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CTBR Members Awarded over $2 million in External Grants

Funding agencies continue to recognize CTBR members’ cutting-edge research. Recently, our members received a total of $2,022,797 in external grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to name a few. The full list of recent awardees and projects is below. Congratulations to all of our members!

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
DIANA BRATU
CAREER: Characterization of Translation Silencing Complexes during Oskar mRNA Transport & Localization
National Science Foundation - $209,737

DERRICK BRAZILL
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Training at Hunter
PHS/NIH/National Institute of General Medical
Sciences - $169,859

CHEMISTRY
LYNN FRANCESCONI & MELISSA DERI
Zironium-89: Radiochemistry & Ligand Design toward Improved Pet Applications
PHS/NIH/National Cancer Institute - $28,584

DIXIE GOSS
Control of CAP-Independent Translation by a Viral 3' UTR
Iowa State University/ NIH - $58,170

Functional Role of BYDV 3' RNA Translation Enhancer Element
National Science Foundation - $157,999

BRIAN ZEGLIS
Pretargeted Radioimmunotherapy based on Bioorthogonal Click Chemistry
PHS/NIH/ National Cancer Institute - $248,999

COMPUTER SCIENCE
LEI XIE
Drug Discovery by Integrating Chemical Genomics & Structural Systems Biology
PHS/NIH/National Library of Medicine - $286,999

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
STEVEN GREENBAUM
Solid State NMR Studies of Materials for Electrochemical & Thin Film Capacitators
DOD/Office of Naval Research - $83,054

Liquid & Solid State NMR Characterization of Lithium Battery Materials
DOD/U.S. Army - $29,875

Solid State NMR Characterization of Solid Polymer Electrolytes
Ionic Materials, Inc. - $9,315

PSYCHOLOGY
TRACY DENNIS
Frontiers of Innovation Program: Stress Reduction Effects of a Mobile App in Low-Income Youth
Harvard University - $25,000

JEFFREY PARSONS
Multicomponent Intervention to Reduce Sexual Risk and Substance Abuse
PHS/NIH/National Institute of Drug Abuse - $586,841

REGINA MIRANDA, Psychology & ARIELLA SOFFER, Student Services
Hunter College Suicide Prevention Program
PHS/SAMHSA/Center for Mental Health Services - $98,365

SCHOOL OF URBAN PUBLIC HEALTH
NICHOLAS FREUDENBERG
Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Outcomes for Dr. Scott Sherman
New York University/NIH - $30,000