Dr. Ted Price was awarded nearly $800 thousand from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University to study extracellular mechanisms regulating synaptic functions and pain plasticity. His research aims to determine the mechanism mediating the EphB-NDMAR interaction, characterize molecules and other tools to disrupt this interaction, and determine whether preventing …read more
Congratulations to Dr. Bryan Black for his National Institute of Health (NIH) award for hiPSC-based DRG Tissue Mimics on Multi-well Microelectrode Arrays as a Tissue Chip Model of Acute and Chronic Nociception. The project seeks to develop an innovative 3D tissue-chip model of acute and chronic pain using human-derived sensory neurons, immunoreactive support cells, and …read more
Dr. Faruck Morcos received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on Characterizing the Effects of Protein and RNA Variability in Molecular Function and Interactions. The project’s goal is to quantify and uncover the spectrum of functional biomolecular variability sculpted by evolutionary processes. This will help Dr. Morcos …read more
Dr. Sheena D’Arcy received a $1.9 million award from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for her Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Regulation of Local Chromatin Structure project. Her research will focus on the quantification of nucleosome dynamics and the molecular basis of its regulation. The proposed work will impact translational studies motivated to develop anti-fungal …read more
Dr. Gagandeep Wig, Associate Professor of Cognition and Neuroscience in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institute of Health (NIH). The award will allow Dr. Wig and his team to continue their research on identifying mediators between an individual’s …read more
Congratutlations to Dr. Zhenpeng Qin for his recently funded research on the development of new photo-releasable neuropeptide nano-vesicles for studying modulation in the brain. With the $2.3 million NIH project, Dr. Qin and his team will develop a novel, potentially transformative technology to release neuropeptides at localized targets in real-time in awake animals.
The National Institute of Health awarded Dr. Jonathan Ploski of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences $1.5 million for his research on Pharmacologically Enhancing the Modification of Strong Modification Resistant Memories. Dr. Ploski’s research focuses on developing methods to therapeutically attenuate maladaptive emotional memories. Students in Dr. Ploski’s lab investigate methods to enhance the …read more