Recent Research Funding

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

  • Optimizing Chest Compressions Targeting Gas Exchange and Hemodynamics in a Transitional Cardiac Arrest Model. Ferdinand Schweser (Co-Investigator). National Institutes of Health. $1,642,389. 4/1/2021-3/1/2026.
  • Synaptic and Genetic Mechanisms of Sex-Specific Effects of Stress. Zhen Yan (Principal Investigator). NIH. $2,621,841. 4/1/2021-1/1/2026.
  • Laminin receptors and signals in Schwann cells. M. Laura Feltri (Principal Investigator). NIH-NINDS. $1,899,599. 1/1/2020-12/1/2025.
  • Deep gray matter iron and disease progression in multiple sclerosis. Ferdinand Schweser (Principal Investigator). National Institutes of Health. $1,808,000. 7/1/2021-6/1/2025.
  • The Organization and Function of the Toxoplasma Daughter Cell Scaffold. Ira Blader (Co-Principal Investigator). NIH. 1/1/2020-12/1/2024.
  • Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center. Ferdinand Schweser (Co-Investigator). National Institutes of Health. $19,101,902. 2/1/2020-12/1/2024.
  • 4. NIH/NINDS 1 R01 NS 112327 (PI Shin, Feltri co-I) 12/01/2020-11/30/2024. Selective galactosylceramidase ablation to study the pathogenesis of Krabbe leukodystrophy. Total cost 125000$. M. Laura Feltri (Co-Investigator). NINDS-NIH. $1,494,341. 11/1/2020-11/1/2024.
  • Overcoming human-specific obstacles to successful remyelination in multiple sclerosis. Fraser Sim (Principal Investigator). Department of Defense (CDMRP). 9/1/2021-10/1/2024.
  • Innovative model systems to study and boost innate immunity in Krabbe Disease. M. Laura Feltri (Principal Investigator). Th Legacy of Angels Foundation. $527,623. 11/1/2021-10/1/2024.
  • Renal considerations in the heat stress and hydration recommendations. Mark Parker (Co-Investigator). NIH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 9/1/2019-8/1/2024.
  • Tau accumulation in the pedunculopontine tegmentum as an early node in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy pathogenesis. Stewart Clark (Principal Investigator). NINDS. 8/1/2020-8/1/2024.
  • Disrupting ion channel scaffolding to treat neuropathic pain. Tracey Ignatowski (Co-Investigator). NIH. $1,901,926. 9/1/2019-8/1/2024.
  • Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center. Kinga Szigeti (Co-Investigator). NIH/NCATS. 7/1/2019-7/1/2024.
  • Gating Mechanism of NMDA receptors. Gabriela Popescu (Principal Investigator). NIH/NINDS/R01. 4/1/2019-4/1/2024.
  • Disrupting ion channel scaffolding to treat neuropathic pain. Arin Bhattacharjee (Principal Investigator). National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. $1,901,925. 9/1/2019-3/1/2024.
  • Regulation of mRNA decay in retinal development and maintenance. Xiuqian Mu (Principal Investigator). National Eye Institute. $2,024,085. 4/1/2020-3/1/2024.
  • Targeting Histone K4 Methylation for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia. Zhen Yan (Principal Investigator). NIH. $2,532,180. 8/1/2019-3/1/2024.
  • On the Control of Neuronal Networks through Light-mediated Programming of Genomic Networks. Michal Stachowiak (Principal Investigator). National Science Foundation. 3/1/2021-3/1/2024.
  • ER stress and diabetic retinopathy. Sarah Zhang (Principal Investigator). NIH, NEI. 9/1/2010-2/1/2024.
  • The peripheral nervous system: a window over Krabbe disease. M. Laura Feltri (Principal Investigator). NIH-NINDS. $2,074,062. 2/1/2019-1/1/2024.