Research Update

See our research updates below from the Medical Education and Biomedical Sciences Departments within the College of Medicine.

Current College of Medicine Research:

HIV Vaccine Trials Laboratory Services Project (Year 3)

PI: Dr. Alexander Cole; Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; June 1, 2012; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; $725,573 Read More...

Microphysiological Systems and Low-Cost Microfluidic Platform With Analytics

PI: Dr. James Joseph Hickman, NanoScience Technology Center; Co-pi: Dr. Stephen Lambert, College of Medicine;  $490,236; July 24, 2012; Cornell University Read More...

A Novel Mechanism for Toxin Export From the Endoplasmic Reticulum to the Cytosol

PI: Dr. Kenneth Teter, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; Co-pi: Dr. Suren A. Tatulian, College of Sciences; $351,959; Start date: September 24, 2012; National Institutes of Health Read More...

Targeting Cytotoxic peptides to Tumor Vasculature to Treat Breast Cancer

Principal investigator: Dr. Annette Khaled, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; $100,000; funding agency: Florida Breast Cancer Foundation Read More...

Development Of Novel Cancer Therapies Which Target Polyamine Metabolism

PI: Dr. Otto Phanstiel, College of Medicine; co-PI:  Dr. Deborah Altomare, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences;  $289,988.00; funding agency: US Army Medical Research and Materials Committee; start date: September 9,... Read More...

Identification Of Pathways Affected By Essential Proteins Of Unknown Function

PI: Dr. Sean Moore, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; $413,199.00; National Institutes of Health; start date: September, 9,2012 Read More...

Computational Inference of Microbial Community Structure from Environmental Shotgun Reads

PI: Dr. Xiaoman Li, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; $373,945; National Science Foundation; October 1, 2012 Read More...

Analysis and Optimization of the Palvlik Harness Treatment of Neonated with Hip Dysplasia

PI: Dr. Alain Kassab, College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)/Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Co-PIs: Dr. Faissal Moslehy, College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)/Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Dr. Eduardo... Read More...

Role of FHL-Mediated Formate Metabolism in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Persistence

PI: Dr. Thomas Zahrt, Medical College of Wisconsin; Co-PI: Dr. William Self, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; $32,445; Medical College of Wisconsin; July 1, 2012 Read More...

Optical Control Of Cellular Biomechanics

PI: Dr. Kiminobu Sugaya, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; $329,764; National Science Foundation; July 1, 2012 Read More...

Novel Antimalarials from Marine Microbial Natural products

PI: Dr. Debopam Chakrabarti, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; $228,375; National Institutes of Health; February 15, 2012 Read More...

Synthetic Crop For Direct-Drop-In Biofuel production Through Photorespiration Intermediates and Engineering Terpenoid Pathways

PI: Dr. Henry Daniell, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; $374,477; Texas A&M University; February 15, 2012 Read More...

Novel Mechanism by Which Aspirin Might Protect Against Atherosclerosis

PI: Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences; $916,594; National Institutes of Health; January 20, 2012 Read More...

Novel Antimalarials from Marine Microbial Natural products

Principal investigator: Dr. Debopam Chakrabarti, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $28,553.00 National Institutes of Health Start date: February 15, 2012 Read More...

Novel Mechanisms by Which Aspirin Might Protect Against Atherosclerosis

Principal investigator: Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $230,772.00 National Institutes of Health (grant transfer) Start date: January 20, 2012 Read More...

Novel Mechanisms by Which Aspirin Might Protect Against Atherosclerosis

Principal investigator: Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $326,947.00 and $8,869.00 National Institutes of Health Start date: January 20, 2012 Read More...

Perkin Elmer Student Intern Project

Principal investigator: Dr. Pappachan E. Kolattukudy, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $49,214.00 Perkin Elmer Start date: December 19, 2011 Read More...

UCF College of Education/College of Medicine/Create Community Health Collaborative

Principal investigator: Dr. Stella C. Sung, College of Arts & Humanities Co-PIs: Dr. Carolyn W. Hopp, College of Education; Dr. Lisa C. Barkley, College of Medicine $4,000.00 UCF Research Foundation... Read More...

Non-Pharmacological Control of Atherosclerosis

Principal investigator: Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $296,772.00 and $8,869.00 National Institutes of Health Start date:  November 1, 2011 Read More...

RF: Space, Science and Spirituality

Principal investigator: Dr. Shaun Gallagher, Institute for Simulation & Training (IST) Co-PIs: Dr. Bruce B. Janz, College of Humanities; Dr. Garrett H. Riggs, College of Medicine; Dr. Stephanie Jane Lackey, ... Read More...

Control of Dynein Transport by Cellular Factors

Principal investigator: Dr. Stephen J. King, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $387,252.00 National Institutes of Health Start date: September 3, 2011 Read More...

A New Signaling Pathway in Myocardial Ischemic Injury

Principal investigator: Dr. Alexander M Cole, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Co-PI: Dr.  Amy L Cole , Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $467,370.00 National Institutes of Health Start date: September... Read More...

Dietary Fat, Visceral Fat Depots and Aging

Dr. Michal Masternak, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $389,307.00 National Institutes of Health Start date: September 1, 2011   Read More...

Agreement for Financial Support of Graduate Student Arati Limaye

Principal investigator:  Dr. Pappachan E. Kolattukudy, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Co-PI: Dr. Annette Khaled, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $117,147.00 Orlando Health Inc. Start date: August 15, 2011 Read More...

Oral Therapy for Hemophilia A

Principal investigator: Dr. Henry Daniell, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $214,617.00 University of Florida Start date: August 1, 2011 Read More...

Structure Function & Biosynthesis of Respiratory Enzymes

Principal investigator: Dr. Victor L. Davidson, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $414,656.00  National Institutes of Health Start date:  August 1, 2011 Read More...

LIM Kinase-A potential Therapeutic Target for NF2 (Project for support for Alejandra Petrilli Guinart)

Principal investigator: Dr. Cristina M Fernandez-Valle, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $56,000.00 Children’s Tumor Foundation Start date: July 31, 2011   Read More...

Oral Immune Modulatory Therapy Using Antigens Bioencapsulated in Plant Cells

Principal investigator: Dr. Henry Daniell, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $458,202.00 National Institutes of Health Start date: July 15, 2011     Read More...

Retrocyclins: Circular Defensins active against HIV-1 (Bridge Funding)

Principal investigator: Dr. Alexander M. Cole, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $382,609.00 National Institutes of Health Start date:  July 1, 2011 Read More...

MicroRNA and androgen sensitivity of prostate cancer cells

Principal investigator: Dr. Ratna Chakrabarti, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Co-PI: Dr. Joan Jian-Jian Ren, College of Sciences $615,114.00  DOD/Army US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity Start date: July 1,... Read More...

A Multiscale Model of the Neonate Circulatory System After Hybrid Norwood Palliation

Principal investigator: Dr. Alain J. Kassab, College of Engineering and Computer Science Co-PIs: Dr. William DeCampli, College of Medicine; Dr. Eduardo A. Divo, College of Engineering and Computer Science $82,500.00... Read More...

Balance Account – Dr. Gibson

Principal investigator: Dr. Jane S. Gibson, College of Medicine $1,223.96 UCF/Balance Acct Start date: June 28,2011   Read More...

RF – BSBS Research Support

Principal investigator: Dr. Pappachan E. Kolattukudy, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $8,580.00 Various Start date: June 24, 2011 Read More...

Feasibility of Using nf2 Ex2 Mouse Schwann Cells for High-Throughput Screening of Small Molecule Libraries

Principal investigator: Dr. Cristina M Fernandez-Valle, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $12,458.00 and $15,000.00 Children’s Tumor Foundation Start date: June 1, 2011 Read More...

HIV Vaccine Trials Laboratory Services Project – Year 2

Principal investigator: Dr. Alexander M. Cole, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $732,495.00 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Start date: June 1, 2011 Read More...

Efficiency Study Protocol: Roche Study L5814

Principal investigator: Dr. Jane S. Gibson, College of Medicine $9,930.00 Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. Start date: May 27, 2011 Read More...

NLM’s Everyday Miracles Exhibit

Principal investigator: Nadine Doty Dexter, College of Medicine $2,000 National Network of Libraries of Medicine Start date: May 27,2011 Read More...

Preventing Type 1 Diabetes by oral delivery of plant-derived autoantigens

Principal investigator: Dr. Henry Daniell, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $177,513.00 Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation Start date: May 1, 2011   Read More...

Development of adoptive immunotherapy: Methods for Expansion and Activation of Immune Cells with Direct Antitumor Activi…

Principal investigator: Dr. Annette Khaled, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $5,556.00 and $16, 659.00 Florida Hospital Start date: April 1, 2011 Read More...

Serine Protease Modulation of ErbB Receptors

Principal investigator: Dr. Xinqing Chai, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Co-PI: Dr. Limei Chen, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $311,412.00 National Institutes of Health Start date: April 1, 2011 Read More...

RF: Low Cost Booster Vaccine to Improve Immunity Against all Polio Virus Serotypes

Principal investigator: Dr. Henry Daniell, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $360,195.00 and $401,107.00 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Start date: March 23, 2011 Read More...

Gilead Study GS-US-120-0104 – through Orlando Immunology Center

Principal investigator: Dr. Alexander M Cole, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Co-PI: Dr. Amy L Cole, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $41,280.00 Orlando Immunology Center Start date: March 8, 2011 Read More...

Validation of Nox1/Rac1, a novel molecular source of reactive oxygen species in the nigrostriatal pathway, as a target for Parkinson’s disease therapy

Principal investigator: Dr. Yoon-Seong Kim, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences $134,758.00 Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Start date: February 1, 2011 Read More...