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2020-2021 Awards (updated quarterly)
|Wood, Marcelo||N/A||Training Program in Substance Use and Use Disorders||NBB||NIH NIDA T32|
|Frank, Steven||N/A||OPUS: CRS: Comparative life history of microbes||EEB||NSF BIO DBE|
|German, Donovan||N/A||Gut Microbes and Diet||EEB||American Physiological Society|
|Lander, Arthur||Qing Nie||Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology||DevCell||NIH NIBIB T32|
|Lur, Gyorgy||N/A||Cortical mechanisms of stress-induced cognitive impairment||NBB||NIH NIMH R01|
|Pratt, Jessica||Rossella Santagata, Philip Collins||Transfer to Teaching: Accelerated STEM Teacher Preparation from Community College to Credentialing||EEB||NSF EHR|
|Rodriguez-Verdugo, Alejandra||N/A||Connections Across Borders: microbial communities at the interface between ecology and evolution||EEB||Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation|
2019-2020 Awards (updated quarterly)
The School of Biological Sciences received the following new and renewal awards with start dates during FY 2019-2020.
|Atwood, Scott||N/A||GLI activation in basal cell carcinoma||DevCell||American Cancer Society|
|Bardwell, Lee||N/A||Novel Links Between Wnt Signaling, Centrosomes, and Cancer||DevCell||UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee|
|Blurton-Jones, Mathew||N/A||MSCA-IF Global Fellowship||NBB||University G. D'annunzio|
|Campbell, Diane||N/A||LTREB: Evolutionary and demographic responses to climate in natural populations||EEB||NSF BIO DEB|
|Chrastil, Elizabeth||N/A||Cognitive graphs: The geometry of spatial knowledge||NBB||NSF SBE BCS|
|Colon-Perez, Luis||N/A||Longitudinal biophysical markers of neuroinflammation due to morphine self-administration||NBB||Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator 2019|
|Edinger, Aimee||N/A||Enhancing oligonucleotide delivery to tumors and tissues by manipulating endolysosomal trafficking||DevCell||Ono Pharma Foundation|
|Fowler, Christie||N/A||Impact of THC on Extracellular Vesicle Signaling||NBB||NIH NIDA R01|
|Fruman, David||N/A||Preclinical optimization of statin/BH3 mimetic combinations in multiple myeloma||MB&B||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society|
|Gandhi, Sunil||Xiangmin Xu||Reorganization of the Central Visual System by Inhibitory Neuron Transplantation||NBB||NIH NEI R01 (Supplement)|
|Gaut, Brandon||Jonas Aguirre (Fellowship)||Combining micro-evolutionary processes, local adaptation, genomic load and niche models to understand how populations and species of grapes (Vitis) will respond to climate change||EEB||UC Mexus Conacyt|
|Gershon, Paul||N/A||Molecular architecture of the Vaccinia virion by structural proteomics||MB&B||NIH NIGMS R01|
|Green, Kim||Joshua Crapser (Fellowship)||Investigating the Role of Microglia in Huntington's Disease||NBB||NIH NINDS F31|
|Grill, Joshua||N/A||Henry L. Guenther Foundation | Proposal||NBB||Henry L. Guenther Foundation|
|Hughes, Christopher||Maike Sander (UCSD)||A 3D vascularized islet biomimetic to model type 1 diabetes||MB&B||NIH NIDDK UG3|
|Kvon, Evgeny||N/A||Functional assessment of enhancer-gene interactions in vivo||DevCell||NIH NHGRI R00|
|LaFerla, Frank||N/A||The Alzheimers Disease Research Center at the University of California, Irvine||NBB||NIH NIA P30|
|Lane, Thomas||N/A||Defining mechanisms of disease and repair in a viral model of multiple sclerosis||NBB||NIH NINDS R35|
|Lodoen, Melissa||Celia Goulding and Jennifer Martiny||T32 for Training in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases||MB&B||NIH NIAID T32|
|Luo, Ray||N/A||Multi-scaled Modeling of Electrostatic and Polarization Effects in Biomolecules||MB&B||NIH NIGMS R35|
|Mahler, Stephen||Mitchell Farrell (Fellowship)||Ventral Pallidum GABA Circuits in Risky Decision Making||NBB||NIH NIDA F31|
|Martin, Rachel||N/A||Understanding the molecular mechanisms underpinning the aggregation resistance of crystallin proteins in the human eye lens.||MB&B||Howard Hughes Medical Institute|
|Martiny, Adam||Natalia Komarova, Francois Primeau, Simon Levin||Convergence: RAISE: Linking the Adaptive Dynamics of Plankton with Emergent Global Ocean Biochemistry||EEB||NSF GEO OCE|
|McHenry, Matthew||N/A||Hydrodynamic sensing in schooling fish||EEB||Office of Naval Research|
|McNaughton, Bruce||N/A||A mouse model of cognitive reserve and its effects on memory related hippocampal coding dynamics in healthy and Azheimer's mice||NBB||NIH NIA R21|
|McNulty, Reginald||N/A||Macromolecular assemblies of transcription factors initiated by pathogen infection||MB&B||NIH NIAID K22|
|Messaoudi Powers, Ilhem||N/A||Mechanisms of increased susceptibility to pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial disease in the elderly||MB&B||NIH NIAID R01|
|Mooney, Kailen||Lawrence Sack, Jeremy Beaulieu, Thomas Buckley||Collaborative Research: The Critical of Diverse Leaf: Hairstyles: Integrative Quantification of Anatomy, Function and Ecology of Trichomes||EEB||NSF BIO (with UCLA)|
|Mortazavi, Seyed||Barbara Wold (CalTech)||Higher Precision Human and Mouse Transcriptomes||DevCell||NIH NHGRI UM1|
|Mota-Bravo, Luis||Marlene De La Cruz and Marcelo Wood (mPI)||MARC at the University of California, Irvine||Dean's Office||NIH NIGMS T34|
|Plikus, Maksim||N/A||Collective mechanism of hair regrowth during Alopecia Areata resolution||DevCell||National Alopecia Areata Foundation|
|Razorenova, Olga||N/A||Defining the metastasis-initiating cancer stem cells||MB&B||UC CA Breast Cancer Research Program|
|Ribbe, Marcus||Yilin Hu||Mechanistic Investigation of CO activation by Nitrogenase||MB&B||NSF MPS CHE|
|Sato, Brian||N/A||Building Community and Facilitating Active Learning in Online STEM Courses||MB&B||California Governor's Office of Planning and Research|
|Tenner, Andrea||Nicole Schartz (fellowship)||Mechanistic link between C5aR1 and cognitive loss in Alzheimer's disease||MB&B||Alzheimer's Association|
|Stark, Craig||N/A||Development of the mnemonic similarity task as a tool to address age and dementia-related memory decline||NBB||NIH NIA R01|
|Suetterlin, Christine||German Andres-Enciso, Ming Tan||Mechanism of RB-to-EB Conversion in Chlamydia||DevCell||NIH NIAID R01|
|Sun, Sha||Olga Razorenova, Scott Atwood||Downregulation of XIST in Ovarian Cancer and Its Mechanisms||DevCell||UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee|
|Swarup, Vivek||N/A||Identification and Characterization of Genomic Regulators of the Growth State of Adult Neurons||NBB||Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation (with UCLA)|
|Thompson, Leslie||N/A||Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowship||NBB||Huntington's Disease Society of America|
|Treseder, Kathleen||N/A||OPUS: CRS: Trade-offs among fungal traits that influence responses to the environment and effects on ecosystems||EEB||NSF BIO DEB|
|Whiteson, Katrine||N/A||Sewage Surveillance to monitor COVID19 outbreak||MB&B||RGPO Emergency COVID-19 Research Seed Funding|
|Williams, Adrienne||N/A||The Expansion of the Southern California Regional Collaborative to Orange County California||DevCell||NSF (with UCLA)|
|Wunderlich, Zeba||N/A||Uncovering the regulatory DNA logic of the Drosophila innate immune response||DevCell||NSF BIO MCB|
|Yassa, Michael||Bruce McNaughton (mPI)||Training Program in Learning and Memory||NBB||NIH NIMH T32|
|Allison, Steve||Michael Goulden, Adam Martiny, Jennifer Martiny, Kathleen Treseder, Eoin Brodie, and Ulas Karaoz||Biogeochemical consequences of microbial evolution under drought||EEB||Department of Energy, Office of Science and Office of Basic Energy Sciences|