Congratulations to the 2014 SECIM Pilot and Feasibility Program awardees

SECIM announces the eleven awards funded for its 2014 Pilot & Feasibility program.
SECIM announces the eleven awards funded for its 2014 Pilot & Feasibility program.

Congratulations to the recipients of SECIM’s 2014 Pilot and Feasibility Program funding!  Overall, eleven research projects were funded, spanning across six institutions.  Research will begin soon, and continue through 2015.  This year’s recipients are:

  • Dr. Lisa Ainsworth
    University of Illinois
    “Metabolite profiling of ozone stress in maize”
  • Dr. Sanjoy Bhattacharya
    University of Miami
    “Imaging lipids in the control and glaucomatous Trabecular meshwork”
  • Dr. Samantha Brooks
    University of Florida
    “Metabolomic diagnostics in the horse”
  • Dr. Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff
    University of Florida
    “A targeted pharmacometabolic investigation of the acylcarnitine pathway and incident impaired fasting glucose”
  • Dr. Irwin Kurland
    Yeshiva University, Einstein Stable Isotope and Metabolomics Core Facility
    “MALDI visualization and IROA profiling of lipin 1 regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism”
  • Dr. Amy Lane
    University of North Florida
    “Chemical communication signals as modulators of microbial metabolism”
  • Dr. Stuart McDaniel
    University of Florida
    “Sexual antagonism in exuded non-volatile metabolites in C. purpureus”
  • Dr. Ami Raval
    University of Miami
    “Nicotine alters brain oxidative metabolism”
  • Dr. Kelly Rice
    University of Florida
    “Utilization of a global metabolomics approach to probe the effects of nitric oxide on physiology of the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus”
  • Dr. Weihong Tan
    University of Florida
    “Aptamer-conjugated nanostructures for MALDI-MS detection and identification of metabolites”
  • Dr. Thomas Walsh
    Cornell University
    “Metabolomic-based investigation on the effects of flucononazole in Candida albicans under planktonic and biofilm conditions”

SECIM offers pilot and feasibility funding for projects that support the advancement of metabolomics. These applicants demonstrated that their pilot projects will provide critical preliminary data to support new extramural grant applications, and they will utilize SECIM’s state-of-the-art metabolomics services to complete their projects.  Congratulations once again to all eleven 2014 SECIM Pilot & Feasibility Program award recipients.

For more information on funding opportunities for other NIH-sponsored metabolomics programs, visit the Metabolomics Workbench website.  Stay tuned to the SECIM website for the 2015 P&F Program’s request for applications, coming in early 2015…