Recent Research Funding

Our faculty secure major research grants from various National Institutes of Health as well as private sources.

Michael Buck, PhD

  • Oral microbiome and periodontitis: a prospective study in postmenopausal women. Michael Buck (Co-Investigator), Yijun Sun (Co-Investigator). NIH. $4,000,000. 7/1/2014-7/1/2019.

M. Laura Feltri, MD

  • The prohibitin family and their function in myelination and axonal health. M. Laura Feltri (Principal Investigator). NIH-NINDS. $1,704,880. 12/1/2016-11/1/2021.
  • CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL INHIBITOR OF MYELINATION: MAPK12/P38MAPKgamma. M. Laura Feltri (Principal Investigator). National Multiple Sclerosis Society. $648. 1/1/2014-9/1/2017.
  • Laminin receptors and signals in Schwann cells. M. Laura Feltri (Principal Investigator). NIH-NINDS. $1,729,962. 7/1/2003-3/1/2019.

Lee Ann Garrett-Sinha, PhD

  • Regulation and Consequences of Ets1 Downregulation in B Cells. Lee Ann Garrett-Sinha (Co-Investigator). NIH. 4/1/2016-3/1/2021.
  • Understanding the Pathway Regulated by the Lupus Susceptibility Gene Ets1. Lee Ann Garrett-Sinha (Co-Investigator). Lupus Research Alliance. 1/1/2016-12/1/2018.

Michael Garrick, PhD

  • Divalent Metal-ion Transporter 1 as a Therapeutic Target to Optimize Intestinal Iron Transport. Michael Garrick (Co-Investigator). NIH. $594,000. 8/1/2016-5/1/2021.

Richard Gronostajski, PhD

  • Role of Nfi genes in neural stem cell homeostasis. Richard Gronostajski (Principal Investigator). NYSTEM (NYSDOH). $1,073,067. 12/1/2015-11/1/2018.

Marc Halfon, PhD

  • Regulatory element discovery in Anopheles gambiae. Marc Halfon (Principal Investigator). NIH. $449,039. 6/1/2016-5/1/2018.
  • REDfly: The regulatory element database for Drosophila and other insects. Marc Halfon (Principal Investigator). NIGMS. $1,221,000. 1/1/2016-12/1/2019.
  • ABI Sustaining: The REDfly database of transcriptional regulatory elements. Marc Halfon (Principal Investigator). National Science Foundation. $447,398. 9/1/2014-8/1/2017.
  • Regulatory element discovery in sequenced insect species. Marc Halfon (Principal Investigator). USDA. $462,000. 3/1/2012-2/1/2017.

Daniel Kosman, PhD

  • Ferroportin and APP: Regulation of Iron Trafficking at the Blood-Brain Barrier. Daniel Kosman (Principal Investigator). NIDDS. $1,955,930. 8/1/2017-6/1/2022.

Mark O‘Brian, PhD

  • Bacterial adaptation to iron stress. Mark O‘Brian (Principal Investigator). National Institutes of Health. $1,271,904. 5/1/2017-3/1/2021.

Yungki Park, PhD

  • Transcription mechanism of Myrf for central nervous system myelination. Yungki Park (Principal Investigator), Jun Qu (Co-Investigator). NIH. 9/1/2015-6/1/2020.

Gabriela Popescu, PhD

  • Permeation Mechanisms in NMDA receptors. Gabriela Popescu (Principal Investigator). NIH/NINDS. $1,373,000. 3/1/2016-2/1/2020.
  • MECHANICAL ACTIVATION OF NMDA RECEPTORS. Gabriela Popescu (Principal Investigator). NINDS. $275,000. 1/1/2016-1/1/2018.
  • Selective modulation of native NMDA receptors. Gabriela Popescu (Principal Investigator). AHA Established Investigator Award. $400,000. 1/1/2012-12/1/2016.
  • Allosteric Modulation of NMDA receptors. Gabriela Popescu (Principal Investigator). NINDS/R01. $3,900,000. 7/1/2006-4/1/2016.

Christine Schaner Tooley, PhD

  • HNRNPA2B1 as a reader of RNA methylation in breast cancer. Christine Schaner Tooley (Co-Principal Investigator). NCI. $356,370. 4/1/2018-3/1/2020.
  • Deciphering the Code of N-terminal Post-translational Modification. Christine Schaner Tooley (Principal Investigator). NIGMS. $1,504,140. 9/1/2015-6/1/2020.

Jennifer Surtees, PhD

  • Genomic identification of pathways affectd by altered dNTP metabolism(ACS RSG-14-235-01). Jennifer Surtees (Principal Investigator). American Cancer Society. $792,000. 1/1/2015-12/1/2018.

Mary Taub, PhD

  • Regulation of the Kidney Cancer Epigenome by Oncometabolite L-2-Hydroxyglutarate. Mary Taub (Co-Investigator). National Cancer Institute. 6/1/2016-5/1/2021.