPC Angiogenesis: A Role of Lysine Methylation

Melody Neely, Immunology and Microbiology
Functional Analysis of GBS CpsA protein

Mary Kay Pflum, Chemistry
Identification of HDAC substrates using Trapping Mutants

December 2014

Peter Hoffmann, Physics and Astronomy
Computational and Experimental Studies of Nanoconfirmed Liquids

Stephen Krawetz, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
RNA Dynamics Mediating Paternal Nuclear Architecture

Menq-Jer Lee, Pathology
Signaling of Sphingosine-1-phosphate Receptor Subtype 3 in Lung Carcinoma

Naftali Raz, IOG
Age Differences and Stability of Noninvasive Indices of Brain Energy Metabolism and Myelin

Paul Stemmer, IEHS and Barbara Pieper, Nursing
Protein and Cytokine Indicators of Wound Healing Trajectory

Yong Xu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Toward chronically stable 3D multi-functional neural probes

Zhengping Yi, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Serine/Threonine Protein Phosphatase 1 in Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes

July 2014

Matthew Allen, Chemistry
Synthetic Control of Heterobimetallic Lanthanide Complexes

G. Andres Cisneros, Chemistry
Ammonia/ammonium transport and transamidation mechanism of bacterial AdT

Stephen DiCarlo, Physiology
Pathogenesis of NaCl-Dependent Hypertension

Rodrigo Fernandez-Valdivia, Pathology
Breast tumor suppression by Notch signaling obliteration

Russell Finley, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
DroID, a Comprehensive Gene and Protein Interactions Database

March 2014

Stephen DiCarlo, Physiology
Vagal plasticity after cord injury exacerbates post-infarct cardiac remodeling

Hyeong-Reh Kim and Daniel Bonfil, Pathology and Urology
Prostate carcinoma-produced PDGF signaling in bone metastasis and racial disparity

Todd Leff, Pathology
Metabolic effects of Pb

Mary Kay Pflum, Chemistry
Identification of Histone Deacetylase Substrates using trapping mutants

Malathy Shekhar and Harini Sundararaghavan, Oncology and Biomedical Engineering
Tissue engineered 3D models of breast cancer metastatic disposition and biology

Stanley Terlecky, Pharmacology
Peroxisome Targeted Protein Biologic for Treatment of a Single Enzyme Deficiency

Gen Sheng Wu, Oncology
A novel role for MKP-1 in regulation of Authophagy

Zeng-Quan Yang, Oncology
Molecular Mechanisms and therapeutic potential of the histone-modifying oncogene KDM4C in castration-resistant prostate cancer

Zhe Yang, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Structural Insights into Deregulated Epigenetic Mechanisms and DNA Demathylation in Bone Marrow Failure Disease

November 2013

Athar Ansari, Biological Sciences
Role of gene looping in intron-mediated regulation of transcription

Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng, Electrical and Computer Engineering
In-situ Characterize the Formation and Aging of Solid-Electrolyte Interphase Using Nanomechanics

Alexander Gow, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Neurodegeneration associated with metabolic stress in oligodendrocytes

Mark Haacke, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
The Role of Vascular Damage and Reduced Perfusion in Traumatic Brain Injury

Gilda Hillman, Radiation Oncology
Soy Modulation of Inflammatory Responses Induced by Lung Cancer Radiotherapy

Menq-Jer Lee, Pathology
Signaling of Shingosine-1-phosphate Receptor Subtype 3 in Lung Carinoma

Peter Lichtenberg, Institute of Gerontology
Improving the Assessment of Financial Exploitation

Olivia Merkel, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Targeted siRNA delivery to activated T cells as novel asthma therapy

Susil Putatunda, Chemical Engineering
Synthesis of Superconducting Thin films of Magnesium diboride by Electroless Plating Process

Youming Xie, Oncology
Cotranslational protein degradation