Bridge Grants



Michael Lan. "Discovering Adenosine Kinase Inhibitor Targets in Human Neuroblastoma"



Chu Chen. "Endocannabinoid Metabolism and Synaptic Function"

June Liu. “Psychological Stress Reduces Endocannabinoid tone: Mechanisms and Possible Treatments"

Scott Edwards. "Central Neuropharmacological Mechanisms of Pain and Alcohol Dependence"

Minghao Jin. "RPE Apical Proteins that Regulate the Visual Cycle"



Francesca Peruzzi. "Role of DYRKIA/SG3S Axis in HIV-Tat Mediated Neurotoxicity"

Jason Middleton. "Cellular and Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Top-Down Frontal Cortex Modulation of the Auditory Cortex"

Ashok Aiyar. "Consequences of Vaginal Microbiota on IFNy-mediated Clearance of Chlamydia"

Judd Shellito. "Host Defense Against HIV Related Pulmonary Infections"



Donna Neumann. “CTCF-mediated HSV-1 gene expression during latency and reactivation.”

Ben Kelly. “Investigating the virulence-associated function of a molecular scaffold protein in Leishmania

Jeffrey Erickson. "Activity-regulated, Ca2+-dependent neuronal glutamine transport"

Li Shen. "Molecular elucidation of Chlamydia trachomatis development and virulence program"

Chunlai Wu. "The role of Mask/ANKHD1 in mitochondrial quality control and Parkinson's disease"



Andrew Hollenbach. "Mechanism of regulation for the oncogenic PAX3-FOXO1 in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma"

Matthew Whim. "Control of ketogenesis by epinephrine secretion from the adrenal medulla"

Houhui Xia. "Molecular studies of inhibitor-2 in its positive regulation of protein phosphatase-1"



Eric Lazartigues. "ACE2 internalization and degradation contributes to the development and maintenance of neurogenic hypertension"

Xiao Ching Li. "Roles of miRNA in regulating FOXP2 expression and vocal learning in zebra finches"


New Projects



Suresh Alahari. "Preparation of CRISPR-Cas9 Conditional Nischarin Knockout Mice to Study the Role of Nischarin in Breast Cancer"



Zhiqiang Qin. “Role of HERV-K Transactivation in the Pathogenesis and Tumorigenesis of an Oncogenic Herpesvirus”

Sonia Gasparini. "Differential frequency selectivity of proximal and distal dendrites in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons"



Zhiqiang Qin. "Targeting of amino acid transporter xCT for the treatment of HIV-associated lymphoma"


Clinical Research Grants



Brian Barkemayer, and Sunyoung Kim. “Molecular Diagnostic Tools for Necrotizing Enterocolitis”



Raegan Gupta, and Christopher Taylor. "The NICU Microbiome and Gastrointestinal Bacterial Colonization in the Hospitalized Premature Infant: Effect of Antibiotics" 

Danielle Gottlieb Sen. "The CHILDHeart Registry: Building an Understanding of Congenital Heart Disease in Louisiana"



Irene Stafford, Stacey Holman, Joseph Hagan and Chris McGowan. "Mycoplasma genitalium Infection and Inflammation-Associated Perinatal and Neonatal Morbidity"



Hugo St. Hilaire, Charles Dupin, Frank Lau, Oren Tessler, Radbeh Torabi, Cruz Velasco-Gonzalez, Peter Krause, Olivia Lee, Ahmed Ibrahim, and Angela (Yu-Wen) Chiu  "Limb Salvage through Tissue Engineering: A Novel Treatment Modality using Decellularized Human Amniotic Chorionic Membrane"