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Grant Announcements Archive

Calendar Year 2020

February 11

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Updated February 11, 2020

Principal Investigator: Mitchael Gatza
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Award Amount: $792,000
Project Title: Dissecting the role of BRG1-SOX4 signaling in triple negative breast cancer
Research Sponsor: American Cancer Society
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Principal Investigator: Mary Whelan
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Award Amount: $359,936
Project Title: New estimates of terrestrial C and Water cycle fluxes by combining the carbonyl sulfide stomatal conductance tracer framework and high resolution ECOSTRESS surface data
Research Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Principal Investigator: Umer Hassan
Affiliation: Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering
Award Amount: $500,000
Project Title: Multi-Modal Data-Driven Platform for Multiplexed Cellular Antigen Classification using Nano-electronic Barcoded Particles for Whole Blood Applications
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Mark Lipke
Affiliation: Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Schools of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount:  $110,000
Project Title: Using Nanoconfinement to Control Radical Intermediates During Catalytic C-H Oxidations
Research Sponsor: American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund
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Principal Investigator: Dominic Delre
Affiliation: Assistant Professor Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Nanoparticle-based drug delivery for myocardial infarction
Research Sponsor: New Jersey Health Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Patrick Shafto
Affiliation: Assistant Professor School of Arts and Sciences-Newark
Award Amount: $3,471,894
Project Title: Open world intelligence through composition of nonparametrics
Research SponsorDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency 
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Principal Investigator: Pingyue Pan
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Award Amount: $1,733,900
Project Title: The Role of SYNJ1 in Dysregulating the Basal Ganglia Function
Research Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
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Principal Investigator: Srinivas Narayana
Affiliation: Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences-NB
Award Amount: $387,990
Project Title: CNS: Core: Small: Democratizing Network Hardware Offloads
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Tewodros Asefa
Affiliation: Professor Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: TechAdvance - Development of Prototype Sprayable Chronic Wound Dressing and Healing Products
Research Sponsor: Office of Research and Economic Development - TechAdvance
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Principal Investigator: Desheng Zhang
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences-NB
Award Amount: $299,699
Project Title: CPS: Small: Collaborative Research: Improving Efficiency of Electric Vehicle Fleets: A Data-Driven Control Framework for Heterogeneous Mobile CPS 
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Pham Huu Tiep
Affiliation: Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences-NB
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Groups Representations and Applications: New Perspectives
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Detlev Boison
Affiliation: Professor of Neurosurgery,Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & Research/School of Public Health
Award Amount: $1,369,376
Project Title: Adenosine receptor mediated therapies for SUDEP
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Principal Investigator: Maria Chiara Manzini
Affiliation: Associate Professor School of Arts and Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Award Amount: $1,654,339
Project Title: Identification of genetic and molecular pathways in congenital rare disorders affecting the brain and muscle
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Principal Investigators: David Dubnau & Matthew Neiditch
Affiliation: Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, New Jersey Medical School & Associate Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount:  $2,566.680
Project Title: Understanding the Mechanism of Genetic Transformation
Research Sponsor: NIH- National Institute of General Medical Sciences
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Principal Investigator: Nicholas T. Bello
Affiliation: Associated Professor School of Environmental & Biological Sciences
Award Amount: $156,000
Project Title: Validation methods for raspberry ketone (4-(4 hydroxyphenl)-2-butanone
Research Sponsor: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
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Principal Investigator: Victoria Abraira
Affiliation: Assistant Professor School of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount: $300,000
Project Title: Wired for Touch: The Neurons and Circuits of the Sense that Makes Us Human
Research Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trust
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Principal Investigator: Santosh Nagarakatte
Affiliation: Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences-NB
Award Amount: $500,000
Project Title: SHF:Small: Formalisms, Implementations, and Verifications Procedures for Alternatives to Floating Point
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Yuan-Xiang Tao
Affiliation: Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Director of the Center for Pain Medicine Research, Department of Anesthesiology, New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $2,549,420
Project Title: Role of dorsal root ganglion FTO, a RNA demethylase, in neuropathic pain
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Principal Investigator: Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello
Affiliation: Professor Biochem and Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences-NB
Award Amount: $22,700
Project Title: CIFAR Program: Humans & the Microbiome  
Research Sponsor: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
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Principal Investigator: Fred Roberts
Affiliation: Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences & Director Emeritus of the Rutgers’ Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)
Award Amount: $99,635
Project Title: DIMACS Special Focus on Mechanisms and Algorithms to Augment Human Decision Making
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Drew Gitomer
Affiliation: Professor Graduate School of Education
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Developing a Research Methods Repository for Studies of Understanding Research Evidence (URE)
Research Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Daniel Horton
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, RWJ Medical School
Award Amount: $2,189,956
Project TitleAntibiotics, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, and Antirheumatic Treatment Response
Research SponsorNational Institutes of Health
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Principal Investigator: Christopher Vinnard
Affiliation: Assistant Professor-Resident, New Jersey Medical School, Public Health Research Institute
Award Amount: $430,375
Project Title: Detecting Heteroresistant M. Tuberculosis Infections Using SuperSelective PCR
Research Sponsor: NIH - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Principal Investigator: Pamela McElwee
Affiliation: Associate Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Award Amount: $390,183
Project Title: Understanding the Use of Ecosystem Services Concepts in Environmental Policy
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Shubhangi Saraf
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount: $299,956
Project Title: AF: Small: Algebraic Methods in Codes and Computation
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Itzhak Yanovitzky
Affiliation: Associate Professor, School of Communication and Information
Award Amount: $955,012
Project Title: Active Surveillance of Policy Ecosystems and Networks (ASPEN) to Enhance Brokering of Research Evidence into State Policymaking
Research Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Maria Laura Gennaro
Affiliation: Professor Resident-Director, New Jersey Medical School, Public Health Research Institute
Award Amount: $3,163,923
Project Title: Foam Cells as Drug Targets in Tuberculosis
Research Sponsor: NIH – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
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Principal Investigator: Andrew Gow
Affiliation: Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Award Amount: $10,000
Project Title: Improved Cardiovascular Evaluation (ICE)
Research Sponsor:  Office of Research and Economic Development - TechAdvance
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Principal Investigator: Janet Leli
Affiliation: Associate Director of Technology Transfer, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, and Director, New Jersey Local Technical Assistance 
Award Amount: $496,974
Project Title: Police Training and Technical Assistance Program
Research Sponsor: Division of Highway Traffic Safety State Government 
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Principal Investigator: Vivek Singh
Affiliation: Assistant Professor School of Communication and Information
Award Amount: $315,946
Project Title: Early-Stage Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Fair and Accurate Information Quality Algorithm.
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Michelle Pavanello
Affiliation: Associate Professor and Physics Chair, School of Arts and Sciences-Newark
Award Amount: $238,562
Project Title: Flexible and Open-Source Models for Materials and Devices
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Susan Weaver
Affiliation: Nurse Scientist, New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, School of Nursing-Newark
Award Amount: $137,405
Project Title: Exploration of the Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce
Research Sponsor: National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Center for Regulatory Excellence
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Updated September 24, 2019

Principal Investigator: J. Barr von Oehsen
Affiliation: Associate Vice President, Office of Advanced Research Computing
Award Amount:  $999,042
Project Title: Integration: Rutgers University Next-Generation Edge Testbed (RU-NET)
Research SponsorNational Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Yuri Bushkin
Affiliation: Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Public Health Research Institute
Award Amount:  $125,000
Project Title: Single molecule RNA detection technology to distinguish disease and normal plasma cells
Research SponsorState of NJ - Commission on Cancer Research
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Principal Investigator: Ilker  Hacihaliloglu
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Computer Assisted Surgery and Therapy Laboratory (CompAST), School of Engineering
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Machine learning methods for real-time needle localization from ultrasound data
Research SponsorOffice of Research and Economic Development - TechAdvance
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Principal Investigator:  Sergei V. Kotenko
Affiliation: Professor Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics, New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Development of Phosphatidylserine-targeting Interferon Fusion Protein as Cancer Therapeutic
Research SponsorOffice of Research and Economic Development - TechAdvance
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Principal Investigator: Ronke M. Olabisi
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering
Award Amount:  $100,000
Project Title: Hydrogel Encapsulated Cells as Factories to Heal Wounds
Research SponsorOffice of Research and Economic Development - TechAdvance
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Updated August 16, 2019

Principal Investigator: Max A. Tischfield
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, School of Arts and Sciences, Child Health Institute of New Jersey
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Validating Tourette Disorder Mouse Models Using Advanced Machine Learning Technology
Research Sponsor: New Jersey Health Foundation
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Principal Investigator: KiBum Lee
Affiliation: Professor Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Development of Biodegradable Hybrid Nanoscaffolds for in vivo Drug Delivery and Stem Cell Differentiation
Research Sponsor: Rutgers' Office of Research and Economic Development - TechAdvance Fund
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Principal Investigator: Scott Moerdler
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Award Amount:  $50,000
Project Title: Expression of a New Immune Checkpoint in the Tumor Microenvironment of Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma
Research Sponsor: Children’s Oncology Group Foundation, Inc
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Principal Investigator: G. Marcela Rodriguez
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School - Public Health Research Institute
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Relationship between the iron response and the pathogenic potential of M. tuberculosis
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Updated July 16, 2019

Principal Investigator: Xiao-ping Li
Affiliation: Associate Research Scientist, Department of Plant Biology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Award Amount: $526,594
Project Title: Assay development and screening for inhibitors targeting Shiga toxin 2 
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Principal Investigator: Debashi Bhattacharya
Affiliation: Distinguished Professor, Biochemistry & Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Award Amount: $53,655
Project Title: Generating a mechanistic understanding of coral microbiome function to aid conservation and remediation
Research Sponsor: Rutgers–New Brunswick Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation
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Principal Investigator: Dongfang Liu
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Center for Immunity and Inflammation and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $250,000
Project Title: Targeting of Master Signaling Molecule to Restore Functions of Exhausted HIV-specific CTLs
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Principal Investigator: Sheila Bandyopadhyay
Affiliation: Graduate Fellow, PhD candidate, School of Arts & Sciences-Newark
Award Amount: $129,552
Project Title: Salmonella-host interaction is mediated by a novel Cdc42 effector and lipidations
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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Principal Investigator: Karen L. Edelblum
Affiliation: Assistant Professor and Chancellor Scholar, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Center for Immunity and Inflammation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: CD103 regulation of intestinal epithelial cell shedding
Research Sponsor: New Jersey Health Foundation
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Updated May 14, 2019

Principal Investigator: Catherine Grgicak
Affiliation: Henry Rutgers Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Camden College of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount: $546,727
Project Title: Resolving the Forensic DNA Mixture Problem through the Development of End-to-End Single-Cell Pipelines
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Justice 
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Principal Investigator: Maria Laura Gennaro
Affiliation: Interim Director, Public Health Research Institute; Professor of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Cell envelope integrity and virulence in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Research Sponsor: New Jersey Health Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Hao Zhu
Affiliation: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Camden School of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Computational Adverse Outcome Pathway Modeling for Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity (DART)
Research Sponsor: Society of Toxicology
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Principal Investigator: M. Maral Mouradian 
Affiliation: William Dow Lovett Professor of Neurology, Rovert Wood Johnson Medical School; Vice Chancellor for Faculty Development, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; Director, RWJMS Institute for Neurological Therapeutics
Award Amount: $180,000
Project Title: Transglutaminase 2 Inhibition as a Disease Modifying Therapeutic Strategy in Parkinson’s Disease
Research Sponsor: Michael J. Fox Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Amrik Sahota
Affiliation: Professor, Department of Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount: $155,000
Project Title: Development of a New Mouse Model for Lesch-Nyhan Disease
Research Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
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Updated April 30, 2019

Principal Investigator: Noshir A. Langrana
Affiliation: Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,999
Project Title: Polyelectrolyte complexes (PEC) Biomaterials - An in-Vivo Study
Research Sponsor: Office of Research and Economic Development - TechAdvance
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Principal Investigator: Lori Connors-Tadros
Affiliation: Senior Project Director, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes at the National Institute for Early Education Research
Award Amount: $62,383
Project Title: Road Map for Strengthening the Early Learning System in Indiana
Research Sponsor: Early Learning Indiana
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Principal Investigator: Zhaohui Feng
Affiliation: Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Award Amount: $1,818,565
Project Title: SENP6, a novel p53 negative regulator, is an important new player in cancer
Research Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
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Principal Investigator: Katherine Dawson
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Award Amount: $22,250
Project Title: Response of coastal river sediment microbial communities to increased seawater exposure
Research Sponsor: Eppley Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Aimee Beaulieu
Affiliation: Assistant Professor and Chancellor Scholar, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics, New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $1,947,875
Project Title: Birc5 as a regulator of NK cell development and immune function
Research Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
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Updated April 2, 2019

Principal Investigator: Peter D. Cole
Affiliation: Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Award Amount: $3,417,089
Project Title: Identifying children with subclinical neurocognitive decline and susceptibility to oxidative damage during the early months of therapy for ALL
Research Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
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Principal Investigator: Diego Fraidenraich
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $300,000
Project Title: Rescue of DMD-cardiomyopathy in mdx:utrophin mice by mutant phospho-connexin-43
Research Sponsor: Muscular Dystrophy Association
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Principal Investigator: Huaye Zhang
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Award Amount: $726,333
Project Title: Targeting Novel Neurotrophin Effectors for Treating Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
Research Sponsor: United States Department of Defense
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Principal Investigator: Emmanuel Zachariah
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Prediction of Lung cancer in High Risk Individuals
Research Sponsor: Office of Research and Economic Development - TechAdvance
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Principal Investigator: Miho Matsuda
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $159,000
Project Title: The role of Epb41l5 in regulation of cilia function
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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Updated March 19, 2019

Principal Investigator: Alexander Neimark
Affiliation: Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Molecular Design of Biomimetic Lipid Membranes and Liposomes
Research Sponsor: Office of Research and Economic Development – Busch Biomedical Grant
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Principal Investigator: Mehdi Javanmard
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering
Award Amount: $500,000
Project Title: REFRx: Data-Driven Reconfigurable Biosensors for Combatting Drug-Resistance
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Patrick Shafto
Affiliation: Associate Professor and Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Data Science, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, School of Arts & Sciences-Newark
Award Amount: $24,639
Project Title: Engaged research around Data Science and Artificial Intelligence with implications for workforce development
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Fred Kramer
Affiliation: Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, New Jersey Medical School, Public Health Research Institute
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Sensitive, Multiplex PCR Assays that Assess the Abundance of Rare Somatic Mutations Associated with Cancer
Research Sponsor: Office of Research and Economic Development - TechAdvance
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Principal Investigator: Shengkan “Victor” Jin
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Award Amount: $240,557
Project Title: Prevention and treatment of alcoholic liver disease by inducing hepatic mitochondrial uncoupling
Research Sponsor: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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Updated March 5, 2019

Principal Investigator: Jean-Francois Daneault
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health, School of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount: $399,532
Project Title: Using Wearable and Mobile Data to Diagnose and Monitor Movement Disorders
Research Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Principal Investigator: Carolyn K. Suzuki
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, New Jersey Medical School
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Investigating Ionizing Radiation Stressors on Cardiac Mitochondria Using Human Stem Cells
Research Sponsor: Office of Research and Economic Development
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Principal Investigator: Zhaohui Feng
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Award Amount: $1,192,500
Project Title: The Role of TRIM6 in Breast Cancer Metabolism and Cancer Prevention
Research Sponsor: United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity
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Principal Investigator: Benedetto Piccoli
Affiliation: Joseph and Loretta Lopez Chair Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Camden College of Arts and Sciences
Award Amount: $230,000
Project Title: Smoothing Traffic via Energy-efficient Autonomous Driving (STEAD)
Research Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Kevin Tong
Affiliation: Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey
Award Amount: $197,082
Project Title: SMAD4 in Serrated Tumorigenesis
Research Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Updated February 19, 2019

Sridhar Kannurpatti - Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $194,000. The project, titled Mitochondrial Calcium Homeostasis and Translatable Outcomes in Spinal Cord Injury, is being supported by the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. Learn more about Kannurpatti here.

Nada Boustany - Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $465,691. The project, titled Investigating the Forces that Transduce Mechanical Cues to Branching Neurons, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Boustany here.

Joachim Kohn - Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, and Director, New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, is the principal investigator of a TechAdvance award totaling $99,783. The project, titled Discovery and Validation of Polymers Meeting Targeted Product Profile Specifications, is being supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Learn more about Kohn here.

Suchismita Ray - Associate Professor, Department of Health Informatics, School of Health Professions, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $245,924. The project, titled Prescription Opiate, Drug Cue Processing Network and Neural Connectivity, is being supported by the National Institute of Drug Abuse

Soko Setoguchi Iwata - Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $782,557. The project, titled Modifying the Risk and Outcome of Heart Failure in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Is tofacitinib a better option compared to other DMARDS?, is being supported by the Pfizer, Inc. Learn more about Setoguchi Iwata here.

Updated January 29, 2019

Antonio Merolli - Research Professor, New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $200,000. The project, titled A device-assisted surgical procedure to provide a controlled biophysical environment for spinal cord regeneration, is being supported by the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. Learn more about the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials and Merolli here.

Gary Heiman - Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences, and Jay Tischfield, Distinguished Professor, Department of Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences, are co-principal investigators of an award totaling $6,728,105. The project, titled Collaborative Genomic Studies of Tourette Disorder, is being supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Learn more about Heiman and Tischfield.

Joel Cantor - Distinguished Professor, Center for State Health Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $149,943. The project, titled Implementation Challenges to Addressing Housing Needs in Medicaid Demonstration Waivers, is being supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more about Cantor here.

Chuanlong Cui - Graduate Fellow, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $53,688. The project, titled Mechanism and Function of NO-induced Disulfide Switches in Soluble Guanylyl Cyclase, is being supported by the American Heart Association.

Updated December 11, 2018

Jeffrey Laskin - Professor and Chief, Division of Toxicology, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $3,857,233. The project, titled Advanced Development of Drugs to Mitigate Parathion Intoxication, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Laskin here

Teresa Wood - Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, New Jersey Medical School, and Cheryl Dreyfus, Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, are co-principal investigators of an award totaling $788,614. The project, titled Cooperative Functions of mTOR and TkB/Erk Signaling in Remyelination, is being supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Learn more about Wood and Dreyfus.

Sue Shapses - Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $25,000. The project, titled Nutrient Adequacy and Diet Quality in a Randomized Controlled Trial with Normal and Higher Protein Intake, is being supported by the International Life Sciences Institute. Learn more about Shapses here.

Max Tischfield - Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $40,000. The project, titled Integrative Approach of Modeling Human Skull, Meningeal, and Vascular Defects, is being supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Learn more about Tischfield here.

Jennifer Buckman - Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,425,599. The project, titled Changes in Cardiovascular Control Mechanisms Related to Binge Drinking During College, is being supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Learn more about Buckman here.

Updated November 27, 2018

Nina Cooperman - associate professor, Department of Addiction Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,819,870. The project, titled Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement as an Adjunct to Methadone Treatment of Opioid Use and Chronic Pain Management, is being supported by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Learn more about Cooperman here.

Christopher Ellison - assistant professor, Department of Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,627,500. The project, titled Genetic Specification and Evolution 3D Genome Organization, is being supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Learn more about Ellison here.

Abhishek Bhattacharjee - associate professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $465,995. The project, titled Architectural Techniques for Energy-Efficient Brain-Machine Implants, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Bhattacharjee here.

Koshy Koshy - assistant professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $150,000. The project, titled Controlling Silica Hazards in the Construction Industry, is being supported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Ki-Bum Lee - professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $349,998. The project, titled Real-Time Sensing Neurotransmitters from Stem Cell-Derived Neural Interface Using Hybrid Graphene- Nanostructures, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Lee here.

Juan P. Mejía-Ramos - associate professor, Department of Mathematics, Graduate School of Education, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $600,000. The project, titled Developing and Validating Proof Comprehension Tests in Real Analysis, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Mejia-Ramos here.

Updated November 6, 2018

Nir Yakoby - associate professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers College, and Andrey Grigoriev, professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers College are co-principal investigators of an award totaling $40,000. The project, titled Study the Role of tRNA-derived Fragments (tRFs) in Patterning Epithelial Cells, is being supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Learn more about Yakoby and Grigoriev

Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler - assistant professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $65,000. The project, titled Unveiling the Properties of Nature’s First Liquid, is being supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Learn more about Noronha-Hostler here.

Nanjoo Suh - professor, Department of Chemical Biology, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $40,000. The project, titled Targeting Cancer Stem Cells for Breast Cancer Prevention, is being supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Learn more about Suh here.

Jason Weinstein - assistant professor and Chancellor Scholar, Department of Medicine, Center for Immunity and Inflammation, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,687,294. The project, titled T Cell Regulation of Pathogenic B Cell in Systemic Autoimmunity, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Weinstein here.

Margaret Cozzens - Distinguished Research Professor, Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,276,369. The project, titled Teacher Professional Development for Embedding Computational Thinking in Mathematics and Science High School Classes, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Cozzens here.

Updated October 16, 2018

Lauren Aleksunes- Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,997,738. The project, titled Drug Disposition and Nephrotoxicity, is being supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Learn more about Aleksunes here.

Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger - Assistant Professor, Community Health Faculty Researcher, School of Nursing, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $3,780.940. The project, titled Building Mobile HIV Prevention and Mental Health Support in Low-resource Settings, is being supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Learn more about Lelutiu-Weinberger here.

Olga F. Jarrín Montaner - Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $70,000. The project, titled Identifying the Value and Impact of Home Health Care for People Living with Dementia, is being supported by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. Learn more about Jarrín Montaner here.

Paul Falkowski - Distinguished Professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $5,481,681. The project, titled ENIGMA: Evolution of Nanomachines in Geospheres and Microbial Ancestors, is being supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Learn more about Falkowski here.

Samantha Farris - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $259,549. The project, titled Daily-Level Analysis of Ovarian Hormones, Smoking, and Anxiety, is being supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Learn more about Farris here.  

Updated October 2, 2018

Diego Fraidenraich - Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,579,072. The project, titled Connexin 43: a new player in Duchenne muscular dystrophy associated cardiomyopathy, is being supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Learn more about Fraidenraich here.

Fioralba Cakoni - Professor, Department of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $211,928. The project, titled New Approaches to Inverse Scattering for Inhomogeneous Media, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Cakoni here.

James Simon - Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant Biology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,173,090. The project, titled Managing Downy Mildew and Fusarium in Basil with New Resistant Varieties, Improved Genetics, Seed Treatment, and Disease Occurrence Mapping, is being supported by the United States Department of Agriculture. Learn more about Simon here.

Prabhas V. Moghe - Distinguished Professor, Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $429,511. The project, titled How to Foil Synuclein Aggregation? Nanotechnology for Inhibition of Neurodegenerative Brain Plaques,is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Moghe here.

Kenneth Safir - Distinguished Professor, Department of Linguistics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $399,664. The project, titled Exploring Boundary Conditions on the Theory of Agreement through the Comparative Study of African Languages, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Safir here.

Updated September 18, 2018

David Perlin - Executive Director and Professor, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $3,189,745. The project, titled Critical Factors Influencing Echinocandin Resistance in Candida Galabrata, is being supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Learn more about Perlin here.

Kasper Larsen - Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $229,993. The project, titled Optimal Order Execution Using Equilibrium Theory and Big Data, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Larsen here.

Yair Rosenthal - Distinguished Professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $513,328. The project, titled Global and Regional Perspectives of Pleistocene Paleoceanography in the Western Pacific Warm Pool Based on New Sites from IODP Expedition 363, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Rosenthal here.

Wujun Zhang - Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $250,000. The project, titled Structure Preserving Numerical Method for Strongly Nonlinear Elliptic Problems, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Zhang here.

Natasa Sesum - Professor, Department of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $185,000. The project, titled Ancient Solutions and Singularity Analysis in Geometric Flows, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Sesum here.

Updated August 2018

Theresa Li Yun Chang - Associate Professor, Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $3,323,741. The project, titled Role of IFNe in Immune Modulation and HIV Infection, is being supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Learn more about Chang here.

Tessa Bergsbaken - Assistant Professor, Office of Research, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $567,000. The project, titled Defining the Inflammatory Signals that Regulate CD8+ T Cell Recruitment and Function in Colorectal Cancer, is being supported by the National Cancer Institute. Learn more about Bergsbaken here.

Jerod Stapleton - Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Section of Population Science, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,409,326. The project, titled Randomized Trial of a Social Media - Delivered Intervention Targeting Indoor Tanning Users, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Stapleton here.

Updated July 30, 2018

Wei Dai - assistant professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $40,000. The project, titled Cell-to-cell Pathogenic PolyQ Transmission in Huntington’s Disease Progression, is being supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Learn more about Dai here.

Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger - assistant professor, Division of Nursing Science, School of Nursing, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $419,119. The project, titled Increasing Provider Competence for Treating Stress-related Mental Health Conditions in Low Resource Settings, is being supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Learn more about Lelutiu-Weinberger here.

Steven Libutti - professor, Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,000,000. The project, titled Collaborative Proposal to Study the Mechanisms of DNA Repair and to Develop New Approaches for Cancer Therapy, is being supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more about Libutti here.

Rachel Somerville - Distinguished Professor, Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $197,615. The project, titled Galaxy Formation Simulations, is being supported by the Simons Foundation. Learn more about Somerville here.

Carolyn Suzuki - associate professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $150,000. The project, titled Effects of Space Active Radiation on the Cardiac Mitochondrial Stress Response, is being supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Learn more about Suzuki here.

Xin Qi - instructor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $38,570. The project, titled HPC-based Multi-factor Decision-making (MD) Tool for Prostate Cancer (PCa), is being supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Learn more about Qi here.

Peng Jiang - assistant professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $426,250. The project, titled Developing as Astroglial Model for Down Syndrome, is being supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Learn more about Jiang here.

Gary Taghon - professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $38,962. The project, titled Benthic Infaunal Communities and Sediment Properties in Pile Fields within the Hudson River Estuarine Sanctuary, is being supported by the Hudson River Foundation. Learn more about Taghon here.

Updated June 5, 2018

Jeanne Herb - associate director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Marjorie Kaplan, associate director, Center of Environmental Prediction, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, are co-principal investigators of an award totaling $35,192. The project, titled Advancing Sound Climate Change Policy in New Jersey through Collective Impact, is being supported by the   Rockefeller Brothers Foundation.

Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger - assistant professor, Division of Nursing Science, School of Nursing, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $419,119. The project, titled Increasing Provider Competence for Treating Stress-related Mental Health Conditions in Low Resource Settings, is being supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Learn more about Lelutiu-Weinberger here.

Girsh Blumberg - professor, Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $699,999. The project, titled Low Energy Electrodynamics in Solids with Strong Electron Correlations, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Blumberg here.

David Shreiber - professor, Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, Assimina Pelegri, professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering, and Cheryl Dreyfus, professor, Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, are co-principal investigators of an award totaling $200,000. The project, titled Multi-scale Modeling of Dynamic Behavior of White Matter, is being supported by the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. Learn more about ShreiberPelegri, and Dreyfus.

Updated May 17, 2018

Olga Ilnytska - research associate, Nutritional Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $96,800. The project, titled Therapeutic Potential of Lyso-bis-phosphatidic Acide (LBPA) Enrichment in the Treatment of NiemannPick Type C1 Disease, is being supported by the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation.

Veronique Dartois - associate professor, Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,511,333. The project, titled Integrated Pharmacokinetics to Rationally Design New Drug Combination for TB, is being supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Learn more about Dartois here.

Dario Pompili - associate professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Javier Diez-Garias, professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering, and Jingang Yi, associate professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering are co-principal investigators of an award totaling $999,904. The project, titled Enabling Real-time Dynamic Control and Adaptation of Networked Robots in Resource-constrained and Uncertain Environments, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about PompiliDiez-Garias, and Yi.

G. Charles Dismukes - Distinguished professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $100,000. The project, titled Waste Carbon Dioxide into Renewable Chemical Feedstocks and Energy Storage vie Electro-catalysis, is being supported by the TechAdvance Fund through the Office of Research and Economic Development. Learn more about Dismukes here.

Bonnie Firestein - professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $200,000. The project, titled Targeting Cypin for Neural Circuit and Motor Function Recovery, is being supported by the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. Learn more about Firestein here.

Updated April 24, 2018

Vanessa Lobue - assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $600,000. The project, titled Responding to Imminent Threat: The Development of Multiple Converging Pathways, is being supported by the James S. McDonnell Foundation. Learn more about Lobue here.

Junichi Sadoshima - professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,403,980. The project, titled Removal of Damaged Mitochondria by Alternative Autophagy, is being supported by the the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Sadoshima here.

David Bushek - associate professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $300,000. The project, titled Assembling the Best Available Science to Inform the Interstate Transport of Shellfish Seed, is being supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Learn more about Bushek here.

Shishir Chundawat - assistant professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $300,000. The project, titled Designed Glycoligands for Enabling Targeted Multimodal Protein Bioseparations, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Chundawat here.

Isaac Kim - associate professor, Urology Oncology, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $954,000. The project, titled Neuroendocrine Differentiation and Enzalutamide Resistance in Prostate Cancer, is being supported by the Department of the Army. Learn more about Kim here.

Emily Greenfield Cohen - associate professor, School of Social Work, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $715,854. The project, titled Optimizing Cognitive Health in Later Life by Examining Childhood Socioeconomics Status as an Early-life Risk and Protective Factor, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Greenfield here.

Updated April 10, 2018

Michael Yedidia - research professor, Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,950,306. The project, titled Examining Obesity Declines Among School Children: The Role of Changes in the Food and Physical Activity Environments, is being supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Learn more about Yedidia here.

Ki-Bum Lee - professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $600,000. The project, titled A Biodegradable Nanoscaffold for the Co-delivery of Patient Derived Neural Stem Cells and BET Inhibitor for Anti-inflammation and Synaptic Restoration post-SCI, is being supported by the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. Learn more about Lee here.

Nathan Yee - professor, Department of Environmental Geomicrobiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $50,000. The project, titled RAPID: Transformation of Elemental Mercury Dispersed by Flooding During Hurricane Harvey, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Yee here.

Elena Galoppini - Distinguished professor, Department of Chemistry, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award $555,000. The project, titled Bridge Design for Chromophores at Semiconductor Interfaces, is being supported by the United States Department of Energy. Learn more about Galoppini here.

Premal Shah - assistant professor, Department of Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,905,110. The project, titled Dynamics and Evolution of Translational Regulation, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Shah here.

Mark Miller - professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $439,059. The project, titled Connecting the Radiative Influences of Aerosol Upon the Mass Flux Profiles of Shallow Cumuli Across the Central Atlantic Ocean Basin and its Boundaries, is being supported by the United States Department of Energy. Learn more about Miller here.

Updated March 27, 2018

Naa Oyo A. Kwate - associate professor, Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $150,000. The project, titled Race and the Transformation of the Food Environment: Fast Food, African Americans, and the Color Line, 1955-1995, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Kwate here.

George Yap - associate professor, Center for Immunity and Inflammation, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,935,210. The project, titled Induction of Effector Lymphocyte Lethargy by Helminth Coinfection, is being supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Learn more about Yap here.

Karin Rabe - Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $126,672. The project, titled High-mobility Ferroelectrics for Polarization-controlled Devices from First Principles, is being supported by the Office of Naval Research. Learn more about Rabe here.

David Robinson - professor, Department of Geography, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $283,452. The project, titled Enhanced Historical Monitoring of Snow Cover Across Northern Hemisphere Lands, is being supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Learn more about Robinson here.

Yicheng Lu - Distinguished professor, Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, School of Engineering, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $100,000. The project, titled MZO Nanostructure - Modified Bulk Acoustic Wave Biosensor for Dynamic and Rapid Determination of Antimicrobial Efficacy and Resistance, is being supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development through the TechAdvance Fund. Learn more about Lu here.

Chana Kranzler - post doctoral fellow, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $246,000. The project, titled Driving Marine Biogeochemical Cycles Through Phytoplankton Host-virus Interactions, is being supported by the Simons Foundation. Learn more about Kranzler here.

Updated March 6, 2018

Erin Vogel - associate professor, Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $370,483. The project, titled Coping with a Challenging Environment: Nutritional Balancing, Energetics, and Health in Wild Bornean Orangutans, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Vogel here.

David Shreiber - professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $200,000. The project, titled Multi-scale Modeling of Dynamic Behavior of White Matter, is being supported by the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. Learn more about Shreiber here.

Dana Price - associate professor, Department of Plant Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $25,000. The project, titled Functional Genomic Classification of the Mosquito Gut Microbiome, is being supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development through a Busch Biomedical Grant. Learn more about Price here.

Purnima Bhanot - associate professor, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,117,715. The project, titled Development of Inhibitors of P. Falciparum cGMP Dependent Protein Kinase (PfPKG) for Malaria Chemoprevention, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Bhanot here.

Elizabeth Bonawitz - assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, and Patrick Shafto, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, are co-principal investigators of an award totaling $499,984. The project, titled Why Questions? Investigating the Social Basis of Questioning for Learning, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Bonawitz here and Shafto here

Updated February 20, 2018

Alex Kontorovich - professor, Department of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $132,000. The project, titled Applications of Thin Groups and Super Approximation, is being supported by the Simons Foundation.

Karin Rabe - Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $742,872. The project, titled Novel Functional Materials from First Principles, is being supported by the Office of Naval Research. Learn more about Rabe here.

Haoran Zhang - assistant professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $299,080. The project, titled Engineering Microbial Co-cultures for Complex Natural Product Biosynthesis, is being supported by the National Science Foundation.

Sagar Khare - assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $300,000. The project, titled Design Principles of Molecular Computing Using Engineered Enzymes, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Khare here.

Abdeslam Boularias - assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $682,646. The project, titled Real-time Model-identification and Planning for Robotic Manipulation of Unknown Objects, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Boularias here.

Yosuke Kumamoto - assistant professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,987,500. The project, titled Regulation of Th2 Differentiation by Skin-resident Dendritic Cells, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Kumamoto here.

Updated February 6, 2018

Charles Keeton - professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, and Andrew Baker, professor Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, are co-principal investigators of an award totaling $306,354. The project, titled Strong Gravitational Lensing at High Spectral Resolution, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Keeton here.

Tuğrul Özel - associate professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering, is the principal investigator, of an award totaling $30,000. The project, titled Measurement and Identification of Variable Friction on Micro-Textured Tungsten Carbide Cutting Tool Surfaces in High Speed Machining, is being supported by the Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation. Learn more about Özel here.

Jingjin Yu - assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $540,068. The project, titled Collaborative Multi-Robot Systems with Provable Availability, Safety, and Optimality Guarantees, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Yu here.

Stella Elkabes - associate professor, Neurological Surgery, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $600,000. The project, titled The Astroglial Response to Spinal Cord Injury: Modulation by a Toll Like Receptor 9 Antagonist, is being supported by the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. Learn more about Elkabes here.

Weida Wu - associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $540,000. The project, titled Magnetic Imaging of Topological Quantum Phenomena, is being supported by the United States Department of Energy.

Updated January 23, 2018

Tamara Minko - distinguished professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $470,010. The project, titled Tumor-targeted Nanoparticle Based Delivery System for Imaging and Treatment of Cancer, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Learn more about Minko here.

Daniel Herranz Benito - assistant professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $747,000. The project, titled Functional Dissection of Oncogenic Enhancers, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Herranz Benito here.

Girsh Blumberg - professor, Department of Physics and Anatomy, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $699,999. The project, titled Low Energy Electrodynamics in Solids with Strong Electron Correlations, is being supported by the National Science Foundation.

Coral Omene - medical oncologist, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $172,260. The project, titled Modifying the Risk Developing Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Omene here

Georgios Tsilomelekis - assistant professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $292,193. The project, titled Elucidating Solvent Effects in Biomass Conversion Reactions by Means of Operando Spectroscopy, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Tsilomelekis here.

Adam Gormley - assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $40,000. The project, titled Discovery of Anticancer Synthetic Protein Mimics, is being supported by the Busch Biomedical Grant Program. Learn more about Gormley here

Updated December 12, 2017

Linda Reddy - professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $3,299,279. The project, titled Efficacy of Paraprofessional Behavior Support Coaching for Elementary School Students with Externalizing Behavior Disorders,is being supported by the United States Department of Education. Learn more about Reddy here.

Robert Kopp - associate professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $699,800. The project, titled Thresholds and Envelopes of Rapid Ice-Sheet Retreat and Sea-level Rise: Reducing Uncertainty in Coastal Flood Hazards, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Kopp here.

Karen Schaich - associate professor, Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $454,735. The project, titled Revised Understanding of Lipid Oxidation Mechanisms, is being supported by the United States Department of Agriculture. Learn more about Schaich here.

Rong Chen - distinguished professor, Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $299,967. The project, titled i-Group Learning and i-Detect for Dynamic Real Time Anomaly Detection with Applications in Maritime Threat Detection, is being supported by the National Science Foundation.

Zhengyu Mao - professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $152,996. The project, titled Identities in Automorphic Descent, is being supported by the National Science Foundation.

Updated November 28, 2017

Naoki Sawada - assistant professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $397,500. The project, titled Role of Endothelial and Progenitor Cell Bioenergetics- Cytoskeletal Machinery in Diabetic Angiopathies, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health.

John Kolassa - professor, Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $119,995. The project, titled Higher-Order Asymptotics for Post-Selection Inference, is being supported by the National Science Foundation.

Sonia Tikoo-Schantz - assistant professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $140,445. The project, titled Collaborative Research: Chicxulub Impact Effects and the Recovery of Life Using Scientific Drilling Investigations at Ground Zero, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Tikoo-Schantz here.

Abdelfattah El Ouaamari - assistant professor, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $110,000. The project, titled Unraveling the Neuro-Anatomy of the Endocrine Pancreas in Health and Diabetes, is being supported by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International. Learn more about El Ouaamari here.

Chrisopher Rongo - professor, Department of Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $423,878. The project, titled Molecular Genetic Analysis of Mitochondrial Dynamics in Neurons, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Rongo here.

Rong Chen - distinguished professor, Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,000,000. The project, titled BIGDATA:F: Statistical Learning with Large Dynamic Tensor Data, is being supported by the National Science Foundation.

Frieder Jaekle- distinguished professor, Department of Chemistry, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $462,852. The project, titled Borane Modification of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Jaeckle here.

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Updated November 14, 2017

Shishir Chundawat - assistant professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $300,000. The project, titled SusChem: Designer Glycoligands for Enabling Targeted Multimodal Protein Bioseparations, is being supported by the National Science Foundation CBET. Learn more about Chundawat here.

Silke Severmann - associate professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $521,801. The project, titled Investigation of Paired Uranium and Chromium Isotope Behavior During Authigenic Metal Uptake into Continental Margin Sediments, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Severmann here.

Nicholi Vorsa - research professor, Department of Plant Biology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $456,727. The project, titled Targeting Cranberry Fruit Chemistry to Develop Cultivars with Novel Phytochemical Profiles for Healthier Reduced Added Sugar Products, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn more about Vorsa here.

Tracy Tran - associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences- Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $674,894. The project, titled Plexin- A4 Signaling Regulates Diverse Cellular Morphologies in the Developing Nervous System, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Tran here.

Mark Miller - research professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $37,500. The project, titled Operation of the Photochemical Assessment Monitoring (PAM) Site, is being supported by the PA- Department of Environmental Protection. Learn more about Miller here.

Aaron Mazzeo - assistant professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers School of Engineering- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $500,000. The project, titled Papertonic Sensors for Concurrent Bioelectrical and Sweat Based Diagnostics, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Mazzeo here.

Eva Andrei - distinguished professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $429,847. The project, titled Strain Engineering of Band Structure and Electronic Properties of Two Dimensional Materials, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Andrei here.

Stephen Tse - professor, Director of Outreach, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $600,000. The project, titled Synthesis of Novel NanoEnergetics and Study of their Reactant Interface,is being supported by the Army Research Office. Learn more about Tse here.

Melissa Rogers - associate professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, New Jersey Medical School- Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $397,500. The project, titled The Role of BMP2 in CKD Induced Calcification in the Klotho Aging Model, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Rogers here.

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Updated October 31, 2017

Derek Sant’Angelo - professor, Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $159,000. The project, titled Expression of BTB-ZF Transcriptional Regulators as Biomarkers of Immune System Development, is being supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Learn more about Sant’Angelo here.

Vijay Parashar - assistant professor, Center for Oral Infectious Diseases, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine- Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,642,800. The project, titled Structural Biology of C-DI-AMP Signaling in Gram Positive Bacteria, is being supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Learn more about Parashar here.

Nancy Reichman - professor, Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School- New Brunswick, is the principal of an award totaling $1,166,852. The project, titled Effects of Maternal Employment on Adolescent Social and Health Behaviours, is being supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Learn more about Reichman here.

Kenneth Irvine - distinguished professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Waksman Institute of Microbiology- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,677,375. The project, titled Biomechanical Regulation of Organ Growth, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Irvine here.

Arash Hatefi - associate professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Earnest Mario School of Pharmacy- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $50,000. He project, titled An Effective Chemotherapeutic Approach for Ovarian Cancer Intraperitoneal Metastasis, is being supported by the New Jersey Health Foundation. Learn more about Hatefi here.

Michael Gershenson - distinguished professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $468,768. The project, titled Quantum Phase Transitions and Many Body Localization in Unconventional 1D Josephson Arrays, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Gershenson here.

Nicholas Bello - associate professor, Department of Animal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $301,876. The project, titled Effects of Raspberry Ketone on Body Weight and Metabolic Outcomes in Obesity, is being supported by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Learn more about Bello here.

Teresa Leyro - assistant professor, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $116,250. The project, titled Examining the Role of Appraisal and Physiology in Stress- Precipitated Smoking, is being supported by the National Institute of Health. Learn more about Leyro here.

Tamara Minko - distinguished professor, Chair Department of Pharmaceutics, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,350,050. The project, titled Tumor-targeted Nanoparticle Based Delivery System for Imaging and Treatment of Cancer, is being supported by the National Cancer Institute. Learn more about Minko here.

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Updated October 10, 2017

Carol Byrd-Bredbenner - professor, extension specialist, co-director of the graduate program, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $4,000,000. The project, titled Advancing and Expanding Homestyles Shaping HOME Environments and Lifestyles to Prevent Childhood Obesity, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn more about Byrd-Bredbenner here.

Brooke Maslo - assistant professor, wildlife specialist, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and Sarah Gignoux-Wohlfson, postdoctoral associate, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences are co-principal investigators of an award totaling $39,913. The project, titled Identifying Genetic Signatures of Selection in Multiple Bat Host Species, is being supported by the Wildlife Management Institute. Learn more about Maslo here.

Gopal Babu - assistant professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecula Medicine, New Jersey Medical School- Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $154,000. The project, titled Reduction in Sarcolipin Expression Cardiomyopathy in MDX Mice, is being supported by the American Heart Association. Learn more about Babu here.

Zoltan Spolarics - professor, Department of Surgery, New Jersey Medical School- Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,399,200. The project, titled X Chromosome Gender and the Host Response to Injury, is being supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Learn more about Spolarics here.

Gloria Rodriguez - assistant professor, Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine- Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $159,000. The project, titled Defining the Iron Environment of M. Tuberculosis Granulomas, is being supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Learn more about Rodriguez here

M Maral Mouradian - professor, Neurology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,908,819. The project, titled PP2A Dysregulation in the Pathogenesis of alpha-Synucleinopathies, is being supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Learn more about Mouradian here.

Lai-Hua Xie - associate professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School- Newark, is the principal investigator of an $154,000. The project, titled Mitochondrial Regulation of Intracellular Ca2+ Handling and Arrhythmogenesis in the Heart, is being supported by the American Heart Association. Learn more about Xie here.

Derek Sant’Angelo - professor, Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,385,000. The project, titled Contribution of Innate-like Tregs for Preventing Tissue Inflammation, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Sant’Angelo here.

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Updated September 26, 2017

John Wilkin - professor, Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, and Javier Savala-Garay, assistant research professor, Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, are co-principal investigators of an award totaling $772,894. The project, titled Integrating Altimetry and Coastal Ocean Observing Systems for Coastal Circulation Applications at Multiple Temporal and Spatial Scales, is being supported by the  NASA- Stennis Space Center. Learn more about Wilkin here and Savala-Garay here.

Elisabeth Sikes - associate professor, Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $428,935. The project, titled Watermass Structure and Paleoventilation of the Southwest Indian and Southern Ocean in the Holocene and Late Quaternary, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Sikes here.

David Livingston - professor, Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School- Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $35,000. The project, titled Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Neural Repair in a Clinical Relevant Model of Traumatic Brain Injury, is being supported by the New Jersey Health Foundation. Learn more about Livingston here.

Fang Liu - associate professor, Department of Chemical Biology, Center for Cancer Prevention Research- RBHS, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $35,000. The project, titled Smad3 Phosphorylation in Breast Tumorigenesis and Metastasis, is being supported by the New Jersey Health Foundation. Learn more about Liu here.

Troy Roepke - assistant professor, Department of Animal Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $423,390. The project, titled Disruption of Arcuate Gene Expression and Neuronal Activity by OPFR, is being supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services. Learn more about Roepke here.

David Case - distinguished professor, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,067,512. The project, titled Combining Molecular Dynamics Simulations with Crystallographic Refinement, is being supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Learn more about Case here.

Bin Tian - Cancer Institute of New Jersey member, Human Genetics Institute of NJ professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School- Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,033,267. The project, titled Regulation of Alternative Cleavage and Polydenylation, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Tian here.

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Updated September 12, 2017

Alan Robock - distinguished professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded a grant of $2,982,206 over three years from The Open Philanthropy Project. The grant will support a series of modeling studies on the climatological and subsequent ecological and social effects of large nuclear conflicts. Learn more about Robock here.

Michele Norin - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $499,412. The project, titled CC* Networking Infrastructure: CICNet – The One-Rutgers Next Generation Data Driven Research Network, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Norin here.

Alan Robock - distinguished professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences- New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $718,276. The project, titled Impacts of Climate Engineering Using Stratospheric Aerosols, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Robock here.

Jongmin Nam - assistant professor, Department of Biology, Rutgers Camden College of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $35,000. The project, titled Genome-wide Discovery of Human Liver Toxicity Biomarkers, is being supported by the New Jersey Health Foundation. Learn more about Nam here.

Smita Patel - professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $3,615,232. The project, titled Mechanistic Studies of Nucleic Acid Enzymes Involved in DNA Replication, Transcription, and Innate Immunity, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Patel here.

Wenwei Hu - associate professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,816,530. The project, titled The Role of Chronic Stress in Regulation of Mutant P53 and Tumorigenesis, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Hu here.

Zhiping Pang - assistant professor, Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,755,265. The project, titled Deciphering the Neural Basis of Alcohol Use Disorders Using Human and Mouse Neurons, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Pang here.

Vijayalakshmi Santhakumar - associate professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $657,685. The project, titled Contribution of Innate Immune Receptors to Neurological Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury, is being supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Learn more about Santhakumar here.

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