Congratulations to Dr. Jia Zhou as a Co-Investigator teamed up with Dr. Haitao Hu (Contact PI) at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, for receiving a 5-year R01 grant from the NIH/NIAID entitled, “Modulation of BRD4 to epigenetically suppress HIV”.
Congratulations to PIs: Dr. Gabrielle Rudenko (Contact PI) and Dr. Jia Zhou (MPI) (teamed up with other MPIs Drs. Eric Nestler and Alfred Robison), for receiving an R01 renewal grant from the NIH/NIDA entitled, “Small molecule modulators of ΔFosB”.
Congratulations to PI: Dr. Jia Zhou, for receiving an R01 grant subaward from the NIH/NIAID entitled, “High throughput screening assays to identify chemical probes targeting Hectd3, an E3 ubiquitin ligase implicated in multiple sclerosis”.
Congratulations to PI: Dr. Fernanda Laezza, for being awarded an IHII grant entitled, “Molecular determinants of neuroinflammation in cerebral malaria”.
Congratulations to Dr. Noelle Anastasio
, Dr. Kathryn Cunningham
, and Dr. Jia Zhou
, for being awarded two U-18 grants.
Corresponding PI : Dr. Noelle Anastasio, U-18 grant entitled, “AMPAkines for Novel Opioid Use Disorder”.
Corresponding PI: Dr. Kathryn Cunningham, U-18 grant entitled, “BRD4 Inhibition for Opioid Pharmacotherapy”.
Congratulations to PI: Dr. John Allen, for being awarded an U-18 grant entitled, “Validation of GPR52 agonists as a therapeutic approach for stimulant use disorders”.
Congratulations to PI: Dr. Fernanda Laezza for being awarded an U-18 grant entitled, “FGF13: a novel druggable target for treating substance abuse disorders".
Congratulations to PI: Dr. Fernanda Laezza for a R01 grant entitled, "Neurotrophin-dependent regulation of voltage-gated Na+ channels".
Congratulations to Dr. Fernanda Laezza and Dr. Thomas Green for receiving a R01 grant (Multiple PI: Laezza corresponding) entitled, “Neurotoxicology of deltamethrin in the developing brain”.
Congratulations to PI: Dr. Kathryn Cunningham for being awarded an UG3/UH3 grant, entitled "Targeting the Ghrelin System for Novel Opioid Use Disorder Therapeutics".
Congratulations to PI: Dr. Casey Wright, and CO-PI: Dr. N. Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez for being awarded a grant from The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), entitled "Targeting ARNT and RBFOX2 alternative splicing as a novel treatment modality in lymphiod maliginancies".
Congratulations to the Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health on receiving a P30 award. GC-CPEH Co Directors: Dr. Cornelis Elferink (The
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston); Dr. Elaine Symanski (The
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston); Dr. Cheryl
Walker (Baylor College of Medicine)
Congratulations to PI: Dr. John Allen and Co-I: Dr. Kathryn Cunningham for being awarded an NIH NIDA R21 Grant, “Kinetics of ligand binding in dopamine D1 receptor biased signaling”.
Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Green and Dr. Fernanda Laezza for receiving an R03 award (Multiple PI: Green corresponding) entitled, “Gpr12: a novel factor for addiction and mental health”.
Dr. Green and Dr. Laezza also received an NIH/NIDA R01 award (Multiple PI: Green corresponding) entitled, “Retinoic acid signaling: a novel factor for addiction-related behavior”
Congratulations to Dr. Gabrielle Rudenko, whose student, Hubert Lee, was selected for the Predoctoral Jeane B. Kempner Award for 2019-2020.
Congratulations to Dr. Fernanda Laezza, whose student, Paul Wadsworth, was selected for a PhRMA Foundation grant for his project entitled "Targeting protein:protein interactions at the Nav channel complex for pharmacologic development".