Grant Program Awards

Pilot Grant Recipients

"Development of a Real-Time Indicator of Apoptosis in Zebrafish"
Gerald B. Downes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biology (UMass Amherst), Jeanne Hardy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chemistry (UMass Amherst)

"Effect of a Resuscitation Drug Cocktail on Mitochondrial Function and Apoptosis after Global Ischemia/Reperfusion Insult in Porcine Ventricular Fribrillation Cardiac Arrest"
Timothy Mader, M.D., Emergency Medicine (Baystate), Surinder Yadav, M.D., Associate Medical Director Healthcare Quality (Baystate), Nagendra Yadava, Ph.D., Scientist (PVLSI) Adjunct Research Professor (UMass Amherst)

"Studying Strain-induced Apoptosis of Myoblasts with Active Hydrogel Substrates"
Ryan Hayward, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering (UMass Amherst) and Priscilla Clarkson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Kinesiology (UMass Amherst)

"Inhibition of Lung Carcinogenesis by 5HTMF through Pro-apoptosis and Anti-angiogenesis"
Rong Shao, PhD., Scientist (PVLSI), Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UMass Amherst) and Hang Xiao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Food Science (UMass Amherst)

"Use of Redox-Sensitive Micellar Nanoparticles for Targeted Chemotherapy Release"
S. Thayumanavan, Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry (UMass Amherst) and Richard Arenas, M.D. , Chief, Surgical Oncology (Baystate) Adjunct Professor, Biology (UMass) and Sallie Smith Schneider, Ph.D., Director of CEAR, Scientist (PVLSI) Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UMass Amherst)

"IP3Rs, calcium, and thymocyte apoptosis"
Barbara Osborne, Ph.D., Professor and Rafael Fissore, D.V.M., Ph.D., Associate Professor both in Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UMass Amherst)

"Targeted apoptotic treatment of breast tumors using inductive magnetic heating of iron oxide nanoparticles"
Vincent Rotello, Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry (UMass Amherst), and D. Joseph Jerry, Ph.D., Science Director, Director, Center for Breast Cancer Research, (PVLSI) Professor, Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UMass Amherst)

"From Genomics to Human Health: a Novel Framework for Identifying Condition Dependent Models of Apoptosis"
D. Joseph Jerry, Ph.D., Science Director, Director, Center for Breast Cancer Research (PVLSI), Professor, Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UMass Amherst) , and Jeffrey Blanchard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Microbiology (UMass Amherst)

"A C. elegans Model for Human Inclusion Body Myositis"
Daniel Chase, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (UMass Amherst) and Lawrence M. Schwartz, Ph.D., Scientist (PVLSI); Professor, Biology (UMass Amherst),

"Material Directed Apoptosis of Breast Cancer Cells: A Pilot Study"
Maria Santore, Ph.D., Professor, Polymer Science (UMass Amherst) and Kathleen Arcaro, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UMass Amherst)

 

Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow Grant Recipients

"Anticancer Drug Transport and Apoptosis-inducing Dynamics in Tumor Microenvironment Gradient Mimicking Microfludic Device"
Neil Forbes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering (UMass Amherst), and Richard Arenas, M.D., Chief, Surgical Oncology (Baystate) Adjunct Professor, Biology (UMass)

"Building and Apoptosis Reporting Mouse"
Jeanne Hardy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chemistry (UMass Amherst), and Kimberly Tremblay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UMass Amherst)

"Novel Polymers for Transfection of Myoblasts and Myotubes: Development of New Tools for Treatment of Muscular Dystrophy"
Todd Emrick, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director Biomaterials, Polymer Science and Engineering (UMass Amherst), and Priscilla Clarkson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Kinesiology (UMass Amherst)

"Enhanced Oxygenation of Pancreatic Islets to Improve Transplantation Success"
Alan Schneyer, Ph.D. Distinguished Scientist (PVLSI), Adjunct Research Professor, Biology (UMass Amherst) and Susan C. Roberts, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Director of the Institute for Cellular Engineering (UMass Amherst)