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Robert Wood Johnson
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MEDICINE 47
Research News
By Kate O'Neill
James Millonig, PhD
, associate professor of
neuroscience and cell biology, senior associ-
ate dean, Rutgers Graduate School of Bio-
medical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson
Medical School, a five-year, $1,937,500
grant for "Interdisciplinary Job Opportunities
for Biomedical Scientists--iJOBS"
(1DP7OD020314). Joseph Marcotrigiano,
PhD, associate professor of chemistry and
chemical biology, Rutgers University, is co-
principal investigator on the project.
Smita S. Patel, PhD
, professor of biochem-
istry and molecular biology, a four-year,
$1,534,868 grant for "Structural and
Mechanistic Studies of Self and Non-Self
Recognition by RIG-I" (1R01GM111959).
Martha Soto, PhD
, associate professor of
pathology, a four-year, $1,335,600 com-
peting continuation grant for "Molecular
Mechanisms Initiating Cell Migrations in
Caenorhabditis Elegans" (2R01GM081670).
Ann M. Stock, PhD
, professor of biochem-
istry and molecular biology and interim
director, Center for Advanced Biotechnology
and Medicine, a four-year, $1,856,755
competing continuation grant for "Structure
and Function of Response Regulator Pro-
teins" (5R01GM047958).
Huaye Zhang, PhD
, assistant professor of
neuroscience and cell biology, a five-year,
$1,717,860 grant for "Polarity Determinants
in Synaptic Stability and Plasticity"
(1R01NS089578).
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
awarded a three-year, $1.6 million grant to
Vikas Nanda, PhD
, associate professor of
biochemistry and molecular biology and
member, Center for Advanced Biotechnology
and Medicine, as co-principal investigator
of "The Design and Construction of Life's
Transistors."
Published Research
Jeffrey L. Carson, MD
, Richard C. Reynolds
Professor of Medicine and provost, Rutgers
Biomedical and Health Sciences, was first
author of "Liberal Versus Restrictive Blood
Transfusion Strategy: 3-Year Survival and
Cause of Death Results from the FOCUS
Randomised Controlled Trial," published in
Lancet March 28, 2015:385(9974):1183
1189.
Jonathan W. Cruz, PhD
, a postdoctoral
researcher in the Rutgers Graduate School
of Biomedical Sciences, was first author
of "Growth-Regulating Mycobacterium
Tuberculosis VapC-mt4 Toxin Is an
Isoacceptor-Specific tRNase," published
in Nature Communications July 9,
2015:6:7480.
Nancy A. Woychick, PhD
,
professor of biochemistry and molecular
biology, was senior author of the article.
Darios Getahun, MD, PhD, MPH
, clinical
assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology,
and reproductive sciences, was senior author
of "Association of Maternal Diabetes with
Autism in Offspring," published in the
Journal of the American Medical Association
April 14, 2015 313(14):1425
1434.
William J. Kostis, PhD, MD '07
, assistant
professor of medicine, and
Abel E. Moreyra,
MD
, professor of medicine, were coauthors of
"Risk Profile of Clinical Trial Participants," a
letter published in the Journal of the
American Medical Association
January 6,
2015:313(1):93
94.
M. Maral Mouradian, MD
, William Dow
Lovett Professor of Neurology and director,
Center for Neurodegenerative and
Neuroimmunologic Diseases, was senior
author of "Dual
-Agonist/-Antagonist
Opioid Receptor Modulation Reduces
Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia and Corrects
The following is a representative sample of articles by Robert Wood Johnson
Medical School researchers published in leading biomedical journals:
Dysregulated Striatal Changes in the
Nonhuman Primate Model of Parkinson's
Disease," published in the Annals of
Neurology
June 2015:77(6):930
941.
Divya Nandakumar, PhD
, a member of
the laboratory of
Smita S. Patel, PhD
,
professor of biochemistry and molecular
biology, was first author of "Finding the
Right Match Fast," published in Cell
February 26, 2015:160(5):809
811. Dr.
Patel was senior author of the article.
Yuefeng Tang, PhD
, a research associate
in the laboratory of
Gaetano T.
Montelione, PhD
, adjunct professor of
biochemistry and molecular biology and
resident member, Center for Advanced
Biotechnology and Medicine, was first
author of "Protein Structure Determina-
tion by Combining Sparse NMR Data with
Evolutionary Couplings," published in
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
June 22, 2015:22(6):433
434. Dr.
Montelione was senior author of the
article.
Donald A. Winkelmann, PhD
, professor
of pathology and laboratory medicine,
was the first author of "Structural Basis
for Drug-Induced Allosteric Changes to
Human
-Cardiac Myosin Motor Activity,"
published in Nature Communications
August 6, 2015:6:7974.
Ann M. Stock,
PhD
, professor of biochemistry and
molecular biology and interim director,
Center for Advanced Biotechnology and
Medicine, was a coauthor of the article.