Faculty Research Development Awards

2015-2016 Awards: 

Recipient 

Institution 

Mentor 

Project Title   Award 
Dr. Albert Magro
 
Fairmont State University Dr. Gary Rankin, Marshall Degradation of complement components by MMPs in apoptotic glioblastoma cells $30,000
Dr. Natalia Omelchenko
 
West Liberty University Dr. Donald Primerano, Marshall Effect of nicotine on neural tube development $13,684
Dr. Deanna Schmitt
 
West Liberty University Dr. Heath Damron, WVU The mechanism of action of resazurin, a novel antibiotic $30,000
Dr. Rebecca Linger
 
University of Charleston Dr. Michael Miller, WVU Protein expression and enzymatic analysis of Burkholderia cenocepacia LlpE $15,000
Dr. Melanie Sal
 
WV Wesleyan College Dr. Nyles Charon, WVU Effect of alternative media formulations on growth of Borrelia burgdorferi $30,000
         

 

2014-2015 Awards: 

Recipient 

Institution 

Mentor 

Project Title   Award 
Dr. Jennifer Franko
 
Bethany College Dr. Rosana Shafer, WVU Mechanism of triclosan-mediated allergic sensitization $30,000
Dr. Luke Huggins
 
WV Wesleyan College Dr. Vagner Benedito, WVU Isolation of antibacterial and cytotoxic compounds from Tyrol knapweed $30,000
Dr. Albert Magro
 
Fairmont State University Dr. Gary Rankin, Marshall Processing of ADAM 10 and 12 by furin in apoptotic glioblastoma cells $30,000
Dr. James Walters Bluefield State College Dr. Nalini Santanam, Marshall Determining the regulation of cholesterol absorption in vertebrate intestine $30,000

 

2012 Awards:
Recipient Institution Project Title Award
Dr. Albert Magro Fairmont State University Changes in Cell Surface ADAMs in Apoptotic LN18 Cells $27,000
Dr. Gagan Kaushal University of Charleston Formulation and Evaluation of Nasal Mucoadhesive D-Cycloserine Gels for Brain Delivery $25,000
Dr. Rebecca Linger University of Charleston Expression and Functional Studies of Burkholderia cenocepacia LlpE $12,500
Dr. Robert Kreisberg West Liberty State University Molecular Actions of Atorvastatin on Progression of Atheromatous Plaque $30,000
Dr. Luke Huggins /
Dr. Timothy Troyer
WV Wesleyan College Plant Cell Culture System for Isolation of Antibacterial Compounds from Mangrove $30,000
Dr. Melanie Sal WV Wesleyan College Characterization of Shape Determining Genes in Borrelia burgdorferi $30,000
Dr. Robert Shurina Wheeling Jesuit University Can AFAP110 Expression Serve as a Prognostic Indicator for Prostate Cancer? $30,000


2011 Awards:

Recipient Institution Project Title Award
Dr. Gagan Kaushal University of Charleston D-cycloserine transdermal gel formulation development based on an enhanced treatment. $13,200
Dr. Seung-yun Kim Shepherd University Petri Nets-based modeling of human systems: towards drug trial modeling and simulation. $20,000
Dr. Rebecca Linger University of Charleston Investigating the allosteric signaling in guanosine monophosphate synthetase. $10,000
Dr. Haito Luo Alderson-Broaddus College Chaetoglobosin K and angioprevention in ovarian cancer cells. $40,000


2010 Awards:

Recipient Institution Project Title Award
Dr. Haito Luo Alderson-Broaddus College Kaempferol inhibits angiogenesis in prostate cancer cells. $50,000
Dr. Seung-yun Kim Shepherd University Modeling, verification, and simulation of molecular biology system processes – Petri Nets. $24,695
Dr. Gagan Kaushal University of Charleston D-cycloserine transdermal gel formulation development. $48,000
Dr. Rebecca Linger University of Charleston Investigating the allosteric signaling in guanosine monophosphate synthetase. $20,000
Dr. Kenneth Cushman West Liberty State University Regulation of human endothelial genes by USF1. $48,000
Dr. Melanie Sal WV Wesleyan College Allelic exchange mutagenesis in Borrelia burgdorferi. $30,386
Dr. Luke Huggins WV Wesleyan College Isolation and characterization of potential lead antibacterial and cytotoxic compounds from the red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle. $42,500


2009 Awards:

Recipient Institution Project Title Award
Dr. Daniel Philips Bethany College Synthesis and characterization of C8-substituted guanine modified DNA oligonucleotides to study B form to Z form transitions in DNA secondary structure. $13,750
Dr. Darrell Crick Concord University Isolation of natural products with potential cytotoxic activity. $27,500
Dr. Timothy Troyer WV Wesleyan College Isolation of biologically active substances from Centaurea cyanus. $50,000
Dr. Luke Huggins WV Wesleyan College Isolation of potential lead compounds from nontraditional sources. $50,000
Dr. Michelle Herdman University of Charleston Investigation of interactions between lycopene and docetaxel in prostate cancer. $13,200
Dr. Shawn Jones University of Charleston Characterization of prostate cancer cell lines for DNA repair enzyme genotype. $12,750
Dr. Dean Reardon University of Charleston Inhibition of metastasis via somatostatin signaling in breast cancer cell lines. $15,000
Dr. Rebecca Linger University of Charleston Expression and functional studies of Burkholderia cencepacia LlpE. $10,000
Dr. Aladin Siddig University of Charleston In vitro evaluation of antisense NF-kB microspheres during inflammation. $14,000
Dr. Gagan Kaushal University of Charleston Neuroendocrine changes during D-cycloserine enhanced treatment for acrophobia. $14,052
Dr. Haitao Luo University of Charleston Kaempferol induces apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells. $26,593
Dr. Melanie Sal WV Wesleyan College Allelic exchange mutagenesis of motility genes in Borrelia burgdorferi. $28.845
Dr. Gerald Hankins WV State University Steroid hormone-responsive gene expression in melanoma cells. $16,056


2008 Awards:

Recipient Institution Project Title Award
Dr. Tesfaye Belay Bluefield State College Immune response analysis of a stress mouse model during Chlamydia infection. $15,000
Dr. David Chambers Concord University Recombinant production and biochemical characterization of D. melanogaster and C. elegans ERM/merlin proteins. $10,000
Dr. Darrell Crick Concord University Bioactivity of compounds from Appalachian Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae and Solanaceae. $15,000
Dr. Luke Huggins WV Wesleyan College C. Elegans as a model system for determining drug action. $5,000
Dr. Nina Koldzic-Zivanovic University of Charleston Estroen regulation of serotonin transporter and serotonin autoreceptors in vitro. $10,000
Dr. Rebecca Meyers University of Charleston Expression and functional studies of Burkholderia cenocepacia LlpE. $10,000
Dr. Daniel Phillips Bethany College Synthesis and characterization of C8-substituted guanine modified DNA oligonucleotides. $5,000
Dr. Dean Reardon University of Charleston Inhibition of metastasis via somatostatin signaling in breast cancer cell lines. $10,000

 

2007 Awards:

Recipient Institution Project Title Award
Dr. Tesfaye Belay Bluefield State College Effect of stress on gene expression of cytokines during Chlamydia infection. $25,000
Dr. Nathaniel Chambers Concord University Cloning and recombinant production of D. melanogaster and C. elegans ERM/merlin. $9,500
Dr. Darrell Crick Concord University Isolation and evaluation of bioactive compounds from Euphorbia & Euonymus species. $15,000
Dr. Rebecca Myers University of Charleston Expression and functional studies of Burkholderia cenocepacia LlpE. $10,000

 

2006 Awards:

Recipient Institution Project Title Award
Dr. Tesfaye Belay Bluefield State College Early Expression Profiles of Cytokines and Chemokines During Chlamydia Infection $22,850
Dr. Darrell Crick Concord University Bioactivity Screening of Euphoria maculate, E. corollata & Euonymous Americanus $10,000
Dr. Robert Warburton Shepherd University Proteomics of Murine H-2Kb Mutant Antigenic Peptides $30,000

 

2004 Awards: 

Recipient Institution Project Title Award
Dr. Yi Charlie Chen Alderson-Broaddus College Role of P13K, AKT and ERK in ROS-Induced Cancer Cells $30,000
Dr. Robert Warburton Shepherd College Proteomics of Murine H-2kb Mutant Antigenic Peptides $30,000
Dr. Ben Whitlock West Virginia Wesleyan College Modulation of Survival Pathways in a Neutrophil-Like Cell Line $10,000

 

2003 Awards: 

Recipient Institution Project Title Award
Dr. Jarrett Aguilar West Liberty State College Dapson Activation of DYP2C9:  A Molecular Modeling Study $26,957
Dr. Yi Charlie Chen Alderson-Broaddus College Mechanism of HIF-1 and VEGF Inhibition by Drugs $30,000
Dr. Mark Flood Fairmont State College Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease Genes $30,000
Dr. Robert Kreisberg West Liberty State College Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease Genes $27,600
Dr. Huey Miin Lee Salem International University Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease Genes $30,000
Dr. Ethel Gordon Bluefield State College Therapeutic Interventions to Accelerate Would Healing in Diabetic Mice $30,000
Dr. Patrick Lai Salem International university Do Carriers Impact CTL Priming and/or Epitope Recognition? $30,000
Dr. Albert Magro Fairmont State College Gene Expression in Apoptic MCF-7 and C-2610 Cells $30,000
Dr. Robert Shurina Wheeling Jesuit University Can an AFAP Fusion Protein Stimulate Angiogenesis? $30,000
Dr. Robert Warburton Shepherd College Proteomics of H-2kb bm19 Antigenic Peptides $30,000

 

2002 Awards:

Recipient Institution Project Title Award
Dr. Patrick Lai Salem International University Mapping of p10x Sequences Important to Borna Disease $30,000
Dr. Albert Magro Fairmont State College Lipoxygenase and Apotosis in Breast Cancer Cells $30,000
Dr. Raj Narayanan Salem International University Peptide Synthetase Genes in Periodontal Disease $30,000
Dr. Robert Harris West Virginia State College Effects of Homocysteine on Rat Aortic Muscle $30,000
Dr. Mark Flood Fairmont State College Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease Genes $30,000
Dr. Robert Kreisberg West Liberty State College Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease Genes $30,000
Dr. Huey Miin Lee Salem International University Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease Genes $8,000
Dr. Roger Seeber, Jr. West Liberty State College Extraction of Hypericin and Hyperforin from Various St. John's Wort Sources $7,420