Pilot and Feasibility Grant Awardees


Dr. Luksana Chaiswing, PhD. University of Kentucky: "Mitochondrial Transfer Mediates Metabolic Adaptation in Surviving Irridiated Cancer"

Dr. Christine Furdui, PhD. Wake Forest: "Feasibility and Pilot Studies to Investigate Mechanisms of Response to Therapies in HNSCC with SIRM



Dr. Harihara Baskaran, Ph.D., Case Western: "Metabolism switching during human MSC chondrogenesis"

Dr. J. D'Orazio, MD, Ph.D., University of Kentucky: "Determining the impact of MC1R signaling and the mTOR pathway on melanocyte metabolism"

Dr. Y. Sandlers, Ph.D., Cleveland State University: "Cardiac Metabolomics: Study of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Derived Cardiomyocytes (iPSc-CM) Model of Dilated Cardiomyopathys"

Dr. Lance A. Johnson, Ph.D., University of Kentucky: "APOE and the Inverse Warburg Effect"



Dr. Min Wu, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital: "Elucidating metabolic pathways associated with lung epithelial cell differentiation"

Dr. Shyam Biswal, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University: "Metabolic re-programming due to air pollution exposure"

Dr. Bin-Tao Pan, Ph.D., University of Kentucky: "SIRM analysis of induced vacuole accumulation in cancer cells"

Dr. Pankaj Seth, Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "Role of 6PGD in tumor and T cell biology"


Dr. Gerhard Hildebrandt, M.D., University of Kentucky: "Metabolomics of lung injury after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation "



Dr. Kalpana Ghoshal, Ph.D., Ohio State University: "Testing feasibility of NMR and GC/FTMS based studies to understand the metabolic role of the liver specific miRNA-122 in response to drug (Acetaminophen) toxicity"

Dr. Zhen Qi, Ph.D., Georgia Tech Research Corporation: "Elucidating metabolic reprogramming in lung cancer cells and selenite mechanisms"

Dr. Jeremy Rich, MD, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine: "Mitochondrial dynamics of brain tumor stem cells"

Dr. Sunil Sudarshan, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham: "Isoenzyme Switching and Carbohydrate Metabolism in Renal Cell Carcinoma"

Dr. Rabindra Tirouvanziam, Ph.D., Emory Children's Center: "Metabolic reprogramming of neutrophils by the cystic fibrosis airway milieu"

Dr. Susanne Wells, Ph.D., Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: "DEK reprograms metabolic networks in oral cells and epithelium"

Dr. Gary Wright, Ph.D., East Tennessee State University: "Isotopomer analysis of anaplerotic pathways induced by hypoxia in heart"

Dr. Yunfeng Zhao, Ph.D., LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport: "The Role of UCP2 in Regulating Cellular Metabolism during Skin Carcinogenesis"

Dr. Terrence Barrett, MD, UKY: " Intestinal Epithelial Cell Metabolism During Mucosal Wound Healing "


Drs. Qinjun Wang, Ph.D. and S.W. Whiteheart, Ph.D. "Energy Metabolism in Platelets During Thrombus Formation"



Dr. Chi Van Dang, MD, Ph.D., Abramson Cancer Center: "Testing the role of alternative splicing in cancer metabolism"

Dr. Mark Evers, MD, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky: "Neurotensin regulation, secretion and function in health and disease"

Dr. Qui Hoa Le Thi /Anne Le, MD, MS, Department of Pathology and Oncology, John Hopkins University School of Medicine: "Applying Metabolomic Technologies to personalize cancer treatment"

Dr. John Roback, MD, Center for Transfusion and Cellular Therapies: "Dissecting metabolic fluxes in stored RBC units to improve transfusion outcomes."

Dr. Ruoning Wang, Ph.D.,The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital: "Pilot Grant with University of Kentucky"


Dr. T. Gao, Ph.D. Study of adipocyte-mediated regulation of colon cancer metabolism

Dr. C. Lutz, Md, Ph.D. Metabolic Pathways Employed by Cancer Fighting Natural Killer Cells

Dr. A. Morris Ph.D. Systems analysis of blood and vascular cell lipid metabolism responses to atherogenic stimuli
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