STAIR Grant previous awardees

STAIR Grant: Previous Awardees

The Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR*) and Data, Informatics and Application Launch (DIAL*) grant programs are designed to provide funding to support translational science and innovative research performed by UC Davis researchers.  Previous winners by year are shown below.

STAIR Grant 2016-17 (more information the recipients can be found here):

  • Johnathon Anderson, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine:  Novel Therapeutic Platform to Treat Inflammatory Diseases
  • Paul Henderson, Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine:  Improvement of Chemotherapy with Oomnicoxib
  • Lee Miller, Associate Professor, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences:  Clinical Feasibility of Patent-Pending EEG Assessment in Hearing Impaired Listeners
  • David Olson, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, College of Letters & Science:  Dimethyltryptamine-Levoamphetamine Hybrids as Plasticity-Promoting Treatments for Neuropsychiatric Diseases
  • Lin Tian, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine:  Illuminating Conformation Dynamics of GPCRs:  A Novel GPCR Drug Discovery Paradigm
  • Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine:  Combined Retinoid and HDAC Inhibitors in Metabolic Disease Treatment

DIAL Grant 2016-17 (more information the recipients can be found here):

  • Petr Janata, Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Letters & Science:  Music-Evoked Autobiographical Memory Central (MEAMCentral)
  • Nelson Max, Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering:  Augmented Reality Multi-Player Quadcopter Game System
  • Lisa Miller, Professor, Human Ecology, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences:  Gamification of an Educational Tool to Increase Nutrition Literacy Skills and Promote Healthy Food Choices

STAIR Grant 2015-16 (more information the recipients can be found here):

  • Gino Cortopassi, Professor, Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine: Small molecule Shc inhibitors to combat pediatric NAFLD and diabetes
  • Richard Levenson, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine:  Snap-shot spectral camera with applications in bio-medicine, agriculture, manufacturing and remote sensing
  • Kai Liu, Professor, Department of Physics, College of Letters & Sciences:  Magnetic skyrmions for future nanoelectronics
  • Tony Simon, Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, School of Medicine:  Expanding and evaluating the prototype of a neurotherapeutic video game

STAIR Grant 2014-15 (more information about the recipients can be found here):

  • Wenbin Deng, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine:  A Drug Candidate for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Richard Levenson, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine:  Deep UV Surface Excitation Microscopy (MUSE)
  • Tingrui Pan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering:  Wearable Pressure Sensor for the Management of Chronic Venous Disease
  • John Voss, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine:  A Novel Approach for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Aijun Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery:  A Sutureless Artificial Graft for Arterial Replacement

STAIR Grant 2013-14:

  • Dr. Kyria Boundy-Mills, Department of Food Science and Technology:  Structure and activities of biosurfactants produced through a renewable, yeast-based, reduced cost process
  • Dr. Charles Hunt, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering:  Low-Cost, High-Quality Energy-Efficient Light Sources using FEL
  • Dr. Mark Mascal, Department of Chemistry:  Simple, High-Yield Production of Gasoline and Renewable Polymers from Biomass
  • Dr. Jared Shaw, Department of Chemistry:  A New Class of Antibiotics for Treating Infections Resistant to Current Therapies

 

For information about the 2017-18 STAIR Grant program, please click here.

For information about the 2017-18 DIAL Grant program, please click here.

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