OK-INBRE Research Project Investigators

The OK-INBRE Developmental Research Project Program supports specific biomedical research projects conducted by investigators in the OK-INBRE network.  This is accomplished through a variety of research award mechanisms, including the Research Project Investigator (RPI) award that supports eight investigators (four from OUHSC and/or OMRF and four from the primarily undergraduate institutions).  The RPI awards are awarded at $100,000 per year for two and a half years before a competitive renewal review cycle is required.  All OK-INBRE supported projects must align with the OK-INBRE scientific research themes that span the areas of Cancer, Developmental Biology, and Infectious Diseases. Scientific Advisors for the RPI awardees oversee research progress, help with identifying external funding opportunities, and help to guide the RPIs as they generate an Individual Development Plan for their career trajectory.  

First Last Institution Award Period Project Title
Mohammad Hossan UCO 2020 - 2021 Flow analysis of a bioresorbably pipeline embolization device for treatment of aneurysms
Maria Ruiz Echevarria OUHSC 2020 - 2021 RNA interference (RNAi) of global androgen signaling targeting prostate cancer
Naushad Ali OUHSC 2019 - 2021 Tasquinimod and Nivolumab Combined Immunotherapy for Liver Cancer
Shaoning Jiang OUHSC 2019 - 2021 Developmental programming of mitochondrial biogenesis in maternal diabetes: Role of AMPK
Scott Mattison UCO 2019 - 2021 Optical coherence vibrometry guided design of computational cochlear mechanics models
Horrick Sharma SWOSU 2019 - 2021 Development of small molecules targeting cancer metabolism
Sapna Das-Bradoo NSU 2016 - 2021 Role of Mcm10 in the maintenance of genome stability
Lauren Zenewicz OUHSC 2016 - 2020 Regulation of C. difficile infection by the cytokine interleukin-22 (IL-22)
Lilian Chooback UCO 2016 - 2019 Development of new antibiotics: Inhibiting Escherichia coli dihydrodipicolinate S
Zachary Dalebroux OUHSC 2016 - 2019 Salmonella cardiolipins for resistance and evasion of innate immunity
Kyeorda Kemp NSU 2016 - 2018 Elucidating the mechanism of how 4µ8c effects type 2 cytokines
Mohiuddin Ahmad OUHSC 2015 - 2019 Septo-hippocampal circuitry in mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders
J. Kimble Frazer OUHSC 2014 - 2019 Molecular mechanisms of oncogenesis and treatment resistance in Burkitt Lymphoma
Morshed Khandaker UCO 2014 - 2019 Effect of nanoscale surface treatments on the biomechanical performances of titanium implant
Joseph Ahlander NSU 2014 - 2016 Ard1 control of cell survival and cancer progression in drosophila
Noah Butler OUHSC 2014 - 2016 Memory T cell-mediated protection against malaria
Susana Chavez-Bueno OUHSC 2014 - 2016 Identification of virulence factors in E coli strains causing neonatal sepsis
Anna Csiszar OUHSC 2014 - 2015 IGF-1, NDA repair and neoplasia
Jicheng Fu UCO 2011 - 2016 Personalized pressure ulcer prevention for spinal cord-injured wheelchair users
Kevin Wang NSU 2011 - 2016 Low cost clot-dissolving protein from transgenic plants for stroke treatment
Faruk Khan  SWOSU 2011 - 2014 Cyclen based novel antimalarial agents
Jennifer Peck OUHSC 2011 - 2014 Arsenic exposure and gestational diabetes
Christopher Sansam OMRF 2011 - 2013 TopBP1 complexes in DNA replication and the chemotherapy response
Yih-Kuen Jan OUHSC 2011 - 2012 Autonomic and microvascular functions and pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury
Wei-Qun Ding OUHSC 2009 - 2014 The Role of SOD-1 in Docosahexaenoic Acid-Induced Cytotoxicity in Cancer Cells
Cindy Cisar NSU 2009 - 2011 Antibiotic Resistance in Coliforms
Igor Dozmorov OMRF 2009 - 2011 Functional Signature of Multidrug Resistance of Bladder Tumor Cells
Jaehoon Seong UCO 2009 - 2011 MRI Flow Study in the Silicone Replicas of Human Carotid Bifurcation with Age
John West OUHSC 2009 - 2011 Vaccine-Targeted Identification of Fitness Determinants in the HIV-1 Envelope
Jessica Martin NSU 2007 - 2014 Isolation and Structural Characterization of Marine Fungal Siderophores
Tim Hubin SWOSU 2006 - 2011 Development and Screening of Transition Metal Complexes as CXCR4 Antagonists
Susannah Rankin OMRF 2006 - 2011 Sister Chromatid Cohesion and the Origin of Tetraploidy
Dennis Frisby CU 2006 - 2009 Regulation of Chlinergic Function in Caenorhabditis elegans
Christopher Pritchett NSU 2006 - 2007 Identification of Mycobacterium Marinum Virulence Genes Using a Modified STM Protocol
Deborah Stearns-Kurosawa OMRF 2006 - 2007 In Vivo Localization of Anthrax Toxins by Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Wei Chen UCO 2004 - 2009 Mechanistic study on synergistic photo-immunological effects of laser immunotherapy for metastatic cancers
Carla Guthridge CU 2004 - 2009 Characterization of NAG Expression and Functions
Jason Johnson SWOSU 2004 - 2009 Mechanisms of Synchronization: Vestigial Paths to Urea Cycle Deficiences?
William McShan OUHSC 2004 - 2009 Regulation of Mismatch Repair in Streptococus Pyogenes
Lurdes Queimado OUHSC 2004 - 2009 The Role of MMS19 in DNA Repair and Trnascription
Arden Aspedon SWOSU 2004 - 2006 Identification and characterization of molecular genetic determinants mediating osmoadaption in pseudomonas aeruginosa
Nancy Paiva SE 2004 - 2006 Study of the biosynthesis of medicinal and nutritional plant metabolites using functional genomics and bioinformatics
Rheal Towner OMRF 2004 - 2006 Can antioxidants prevent brain tumor development?: In vivo magnetic resonance (MRI/MRS) evaluation
Karen Wendel OUHSC 2004 - 2006 Differences in vaginal microbial ecology in women with and without bacterial vaginosis
Sonya Williams LU 2004 - 2006 Characterization of microglial expression of cytokines as a result of age related loss of E2