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 9/1/19 -9/15/19 (the awards listed have a total award amount greater than $100,000):


Project Title


Award Amount

Project Begin Date

Legant, Wesley

Intelligent Microscopes to Observe and Interact With Dynamic Biological Specimens

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation



Huang, Xi-Ping

Designing and developing PAM-antagonists for GPR68

NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)



Zylka, Mark

UBE3A gain-of-function and parent-of-origin influence on neurodevelopmental phenotypes

NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)



Nyante, Sarah

Understanding the biological basis for the association between parenchymal texture features and breast cancer risk

NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)



Crais, Elizabeth

Roadmap for Integrated Care for Children / Youth with ASD / DD and Their Families in North Carolina.

HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)



Borras, Terete

Mechanisms of Formation of Pseudoexfoliation Material on Human Surgical Lens Capsules

NIH National Eye Institute



Wang, Jeremy

Advanced sequencing as a novel diagnostic tool to discover strain-level variation and function of mucosal-adherent bacteria contributing to IBD

NIH National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD)



Wheeler, Stephanie

Optimizing Endocrine Therapy Adherence through Motivational Interviewing and Text Interventions

NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)



Franco, Hector

Crosstalk Between Estrogen and Inflammatory Signaling in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Susan G Komen for the Cure



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