MD Student Honors Program Research Mentors

MD Student Honors Program MD Student Honors Program Research Mentors
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MD Student Honors Program MD Student Honors Program Research Mentors

At NYU School of Medicine, faculty mentors are a valuable resource during your honors research project. Potential mentors include faculty whose classes you’ve attended or who’ve delivered lectures in your research area of interest.

We’ve compiled a list of faculty with research project grants, also called R01 grants, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). R01 grants fund research that supports the interests of one or more of the NIH institutes or centers.

You can use the list to find a research opportunity that meets the requirements of our Honors Program. Students with an honors research interest not represented here can seek funding from other sources by searching our database (Kerberos ID required). Such projects are reviewed and granted approval by our director.

Research Mentors by Department, Center, and Institute

Our program director can assist you in finding a mentor and guide you in introducing yourself to any of the following research faculty whose work aligns with your interests.

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine

Michael Schlame, MD
Research project: “Aberrant Cardiolipin Dynamics in Barth Syndrome”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Jing Wang, MD, PhD
Research project: “Central Glutamate Signaling in Postoperative Pain Regulation”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Guang Yang, PhD
Research project: “Long-lasting Effects of Anesthetics on Synapse Development and Plasticity”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Erika Bach, PhD
Research project: “Elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms that Regulate Stem Cell Numbers In Vivo”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Timothy J. Cardozo, MD, PhD
Research project: “Structure Based Characterization of gp120 Non-V3 Variable Loop Epitopes”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Nicholas J. Cowan, PhD
Research project: “Tubulin Mutations in Neuronal Migration Disorders”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Gregory David, PhD
Research project: “Regulation of Cellular Senescence and Oncogenic Transformation by Sin3B”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Tony T. Huang, PhD
Research project: “Role of Deubiquitination in Fanconi Anemia Cancer Susceptibility Pathways”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Konstantin Ichtchenko, PhD
Research project: “Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Treatment of Botulinum Neurotoxin Poisoning”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Hannah L. Klein, PhD
Research project: “Mechanisms of DNA Motor Proteins in Genome Maintenance”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Moosa Mohammadi, PhD
Research project: “Mechanisms of Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) Receptor Regulation and Signaling”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Evgeny A. Nudler, PhD
Research project: “Role of RNA Polymerase in DNA Stability and Repair”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Research project: “Sensor Mechanisms of Heat Shock Factor Activation”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Danny Reinberg, PhD
Research project: “Repression via Facultative Heterochromatin”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Eli Rothenberg, PhD
Research project: “Single-Molecule Studies of Non-Homologous DNA End Joining”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Alexander A. Serganov, PhD
Research project: “Molecular Basis for mRNA Decay in Bacteria”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Edward Ziff, PhD
Research project: “Role of CGK11 in AMPA Receptor Transport”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine

Karim-Jean Armache, PhD
Research project: “Structural and Functional Analysis of Gene Silencing”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Joel G. Belasco, PhD
Research project: “Prokaryotic RNA Metabolism”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Steven J. Burden, PhD
Research project: “Clustering Postsynaptic Proteins at Neuromuscular Synapses: From Dok-7 to Rapsyn”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Research project: “Signaling by Muscle-Specific Kinase (MuSK), a Component of the Agrin Receptor”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Research project: “The Role of Agrin/LDL Receptor-Related Protein 4 (LRP4)/ Muscle-Specific Kinase (MuSK)/DOK-7 in Disassembly of Neuromuscular Synapses During Aging”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Aging

Ken H. Cadwell, PhD
Research project: “Defining the Role of Nucleotide-Binding Oligomerization Domain-Containing Protein 2 (NOD2) and Bacteria in ATG16L1-Dependent Intestinal Disease”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Research project: “Role of Nucleotide-Binding Oligomerization Domain-Containing Protein 2 (NOD2) in Preventing Intestinal Disease Downstream of Microbial Imbalances”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Research project: “The Role of Autophagy Gene ATG16L1 in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Moses V. Chao, PhD
Research project: “Gamma-Secretase Cleavage of the p75 Receptor” Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Aging

Research project: “Mechanism of Action of Neurotrophins”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Robert C. Froemke, PhD
Research project: “Synaptic Basis of Perceptual Learning in Primary Auditory Cortex”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Wenbiao Gan, PhD
Research project: “Experience-Dependent Plasticity of Synaptic Structure”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Research project: “In Vivo Studies of Microglial Functions in Brain Plasticity and Pathology”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

E. Jane Albert Hubbard, PhD
Research project: “TGF-Beta and Sensory Regulation of Germline Development in Caenorhabditis elegans
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Holger Knaut, PhD
Research project: “Molecular Regulation of Trigeminal Sensory Ganglia Development”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Ruth Lehmann, PhD
Research project: “Germ Cell Migration in Drosophila”
Sponsoring agency: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Dan Rudolf Littman, MD, PhD
Research project: “A Network Model of the Gut Host–Microbe Ecosystem in Inflammatory Bowel Disease”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Jeremy F. Nance, PhD
Research project: “In Vivo Mechanisms of Epithelial Cell Polarization and Junction Formation”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Research project: “Mechanisms of Contact-Mediated Cell Polarization in the Caenorhabditis elegans Embryo”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Research project: “Peptide Autoinducers of Staphylococcal Pathogenicity”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Niels Ringstad, PhD
Research Project: “Toll-like Receptor Signaling in Sensory Neuron Differentiation and Function”
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Susan R. Schwab, PhD
Research Project: “Control of Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Distribution”
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Agnel Sfeir, PhD
Research Project: “Deciphering the Extra-telomeric Function of Rap1, a Metabolic Regulator Counteracting Obesity”
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Edward Y. Skolnik, MD, PhD
Research project: “TRIM27 Is a New Negative Regulator of CD4 T Cells and Mast Cells”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Susan L. Smith, PhD
Research project: “Mechanisms of Sister Telomere Cohesion and Resolution”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Matthias Stadtfeld, PhD
Research project: “Maintenance of Epigenetic Integrity During Nuclear Reprogramming”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

David L. Stokes, PhD
Research project: “Structural Studies of P-type ATPases”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Research project: “High-Throughput Pipeline for Electron Crystallography”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Seong-Bae Greg Suh, PhD
Research project: “Characterization of Drosophila Sodium/Glucose Transporter3 (dSGLT3), a Candidate Internal Sugar Sensor in the Brain”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Research project: “Genes and Neural Circuits Mediating Avoidance Behavior”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Research project: “Understanding the Role of the Brain CRH (Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone) System in the Detection and Consumption of Nutritional Sugar”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Jesús Torres Vázquez, PhD
Research project: “Regulation of Brain Angiogenesis by the Tumor Suppressor Reck”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Jessica E. Treisman, PhD
Research Project: “Pattern Formation in the Drosophila Eye Disc”
Sponsoring Agency: National Eye Institute

Daniel H. Turnball, PhD
Research project: “Molecular Ultrasound and MRI of Vascular Development”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Perlmutter Cancer Center

William L. Carroll, MD
Research project: “Drug Resistant Pathways in Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Ramanuj Dasgupta, PhD
Research project: “Targeted Screen for Novel Chemical Modulators of Wnt/Beta-Catenin Signaling Pathway”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Brian D. Dynlacht, PhD
Research project: “Retinoblastoma protein (pRB) and Changes in the Chromatin Landscape During Myogenic Differentiation”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Research project: “The Role of CP110 in Ciliogenesis”
Sponsoring agency: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Research project: “Targeted Screen for Novel Chemical Modulators of Wnt/Beta-Catenin Signaling Pathway”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Tomas Kirchhoff, PhD
Research project: “The Identification of Genetic Determinants of Melanoma Recurrence”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Michele Pagano, MD
Research project: “Regulation of the Cell Cycle by Cullin-RING Ubiquitin Ligases (CRL)”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Mark R. Philips, MD
Research project: “Characterization of Isoprenylcysteine Carboxyl Methyltransferase (ICMT) in Animal Models of Cancer”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Research project: “Regulation of K-Ras by a Farnesyl-Electrostatic Switch”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Department of Cell Biology

Hyung Don Ryoo, PhD
Research project: “Cellular Response to Misfolded Rhodopsins”
Sponsoring agency: National Eye Institute

Tung-Tien Sun, PhD
Research project: “Biochemistry of Urothelial Differentiation”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Elaine L. Wilson, PhD
Research project: “The Biology of Prostate Stem Cells”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Adriana Di Martino, MD
Research project: “Neuronal Correlates of Autistic Traits in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Kimberly E. Hoagwood, PhD
Research project: “Improving Family-to-Family Services in Children’s Mental Health”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Philip T. Reiss, PhD
Research project: “Statistical Methods for Mapping Human Brain Development”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Eva Petkova, PhD
Research project: “Characterizing Placebo Response”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Regina Marie Sullivan, PhD
Research project: “Maternal Influence Over Prefrontal Cortex and Transition to Independence”
Sponsoring agency: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Research project: “Sensitive Period for Neurobehavioral Development of Social Behavior”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Donald A. Wilson, PhD
Research project: “Cortical Processing”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology

John A. Carucci, MD, PhD
Research project: “Clinical Translation of Video Assisted Micrographic Surgery for Staged Cancer Removal”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Seth J. Orlow, MD, PhD
Research project: “Biogenesis of Melanosomes”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Markus Schober, PhD
Research project: “Regulation of Cancer Stem Cell Quiescence: Implications to Tumor Recurrence and Therapy Design”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Mayumi Ito Suzuki, PhD
Research project: “Induction of Digit Regeneration by Wnt Active Nail Epithelium”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Research project: “The Regulation of Melanocyte Stem Cells by Wnt Signaling”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Stephen P. Wall, MD
Research project: “Community Based Research to Improve Organ Donor Registration Among Black Men”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Research project: “Optimizing Educational Video Designs to Improve Minority Organ Donor Registration”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Department of Environmental Medicine

Max Costa, PhD
Research project: “Epigenetic Dysregulation by Oxidative Stress from Environmental Insults”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Research project: “SATB2 and Nickel Carcinogenesis”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Suresh Cuddapah, PhD
Research project: “Epigenetic Reprogramming by Nickel Through Chromatin Domain Disruption”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Wei Dai, PhD
Research project: “Mechanisms of Arsenic-Induced Chromosomal Instability and Carcinogenesis”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Gabriele Grunig, DVM, PhD
Research project: “T-Helper 2 Inflammation and Severe Muscularization of Arteries in the Lungs”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

George D. Thurston, ScD
Research project: “Long-Term Air Pollution Exposure and Mortality in the NIH-AARP Cohort”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Department of Health Informatics and Bioinformatics

Constantin Aliferis, MD, PhD
Research project: “Methods for Accurate and Efficient Discovery of Local Pathways”
Sponsoring agency: National Library of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Sripal Bangalore, MD
Research project: “The International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches–Chronic Kidney Disease (ISCHEMIA-CKD) Trial-CCC-Lead Application”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Jeffrey S. Berger, MD
Research project: “Platelet Activity and Cardiovascular Events Following Vascular Surgery”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Martin J. Blaser, MD
Research project: “Disappearing Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Epidemic Obesity”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Jill P. Buyon, MD
Research project: “Preventive Approach to Congenital Heart Block with Hydroxychloroquine (PATCH)”
Sponsoring agency: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Bruce N. Cronstein, MD
Research project: “Purinergic Stimulation of Bone Regeneration”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Mario Delmar, MD, PhD
Research project: “A Gap Junction-Independent Role for Connexin43 in Cardiac Electrophysiology”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Joel D. Ernst, MD
Research project: “Epitope-Specific T-Cell Activation to Complement Tuberculosis Immunity and Vaccine Efficacy”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Research project: “Cellular and Bacterial Dynamics in Tuberculosis”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Research project: “Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigen Diversity”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Research project: “Mycobacterium tuberculosis Evasion of CD4+ T Cells In Vivo”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Edward A. Fisher, MD
Research project: “Diabetes-Mediated Effects on Myeloid Precursors and Vascular Complications”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Research project: “Molecular Regulation of Apoprotein B Degradation” Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Research project: “Molecular Regulation of Atherosclerosis Regression”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Research project: “Regulation of Liver X Receptor Alpha by Glucose and Cholesterol in Diabetes and Atherosclerosis”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Glenn I. Fishman, MD
Research project: “Purkinje Cells and Arrhythmia Mechanisms”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Research project: “Connexin43 Regulation and Cardiovascular Function”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Leslie I. Gold, PhD
Research project: “Stabilizing Nuclear p27kip1 as a Therapeutic Target for Endometrial Cancer”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Ira J. Goldberg, MD
Research project: “Extracellular Regulation of Lipoprotein Lipase Activity”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Stuart D. Katz, MD
Research project: “Augmentation of Parasympathetic Signaling with Pyridostigmine in Heart Failure”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Kathryn J. Moore, PhD
Research Project: “Micro RNA-33a/b Pathway Inhibition for Improving High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Functionality”
Sponsoring Agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Gregory E. Morley, PhD
Research project: “Intercellular Communication and Cardiac Arrhythmias”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Ravichandran Ramasamy, PhD
Research project: “Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE), Diabetes, and Myocardial Infarction”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Harmony R. Reynolds, MD
Research project: “Changes in Ischemia and Angina Over One Year Among ISCHEMIA Trial Screen Failures with No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease on Coronary CT Angiography (CIAO-ISCHEMIA)”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Ann Marie Schmidt, MD
Research project: “Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE), Macrophages, and High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Biology”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Gregg Silverman, MD
Research project: “Lupus and the Inhibitory Dual Receptor Hypothesis”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Department of Microbiology

Andrew J. Darwin, PhD
Research project: “The Phage-Shock-Protein (Psp) Response of Yersinia enterocolitica
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Katerina H. Darwin, PhD
Research project: “Characterization of Pupylation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Research project: “Virulence Regulation by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Proteasome”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute

Victoria G. Kolupaeva, PhD
Research project: “Translational Control in Cartilage Biology”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Nathaniel R. Landau, PhD
Research project: “The Role of VPR and VPX in Lentivirus Replication”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

P’ng Loke, PhD
Research project: “Regulation of Vitamin A Metabolism During Schistosoma mansoni Infection”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Elizabeth H. Nardin, PhD
Research project: “Development of a Topical Malaria Vaccine” Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Ana Maria Rodriguez, PhD
Research project: “Beta-Catenin Signaling in Endothelial Cells During Cerebral Malaria”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Robert J. Schneider, PhD
Research project: “Translational Regulation of the Breast Cancer Stem Cell by EIF4G1”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Victor J. Torres, PhD
Research project: “Mechanistic Studies of the Mode of Action of the Staphylococcus aureus Leukocidin A/B Cytotoxin”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Jeffrey N. Weiser, MD
Research project: “Mechanisms of Pneumococcal Persistence During Carriage”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Department of Neurology

James E. Galvin, MD
Research project: “Multicultural Community Dementia Screening”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Aging

Thomas M. Wisniewski, MD
Research project: “Therapeutic Targeting of Abnormal Conformation in Neurodegenerative Disease”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Neuroscience Institute

György Buzsáki, MD, PhD
Research project: “Hippocampal Interneuronal Network”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Jeremy S. Dasen, PhD
Research project: “Brain Rhythms-Assisted Memory Enhancement”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Gordon J. Fishell, PhD
Research project: “FOXG1 in the Development of Cerebral Cortex and the Adult Neural Niche”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Research project: “The Development and Integration of Early Born SST-Expressing”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Research project: “Regional and Genetic Diversity of Cortical Interneurons”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Esther P. Gardner, PhD
Research project: “Neural Mechanisms of Cutaneous Spatial Integration”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Michael M. Halassa, MD, PhD
Research project: “The Cognitive Searchlight: Thalamic Reticular Nucleus (TRN) Circuit Dissection in Health and Disease”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Eric J. Lang, MD, PhD
Research project: “Synaptic Regulation of Deep Cerebellar Nuclear Activity”
Sponsoring agency: National Science Foundation

Dayu Lin, PhD
Research project: “Deconstruction of a Neural Circuit for Aggression”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Jack Rosenbluth, MD
Research project: “Pathology of Dysmyelination and Demyelination”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Bernardo Rudy, MD, PhD
Research project: “Expression and Function of K+ Channel Genes in Brain”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Research project: “Molecular Components of A-type K+ Channels”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

James L. Salzer, MD, PhD
Research project: “Mechanisms of Node of Ranvier Assembly”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Research project: “Regulation of Schwann Cell Ensheathment and Myelination by Type III Neuregulin 1”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Einar M. Sigurdsson, PhD
Research project: “Clearance and In Vivo Detection of Tau Pathology”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Aging

Research project: “Epitope-Specific Targeting of Tau Aggregates”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Richard Tsien, PhD
Research project: “Calcium Channels, Calmodulin and Nuclear CREB Signaling”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Research project: “Neuronal Adaptation and Plasticity After Chronic Disuse”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Research project: “Neuronal Functions of Multiple Types of Calcium Channels”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Research project: “Optical Tools to Dissect Synaptic Changes Underlying Epilepsy”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Department of Neurosurgery

Mitchell Chesler, MD, PhD
Research project: “Dynamics of pH Regulation in the Brain”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Margaret E. Rice, PhD
Research project: “Diet, Insulin, Dopamine, and Reward”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Research project: “Dopamine Release Regulation by Co-released Glutamate and Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Department of Ophthalmology

R. Theodore Smith, MD, PhD
Research project: “Fundus Autofluorescence in Age-Related Macular Degeneration”
Sponsoring agency: National Eye Institute

Research project: “Hyperspectral Imaging of the Normal and Age-Related Macular Degeneration Fundus”
Sponsoring agency: National Eye Institute

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Thorsten Kirsch, PhD
Research project: “Annexins and Osteoarthritis”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Chuanju Liu, PhD
Research project: “The Immunological Mechanism of Proteins of Progranulins’ (PGRNs) Anti-inflammatory Effect”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Department of Otolaryngology

Ryan C. Branski, PhD
Research project: “Optimal RNA-Based Therapeutics for Vocal Fold Injury and Fibrosis”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

David M. Landsberger, PhD
Research project: “Reduction in Spread of Excitation as Predictor of Multichannel Spectral Resolution”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Michael A. Long, PhD
Research project: “Synaptic and Circuit Mechanisms of Learned Vocal Production”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Mario A. Svirsky, PhD
Research project: “Adaptation to Frequency Mismatch in Cochlear Implant Users”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Research project: “Clinical Management of Cochlear Implant Patients with Contralateral Hearing Aids”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Department of Pathology

Iannis Aifantis, PhD
Research project: “Genetic Dissection of Acute Myeloid Leukemia”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Research project: “Long Noncoding RNAs in Hematopoiesis and Blood Malignancy”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Research project: “Mechanisms of T cell Leukemia Induction and Maintenance”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Research project: “The Role of the SCF/FBW7 Ubiquitin Ligase Complex in Hematopoiesis and Leukemia”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Stefan Feske, MD
Research project: “Calcium Release-Activated Calcium (CRAC) Channel Deficiency in Immunity to Infection”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Miroslaw K. Gorny, MD, PhD
Research project: “Production of Cross-Neutralizing HIV-1 Antibodies from Single B Cells”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Eva Hernando-Monge, PhD
Research project: “Prognostic and Functional Role of MicroRNAs in Melanoma Brain Metastasis”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Research project: “Regulation and Role of microRNA-183-96-182 in Melanocyte Differentiation and Melanoma”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Sergei B. Koralov, PhD
Research project: “Microbial Triggers and Molecular Mechanisms of Th17 Mediated Airway Inflammation”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Boris Reizis, PhD
Research project: “Molecular Control of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Development and Function”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Research project: “Dissecting the Aging of Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Genetic Tracing In Vivo”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Aging

Jane Skok, PhD
Research project: “Enhancer Driven Gene Regulation During Lymphocyte Development”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Research project: “Role of Nuclear Organization in Protecting Genome Stability During Recombination”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Department of Pediatrics

William A. Coetzee, PhD
Research project: “Adenosine Triphosphate-Regulated Potassium (KATP) Channel Trafficking and Cardioprotection”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Leonardo Trasande, MD
Research project: “Environmental Oxidant Stressors in Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Research project: “Phthalates, Bisphenol A (BPA), Trajectories of In and Ex Utero Growth and Cardiometabolic Risks”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Department of Population Health

Ronald Scott Braithwaite, MD
Research project: “Implementation Science to Optimize HIV Prevention in East Africa PEPFAR programs”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Yu Chen, MD, PhD
Research project: “Genetic Susceptibility to Cardiovascular Effects of Arsenic Exposure”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH
Research project: “Impact of the Food Environment on Child Body Mass Index”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Richard B. Hayes, DDS, PhD, MPH
Research project: “The Oral Microbiome and Upper Aerodigestive Squamous Cell Cancer”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Heather T. Gold, PhD
Research project: “Treatment and Outcomes in Diabetic Breast Cancer Patients”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, MD
Research project: “Biomarkers and Breast Cancer Risk Prediction in Younger Women”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Department of Psychiatry

Kenneth D. Carr, PhD
Research project: “Central Nervous System (CNS) Mechanisms that Modulate Reward”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Antonio J. Convit, MD
Research project: “Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Brain in Adolescence”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Thomas F. Franke, PhD
Research project: “Akt Signaling at the Crossroads of Depression and Addiction”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Lidia Glodzik, MD, PhD
Research project: “Blood Pressure, Cerebral Perfusion, and Cognitive Outcome in Hypertension”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Mony J. de Leon, EdD
Research project: “Biomarkers in Early Alzheimer's Disease”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Aging

Lisa Mosconi, PhD
Research project: “Maternal History of Alzheimer’s Predisposes Children to Amyloid Beta-Related Hypometabolism”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Aging

Ipe Ninan, PhD
Research project: “Mechanisms of Developmental Regulation of Affective Behaviors”
Sponsoring agency: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Maarten Reith, PhD
Research project: “Biogenic Amine Transporters: Mechanisms of Ligand Interaction”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Department of Radiology

Leon Axel, MD, PhD
Research project: “MRI Assessment of Patient Suitability for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)”
Sponsoring agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Kai Tobias Block, PhD
Research project: “Comprehensive Motion-Robust Pediatric MR Imaging Using Radial Acquisitions”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Fernando Boada, PhD
Research project: “Brain Ion Homeostasis, Lithium, and Bipolar Disorder”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Gregory Chang, MD
Research project: “MRI of Proximal Femur Microarchitecture as a Biomarker of Bone Quality”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Christopher M. Collins, PhD
Research project: “Radiofrequency Technology Innovation for Advancing High Field Magnetic Resonance”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Yulin Ge, MD
Research project: “Brain Oxygen Metabolism and Hemodynamic Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Yvonne W. Lui, MD
Research project: “Quantitative MRI and Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H-MRS) in Traumatic Brain Injury”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Dmitry Novikov, PhD
Research project: “Mesoscopic Biomarkers of Neurodegeneration with Diffusion MRI”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

José Maria Raya Garcia del Olmo, PhD
Research project: “Diffusion Tensor Imaging as a Biomarker for the Early Diagnosis, Staging and Progression of Osteoarthritis”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Prodromos Parasoglou, PhD
Research project: “Multinuclear MRI Assessment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Ravinder Regatte, PhD
Research project: “Assessment of Cartilage Repair with Sodium MRI at 3 Tesla (3T)”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Daniel K. Sodickson, MD, PhD
Research project: “High-Performance High-Field Parallel MRI”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Rusk Rehabilitation

Preeti Raghavan, MD
Research project: “Strategies for Recovery of Dexterity Post Stroke”
Sponsoring agency: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology

Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
Research project: “Mechanisms of Signal Transduction by Ras Proteins”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Research project: “Positive and Negative Regulation of RTK-Ras Signaling”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Department of Surgery

George Miller, MD
Research project: “Toll-like Receptor Regulation of Pancreatic Tumorigenesis”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Institute for Systems Genetics

Jef D. Boeke, PhD
Research Project: “Retrotransposon Instability in Glioblastoma Multiforme”
Sponsoring Agency: National Cancer Institute

Department of Urology

Susan K. Logan, PhD
Research project: “Transcription Repression in Prostate Cancer”
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Xue-Ru Wu, MD
Research project: “Role of Tamm-Horsfall Protein in Urinary Tract Defense”
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases