2012-13 Faculty Awardees
(Total Awarded: $95,500 — Total Requested: $240,367)
Antje Antji, Anatomy & Physiology ($12,000)
Project: Do epigenetic changes in the promoter region of GluN2B gene contribute to the development of esophageal cancer following chronic ethanol exposure?
Bret Flanders, Physics ($3,000)
Project: Gaff, auger and scalpel for direct tissue manipulation at the single-to-few cell level.
Ping Li, Chemistry ($15,000)
Project: Synthesis of inhibitors/Substrate analogs for human ghrelin O-Acyltransferase (hGOAT): A new way to combat cancers.
Brad Olson, Biology ($25,000)
Project: Clues to the origin of cancer: Implication of the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor pathway in the evolution of colonial multicellularity in a novel eukaryotic multicellular model system, the volvcine algae
Punit Prakash, Electrical & Computer Engineering ($7,500)
Project: Nanoparticle enhanced hyperthermia at microwave frequencies.
Govindsamy Vediyappan, Biology ($8,000)
Project: Bifunctional small molecules for cancer patients with candidiasis.
Ruth Welti & Sherry Fleming, Biology ($25,000)
Project: Lipid changes in inflammation
(Total Awarded: $36,000 — Total Requested: $50,742)
Susan Brown, Biology ($15,000)
Ping Li, Chemistry ($10,000)
Used Kintek Rapid Chemical Quench Flow RQF-3
Brian Lindshield, Human Nutrition ($11,000)
Biotek Microplate Reader
(Total Awarded: $500 — Total Requested: $2,292)
Mark Weiss, Anatomy & Physiology ($500)
Attend 2012 workshop: Manufacturing Cell Therapy Products, Houston, Texas
Innovative Research Awards
(Total Awarded: $105,960 — Total Requested: $161,960)
Masaaki Tamura, Anatomy & Physiology ($20,000)
Development of nanoparticle based local gene therapy for lung cancer.
Michal Zolkiewski, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics ($19,500)
Endoplasmic-recticulum chaperones in breast cancer stem cells.
Govindsamy Vediyappan, Biology ($10,000)
Candida albicans invasive hyphal growth and virulence inhibition.
Michael Veeman, Biology ($25,000)
Transcriptomic analysis of notochord morphogenesis.
Katie Heinrich, Kinesiology ($6,460)
Physical activity to improve survival and quality of life among cancer survivors.
Vikas Berry, Chemical Engineering ($25,000)
Pristine graphene and its quantum structures for ultrasensitive & highly specific electrical sensors for cancer marker.
(Total Awarded: $28,000 — Total Requested: $37,910)
Yasuaki Hiromasa, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics ($3,000)
Bruker profile analysis software package
Jeroen Roelofs, Biology ($12,000)
Stefan Rothenburg, Biology ($3,000)
Sonicator with cup horn and sound reducing enclosure
Ping Li, Chemistry ($2,000)
Labconco biosafety cabinet (partial) and millipore protein concentrator package
Annelise Nguyen, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology ($8,000)
(Total Awarded: $2,000 — Requested $2,000)
Duy Hua, Chemistry ($2,000)
Kyoto University, Japan, for research collaboration