2024 Faculty Funding (click to expand)

Yuna Ayala, Ph.D.

Hope Center for Neurological Disorders

Awarded: January 2024

Amount: $100,000

“Developing a molecular degrader specific for misfolded TDP-43”

Fran Sverdrup, Ph.D.

Institute for Clinical & Translational Science (ICTS)

Awarded: February 2024

Amount: $5,000

Sergey Korolev, Ph.D.

Institute for Clinical & Translational Science (ICTS)

Awarded: April 2024

Amount: $5,000

Ángel Baldán, Ph.D. and Susana Gonzalo, Ph.D.

President’s Research Fund (PRF)

Awarded: April 2024

Amount: $86,224

“Cathepsin L-mediated remodeling of the nuclear proteome”

Kyle McCommis, Ph.D.

President’s Research Fund (PRF)

Awarded: April 2024

Amount: $50,000

“Structure and transport/inhibition mechanisms of the human mitochondria”

Oleg Kisselev, Ph.D.

President’s Research Fund (PRF)

Awarded: April 2024

Amount: $50,000

“Mechanisms of inherited retinal degeneration”

Sergey Korolev, Ph.D.

NIGMS

Awarded: May 2024

Amount: $303,000

“Mechanism of homologous recombination driven by the intrinsically disordered domain of tumor suppressor PALB2”

Edwin Antony, Ph.D.

NIGMS

Awarded: May 2024

Amount: $199,984

Supplement to “Coordination of DNA Metabolism by Replication Protein A”

Edwin Antony, Ph.D.

DOE BES Physical Biosciences Program

Awarded: June 2024

Amount: $410,000

“Allosteric control of electron transfer in nitrogenase-like enzymes”

Reza Dastvan, Ph.D.

NIGMS

Awarded: June 2024

Amount: $65,243

Supplement to “Structural dynamics of sphingosine-1-phosphate transporters as key therapeutic targets for immune system modulation and cancer”

Yuna Ayala, Ph.D.

Target ALS

Awarded: June 2024

Amount: $250,000

“Mechanisms of glial-associated TDP-43 pathology and contributions to neurodegeneration”

Gucan Dai, Ph.D.

NIGMS, MIRA ESI-R35

Awarded: July 2024

Amount: $1.9 Million

“Voltage-sensing mechanisms of ion channels in dynamic lipid membranes”

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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