Grants for January 2013

Federal Awards ($100,000 and above)

January 2013 Grant Awards

Alto, Neal, NIH, Bacterial Regulation of Eukaryotic Signaling Enzymes: Structure and Function, $271,890; Alto, Neal (L. Reddick, Fellow), NIH, Bacterial Avoidance of Innate Immune Detection, $52,190; Aroumougame, Asaithamby, NASA, Mechanism of Clustered DNA Double-Strand Break Repair in Response to HZE Particles in Human Cells, $384,748; Brown, Sherwood, NIH, Reversing Corticosteroid-Induced Memory Impairment, $212,504; Burma, Sandeep, NIH, Molecular Mechanisms of GBM Radioresistance and Strategies for Radiosensitization, $164,963; Castrillon, Diego, NIH, Mouse Models and Translational Studies of Endometrial Cancer, $159,548. 

Chen, David, NIH, Functions of WRN in Response to DNA Double-Strand Breaks, $142,201; Chen, Min, NIH, Mapping Expression Quantitative Trait Loci with Next-Generation Sequencing in SLE, $120,150; Chen, Zhijian, NIH, Biochemical Dissection of RIG-I Antiviral Pathway, $357,750. Chin, Kelly, NIH, Serotonin Transporter in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, $128,589; Chook, Yuh Min, NIH, Structures and Mechanisms of Nuclear Import and Export, $333,488.

Cobb, Melanie, NIH, MAP Kinase in Islet Function, $329,130; Corey, David, NIH, Allele-Selective Inhibitors for Expanded Trinucleotide Repeat Genes, $325,553; Eisch, Amelia, NASA, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Space Radiation-Induced Changes in Hippocampal-Dependent Behavior, $2,001; Eisch, Amelia, NIH, New Horizons in Adult Neurogenesis, $120,353; Eisch, Amelia, NIH, Opiates and Adult Neurogenesis, $444,140;  Hansen, Eric, NIH, Haemophilus Ducreyi Inhibits Phagocytosis, $357,750. 

Hedayati, Susan, NIH, Randomized Trial of Sertraline Treatment of Depression in Chronic Kidney Disease, $311,243; Herz, Joachim, NIH, Metabolism of the VLDL Receptor and ApoE Receptor 2, $357,750; Hobbs, Helen, NIH, Role of ABCG5 and ABCG8 in Sterol Metabolism, $468,454; MacDonald, Raymond, Vanderbilt Univ./NIH, Architecture and Communication Controlling the Efficient Generation of Beta Cells; VUMC37153, $429,423; Martinez, Elisabeth, NIH, Characterization of Biological Activities of Novel Epigenetic Modulators, $144,012.

Mason, Ralph, NIH, Hypoxia and Radiotherapy: Evaluation and Mitigation in Tumors, $160,014; Mendelson, Carole, NIH, Initiation of Human Labor: Prevention of Prematurity, $1,132,605; Millner, Lori, UT Med. Branch/HRSA, Model State Supported Area Health Education Centers Program (MAHEC), $94,000; Norgard, Michael, NIH, RpoN-RpoS Regulatory Pathway in Borrellia Burgdorferi, $354,173; Otwinowski, Zbyszek, Northwestern Univ./NIH, Structural Genomics Centers for Infectious Diseases, $158,120.

Parada, Luis, NIH, Genetic Mouse Models of Glioma, $174,840; Perez-Fontan, Julio, NIH, Antecedants Sequelae of Childhood Onset Disease, $275,680; Raskin, Philip, Case Western Reserve Univ./NIH, Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC), $218,911; Rizo-Rey, Jose, NIH, Synaptotagmin and C2-Domains: Structure & Function, $365,119; Schmid, Sandra, NIH, Clathrin Coated Vesicle Cycle, $367,517.

Self, David, NIH, Role of Endogenous Opiate Systems in Cocaine Relapse After Long-Term Abstinence, $308,387; Shay, Jerry, NASA, Novel Biological Countermeasure and Mitigator of High LET-Induced Cancer Progression, $399,543; Sherry, Dean, NIH, PARACEST Agents for Molecular Imaging of Cancer by MRI, $120,590; Smith, Dean, NIH, Molecular Basis of Pheromone-Induced Behaviors in Drosophila, $357,750. 

Souza, Rhonda,
NIH, Basic and Clinical Studies on Role of Bile Acids in Barrett’s Esophagus (MPI), $114,123; Sperandio, Vanessa, NIH, SdiA Regulation of EHEC Virulence, $340,222; Stull, James, NIH, Signal Transduction Mechanisms to Myosin Phosphatase, $397,500; Terman, Jonathan, NIH, Molecular Mechanisms of Semaphorin/Plexin-Mediated Cytoskeletal Reorganization, $313,031.

Vongpatanasin, Wanpen, NIH, Role of Aldosterone on Augmented Exercise Pressor Reflex in Hypertension, $550,995; Westover, Arthur, NIH, Cardiovascular Risks of Prescription Amphetamine Use in National Veterans Study, $171,155; Yan, Nan, NIH, HIV Subversion of Innate Immunity, $357,750; Zhang, Chengcheng, NIH, Role of Inhibitory Receptors in Leukemia Development, $247,444.

Non-Federal Awards ($50,000 and above)

Berry, Jarett , American Heart Assn. Southwest, Long-Term Implications of the AHA 2020 Strategic Impact Goals for Medicare Costs, $70,000; Chalak, Lina, Gerber Fndtn., Rewarming Phase of Hypothermia Therapy to Optimize Outcomes Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), $71,604; Cheng, Edaire, American Gastroenterological Assn., Eosinophilic Esophagitis Fibrogenesis, $90,000; Davis, Laurie, Alliance for Lupus Research, TREM-1 in Lupus Nephritis, $186,103. 

Galindo, Rene, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Pediatric Sarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, and Mechanisms of Origin, $125,000; Herz, Joachim, Univ. of Calif., San Francisco, Consortium for Frontotemporal Dementia Research, $128,500; Hofmann, Sandra, Batten Disease Support and Research Assn., Enzyme Replacement Therapy for PPT1-Related NCL), $86,760; Holland, William, American Heart Assn. Southwest, Cardioprotective Effects of Adiponectin-Induced Ceramidase Activity, $70,000. 

Iscla, Irene, American Heart Assn. Natl., Novel Approach for Study of Function-Structure Relationships of Channels Involved in Ischemia and Angiogenesis, $77,000; Jacobe, Heidi, Scleroderma Fndtn., Something New Under the Sun: Trial of UVA 1 Phototherapy in Localized Scleroderma, $50,000;  Jiang, Qiu-Xing, American Heart Assn. Southwest, Buttressed Lipid Bilayers for Studying Cholesterol Effects on Voltage-Gated Ion Channels, $75,000; Meyer, Jeffrey, UT M.D. Anderson/CPRIT, Quality Assurance Core 2, $68,010. 

Mohan, Chandra, Lupus Research Inst., Novel Insights into Cerebral Lupus, $100,000; Morrison, Sean (R. Yue, Fellow), Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fndtn., Functional Analysis of Leptin Receptor Signaling in Hamatopoietic Stem Cells and Perivascular Niche, $52,000; Pfeiffer, Julie, American Cancer Society, Ribavirin Uptake as Determinant of HCV Treatment Response, $180,000; Pfeiffer, Julie, World Health Organization, Using Polysaccharides to Enhance Poliovirus Vaccine Efficacy, $99,729.

Sharifi, Nima, American Cancer Society, Challenging Assumptions about Castration-Resistance in Prostate Cancer, $179,648; Siegelman, Mark, Crohn’s & Colitis Fndtn. of America, CD44act Dependent Trafficking of Highly Potent Subset of Regulatory T Cells in Human IBD, $115,830; Siegelman, Mark, American Diabetes Assn., Increasing Potent and Specific Autoreactive Treg in Human T1D Using Novel T Cell Adhesion Biomarker CD44act, $115,000; Tu, Benjamin, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fndtn., Novel Strategy for Attacking Tumors Based on Identification of Fundamental Carbon-Source Signal Driving Cell Growth, $150,000.

Wang, Jing, UT M.D. Anderson/CPRIT, Advanced Volumetric Imaging and Adaptive Radiotherapy for Detecting and Correcting for Inter-Fractional Changes, $108,997; Wright, Woodring, Glenn Fndtn. for Med. Research, Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging, $60,000; Xin, Mei, American Heart Assn. Southwest, Regulation of cardiac regeneration by Yap, $70,000; Yanagisawa, Hiromi, American Heart Assn. Natl., Role of Fibulin-7, New Member of Fibulin ECM Proteins, in Development and Disease, $80,000.