Recent Research Funding

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

  • 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.
  • Mechanisms of Heat Sensing by Nociceptive Vanilloid Receptors.Feng Qin (Principal Investigator). NIH. $2,684,432. 4/1/2020-3/1/2025.
  • The Organization and Function of the Toxoplasma Daughter Cell Scaffold.Ira Blader (Co-Principal Investigator). NIH. 1/1/2020-12/1/2024.
  • Renal considerations in the heat stress and hydration recommendations.Mark Parker (Co-Investigator). NIH NIOSH. 9/1/2019-8/1/2024.
  • 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.
  • Gating Mechanism of NMDA receptors.Gabriela Popescu (Principal Investigator). NIH/NINDS. 4/1/2019-4/1/2024.
  • Experience-Dependent Reorganization of Excitatory Synapse Connectivity.Gabriela Popescu (Co-Principal Investigator). NIH/NIMH. 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.
  • 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.
  • The peripheral nervous system: A window into Krabbe disease.Daesung Shin (Co-Investigator). NIH-NINDS. $2,129,163. 2/1/2019-1/1/2024.
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Severe Diabetic Retinopathy.Sarah Zhang (Principal Investigator). NIH. 2/1/2020-1/1/2024.
  • Selective galactosylceramidase ablation to study the pathogenesis of Krabbe leukodystrophy.Daesung Shin (Principal Investigator). NIH-NINDS. $1,395,624. 12/1/2019-11/1/2023.
  • Investigating the Action and Physiological Role of Slc4a11 in the Cornea.Michael Duffey (Co-Investigator), Mark Parker (Principal Investigator), Sangita Patel (Co-Investigator). NIH National Eye Institute. $1,972,804. 2/1/2018-1/1/2023.
  • Investigating the Action and Physiological Role of Slc4a11 in the Cornea.Michael Duffey (Co-Investigator), Mark Parker (Principal Investigator), Sangita Patel (Co-Investigator). NIH National Eye Institute. $1,972,804. 2/1/2018-1/1/2023.
  • Investigating the Action and Physiological Role of Slc4a11 in the Cornea.Michael Duffey (Co-Investigator), Mark Parker (Principal Investigator), Sangita Patel (Co-Investigator). NIH National Eye Institute. $1,972,804. 2/1/2018-1/1/2023.
  • Investigating the Action and Physiological Role of Slc4a11 in the Cornea (NIH R01 EY028580).Michael Duffey (Co-Investigator), Mark Parker (Principal Investigator), Sangita Patel (Co-Investigator). NIH. 1/1/2018-1/1/2023.