Following is a list of some of the medical research grants
awarded to scientists in the area.
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
The scientist * Garland Marshall, Ph.D., professor of
biochemistry and molecular biophysics and of biomedical engineering,
collaborating with Lee Ratner, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine
and of molecular microbiology and Jay Ponder, Ph.D., associate
professor of chemistry.
The grant * $1.4 million from the National Institute of General
The study * Discovery of new therapeutics for drug-free remission
The scientist * Melissa Swiecki, Ph.D., research instructor of
pathology and immunology.
The grant * $426,090 from the National Institutes of Health.
The study * Looking to better understand the nature and function
of cell types involved in promoting or curbing Type 1 diabetes
pathogenesis. It is hoped this can lead to better treatment and
therapeutic strategies that may ease financial burden and improve
quality of life. Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic
diseases in children and young adolescents.
The scientist * Marco Colonna, M.D., professor of pathology and
immunology and of medicine.
The grant * $418,000 from the National Institutes of Health.
The study * Looking at the role of Il-34 in the biology of
Langerhans cells. IL-34 is a protein produced by cells of the
epidermis that sustains the survival of Langerhans cells. Langerhans
cells are sentinel cells of the skin that initiate immune responses
to UV light, allergens and infectious agents.
The scientist * Kristen Kroll, Ph.D., associate professor,
Department of Developmental Biology.
The grant * $417,518 from the March of Dimes.
The study * Looking at a common birth defect of the nervous
system called neural tube defects and trying to understand what
commonly goes wrong at the molecular level which may enable earlier
The scientist * Clarissa S. Craft, Ph.D., research assistant
professor of cell biology and physiology.
The grant * $400,200 from the American Diabetes Association.
The study * Looking at how the extracellular matrix (a milieu of
molecules that organizes individual cells into a function tissue)
regulates the progression of metabolic diseases like obesity and
diabetes, thereby identifying new targets for therapy.
The scientist * Bradley Freeman, M.D., professor in the Division
of General Surgery, Acute and Critical Care Surgery Section.
The grant * $393,205 from the U.S. Army Medical Research
The study * Early ICU standardized rehabilitation therapy for the
critically injured burn patient.
The scientist * Nabeel Yaseen, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor
of pathology and immunology. …