Current PURA Awardees

AY 2016 - 2017 PURA Awardees (Fall Cycle)

Awardee

Proposal Title

Faculty Sponsor

Division

Bindman, Julia

User-Oriented Design of Prostate Cancer Decision-Support Tool (PA-3592104831)

Dr. Scott Zeger

BSPH

Black, Rebecca

Co-culture of Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Cells Using Erythrocytotic Patient-Derived Stem Cells to Study Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Sharon Gerecht

WSE

Chi, Amy

Transient Tracer Fingerprints of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan

KSAS

Damewood, James

Vitamin C as an Example of Antioxidant Activity

Dr. Kit Bowen

KSAS

Dekker, Louna

Behind the Curtain - Women's Influence on Musical Culture Through the Salon

Mr. David Smooke/ Ms. Marina Piccinini

Peabody

Elander, Annie

The Influence of Cortisol in Cognitive Health and Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Arnold Bakker

SOM

Flournoy, Jennifer

Developing 3D Molding and 3D Printing Techniques to Study the Effect of Geometry on Protein Expression in Micro-Tissues

Dr. Yun Chen

WSE

Franceschi, William

Investigating the Pro-Arrhythmic Interaction Between Fibrosis Burden and Ablation Lesions in Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Natalia Trayanova

WSE

Huang, Daniel

Deciphering superhelicase motions using SPRNT and spinach DNA

Dr. Taekjip Ha

SOM

Jou, Vivian

Determining NR2E1's endogenous ligand and its effects on human cells

Dr. Young-Sam Lee

KSAS

Ju, Dan

Noseleaf dynamics and sensorimotor feedback control in bat echolocation

Dr. Cynthia Moss

KSAS

Keller, Mitchell

Ammonium and Phosphate Sequestration via ZSM-5 Zeolites

Dr. Chao Wang

WSE

Kim, Ji Woong

Cell Stretching Platform for Cell-Cell Adhesion Strength Measurement and Self-Organization Behavior Tissues

Dr. Yun Chen

WSE

Lee, Taein

Analysis of Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Organic Membranes Poly(styrene-co-methacrylic acid) and Poly(benzyl methacrylate) in Biosensor Applications

Dr. Howard Katz

WSE

Luna, Alexandra

Endogenous Nurr1 Ligand and Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Young-Sam Lee

KSAS

Luu, Skylar

Dissecting the dopaminergic circuitry controlling Drosophila sleep

Dr. Mark Wu

SOM

Mange, Ami

Investigating the Effects of 16O Radiation on Neurobehavioral Performance in Rats

Dr. Catherine Davis-Takacs

SOM

Mehta, Shivani

TB Knowledge and Attitude of Pregnant Populations from Resource Limited Settings: A Cross Sectional Study from Pune, India

Dr. Rupak Shivakoti

SOM

Necochea, Kevin

Novel Biodegradable Nanoparticle for Reprogramming T cells in Cancer Immunotherapy

Dr. Jonathan Schneck

SOM

Pan, Tony

Formulation Optimization for Glutaminase Inhibitor Loaded Nanoparticles

Dr. Qingguo Xu

SOM

Phan, Duy

The development and progression of Romanticism in piano music

Dr. Susan Weiss

Peabody

Rodgers, Naomi

LIBSing on a Prayer: A study of climate cyclicity in the Newark Basin

Dr. Kevin Lewis

KSAS

Routkevich, Denis

Investigating endosomal escape of polymeric nanoparticles for gene delivery

Dr. Jordan Green

SOM

Serafini, Randal

Potential Role for Inhibition of Chloride Loading Mechanisms to Treat Chronic Pain Secondary to Sciatic Nerve Injury

Dr, Michael Caterina

SOM

Shah, Vishwesh

Simultaneous Inhibition of Cancer Cell Proliferation and Migration to Reduce Tumor Growth and Metastatic Burden

Dr. Denis Wirtz

WSE

Shin, John

Does testosterone maintain dendritic spine density in the brains of male mice?

Dr. David Linden

SOM

Sridharan, Arun

Tuning the Biradical Behavior of Quinoidal Methano[10]annulene through Steric Effects

Dr. JD Tovar

KSAS

Stahl, Asa

Probing the Mysteries of LINER Galaxies

Dr. Nadia Zakamska

KSAS

Stanco, Noah

Forced In Silico Unfolding of Helical Fast Folding Proteins

Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez

KSAS

Stepanian, Alec

An optogenetics based approach for elucidating how high frequency stimulation at the subthalamic nucleus suppresses excessive self-grooming in autism-like mouse models

Dr. Irving Reti

SOM

Tan, Matthew

Effect of Film Thickness on Elastohydrodynamic Interactions in Rebounding Solids

Dr. Joelle Frechette

WSE

Wang, Songnan

Low Oxygen Tension to Enhance Cardiomyocyte Differentiation and maturation from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Dr. Sharon Gerecht

WSE

Wang, Tony

Machine Learning Algorithms for Evaluating the Efficacy of Immunotherapies for Tissue Regeneration

Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff & Dr. Suchi Saria

SOM/WSE

Xiao, Amy

Nanoparticle-mediated Drug Delivery for Improved Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome

Dr. Laura Ensign

SOM

Yen, Yu-Hsin

Investigating the Role of Neuropilin-2 and Semaphorin-3F in the Rod Photoreceptor Synapse

Dr. Alex Kolodkin

SOM

Zhang, Rebecca

Restoring the Inhibitory Interneuron Network Deficits in an Animal Model of Schizophrenia

Dr. Michela Gallagher

KSAS

Zhao, Zezhou

miRNA 186-3p in HIV infection and extracellular vesicle shuttling

Dr. Kenneth Witwer

SOM

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