Awards & Funding
2018 Neuroscience Pilot Awards
The Neuroscience Pilot Award Program has granted eight research projects a total of $95,000 in pilot awards to enhance faculty research capability and productivity, with the long-term goal of stimulating growth of FAU extramural neuroscience funding. The 2018 award-winning projects are:
Andrea Cippitelli, Ph.D.
The Role of Nicotinic Receptors in the Dorsal Root Ganglia Model of Neuropathic Pain
Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D.
Identification of the Mechanism of Action of a Novel and Potent Neuroprotective Agent Inspired by the Natural Product Vitisinol D
Tanja Godenschwege, Ph.D.
In Vivo Functional Characterization of the Drosophila Attractin Homolog
Kailiang Jia, Ph.D.
Characterization of Neuronal Food Signaling Pathways that Control C. elegans Dauer Recovery
Anna Knapinska, Ph.D.
Identification of the Intracellular Roles of MMP-9 in Multiple Sclerosis
Akihiko Ozawa, Ph.D.
Development of a Mouse Genetic Model to Investigate the Plasticity of NOP Receptor Circuitry in Acute Pain
Robert Stackman, Ph.D.
Rescuing Attention and Memory in a Mouse Model of Schizophrenia via Manipulation of SK Channels
Emmanuele Tognoli, Ph.D. and Eric Engeberg, Ph.D.
Electrophysiological Neuromarkers as Signals of Neurorobotic Control