Current PURA Awardees

AY 2015 - 2016 PURA Awardees (Spring Cycle)

Awardee

Proposal Title

Faculty Sponsor

Division

Area

Angeli, Peter

Verifying the Octodon Degus as a Natural Model for Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Michela Gallagher

KSAS

Natural Science

Armstrong, Anne

The effect of psychosocial stress on reward-seeking behavior in Long Evans rats

Dr. Patricia Janak

KSAS

Natural Science

Bathini, Abhijith

Determining the Mechanism Underlying Lhx8-Dependent Control of Circadian Phase Preference

Dr. Seth Blackshaw

SOM

Natural Science

Chin, Alfred

Role of GSH cycle and homocysteine in cardiovascular disease

Dr. Solomon Snyder

SOM

Biomedical

Hsieh, Yu-Chen (Herriet)

Evaluating cortical astrocyte mGluR5 signaling following demyelination

Dr. Dwight Bergles

SOM

Natural Science

Jasty, Venkatasai

Engineering essential amino acid expression system into HEK cells

Dr. Michael Betenbaugh

WSE

Natural Science

Juarez, Felicia

Investigating the role of Lhx2 in the development of the ciliary body

Dr. Seth Blackshaw

SOM

Natural Science

Keiler, James

Alpha-Synuclein Transmission Pathology Mediated by LRRK2

Dr. Ted Dawson

SOM

Biomedical

Kottapalli, Sanjay

Thymulin Gene Therapy for Allergic Asthma Using Biodegradable Nanoparticles

Dr. Jung Soo Suk

SOM

Biomedical

Lee, Jae Young

Free Radical Copolymerizations of BN-Styrene and Styrene

Dr. Rebekka Klausen

KSAS

Natural Science

Lee, Jennifer

Evolving Conceptions of Minjok: National Identity in a Globalizing South Korea

Dr. Beverly Silver

KSAS

Social Science

Li, Joey

IQGAP1 scaffold protein regulation of cancer stem cells in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Dr. William Matsui

SOM

Biomedical

Liano, Wilhelm

Dephosphorylation via Rare Earth Oxide Nanocatalysts

Dr. Chao Wang

WSE

Natural Science

Manto, Kristen

Hydrogel Capsule Technology as New Tool for Studying Cell Migration

Dr. Konstantinos Konstantopoulos

WSE

Biomedical

McInerney, Denis

Sensor Curvature Study for the Higgs Boson

Dr. Andrei Gritsan

KSAS

Natural Science

Ndiaye, Ndeye

Autism Social Behavior

Dr. Gul Dolen

KSAS

Natural Science

Schlesinger, Daphne

Polymer microneedles for more effective transdermal drug delivery

Dr. Jordan Green

SOM

Biomedical

Schwarz, Erica

Using Graph Theory and the Minimum Cut Algorithm to Predict Ablation Targets

Dr. Natalia Trayanova

WSE

Biomedical

Shamul, James

Doxorubicin-Loaded  Poly(β-amino ester)–Poly(ethylene glycol) Micelles for Cancer Therapy

Dr. Jordan Green

SOM

Biomedical

Shankar, Thaara

Decoding Klimt through Neuroaesthetics

Dr. Christopher Lakey

KSAS

Humanities

Snedeker, Jonathan

Nuclear Organization and Control of DNA replication in Germline Stem Cells

Dr. Xin Chen

KSAS

Natural Science

Stambler, Daniel

Improving Interest in History in High Schools across the USA

Dr. Annalisa Czeczulin

KSAS

Humanities

Strasburger, Hayley

Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell Transdifferentiation in Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Peter Calabresi

SOM

Biomedical

Tang, Man Hon (Ambrose)

The Pulse of Hong Kong

Dr. Susan Weiss

Peabody

Arts

Thomas, Justin

Differentiation of Hematovascular Lineages from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Dr. Elias Zambidis

SOM

Biomedical

Wadhwa, Harsh

Effect of ATXN-2 polyglutamine expansion on Nucleocytoplasmic Transport Defects in C9ORF72-mediated ALS

Dr. Thomas Lloyd

KSAS

Natural Science

Wang, Jiaqi (Judy)

Role of NDRG1 in Vesicular Recycling and Tumor Cellular Autophagy

Dr. Suchant Kachhap

SOM

Biomedical

Ye, I Chae (Rachel)

Tuning the effects of DDIT4 to promote cancer cell death under hypoxia

Dr. Daniele Gilkes

SOM

Biomedical

Yemane, Danait

Sawa Military Training and Women's Health in Eritrea

Dr. Peter Winch

BSPH

Social Science

Zito, Alessandra

The Implantation of MoS3 into Carbon Aerogels: An Investigation of Three Procedures

Dr. Sara Thoi

KSAS

Natural Science

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