NIH Posts

July 16th, 2021

Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez Awarded Nearly $500,000 From NIH

Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez received $498,116 from the the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on Vagus Nerve Stimulation Targets Fear Pathways to Enhance Extinction of Conditioned Fear. Dr. McIntyre-Rodriguez uses exposure-based therapies to get rid of conditioned fears through repeated, unreinforced exposures to reminders of traumatic events. Her development of an effective adjunctive …read more

July 9th, 2021

Dr. Rugg is Awarded Over $400,000 From NIH

Dr. Michael Rugg received $426,750 from the the National Institutes of Health for his research on the Effects of Age on Control of Recollected Content. Dr. Rugg studies the significance of age-related episodic memory decline in healthy older individuals and how it can impact their quality of life. His team at Functional NeuroImaging of Memory Laboratory investigates why …read more

June 10th, 2021

Dr. Jie Zheng Receives Nearly $1.5 Million from NIH

The National Institutes of Health awarded Dr. Jie Zheng $1,451,573 for his research on Noninvasive Monitoring of Hepatic Glutathione Depletion through Blood Test. The project focuses on the use of gold nanoparticles to detect acute liver damage early through simple blood tests. Dr. Zheng’s groundbreaking research could replace current methods that are more invasive for monitoring and diagnosing liver …read more

May 14th, 2021

NIH Grants Dr. Kristen Kennedy $420,750 for Exploratory Alzheimer’s Research

Dr. Kristen Kennedy received a $420,750 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on The Effects of Cognitive Map Building on the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Kennedy’s goal is to explore new research directions in mitigating Alzheimer’s disease development via spatial cognitive mapping. Dr. Kennedy hopes the project will shed …read more

March 16th, 2021

NIH Funds Dr. Yichen Ding’s Developmental Research

Dr. Yichen Ding received $730,204 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on Integrating Imaging and Computation to Characterize Neural Crest Cells in the Myocardial Development and Regeneration. The project focuses on integrating genetic models with advanced imaging and computation to provide new mechanical and developmental insights into the contribution of neural …read more

February 9th, 2021

Dr. Zachary Campbell Receives $1.9 Million From NIH

Dr. Zachary Campbell was awarded $1,998,717 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for his research on Profiling Translation in Nociceptor Plasticity. Dr. Campbell’s team probe the effects of methylglyoxal on translational control and determine if blocking the integrated stress response is a viable option for neuropathic pain. The project involves mechanisms that promote chronic …read more

January 25th, 2021

NIH Funds Dr. Palmer’s $2.4 Million Project

Dr. Kelli Palmer received $2,467,449 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for her research on Adaptive Alterations of Lipids in Mitis Group Streptococci. Streptococcus mitis is typically found in the human mouth and causes infections in the bloodstream and heart valve. Dr. Palmer’s research will test her theory that the ability of Streptococcus mitis …read more

November 13th, 2020

NIH Funds Dr. Girgis Obaid’s Molecular Cancer Project

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Dr. Girgis Obaid $723,942 for his research on Molecular Imaging-directed Bioengineering of Nanoconjugates as Adaptable Tumor Targeting Platforms. The project will utilize quantitative dual-tracer molecular binding imaging as the primary criterion for defining in vivo molecular selectivity of modular nanoconjugates at the cellular level, and will thus accurately …read more

November 3rd, 2020

Dr. Benedict Kolber Lands NIH Grant to Study Amygdala Effects on Bladder Pain

Dr. Benedict Kolber, Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, received an $894,342 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on Impact of Amygdala Lateralization on Processing and Modulation of Bladder Pain. Dr. Kolber’s goal is to understand the extent to which areas in the brain are responsible …read more

October 16th, 2020

Dr. Lisa Goffman Snags $3 Million Grant From NIH For Child Development Research

Dr. Lisa Goffman is the Nelle C. Johnston Professor in Early Childhood Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. She was awarded $3,050,953 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on A Developmental Framework For Linking Phonological And Morpho-syntactic Sequential Pattern Rules In Developmental Language Disorder. With her research, …read more