Grants infocusAchivements

  • Brian J. Akerley, PhD, assistant professor of molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Global Regulatory Interactions in Bacterial Pathogenesis, one year, $410,208
  • Eric H. Baehrecke, PhD, professor of cancer biology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Steroid Regulation of Drosophila Programmed Cell Death, one year, $328,000
  • Becky A. Briesacher, PhD, associate professor of medicine: National Institute on Aging, Cost-related Underuse of Medications and the Health of Older Adults, two years, $53,932*
  • Michael P. Czech, PhD, professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Oral Delivery Vehicles for RNAi Therapies, one year, $1.2 million, recommended for four more years, $5 million
  • Job Dekker, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine: National Human Genome Research Institute, Structural Annotttation of the Human Genome, two years, $512,696*
  • David A. Guertin, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine: National Cancer Institute, Determining the Critical in Vivo Roles of mTOR in Cancer, one year, $248,999, recommended for two more years, $498,000
  • Michael M. Francis, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Analysis of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Function in C. elegens, one year, $359,480, recommended for four more years, $1.4 million
  • Omid F. Harandi, PhD, post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Victor Ambros, PhD, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of molecular medicine: SASS Foundation, MicroRNA/heterochronic and Wnt-TCF Pathway Interactions in Stem Cell Fate Commitment in C. elegans, one year, $40,000
  • Anthony N. Imbalzano, PhD, professor of cell biology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Transcription Factor Function in Chromatin, two years, $182,462*
  • Jeanne Bentley Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell biology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Nuclear and Chromatin Packaging of Mammalian X-Chromosome, one year, $123,063*
  • Jane B. Lian, PhD, professor of cell biology: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Synthesis of Osteocalcin in Bone, one year, $195,798; recommended for one more year, $195,349*
  • Gilles E. Martin, PhD, research assistant professor of psychiatry: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Synaptic plasticity, EtOH and Backpropagating Action Potentials in NAcc, one year, $231,706; recommended for one more year, $205,625*
  • Beth A. McCormick, PhD, professor of molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Intestinal Inflammation Orchestrated by Pathogens, one year, $322,391
  • William J. McIlvane, PhD, professor of psychiatry: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Interdisciplinary Research in Mental Retardation, one year, $75,000*
  •  Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Mechanisms of Alcohol Mediated Organ and Tissue Damage, one year, $15,000
  • Andrew R. Tapper, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Ethanol Regulation of Neuronal Nicotinic Receptor Expression in Reward Circuitry, one year, $205,104; recommended for one more year, $246,750*
  • John V. Walsh, MD, professor of physiology and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Regulation and Function of Internal Ca2+ Stores in Nerve Terminals, one year, $323,249, recommended for one more year, $307,949*
  • Linda F. Weinreb, MD, professor of family medicine & community health and pediatrics: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, A Model for Primary Care Management of Alcohol Use Disorders Among Homeless Women, one year, $228,782, recommended for one more year, $209,666*
  •  Andre J. Van Wijnen, PhD, associate professor of cell biology: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Bone Cell Growth Regulation by Runx2/Cbfa1, one year, $410,208, recommended for one more year, $411,248*

*These NIH funds were awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Multiple funding options exist under the ARRA, including accelerating ongoing science by supplementing existing grants and funding new grants that are likely to produce results within two years. To download a complete list of NIH ARRA grants awarded to UMMS investigators click here.