Virginia Tech Carilion / UVA Partnership Seed Grants

The following awardees are part of the Virginia Tech Carilion/UVA partnership seed grants. These are a joint institutional funding program for collaborative research projects in neuroscience. Each one year grant offers funding for up to $75,000 per award per a Co-PI faculty partnership. Extramural research application within 1 year of the completion of the award is expected.  The awards begin January 2017.

THE IMPACT OF COGNITIVE AND ULTRASOUND STIMULATED SEROTONIN AND DOPAMINE RELEASE IN HUMAN AND SWINE STRIATUM

  • Jeff Elias, Professor, UVA Dept. of Neurosurgery
  • Read Montague, Professor, VTCRI and Dept. of Physics
  • Mark Witcher, Asst. Professor, VTC School of Medicine

SPHINGOSINE KINASE INHIBITORS AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

  • Alban Gaultier, Asst. Professor, UVA Dept. of Neuroscience
  • Kevin Lynch, Professor, UVA Dept. of Pharmacology
  • Webster Santos, Associate Professor, VT Dept. of Chemistry

CONTRIBUTION OF EARLY EPILEPTIFORM ACTIVITY TO SECONDARY MICROENCEPHALY IN CASK(+/-) MICE

  • Konark Mukherjee, Asst. Professor, VTCRI and VT Dept. of Biological Sciences
  • Howard Goodkin, Professor, UVA Depts. of Neurology and Pediatrics

DISRUPTION OF CX43-MEDIATED REGULATION OF MICROTUBULES TO ERADICATE GLIOMA STEM CELLS IN GLIOBLASTOMA TREATMENT

  • Samy Lamouille, Research Asst. Professor, VTCRI
  • Benjamin Purow, Professor, UVA Dept. of Neurology

BRAIN STRAIN PATTERNS ASSOCIATED WITH CONCUSSION INJURY

  • Stefan Duma, Professor, VT-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
  • Steven Rowson, Asst. Professor, VT-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
  • Matthew Panzer, Asst. Professor, UVA Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

CHROMATIN COMPOSITION OF LATENT HSV-1 AND HSV-2

  • Andrea Bertke, Asst. Professor, Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Dept. of Population Health Sciences
  • Anna Cliffe, Asst. Professor, UVA Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

DECODING THE ROLE OF BRCA1 IN BRAIN CELLS USING HIGH-RESOLUTION CRYO-EM

  • Deborah Kelly, Asst. Professor, VTCRI and Dept. of Biological Sciences
  • Mark Yeager, Professor, UVA Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics and Dept. of Cardiovascular Medicine

COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MODELING OF BLOOD VESSEL GROWTH AND VASCULAR PERICYTE INVESTMENT IN THE DEVELOPING GERMINAL MATRIX

  • John Chappell, Asst. Professor, VTCRI and VT-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
  • Shayn Peirce-Cottler, Professor, UVA Dept. Of Biomedical Engineering

PHARMACOLOGICAL REACTIVATION OF INACTIVE X-LINKED MECP2 FOR RETT SYNDROME THERAPEUTICS

  • Sanchita Bhatnagar, Asst. Professor, UVA Dept. Of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
  • Alexei Morozov, Asst. Professor, VTCRI and VT-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
  • Michael McConnell, Asst. Professor, UVA Dept. Of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
  • Mark Beenhakker, Asst. Professor, UVA Dept. of Pharmacology

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