Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

Developmental Research Project Awards (formerly Major Starter Grants)

Recipients Yr 16-17

PI Univ. Title Mentor
Alves, Fernando KSU Mechanisms of sperm immunotolerance in the male reproductive tract Bruce Schultz
Nicol, Andrea KUC Mechanisms and Modulation of Neuroplasticity in a Rodent Model of Burn Injury and Chronic Pain
Kenneth McCarson
Slusky, Joanna KU-L Targeting TolC oligomerization to potentiate antibiotics Wonpil Im
Zinovyeva, Anna KSU Modulation of microRNA activity by a conserved RNA binding protein Michael Herman

Recipients Yr 14-15

PI Univ. Title Mentor
Gong, Maojun WSU Brain connectivity study with itegrated microfluidic systems Susan Lunte
Lee, Stella KSU Alterations of autophagy in CLN5 deficient neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
Anna Zolkiewska
Ray, Christian KU-L Cellular pathologies arising from metabolic trade-offs Roberto DeGuzman
Veeman, Michael KSU TGF-Beta signaling in Ciona notochord morphogenesis Michael Herman

Recipients Yr 11-13

PI Univ. Title Mentor
Azuma, Mizuki KU-L Functional analysis of Ewing sarcoma proteins EWS/FLI1 and EWS Berl Oakley
Chennathukuzhi, Vargheese KUMC The role of aberrantly expressed GPR10 in uterine fibroid growth
William Kinsey & Gregory Kopf
Govind, Revathi KSU Toxin secretion in Clostridium difficile Roman Ganta
Parnell, Stephen KUMC The Role of a Polycystin-1/Protein Phosphatase-1 Complex in Polycystic Kidney Disease Darren Wallace

Recipients Yr 10-11

PI Univ. Title Mentor
Ackley, Brian KU-L How moleculesin the extracellular matrix and on the cell surface cooperate to influencethe organization of the nervous system Erik Lundquist
Azuma, Mizuki KU-L Functional analysis of Ewing Sarcoma EWS/FLI1 protein Berl Oakley
Geiger, Paige KUMC Protectiverole of heat shock proteins in insulin resistance Norberto Gonzalez
Todd, Richard KSU The mechanism of action of the transcriptional repressor NmrA Barbara Valent

Recipients Yr 9-10

PI Univ. Title Mentor
Ackley, Brian KU-L How moleculesin the extracellular matrix and on the cell surface cooperate to influencethe organization of the nervous system Erik Lundquist
Geiger, Paige KUMC Protectiverole of heat shock proteins in insulin resistance Norberto Gonzalez

Recipients Yr 7-8

PI Univ. Title Mentor
Chaturvedi, Gaurav KUMC DirectedDifferentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Towards Renal Lineage Michael Fox
Kim, OK Jean KU-L Cellular& Functional Characterization of Dopamine Receptor Interacting Proteins Rick T. Dobrowsky
Lin, Dingbo KSU TheRole of Gap Junctions in Oxidative Neurodegeneration in Cerebellum Dolores Takemoto
Shuai, Bin WSU Understandingthe Role of Small RNAs in Arabidopsis Pollen Development William Hendry
Thorpe, Chris KSU TailMorphogenesis in Zebrafish Mike Herman

Recipients Yr 6-7

PI Univ. Title Mentor
Davido, David KU-L Viraland Host Responses to Herpes Simplex Virus Infection William Picking.
Johnson, Mike KU-L TheImpact of Dopamine Signaling on Fragile X Syndrome Behaviors StephenC. Fowler
Nishimune, Hiroshi KUMC VoltageGated Calcium Channels as Scaffolding Proteins for Synapse Formation Dale Abrahamson
Thorpe, Chris KSU TailMorphogenesis in Zebrafish Mike Herman

Recipients Yr 4-6

PI Univ. Title Mentor
Hays, Rebecca KU-L Regulationof Apoptosis in the Drosophila Retina Robert Cohen
Robertson, John KUMC Roleof Caspase-2 in Skin Cancer Prevention Curtis Klaassen
Timmons,Lisa KU-L Partitionof DSRNAs to Daughter Cells Following Mitosis/Meiosis Gunda Georg.
VonOhlen, Tonia KSU Mechanisms of Dorsoventral Patterning During Neural Development Sue Brown