COBRE Progress and Opportunitites

Newly Funded COBRE Investigators

  • Dr. Olivier Thibault of the Department of Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology for being awarded a grant from the National Institute of Aging on "Metabolic Syndrome and Hippocampal Calcium Dysregulation in Aging-Related Memory Decline" (R01 AG033649).

  • Dr. Josh Lile of the Department of Behavioral Science for being awarded a grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse on "GABA Drugs for Cannabis-Use Disorders: Initial Mechanistic Studies in Humans" (R01 DA025605).

  • Dr. Xiang-An Li of the Department of Pediatrics for being awarded a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences on the "Role of SR-B1 in LPS Detoxification" (R01 GM085231).

Previously Funded COBRE Investigators

  • Dr. Misung Jo of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for being awarded a grant from the National Institute of Child Health for her work on "The Function of Runx1 in the Ovary" (RO3 HD051727-01)

  • Dr. Chemyong "Jay" Ko of the Department of Clinical Sciences for being awarded a grant from the National Institute of Child Health for his work on "Endothelin-2 in Ovarian Follicle Rupture" (R01 HD052694)

  • Dr. Olivier Thibault of the Department of Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology for being awarded a grant from the National Institute of Aging on "Mechanisms and Use of Antidiabetic Agents in Brain Aging and Alzheimer's Disease" (R21 AG029268)

  • Dr. Annadora Bruce-Keller of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology for being awarded two grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for her work on "Estrogen NADPH Oxidase and Neurotrauma" (R01 NS045601) and "Tat, NADPH Oxidase, and HIV-Dementia" (R01 NS046267). Dr. Bruce-Keller was formerly supported as a junior faculty member through the COBRE program.

  • Dr. Scott Diamond of the Department of Physiology for being awarded a grant from the American Cancer Society for his work with "Transcription Factor Isoform-Specific Regulation of Hormone Gene Expression" (RSG-03-085-01TBE).

  • Dr. Ming Gong of the Department of Physiology for being awarded a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for her work in "Regulation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Contraction" (R01 HL067284). Dr. Gong was formerly supported as a junior faculty member through the COBRE program

  • Dr. Michael Kilgore of the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology for being awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute for his work on "Transcriptional Control of Breast Cancer Through PPARg" (R01 CA095609).

  • Dr. Melinda Wilson of the Department of Physiology for being awarded two grants from the National Institutes of Health for her work with "Estrogen and HIV Dementia" (R03 AG22122) and "HIV Protease in Inhibitors, Macrophage Function, and Estrogen" (R01 HL073693).

  • Dr. Marianne Nikolova-Karakashian of the Department of Physiology for being awarded two NIH grants from the National Institute on Aging for her studies on "Ceramide Capacity for Growth in Aging A Liver Aspect" (R03 AG19435) and "Ceramide Acute Phase Protein Elevation in Aging" (R01 AG19223). Dr. Karakashian was formerly supported as a junior faculty member through the COBRE program.

  • Dr. Jane E. Joseph of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology for being awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for her work on "BCS- Cognitive Neuroscience Initiative" (BCS0224240) and a grant from the National Institute for Mental Health for her work with "Neuroimaging of Shape Similarity in Object Recognition" (R01 NH063817).

  • Dr. Margaret Upchurch of the Department of Psychology, Transylvania University for being awarded a grant from the National Institute on Aging for her work on "Raloxifene Effects on Cognition in Early Menopause" (R15 AG18771-01).

  • Dr. Clinton Allred of the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology on being awarded a Department of Defense 2003 Breast Cancer Research Program Postdoctoral Award for his work on "Defining the Molecular Actions of Dietary Fatty Acids in Breast Cancer: Selective Modulation of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma" (W81XWH-04-1-0532).


 

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