Recent Funding Awards

May 10, 2012 - Department of Pathology

Aaron Neumann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Pathology received a 2012 Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) grant. The goal of this project, entitled “Flow Cytometric Screening in Fungal Biofilms,” is to develop methodology to screen for drugs effective against the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans grown in the clinically relevant biofilm format. A bead-based biofilm model suitable for high throughput flow cytometric screening and a scalable assay for biofilm permeability will be developed and used to screen compounds that increase biofilm permeability and improve antimycotic drug access to biofilms.

Diane Lidke, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Pathology, received an NIH RO1 grant, titled "Single Molecule Imaging to Quantify FcεRI Signaling Dynamics". This 5 year, $1.4 million award from NIGMS integrates multiple imaging modalities, both novel and established, to capture and quantify the sequence, lifetime and subcellular localization of protein interactions that govern signal initiation.