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

  • A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of Best Available Therapy versus Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Treatment-Resistant Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis, BEAT-MS (Protocol ITN077AI).Bianca Weinstock-Guttman (Principal Investigator). National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Allergy, Immunology &Transplantation (DAIT) via a subaward. 1/1/2020-12/1/2026.
  • Optimizing Chest Compressions for Bradycardia during Neonatal Resuscitation.Praveen Chandrasekharan (Principal Investigator). R01 - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. $1,500,000. 5/1/2021-4/1/2026.
  • Research Training on Alcohol Etiology and Treatment.Brian Quigley (Contributor). NIAAA. $2,508,143. 5/1/2021-4/1/2026.
  • Synaptic and Genetic Mechanisms of Sex-Specific Effects of Stress.Zhen Yan (Principal Investigator). NIH. $2,621,841. 4/1/2021-1/1/2026.
  • A 5-Year Longitudinal Observational Study of Patients Undergoing Therapy for Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Skin Conditions.Heather Lehman (Principal Investigator). TARGET PharmaSolutions, Inc. 1/1/2020-12/1/2025.
  • A Multicenter, Longitudinal, Open-Label, Single-Arm Study Describing Cognitive Processing Speed Changes in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Subjects Treated with Ozanimod (RPC-1063).Bianca Weinstock-Guttman (Principal Investigator). Celgene International. 6/1/2020-12/1/2025.
  • Bacterial sialometabolic activity impacts periodontal immunity and microbiota.Yijun Sun (Co-Investigator). NIH. $1,930,340. 9/1/2020-8/1/2025.
  • Effect of Complex Mixtures of Oxidative Stress and Cognition in Children.Richard Browne (Co-Investigator). NIH/NIEHS. 9/1/2020-6/1/2025.
  • Sex related differences in Brain Gut Microbiome (BGM )Interactions in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.Jeffrey Lackner (Co-Investigator). NIH NIDDK. $7,757,028. 5/1/2020-4/1/2025.
  • Advanced computational approaches to delineating dynamic cancer progression processes by using massive static sample data.Yijun Sun (Principal Investigator). NIH. $1,964,300. 4/1/2020-3/1/2025.
  • Structural Studies of Nonribosomal Peptide Synthesis (R35GM136235).Andrew Gulick (Principal Investigator). NIH/NIGMS. 4/1/2020-3/1/2025.
  • Analysis of MyD88-mediated immune activation in Sjogrens syndrome pathogenesis.Jill Kramer (Principal Investigator). NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. $1,866,331. 4/1/2020-3/1/2025.
  • Development of photoacoustic tomography for non-invasive, label-free imaging of tissue perfusion in chronic wounds.Jun Xia (Principal Investigator). NIH. $1,640,000. 5/1/2021-2/1/2025.
  • The Organization and Function of the Toxoplasma Daughter Cell Scaffold.Ira Blader (Co-Principal Investigator). NIH. 1/1/2020-12/1/2024.
  • Elucidating the trophic support of long axons by metabolic signaling in oligodendrocytes.Bogdan Beirowski (Principal Investigator). NINDS. $1,929,160. 2/1/2020-12/1/2024.