Seed Grant Awardees


Fiscal Year 2015

  • Neil Hanchard, M.D., Ph.D. and Yongtao Guan, Ph.D. for "Patterns of Haplotype Variation in Sickle Cell Disease Patients"
  • Zulfi Haneef, M.D., Harvey Levin, Ph.D. and Marina Vannucci, Ph.D. for "Connectome Based Integration of fcMRI and DTI to Define Epileptogenic Zones"
  • Wei Li, Ph.D., Joel Neilson, Ph.D. and Zheng Xia, Ph.D. for "Computational and Experimental Modeling of Alternative Polyadenylation in Human Diseases"
  • Zhandong Liu, Ph.D. and Matthew Anderson, M.D., Ph.D. for "Network Guided Multi-outcome Models For Cancer Genomics"
  • Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, M.D., Ph.D. and Rivka Colen, M.D. for "Radiome Sequencing in Autism"
  • Qianxing Mo, Ph.D. and Keith Chan, Ph.D. for "Continuous Development of Statistical Methods for Integrative Analysis of Multi-type Genomic Data and Their Application in Identification of Bladder Cancer Subtypes and Subtype-specific Gene Signatures"

Fiscal Year 2014

  • David Eagleman, Ph.D. and Richard de la Garza, Ph.D. for "Modulating Craving States in Cocaine Addiction via Real-time fMRI Feedback"
  • Zulfi Haneef, Ph.D., Harvey Levin, Ph.D. and Marina Vanucci, Ph.D. for "Patterns of Network Connectivity in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy"
  • Wei Li, Ph.D. and Margaret Goodell, Ph.D. for "Integrative Analyses of DNA Methylation in Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia"
  • Zhandong Liu, Ph.D. and Marco Sardiello, Ph.D. for "Deconvolution of Mass-spec Proteomics Data to Study Cellular Compartmentation"
  • Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, Ph.D. and Zhandong Liu, Ph.D. for "A Novel Algorithm for Automated Analysis of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Data"
  • Gad Shaulsky, Ph.D. and Blaz Zupan, Ph.D. for "Data Fusion Approaches for Identification of Bacterial-Resistance Pathways in Dictyostelium"

Fiscal Year 2013

  • Genevera Allen, Ph.D. and David Eagleman, Ph.D. for "Population Inference for Differential Functional Neural Connections"
  • Rui Chen, Ph.D. and Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D. for "Interpretation of Rare Variants in Human Disease Genes"
  • Wei Li, Ph.D., Margaret Goodell, Ph.D. and Benjamin Rodriguez, Ph.D. for "Bayesian Approach for DNA Methylation Profiling at Single Base Resolution and Its Application to Mechanistic Studies of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Differentiation"
  • Qianxing Mo, Ph.D. and Pulivarthi Rao, Ph.D. for "An Integrative Analysis of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma DNA Copy Number and Gene Expression Data"
  • Ramiro Salas, Ph.D., Varina Wolf, M.D. and Philip Baldwin, Ph.D. for "Genetic Data-Mining-Driven Study of Functional Connectivity in the Autistic Brain"
  • Chad Shaw, Ph.D. and Michael T. Lewis, Ph.D. for "Smooth Moves: Splicing Factor NOVA1 in Smoothened Mediated Signaling and Breast Development"

Fiscal Year 2012

  • Kjersti Aagaard, Ph.D., Penelope Bonnen, Ph.D., Aleks Milosavljevic, Ph.D. and Joseph Petrosino, PhD for "Metagenomic Analysis Tools for Determining the Association of Host Genomic Variants with Its Microbiome"
  • Genevera Allen, Ph.D. and Zhandong Liu, Ph.D. for "Integrating Genetic Networks to Discover Biomarkers for Glioblastoma"
  • Yongtao Guan, Ph.D. and Fuli Yu, Ph.D. for "Statistical Methods for Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis by Modeling Linkage Disequilibrium"
  • Brendan Lee, Ph.D. and Andreas Martin Lisewski, Ph.D. for "Computational Design of Human Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist with Increased Stability in the Therapeutic Context of Osteoarthritis"
  • Zhandong Liu Ph.D. and Feng Yang, Ph.D. for "Delineating Mechanisms for Tumor Microenvironment Induced Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Through a Novel Computational Deconvolution Algorithm"
  • David Moore, Ph.D. and Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D. for "TOBEs or Not TOBEs: A New Class of Regulatory Elements"
  • Anna Marie Sokac, Ph.D. and Ido Golding, Ph.D. for "Automated Tools to Quantify Cell Shape Dynamics During Drosophila Embryogenesis”