Steven Teitelbaum, MD, the Wilma and Roswell Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology, a professor of medicine and director of the Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, all at the School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $1.67 million renewal grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Mechanisms of AVB3 Integrin Mediated Bone Resorption”; and a five-year, $1.1 million grant from Shriners Hospitals for Children for research titled “Regulating TNF Family Activity and Receptor Oligomerization to Treat Skeletal Diseases.”
Herbert “Skip” Virgin IV, MD, PhD, the Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and head of the Department of Pathology and Immunology at the School of Medicine, has received a four-year, $3.13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Primate Infectious Disease Resource.”
Gregory Knese, assistant professor of mathematics in Arts & Sciences, has received a one-year, $49,999 grant from the National Science Foundation for an “International Workshop on Operator Theory and Applications 2016.”
Sanmay Das, associate professor, and Roman Garnett, assistant professor, both in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, have received a three-year, $359,111 grant from the National Science Foundation for a research project titled “REU Site: Big-Data Analytics.”
Robert Schreiber, the Alumni Professor of Pathology and Immunology, professor of molecular microbiology and director of the Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs, has received a five-year, $2.14 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Development of Genomics-Based Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy.”
Jeffrey Milbrandt, MD, PhD, head of the Department of Genetics and the James S. McDonnell Professor of Genetics, and Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Developmental Biology, have received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Dissection of Sarm1-Induced Axon Degeneration and Cell Death”; and a two-year, $470,600 Siteman Investment Program grant for their project titled “Axonal Maintenance for Prevention of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy.”
DiAntonio also has received a five-year, $1.66 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the NIH for work titled “Regulation of Axonal Degeneration by the DLK Kinase.”
Fuzhong Zhang, assistant professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, received a $348,600 award from the U.S. Department of Defense to purchase an atomic force microscope for his lab. Zhang was one of 176 researchers to receive the highly competitive research equipment award. Read more on the engineering site.
Physicist Kenneth F. Kelton, the Arthur Holly Compton Professor in Arts & Sciences, has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from NASA for research in the physical sciences and in biology on sounding rockets.
Brent Williams, the Raymond R. Tucker Distinguished I-CARES Career Development Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, will use a five-year, $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to develop ways to track particles and gases in the air back to their original sources. His project is titled “Laboratory Studies on the Chemical Characterization of Atmospheric Emission Sources and their Oxidative Evolution using Novel Instrumentation.” Read more on the engineering site.
Maxine Lipeles, senior lecturer in law and director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic at the School of Law, has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Energy Foundation. Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic’s work.
Kenneth Olsen, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, received a three-year, $709,181 grant from the National Science Foundation for research on the genetic and physiological mechanisms of local climatic adaptation in a widespread perennial plant species. The project will use white clover to study the importance of cyanogenesis (cyanide production) in allowing plants to adapt to widely varying climates across North America.