Recent Publications and Grants

Engaged in diverse basic, translational and clinical research, our faculty routinely publish in prestigious journals and successfully compete for major grants from national funders.

Recent Publications

Research Grants

  • Expanding the toolkit for design of robust phage therapeutic cocktails. Anne Kathryn Kauffman (Principal Investigator), Frank Scannapieco (Co-Investigator). NIH. $438,625. 12/1/2020-11/1/2022.
  • Suramin for Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis. Keith Kirkwood (Co-Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $207,526. 9/1/2020-8/1/2022.
  • MTM 2: Collaborative Research: How does phage life history strategy govern predation in microbiomes?. Anne Kathryn Kauffman (Co-Investigator). NSF. $848,751. 9/1/2020-8/1/2025.
  • Bioinformatic Approaches for Understanding Macrophage Plasticity and Microbiome in Oral Diseases. Keith Kirkwood (Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $94,393. 4/1/2020-3/1/2021.
  • Keith Kirkwood (Co-Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $275,000. 4/1/2020-3/1/2022.
  • Mechanisms of Heat Sensing by Nociceptive Vanilloid Receptors. Feng Qin (Principal Investigator). NIH. $2,684,432. 4/1/2020-3/1/2025.
  • Immunologic and clinical studies on perinatal hepatitis C viral infection. Karl O. Yu (Principal Investigator). Wildermuth Foundation. $35,000. 4/1/2020-3/1/2021.
  • CTSA Pilot: Lung and breast cancer prevention by an integrated intervention of maternal smoking cessation and breastfeeding. Xiaozhong Wen (Principal Investigator). NIH/NCATS. $45,000. 4/1/2020-3/1/2021.
  • Maternal Oxysterol Metabolism During Pregnancy. Xiaozhong Wen (Co-Investigator). NIH/NCATS. $40,000. 4/1/2020-3/1/2021.
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Severe Diabetic Retinopathy. Sarah Zhang (Principal Investigator). NIH. 2/1/2020-1/1/2024.
  • Effects of Chest Compression in a Neonatal Model of Asphyxia Induced Bradycardia. Praveen Chandrasekharan (Principal Investigator). Neonatal Resuscitation Program. $50,000. 1/1/2020-12/1/2022.
  • Impact and feasibility of establishing a community health worker program within community pharmacy settings. Christopher Daly (Principal Investigator), David Jacobs (Principal Investigator). Community Pharmacy Foundation. 1/1/2020-1/1/2021.
  • Effects of infant egg consumption on child health and cognition development. Heather Lehman (Co-Investigator), Xiaozhong Wen (Principal Investigator). Egg Nutrition Center. $199,806. 12/1/2019-12/1/2021.
  • A role for immune cell plasticity in commensal survival and escalation of inflammation. Jason Kay (Principal Investigator), Ashu Sharma (Co-Investigator), Michelle Visser (Co-Investigator). NIH/NIDCR. $1,952,242. 12/1/2019-11/1/2024.
  • Mobilization of Hematopoietic Progenitors with a Novel Agent. Thomas Cimato (Principal Investigator). Bristol Myers Squibb. 11/1/2019-11/1/2020.