Six School of Medicine faculty projects were recently funded through an AMC21 initiative giving NIH-funded investigators incentive to submit a second R01.
The projects, chosen based on scientific merit, are eligible for $50,000 per year for a period of up to two years, pending appropriate progress and achieving benchmarks. The goal is to have a newly funded R01 by the second year.
The recipients are:
Matthew Alexander, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics
“Glycoproteomics of cell and zebrafish models in FKRP-dependent Dystroglycanopathy disorders”
Chad Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Medicine
“A novel link between gene regulation and histone modifications governing islet beta-cell function”
Lynn Matthews, M.D., MPH, associate professor in the Department of Medicine
“Healthy men for healthy families: An RCT to evaluate the impact of safer conception care on linkage, retention, and HIV-RNA suppression among Ugandan men living with HIV”
John Mountz, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Medicine
“Defining autoreactive B cell checkpoint defects in SLE”
John Parant, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
“Understanding Idiopathic Scoliosis”
Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurobiology
“Impaired development of inhibition in a mouse model of Rett syndrome”