Desiree White, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $130,500 grant from the National PKU Alliance for a project titled “Validation of the NIH Toolbox for use in phenylketonuria clinical trials.”
Victoria May, assistant dean in Arts & Sciences and executive director of the Institute for School Partnership, received $325,000 from Monsanto in support of scaling up the MySci program, which equips elementary school teachers with instructional materials and professional development opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). May also received a $50,000 grant from the Bellwether Foundation to support STEM education.
Weikai Li, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, along with Michael L. Gross, professor of chemistry in Arts & sciences and of immunology and medicine at the School of Medicine, received a four-year $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences for research titled “New chemical probes enable mass spectrometry-based footprinting of human protein structure in lipid membranes and cells.”
Hong Chen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering and of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The research will fund a broader understanding of Chen’s earlier work combining intranasal drug delivery and focused ultrasound (FUSIN). It will also combine her latest research in imaging toward developing image-guided drug delivery.
Yuan-Chuan Tai, associate professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $2.6 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Cancer Institute in support of a research project titled “Translation of Virtual-Pinhole Magnifying PET Technology to Clinical Whole-Body Cancer Imaging.” The technology development could benefit cancer patients who rely on whole-body PET/CT imaging for optimal management of their diseases.
Farrokh Dehdashti, MD, professor of radiology and senior vice chair and division director of nuclear medicine, along with Kian H. Lim, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, and Yongjian Liu, associate professor of radiology, all at the School of Medicine, were awarded a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Cancer Institute for “Novel CCR2 PET for Pancreatic Cancer Imaging and Prediction of Response to Standard and CCR2-Targeted Therapy.”
Adam Q. Bauer, assistant professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a research project titled “Optogenetic Mapping of Cell Specific Connections in the Mouse Brain After Stroke.” Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. The project will study how changes in the brain following ischemic stroke may influence recovery.
Andrea Soranno, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the School of Medicine, received a three-year, $150,000 research grant from the Alzheimer’s Association for his work titled “Conformational analysis of ApoE isoforms and their role in AD mechanism.”