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Pilot & Feasibility Program

Current Awardees (2020 to 2021)

Chad Novince, Ph.D.

Chad Novince, Ph.D., D.D.S.

Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences

Project Title: Bile acid regulation of antibiotic gut dysbiosis effects on metabolism and skeletal growth.

 

Seok Hyung Kim, Ph.D.

Seok-Hyung Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Project Title: Role of FAD in high fat diet induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

 

Dr. Jihad ObeidJihad S. Obeid, M.D., FAMIA

Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences

Project Title: Leveraging artificial intelligence for the identification and early detection of cirrhosis in electronic health records.


Past Awardees (2019 to 2020)

Dr. Wenjian Gan

Wenjian Gan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Project Title: Interplay between HIPPO and mTORC1 signaling pathways in controlling liver size and fatty liver

 

Eric Meissner, Ph.D.

Eric Meissner, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Project Title: Role of canonical and non-canonical IFNLR1 isoforms in the regulation of type-III interferon signaling in HepG2 cells

 

Dr. Jorge MuneraJorge Munera, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology

Project Title: Mechanisms of IL-10 dependent, macrophage mediated immune tolerance 

 

Dr. Ozlem Yilmaz

Özlem Yilmaz, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences

Project Title: Modelling the progression of orodigestive cancers by human oral microbiota in gnotobiotic mice



Past Awardees (2018 to 2019)

Antonis Kourtidis, Ph.D.

Antonis Kourtidis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology

Project Title: The adherens junctions maintain colon cell homeostasis by recruiting the RNAi machinery

Je Hyun Yoon, Ph.D.

Je-Hyun Yoon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Project Title: CYP2E1 regulation of alcohol-induced miRNAs

Feng Hong, Ph.D.

Feng Hong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Project Title: Roles of CNPY2 in ER stress-associated nonalcoholic fatty liver disease