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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Feasibility of the Multiple Sclerosis Performance Test for assessment of functional performance measures in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (US-MSG-18-11424).Bianca Weinstock-Guttman (Principal Investigator). Biogen. 6/1/2019-12/1/2024.
  • Structural regulation in mitochondrial vitamin-D and vitamin-A metabolizing cytochromes P450.Test User02 (Principal Investigator). 9/1/2019-9/1/2024.
  • Renal considerations in the heat stress and hydration recommendations.Mark Parker (Co-Investigator). NIH NIOSH. 9/1/2019-8/1/2024.
  • Structural regulation in mitochondrial vitamin-D and vitamin-A metabolizing cytochromes P450.D. Fernando Estrada (Principal Investigator). National Institute of General Medical Sciences. $1,987,200. 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.
  • Genome Evolution During Bacterial Persistence in the Human Airways in COPD.Timothy Murphy (Principal Investigator). NIAID. $2,653,298. 7/1/2019-6/1/2024.