Research Support & Innovation Grant Results


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(Funding rate = 83.3%)

INVESTIGATOR(S) AMOUNT PROJECT TITLE
David Marchant $40,000 TLR7 is a therapeutic target for Respiratory Syncytial Virus infection
Lisa Willis $40,000 Regulation of T cell activation by the immunomodulatory glycan polysialic acid
Michael Houghton $40,000 Development of highly accurate low-cost electronic medical diagnostic devices using graphene field effect transistor (GFET) technology
Stephanie Yanow $40,000 Unravelling the role of extracellular vesicles in the pathogenesis of placental malaria
Troy Baldwin $40,000 The role of Nur77 in regulating T cell responses
TOTAL $200,000
Research Support & Innovation Grants 2021 – Winter Competition

Research Support & Innovation Grants 2021 – Winter Competition

(Funding rate = 85.7%)

INVESTIGATOR(S) AMOUNT PROJECT TITLE
Edan Foley $40,000 Identification of biomarkers of mucosal immune responses to a Vibrio cholerae infection
Michael Woodside $40,000 Developing candidates for broad-spectrum anti-coronaviral drugs that target programmed ribosomal frameshifting
Shokrollah Elahi $40,000 Understanding the biology associated with COVID-19 long-haulers for clinical interventions
Vanessa Meier-Stephenson $40,000 Proving a G-quadruplex target in HBV's chronic form can be targeted selectively
Wael Elhenawy $40,000 Delineating the molecular mechanisms of bacterial virulence during Crohn’s disease
Xavier Clemente-Casares $40,000 The role of tumor-derived granulocytic growth factors in cancer cachexia
TOTAL $240,000
Research Support & Innovation Grants 2021 – Summer Competition

(Funding rate = 50%)

INVESTIGATOR(S) AMOUNT PROJECT TITLE
Sue Tsai $40,000 Modulation of Type 1 diabetes development by IgA-mediated mucosal immunity
TOTAL $40,000
Research Support & Innovation Grants 2020 – Winter Competition

(Funding rate = 80%)

INVESTIGATOR(S) AMOUNT PROJECT TITLE
Amit Bhavsar $40,000 Examining selective inhibition and preclinical utility of protective agents against cisplatin-induced hearing loss
Denise Hemmings $40,000 Latent cytomegalovirus infections increase lung metastasis: Impact on "seed" and "soil"
Khaled Barakat $40,000 Rational design & development of pan-serotype small molecule antivirals against dengue & zika viral infections
Robert Ingham $40,000 Characterizing poxvirus interactions with the host ubiquitin system in order to treat disease
TOTAL $160,000
Research Support & Innovation Grants 2020 – Summer Competition

(Funding rate = 66.7%)

INVESTIGATOR(S) AMOUNT PROJECT TITLE
Carlos Cervera $40,000 The urine microbiome and virome in kidney transplant patients with recurrent urinary tract infections. A new approach for future therapeutic changes
Sue Tsai $40,000 Yap and Taz-mediated mechanosensing in dendritic cells
TOTAL $80,000
Research Support & Innovation Grants 2019 – Winter Competition

(Funding rate = 36.4%)

INVESTIGATOR(S) AMOUNT PROJECT TITLE
Amit Bhavsar $40,000 Development of otoprotective immune inhibitors to mitigate drug-induced hearing loss
Edan Foley $40,000 Identification of druggable targets for the modification of Vibrio cholerae pathogenesis
Mary Hitt $40,000 Advancing neurooncology treatment options by combining oncolytic viral therapy with image-guided radiation therapy
Maya Shmulevitz $40,000 Reovirus-based wild-life vaccine for zoonotic pathogens
TOTAL $160,000
Research Support & Innovation Grants 2019 – Summer Competition

(Funding rate = 66.7%)

INVESTIGATOR(S) AMOUNT PROJECT TITLE
David Evans $40,000 MHC-I Complexed Peptide Antigens
Jack Tuszynski $40,000 Testing Ribosomal Frameshift Inhibitors as Potential Anti-Viral Therapeutics for West-Nile Virus
Michael Hawkes $40,000 Biomarkers of Childhood Pneumonia
Xavier Clemente-Casares $40,000 The Role of Cardiac Immune Immaturity in Pediatric Viral Myocarditis Outcomes
TOTAL $160,000
Research Support & Innovation Grants 2018

(Funding rate = 42.8%)

INVESTIGATOR(S) AMOUNT PROJECT TITLE
Shokrollah Elahi $40,000 Development of a Novel Live Microbicide to Prevent sand Eliminate HIV Infection
Stephanie Yanow $40,000 Advanced Epitope Mining for a Vaccine to Prevent Placental Malaria Infections
Xiao-Li Lilly Pang $39,300 Optimization of a New Model for Replicating Human Norovirus in Human Intestinal Enteroids
TOTAL $119,300