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Date:9/21/2008

Grant Assistant Professor of Chemistry, who will build an immune system-on-a-chip to illuminate the mechanisms of, and possible therapeutic approaches to, allergic conditions.

  • Shelli Kesler, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who will develop and test intervention programs for preventing and treating cognitive impairments related to chemotherapy in women with breast cancer.

  • Yuriy Kirichok, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, assistant professor of physiology, who will study molecular mechanisms of cell energy production and cell death to open new avenues in the treatment of age-related metabolic and degenerative diseases.

  • Sanjay Kumar, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, assistant professor of bioengineering, who will combine approaches from biophysics, systems biology, and oncology to study how cells sense and process mechanical forces in human health and disease.

  • Chay T. Kuo, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center assistant professor of cell biology and pediatrics, who will develop new genetic and chemical screening approaches in mice to identify signals regulating repair and remodeling after brain injuries.

  • Lara K. Mahal, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, who will develop a systems-based approach to decode how sugar molecules on cell surfaces encode information such as cell type and health.

  • Coleen T. Murphy, Ph.D., Princeton University/Lewis-Sigler Institute assistant professor of molecular biology and genomics, who will study the causes of reproductive aging and help identify candidates for the treatment and prevention of age-related reproductive decline and maternal age-related birth defects.

  • Ken-ichi Noma, Ph.D., Wistar Institute assistant professor in gene expression and regulation, who will develop a new methodolog
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