March 2009

Tuesday March 17, 2009

William C. Sessa, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology, is a recipient of a MERIT Award for $2,389,655 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

The NHLBI has awarded a Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) award to William C. Sessa, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology. This mechanism is designed to provide long-term, stable support to investigators who are considered outstanding, highly productive researchers. The initial five-year grant totaling $2,389,655 is titled “Endothelial NOS by protein to protein interactions” and begins on March 17, 2009 and may be extended for an additional five years.

Friday March 13, 2009

Dianqing (Dan) Wu, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology, receives a five-year grant for $1,655,809 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $1,655,809 research grant to Dan Wu, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology. The research project titled “Wnt signaling”’ will begin on April 1, 2009, for a period of five years.

Wednesday March 11, 2009

Barbara E. Ehrlich, PhD., Professor, Department of Pharmacology receives a four-year $1,729,897 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Barbara E. Ehrlich, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Nathanson, M.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine – Digestive Diseases, has been awarded a four-year research grant titled, “Regulation of cholangiocytes by InsP3 receptor isoforms” by the NIDDK. The grant totaling $1,729,897 is scheduled to begin May 1, 2009.