Recent NIH Grant Awardees
R37 Merit Awards:
Martin Ronis, Ph.D. Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, R37 NIH NIAAA "The role of oxidative stress in alcohol-induced osteopenia"
Walter Lukiw, Ph.D. Neuroscience Center, R01 NIH NIA "microRNA (miRNA) signaling in Alzheimer's Disease (AD)"
Jason Gardner, Ph.D., Xinping Yue, MD, Ph.D., Eric Lazartigues, Ph.D., Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology, Multiple PI R01 NIH NHLBI "Chronic Nicotine Inhalation Increases Susceptibility to Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases Through Inhibition of Local Compensatory Mechanisms"
Rakesh Srivastava, MD, Ph.D. Department of Genetics R01 NIAAA "Alcohol Carcinogenesis"
Chu Chen, Ph.D. Neuroscience Center and Department of Otorhinolaryngology R01 NIH NINDS "Endocannabinoids in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Haydee Bazan, Ph.D. Neuroscience Center and Departments of Ophthalmology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology R01 NIH NEI "Lipid Mediators in Corneal Nerve Regeneration"
Si-Qiong Liu, Ph.D. Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy R01 NIH NIMH "Impact of Stress on GluR2 Transcription and Learning-Induced Synaptic Plasticity"
Alison Quayle, Ph.D. Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology R01 NIH NIAID "Prevention of HIV Transmission/Acquisition Through Informed Contraceptive Choice"
Augusto Ochoa, MD Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center R01 NIH NIAID "Metabolic Approaches to Treat Severe Viral and Inflammatory Diseases"
Jeffrey Gidday, Ph.D. Departments of Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, and Physiology R01 NIH NEI "Endogenous Neuroprotection in Glaucoma"
Rinku Majumdar, Ph.D. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology R01 NIH NHLBI "A Novel Regulatory Role of Protein S in Blood Coagulation"
Yaguang Xi, MD, Ph.D. Department of Genetics R01 NIH NCI "MicroRNA and Colorectal Cancer Chemoprevention"
Patricia Molina, MD, Ph.D. Department of Physiology, U01 NIH NIAAA "HIV/AIDS & Alcohol-related Outcomes: Translational Evidence Based Interventions"
Nicholas Bazan, MD Neuroscience Center, P30 NIH NIGMS "Mentoring Neuroscience in Louisiana: A Biomedical Program to Enhance Neuroscience - Admin Core"
Liz Simon, Ph.D. Department of Physiology, K01 NIH NIAAA "Alcohol-Induced myomiR Dysregulation: Mechanisms of Impaired Skeletal Muscle Regeneration in SIV/HIV"
R03 and R21 Awards:
Ping Wang, Ph.D. Departments of Pediatrics, and Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology R03 NIH NIA "Genome Engineering of Cryptococcus neoformans using CRISPR-Cas System"
Ping Wang, Ph.D. Departments of Pediatrics, and Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology R21 NIH NIA "Genome Editing in Rizopus delemar Using CRISPR-Cas Systems"
Jennifer Cameron, Ph.D. Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology R21 NIH NCI "Exploring MicroRNAs as Predictors of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Outcomes"
Sanbao Ruan, MD Department of Internal Medicine R21 NIH NIAID "Novel Pneumocystis Surface Proteins as Vaccines to Prevent Infection"
Guoshun Wang, DVM, Ph.D. Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology R21 NIH NIAA "Alcohol, GILZ and LPS Sepsis"
Charles Nichols, Ph.D. Department of Pharmacology R21 NIH NIDA "Drosophila to Elucidate Serotonin's Role in Stimulant Drug Abuse"
Hong Xin, MD, Ph.D. Departments of Pediatrics, Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology R21 NIH NIAID "Design of a Mimotope-Peptide Based Double Epitope Vaccine Against Candidiasis"
Tiffany Wills, Ph.D. Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy R00 NIH NIAAA "Alcohol Regulation of Synaptic and Extrasynaptic GluN2B-NMDA Receptors in BNST"
Other NIH Awards:
Diptasri Mandal, Ph.D. Department of Genetics NIH Contract NHLBI "Determination of Genetic Susceptibility to Lung Cancer in Families from Southern Louisiana"
Patricia Molina, MD, Ph.D. Department of Physiology R13 NIH NIAAA "Presidential Symposium: Physiological Processes Underlying Organ Injury in Alcohol Abuse." San Diego, April 2016
Paula Gregory, Ph.D. Department of Family Medicine T35 NIH NIDDK "Short Term Research Training for Medical Students"
Paula Gregory, Ph.D. Department of Genetics T35 NIH NIAAA "Medical Student Alcohol Research Internship"
Paula Gregory, Ph.D. Department of Genetics R25 NIH NIAAA "Louisiana Sure Program"
Spencer Robichaux Medical Student F30 NIH NIAAA "Alcohol Affects Viral Dynamics to Accelerate HIV Disease Progression"
Myles Ketchum Medical Student F30 NIH NIAAA "Effects of Ethanol on Hippocampal Activity During Learning"
David Lefer, Ph.D. Cardiovascular Center R43 NIH NHLBI/NovoMedix, LLC "Novel Antifibrotic Small Molecules for the Treatment of Heart Failure"
Patient-Centered outcomes Research Institute (PCORI):
Benjamin Springgate, M.D., “Natural Experiments of the Impact of the Population-Targeted Health Policies to Prevent Diabetes and its Complications”
Benjamin Springgate, M.D., “Resiliency Education to Reduce Depression Disparities”
Benjamin Springgate, M.D., “PROPEL Study”
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
Howard Osofsky and Joy Osofsky, U79. “Terrorism & Disaster Coalition for Child & Family Resilience”