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2022-2023 Awards (updated quarterly)
The School of Biological Sciences received the following new and renewal awards with start dates during FY 2021-2022.
2021-2022 Awards (updated quarterly)
|PI||Co-investigators or Fellowship recipient||Title||Department||Sponsor|
|Allison, Steven||Collaborative Research: NSFDEB-NERC: Tropical deadwood carbon fluxes: Improving carbon models by incorporating termites and microbes||EEB||NSF REPS supplement|
|Allison, Steven||Vela Diaz, Dilys||Planning Grant: Workshops to Build Capacity for Biological Field Research in Southern California Ecosystems||EEB||NSF BIO DBI|
|Atwood, Scott||Nie, Qing||RECODE: Functional characterization of human skin organoids||DCB||NSF ENG CBET|
|Atwood, Scott||Tumors on a Knife's Edge: Modulating Cancer Cell Fate in the Skin||DCB||American Cancer Society|
|Azizi, Eman||Force generation and sensation in rapid plant movement||EEB||International Human Frontier Science Program Organization|
|Blurton-Jones, Mathew||Examining the use of microglia to deliver therapeutic genes to the brain||NBB||Novoglia LLC|
|Blurton-Jones, Mathew||Cell therapeutic platform for the treatment of neurodegenerative microgliopathies||NBB||NIH NINDS R43 with Novoglia LLC|
|Blurton-Jones, Mathew||Transplantation of genetically corrected iPSC-microglia for the treatment of Sanfilippo Syndrome||NBB||CIRM Quest-Discovery Stage Research Projects|
|Blurton-Jones, Mathew||With Novoglia, LLC||Enhancing the engraftment of microglia for the treatment of neurological disease||NBB||NIH NINDS R43|
|Bowler, Peter||With the Marisla Foundation||UCI Herbarium (IRVC)||EEB||Orange County Community Foundation|
|Briscoe, Adriana||Mechanisms of Color Vision: Genomics, Physiology and Behavior||EEB||NSF REPS supplement|
|Chrastil, Elizabeth||Navigational learning and memory: Cognitive graphs, active decision making, and brain network dynamics||NBB||NIH NINDS R01|
|Daley, Monica||Schwaner, Marie||Predicting muscle force during in vivo hopping and jumping in Kangaroo Rats||EEB||Graduate Women In Science Fellowship|
|Donovan, Peter||CIRM Scholars Comprehensive Research Training Program||DCB||California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)|
|Edinger, Aimee||Finicle, Brendan||Targeting intracellular trafficking for cancer therapy||DCB||NIH NCI F99/K00|
|Eom, Dae Seok||Signaling at a distance mediated by vesicles on novel cellular protrusions||DCB||NIH NIGMS R35|
|Gandhi, Sunil||Wheeler, Damian (Translucence Biosystems)||Rapid Evaluation of Neuronal Activity in the Intact Whole-Brain at Single Cell Resolution||NBB||NIH NIMH R44|
|German, Donovan||Gut Microbes and Diet:Testing Phylosymbiosis in Closely-Related Prickleback Fishes with Different Diets||EEB||American Physiological Society|
|German, Donovan||Developing tools for monitoring the impact of climate change on captive abalone reproduction and digestion||EEB||UC Sea Grant College Program (NOAA)|
|Gonen, Shane||Breaking barriers in CryoEM through computational protein design||MBB||NIH NIGMS R35|
|Goulding, Celia||Ulijasz, Andrew||A novel family of conserved glyoxal toxicity response proteins||MBB||NIH NIGMS R01|
|Green, Kim||Henningfield, Caden||Selective targeting and treatment of plaque associated microglia in a mouse model of Alzheimer's Disease||NBB||NIH NIA F31|
|Grill, Joshua||Head, Elizabeth||Training in Translational ADRD Neuroscience (TITAN)||NBB||NIH NIA T32|
|Grill, Joshua||Recruiting and retaining participants from disadvantaged neighborhoods in registries||NBB||NIH NIA R01|
|Halbrook, Christopher||Using Patient-Derived Organoids to Target Chemoresistance in Pancreatic Cancer||MBB||Sky Foundation, Inc.|
|Halbrook, Christopher||Overcoming Metabolic Heterogeneity to Target Pancreatic Cancer||MBB||V Foundation|
|James, Anthony||Population modification of Anopheles for control of Pf transmission||MBB||Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation|
|Kadandale, Pavan||Solanki, Sabrina and Sato, Brian||Assessing Peer Mentorship as a Scalable Intervention to Promote the Academic Success and Retention of Diverse Undergraduate Biology Majors||MBB||NSF EHR DUE|
|Kong, Mei||Using dietary glutamine supplementation for melanoma prevention and targeted therapy||MBB||NIH NCI R01|
|LaFerla, Frank||Deciphering the role of interleukin-18 as a driver of tau pathology in Alzheimers disease||NBB||NIH NIA R01|
|Lander, Arthur||Leveraging single-cell transcriptomics to discover mechanisms of immune surveillance||DCB||UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee|
|Lee, Grace||How transposable elements drive genome evolution through epigenetic mechanisms||EEB||NIH NIGMS R35|
|Martiny, Adam||With University of Maryland (Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies [CISESS])||CISESS: Bio-GO-SHIP - A global analysis of large-scale changes to ocean plankton systems||EEB||National Oceanographic Partnership Program|
|Martiny, Adam||Hall, Edward||Collaborative Research: The stoichiometric trait distribution of the marine microbiome||EEB||NSF GEO OCE|
|Martiny, Jennifer||BEE: Testing a phylogenetic trait framework for soil microbiomes||EEB||NSF BIO DEB|
|Morrissette, Naomi||GAANN Graduate Fellowships for Training in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry||MBB||U.S. DoEd GAANN|
|Parsons, Michael||Tucker, Tori||Uncovering the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Driving B-cell Neogenesis During Regeneration||DCB||NIH NIDDK F31|
|Plikus, Maksim||Lipogenesis as a novel strategy for cartilage formation||DCB||W. M. Keck Foundation|
|Plikus, Maksim||Nie, Qing||Tissue size and precision control in growing hair follicles||DCB||NIH NIAMS R01|
|Plikus, Maksim||Gardiner, David||Blastema-independent Mechanism for Regeneration in Salamanders||DCB||NIH NIAMS R21|
|Ranz, Jose||Dissecting the phenotypic and functional consequences of sexual selection on sperm competition through a species-specific multigene family||EEB||NSF BIO MCB|
|Ribbe, Marcus||Hu, Yilin||Light-driven activation of small molecules by nitrogenase hybrids||MBB||DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences|
|Sato, Brian||Lo, Stanley (UCSD); Eroy-Reveles, Aura (UCSC); Buswell, Natascha (UCI); Wilton, Mike (UCSB)||The AGEP University of California Alliance: A Model to Advance Equitable Hiring of Teaching-Focused Faculty in STEM||MBB||NSF EHR HRD|
|Sato, Brian||POD Network in Higher Education Diversity, Equity and Inclusion||MBB||Professional and Organizational Development Network|
|Sato, Brian||Solanki, Sabrina; White, Virginia; Morgado Flores, Pedro; and Baker, Rachel||Conference Proposal: Two-Year/Four-Year Campus Research Communities Examining STEM Transfer Pathways||MBB||NSF EHR HRD|
|Sorte, Cascade||Predicting impacts of coastal species redistribution in a changing climate||EEB||NSF GEO OCE|
|Sorte, Cascade||Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need||EEB||U.S. DoEd GAANN|
|Stark, Craig||The cognitive and neural bases of work learning in aging, stroke, and developmental language impairment||NBB||Johns Hopkins University|
|Sun, Sha||Elucidating the molecular basis of lncRNA evolution for mammalian dosage compensation||DCB||NIH NIGMS R01|
|Tenner, Andrea||Influence of C5a-C5aR1 signaling on synaptic pruning in Alzheimer's disease||MBB||The Larry L. Hillblom Foundation|
|Thompson, Leslie||Integrated RM, cryoET and transcriptomics to characterize FTD derived i-neurons||NBB||Silicon Valley Community Foundation|
|Thompson, Leslie||Subcellular RNA dynamics in HD||NBB||Silicon Valley Community Foundation|
|Wang, Wenqi||Mechanistic Characterization of the Hippo Tumor Suppressor pathway in DNA Repair||DCB||American Cancer Society|
|Wood, Marcelo||Jessica Childs||Relapse to drug-seeking behavior is regulated by medial habenula NR4A2 in male and female mice||NBB||NIH NIDA F32|
|Wood, Marcelo||Exercise opens a molecular memory window to facilitate changes in gene expression, synaptic plasticity and memory||NBB||Proteintech Group, Inc.|
|Wood, Marcelo||Cotman, Carl||Investigating the interface of epigenetics and metabolism underlying memory formation in the adult, aging, and AD brain||NBB||NIH NIA R01|
|Yassa, Michael||Chappel-Farley, Miranda||Neurobiological mechanisms of sleep and exercise effects on memory in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease||NBB||NIH NIA F31|
|Yassa, Michael||Testing the role of tau pathology in disrupting hippocampal CA1 memory function in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease||NBB||NIH NIA R21|
|Yassa, Michael||Guerra, Nancy||The Brain Explorer Academy (BEA): An Informal Science Education Partnership||NBB||NIH NIGMS R25|