HBC April - May 2018 News Bulletin

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

 

HBC New Grant Specialist

Mickie GillispieA new team member, Mickie Gillispie, will join the HBC’s Proposal Preparation Services on May 7.   Some of you might remember that Mickie worked in the HBC’s post award services several years ago.  She subsequently worked in other departments at the University of Kansas.   We are glad to have her back on the HBC team!

 

Linda Carlyle’s New Position at the HBC

Linda CarlyleFollowing her retirement from her position as Associate Director of Finance and Operations, Linda Carlyle will now assume the role of Support Services Assistant.  In that role, she will work with John Stobaugh, the Associate Director for Academic Research, in the formation of project teams and the development of new programs.  She will also assist investigators, especially beginning investigators, in the preparation of grant proposals, or investigators wanting to develop large programmatic research proposals.  Finally, she will pursue the possibility of developing with NIH a grant writing mentoring workshop.   We hope that you will find these to be interesting additions to the services offered by the HBC.

 

Biomedical Sciences Symposium

The first Biomedical Sciences Symposium held on April 12th was a great success and was attended by over seventy people.  Two keynote speakers, Dr. Paola Castaldi and Dr. Rao Mantri, as well as six student speakers, gave very informative and interesting presentations.  We thank them all for sharing their time and expertise.  

Fifty-eight posters were presented during the poster session.  We are grateful to all who participated in sharing their research.  Congratulations to this year’s poster winners, Sayantani Basu, Wade Henke, Jeff McFarlane, and Jimmy Song.  Abstracts from oral and poster presentations that were submitted by the April 5th deadline, as well as pictures of the event, can be found on the Biomedical Sciences Symposium web page.

We also would like to take this opportunity to thank the students from the Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology Training Program and the Biotechnology Training Program who organized this symposium in collaboration with the HBC.  Their great work and dedication was truly appreciated.

Poster session's winners

Poster Session Winners (from left to right):  Jimmy Song, Wade Henke, Jeff McFarlane and Sayantani Basu (not pictured) with Dr. Audrey Lamb

 

J.R. & Inez Jay Fund Proposal Submission

We would like to thank everyone who submitted  J.R. & Inez Jay Fund proposal applications for consideration.  We received seven proposals this year.   The award recipients will be announced in June.

 

Have a great summer!

The next HBC News Bulletin edition will not be published until late July.   Therefore, the HBC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great summer!

Great Summer


Grant Submission Deadlines

February 5, 2019
NIH standard deadline for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R01 and U01) – new submissions.

February 12, 2019
NIH standard deadline for Research Career Development Awards (K series) – new submissions.

February 16, 2019
NIH standard deadline for Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3) – new submissions.

Recent Awards

Brandon DeKosky, Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, was awarded, by the National Institutes of Health, $434,800 for his project entitled: “Comprehensive molecular and functional analyses of anti-HIV-1 antibody repertoires.” and $416,625 for his project entitled: “Probing antigen specificity and response of autoimmune B cells in Neuromyelitis Optica.”

Anthony Fehr, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $270,000 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Investigating How ADP-ribosylation Impacts Innate Immunity During Coronavirus Infection.”

Laird Forrest, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $50,000 by the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute for his project entitled: “Development of cancer vaccines using dogs as a translational model.”

Christopher Gamblin, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $15,000 by KU-Research-GO for his project entitled: “Development of Fungal Natural Products as Potential Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Jennifer Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, was awarded $15,000 by KU-Research-GO for her project entitled: “Imaging and Assessment of Emulsion Electrospun Fiber Diameter and Porosity for the Programmable Delivery of Estrogen Receptor Agonists.”

Michael Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $2,143,346 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Identification of CYP5122A1 inhibitors as chemical probes for Leishmania biology.”

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