Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Listing of recent competitive grant awards to SOM faculty

The following is a list of new grants awarded to SOM faculty with project start dates from 5/1/19-5/15/19 (the awards listed have a total award amount greater than $100,000):


Project Title


Award Amount

Project Begin Date

Han, Zongchao

Developing novel nano antioxidants for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration

Edward N.  Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation



Dittmer, Dirk

Mechanisms of KSHV transmission

NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)



Hagan, Rob

CRISPR Screen to Identify Neutrophil Regulators of Interferon Gamma Signaling in S. pneumoniae Infection

DOD DA Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity



Egan, Tom

Novel Ultrasound Localization of Pulmonary Nodules During Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery to Improve Surgical Resection

North Carolina State University (NCSU)



Wu, Guorong

A Scalable Platform for Exploring and Analyzing Whole Brain Tissue Cleared Images

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)



Carey, Lisa

UNC Lead Academic Participating Site

NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)



Shih, Yen-Yu

CryoProbe for Small Animal MRI Core Facility at UNC

North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC)



Moran, Timothy

The role of neuropilin-2 in regulating environmental airways injury

NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)



Mackman, Nigel

Mechanism of venous thrombosis in pancreatic cancer

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)



Herman, Melissa

The role of a nucleus tractus solitarius-central amygdala circuit in alcohol-induced plasticity and drinking behavior

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)



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