Grants infocusAchivements

      • Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Cell-Specific Nuclei Labeling in Neural Tissue, one year, $205,417; recommended for one more year, $246,750
          • Victor Ambros, PhD, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of molecular medicine: National Cancer Institute, Chemical genetics of LIN-28in C. elegans, one year, $204543; recommended for one more year, $170,669
            • National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Genetic Control of Animal Development, one year, $410,938; recommended for three more years, $1.3 million.
          • Alexei A Bogdanov, PhD, professor of radiology: National Institute on Aging, Molecular Imaging Probes for Reporting on Vascular Oxidative Response, one year, $336,883; recommended for three more years, $1.1 million
          • Carol A. Bova, PhD, associate professor of graduate school of nursing and medicine: National Institute of Nursing Research, Feasibility of a HCV Decision-Making Intervention among HIV-Infected Adults, one year, $205,417; recommended for one more year, $246,750
          • Anthony Carruthers, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and physiology: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Metabolic Control of Sugar Transport, three months, $37,250*
          • Francis Ka-Ming Chan, PhD, assistant professor of pathology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Regulation of necrotic cell death by protein kinase A and cylindromatosis, one year, $205,364; recommended for one more year, $246,750
          • Silvia Corvera, MD, professor of molecular medicine and cell biology: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Pl-3 kinase effectors in insulin-responsive systems, three months, $92,845*
          • Marc Fisher, MD, professor of neurology and radiology: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, A Synergium on Stroke: Spurring Progress in Challenging Times, one year, $10,000; recommended for one more year, $10,000
          • James R. Gilmore, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Protein translocation across the endoplasmic reticulum, one year, $238,157*
  • Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Lambi and Sarah Adams Chair in Genetic Research and professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcriptional Regulation, one year, $312, 313; recommended for three additional years, $937,650
  • Eric S. Huseby, PhD, assistant professor of pathology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Inflammatory and Suppressive mechanisms of CNS autoimmunity, one year, $205,417; recommended for one more year, $205,625
  • Allan S. Jaccobson, PhD. chair and professor of molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of General Institute of Gerneralo, Messenger RNA Metabolism in Yeast, one year, $681,242; recommended for five more years, $2.9 million
  • Michael A. King, PhD, professor of radiology: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Patient Motion Detection and Compensation in SPECT, one year $729,737; recommended for three additional years, $2.1 million
  • Jane B Lian, PhD, professor of cell biology, Gary S. Stein, PhD, the Gerald L. Haidak, MD, and Zelda S. Haidak Professor of Cell Biology and chair and professor of cell biology: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Control of Osteoblast Proliferation and Differentiation, one year, $439,013; recommended for four more years, $1.9 million
  • Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Depression, antidressant use and risk of diabetes in the WHI, one year, $220, 010; recommended for one more year, $244,571
  • Ann Marshak-Rothstein, PhD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, B Cell Hyperactivity in Autoimmunity, one year, $219,984; recommended for one more year, $309,939
  • Peter E. Newburger, MD, the Ali and John Pierce Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and professor of pediatrics and cancer biology and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Gene expression in mature neutrophils, one year, $100,074*

  •  Sanjay Ram, MD, associate professor of medicine: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Complement Activation on Neisseria meningitidis, one year, $369,656; recommended for four more years, $1.5 million
  • Mary Rusckowski, PhD, research associate professor of radiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Diagnostic SPECT & PET Fungal Infection Imaging Using Fungal Specific rRNA Probes, one year, $246,375; recommended for one more year, $205,625
  • Sean Patrick Ryder, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, RNA recognition by maternal gene silencers in nematodes, one year, $124,975*
  • Janet M. Stavnezer, PhD, professor of molecular genetics & microbiology and pathology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Molecular Basis of Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Switch, one year, $458,803; recommended for four more years, $2 million
  • John L. Sullivan, MD, professor of pediatrics and molecular genetics & microbiology and pathology: National Center For Research Resources, UMass BSL-3 Renovation, two years, $5.2 million*
  • William E. Theurkauf, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, Zhipping Weng, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Gretchen Stone Cook Chair of Biomedical Sciences and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, piRNA biogenesis and function in gemline development, one year, $580, 302; recommended for four more years, $3.1 million
  • Yong-Xu Wang, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, PPARdelta and its co-regulators in energy metabolism, three months, $24,910*
  • Scot A. Wolfe, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine: National Center for Research Resources, Illumina Genome Analyzer IIx for UMass Deep Sequencing Core, one year, $489,250*

*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.