Grants infocusAchivements

  • Dario C. Altieri, MD, the Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair in Cancer Research and chair and professor of cancer biology and medicine: National Cancer Institute, Rational Design and Clinical Development of Shepherdin: A Novel Anti-Cancer Agent, one year, $340,386; recommended for four more years, $1.4 million
  • Elliot J. Androphy, MD, the Barbara and Nathan Greenberg Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Cancer Institute, Control of Papillomavirus Expression and Transformation, five months, $9,510*
  • Jose R. Lémos, PhD, professor of physiology and biochemistr y & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Depolarization-Secretion Coupling in Ner ve Terminals, one year, $353,791; recommended for three more years, $1.1 million
  • John M. Leong, MD, professor of molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Actin Pedestal Formation by EHEC 0157:H7, five months, $9,606* National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bacterium-ECM Interactions During Infection by the Lyme Disease Spirochete, four months, $19,240*
  • Kenneth L. Rock, MD, chair and professor of pathology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, How Cell Death and Sterile Particulates Stimulate Inflammation and Disease, one year, $409,896; recommend for four more years, $1.6 million
  • Neal Silverman, PhD, associate professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Activation of Insect Immunity by Gram-negative Bacteria, 16 months, $80,966*
  • Jie Song, PhD, assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and cell biology: National Institute of Ar thritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Chondrogenic Composite Grafts for the Repair of Cartilage Defects, one year, $221,400; recommended for one more year, $185,063
  • 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, five months, $28,839*
  • 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 Cancer Institute, Cell Cycle Regulation of Histone Gene Expression, one year, $340,213; recommended for four more years, $1.5 million
  • Hong Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology: National Cancer Institute, Genetic Pathways of Replicative Senescence and Its Function in Tumorigenesis, one year, $340,300; recommended for one more year, $341,338*

*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. For additional information about NIH ARRA funding, visit grants.nih.gov/recovery.

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