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

September 14, 2018
Pre-Application deadline for DoD Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4 (Application Deadline: 12/10/18).

October 3, 2018
NIH deadline for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) for Early Stage Investigators.

October 5, 2018
NIH standard deadline for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R01 and U01) – new submissions.

Recent Awards

Josephine Chandler, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $25,000 by the KU Medical Center as a mentor for Saida Benomar for her project entitled: “Regulation of antibiotic resistance through antibiotic efflux pumps in the bacterium Chromobacterium violaceum.”

Roberto De Guzman, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $3,225,100 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “University of Kansas/Haskell Indian Nations University IRACDA Project.”

Brandon DeKosky, Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, was awarded $543,766 by the Department of Defense for his project entitled: “High-throughput TCR repertoire-based platforms for antigen-specific cancer immunotherapy” and $75,000 by the KU Medical Center for his project entitled: “New technologies to analyze T cell responses to Epstein-Barr virus.”

Laird Forrest, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded respectively $11,500 and $30,000 by the KU Medical Center for his projects entitled: “Pharmacokinetic Analysis of a Novel Bioenergetic Medicine Ester” and “Bioenergetic prodrugs for treatment of Alzheimer's.”

Audrey Lamb, Professor, Molecular Biosciences Department, was awarded $40,000 by KU Medical Center for her project entitled: “Opine Metallophores from Bacterial Pathogens.”

Susan Lunte, Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Departments, was awarded $30,000 by the KU Medical Center for her project entitled: “Microfluidic Methods for Measurement of Mitochondrial Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease.”

Stuart Macdonald, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $37,500 by the KU Medical Center as a mentor to Elizabeth Everman for the project entitled: “Genetic dissection of variation in copper resistance across multiple life stages in Drosophila melanogaster.”

Wendy Picking, Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, was awarded $427,250 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Development of a broadly protective subunit vaccine against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”

Xiaoqing (Sarah) Wu, Assistant Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center, was awarded $450,000 by the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for her project entitled: “Chemo-sensitization of triple negative breast cancer by targeting HuR.”

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