CFAR Developmental Pilot Awards – Past Recipients

1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

1998
Roger Davis, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "MAP Kinase and HIV Infectivity"
Ronald Desrosiers, PhD, New England Primate Research Center, "Development of an animal model for KSHV"
Mohan Somasundaran, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "Analysis of VPR LTNP"
Maria Zapp, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "Development of an in vitro Rev Essay"

1999
Thomas Greenough, MD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "Predictors of disease progression during effective HAART"
Celia Schiffer, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, "Altered specificities of drug-resistant HIV protease"
Biliang Zhang, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, "HIV RNA-small molecule recognition"

2000
Cynthia Chambers, PhD, Department of Pathology, "Role of costimulatory molecules in productive viral infection"
Ellen Kittler, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "HERV-K gene expression and HIV-1 disease progression"

2001
Mohan Somasundaran, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "Molecular and structural analysis of HIV-1 Vif"
Maria Zapp, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "Hepatitis C virus (HCV):  A significant pathogen in HIV-1 infected individuals"

2002
Paul Clapham, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "HIV-1 envelope palmitoylation:  Role in trafficking and assembly onto virions"
Timothy Kowalik, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, "Cytomegalovirus retinitis as a rational target for RNAi-mediated antiviral therapy"
Celia Schiffer, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, "Structural hypothesis and new target of therapeutic intervention"

2003
Michael Green, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, Program in Gene Function and Expression, "Construction of a human gene siRNA library to identify cellular factors required for HIV-1 replication"
Julie Reitter, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, "Membrane topology of HIV-1 gp41 cytoplasmic domain"
Mohan Somasundaran, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "Genotypic and phylogenetic analyses of HIV-1 subtypes in Cambodia"

2004
Victor Boyarchuk, PhD, Program in Gene Function and Expression, "Functional characterization of mouse, Apobec3/CEM15"
Paul Clapham, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "Host and viral determinants of HIV-1 envelope traffic"
Lawrence Stern, PhD, Department of Pathology, "Interaction of HIV-nef with T-cell receptor zeta subunit"
Tariq Rana, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, "Identification of drugs against a novel and unexploited target for treatment of AIDS"

2005
Anthony Carruthers, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, "Avoiding insulin resistance caused by HIV-1 protease inhibitors"
Timothy Kowalik, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, "Relationship between cytomegalovirus replication and RNAi"
Ann Sheehy, PhD, College of the Holy Cross, Biology Department, "APOBEC3G investigation and resistance to viral infection"
Alexander Sigalov, PhD, Department of Pathology, "Structural hypothesis and new target of therapeutic intervention"
Tariq Rana, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology,  "Identification of HIV-1 Vif antagonists"

2006
Debra Harmon-Hines, MD, Department of Cell Biology, "Consortium for Delivery of antiretroviral therapy to risk groups in Liberia"
Heinrich Gottlinger, MD, and William Theurkauf, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "Control of retroviruses and retro-transposons by the Armi/MOV10 helicase"

2007
Ussama Abdel-Motal, PhD, Department of Surgery, "HIV vaccine expressing alpha-GAL epitopes"
Jason Chen, PhD, Department of Medicine, "Cdt in HPV E7-induced cytopathicity"
Donna Gallagher, MSN, Center for Health Policy and Research, "The University initiative to combat AIDS in Liberia (UICA-LIB)"

2008
Paul Clapham, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "A novel HIV-1 vaccine candidate focused on the conserved elements of CD4 binding site and overlapping neutralization epitopes"
Haley Melikian, PhD, and William Kobertz, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, "Vpu-KCNK3 endocytic trafficking and HIV-1 particle release"
Steven Grossman, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology, "Potential role for the ARF tumor suppressor in the host cell response to HIV infection"
Rongheng Lin, PhD, UMass Amherst, "Statistical analyses of HIV-1 env sequences and their role in selection process of viral variants in MTCT"
Christopher Sassetti, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, "Altered cholesterol metabolism as a cause of TB-HIV synergy"

2009
Michael Brehm, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "Development of a humanized mouse model to study mucosal transmission and immunity for HIV"
Francis Chan, PhD, Department of Pathology, "The role of programmed necrosis in HIV-induced cytopathy"
Heinrich Gottlinger, MD, Program in Gene Function and Expression, "Nef-like enhancement of HIV-1 infectivity by glyco-Gag"
Shixia Wang, PhD, Department of Medicine, "Novel designs of HIV-1MPER antigen to elicit gp41-mediated neutralizing antibodies"

2010
Paul Clapham, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "Are there distinct T-cell and macrophage tropisms for HIV-1 R5 viruses"
Christopher Sassetti, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, "Molecular mechanism of HIV-1 nef-mediated acceleration of tuberculosis intracellular growth"

2011
Michael Brehm, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, "Development of a Humanized Mouse Model to study mucosal transmission and immunity for HIV"
Christopher Sassetti, PhD, Microbiology and Physiological Systems, "Molecular Mechanisms of HIV-1 nef-mediated acceleration of tuberculosis intracellular growth"

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