32 Health Research Projects Approved

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The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology's board of directors has approved 32 health research projects.
First-year funding for the projects totaled $1.5 million, William A. Sibley, president of OCAST, said.
"We expect these investments in health research to leverage another $6.7 million in private and federal funding for health research in Oklahoma, Sibley said.
Paul DeAngelis at the OU Health Sciences Center was awarded $135,000 for a three-year project, "Drug Discovery with Sugar-Based Microarrays."
Jack Dillwith at Oklahoma State University was awarded $135,000 for a three-year project, "Characterization of Protein Secretion in Ticks."
Paul Whitby at the OU Health Sciences Center was awarded $134,333 for a three-year project, "Determination of Burkholderia Cepacia Virulence Factors."
Donald Wilson at the University of Oklahoma was awarded $133,086 for a three-year project, "Neurobiology of Perceptual Learning."
Aihua Xie at Oklahoma State University was awarded $135,000 for a three-year project, "FTIR Study of Receptor Activation in Signal Transduction."
Kenneth Hensley at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation was awarded $135,000 for a three-year project, "Microglial IgG Receptors in ALS."
Michael Lucroy at Oklahoma State University was awarded $134,488 for a three- year project, "Mechanisms of Laser Stimulated Wound Healing."
Doris Patneau at Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences was awarded $132,137 for a three-year project, "Allosteric Modulation of Glutarnate Receptors."
Karla Rodgers at the OU Health Sciences Center was awarded $135,000 for a three-year project, "Characterization of the V(D)J Recombinase."
Phillip Klebba at the University of Oklahoma was awarded $134,960 for a three-year project, "Role of Iron Acquisition in the Pathogenesis of Listeria."
Rae Matsumoto at the OU Health Sciences Center was awarded $135,000 for a three-year project, "Drug Development for Methamphetamine."
Ann Louise Olson at the OU Health Sciences Center was awarded $135,000 for a three-year project, "Role of Microtubules in GLUT4 Translocation."
James Scott at the OU Health Sciences Center was awarded $133,379 for a three-year project, "Cognitive & Behavioral Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation."
Brenda Smith at Oklahoma State University was awarded $135,000 for a three-year project, "Bone Loss Reversal with Prune in Rat Osteoporosis Model."
Allan Wiechmann at the OU Health Sciences Center was awarded $135,000 for a three-year project, "Influence of Melatonin on Retinal Circadian Physiology. …