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

August 12, 2018
NIH standard deadline for R13, U13 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision.

August 28, 2018
DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) – Horizon Award Letter of Intent (Application deadline: September 26).

Recent Awards

David Davido, Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences Department, was awarded $189,375 by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for his project entitled: “Identification of novel HSV-1 ICP0 E3 ligase targets by mass spectrometry in neurons.”

Audrey Lamb, Professor, Molecular Biosciences Department, was awarded $53,688 by the American Heart Association as a mentor for Jeff McFarlane’s project entitled: “Staphylopine Biosynthesis as an Antimicrobial Target in Staphylococcus aureus Infective Endocarditis.”

Scott Lovell, Director, COBRE PSF Protein Structure Core Laboratory, was awarded $64,372 by Kansas State University for his project entitled: “Small Molecule Protease Inhibitors against MERS-CoV” and also $57,501 by Louisiana State University for his project entitled: “Chemical Tools for Perturbing Iron Homeostasis in P. aeruginosa.”

Wendy Picking, Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, was awarded $5,877,170 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Vaccines to counter emerging antibiotic resistance.”

David Volkin, Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, was awarded $3,272,927 by the Gates Foundation Fund for his project entitled: “HPV Preservatives Grant.”

Shi Du Yan, Distinguished Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology Department, was awarded $2,842,115 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Pink1 amyloid pathology, and mitochondrial quality control in Alzheimer's Disease” and also $47,644 by Mitokinin Inc., for her project entitled: “Effect of Mitokinin (MTK-115) on Aβ and tau phosphorylation  and mitochondrial function in vitro cultured neurons.”

Yong Zeng, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, was awarded a supplement of $62,875 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Integrated exosomes profiling for minimally invasive diagnosis and monitoring of cancer.”

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