Research Grants & Awards

Daniel Herranz Benito, PhD,
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, awarded a $225K 3-year grant from the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation.

Daniel Herranz Benito, PhD,
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, awarded a grant in the amount of $30,000 from the Children’s Leukemia Research Association.

Shengkan "Victor" Jin, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, received TechAdvance Grant in the amount of $100,000. Project title: A Novel Base Editing Technology for Treatment of Genetic Diseases: Proof-of-Concept in Cystic Fibrosis, Gaucher's Disease, and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Cell Models.

Shengkan "Victor" Jin, Ph.D.,,
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, received R21 award totaling $427,850.  Project Title: Prevention and treatment of ALD by inducing hepatic mitochondrial uncoupling.

Dr. Jin,
has an ongoing NIH/NCI R21 grant (awarded last year) in amount of $437,250.  Project title: Target cell metabolism for preventing and treating metastatic colon cancer.

Monica J. Roth, PhD,
Professor of Pharmacology, a five-year, $2,854,055 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) grant for "Targeting Retroviral and Virus-Like Particles for Gene and Protein Delivery." The coinvestigator is Gaetano T. Montelione, PhD, Jerome and Lorraine Aresty Chair and Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers University, and adjunct professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Daniel Herranz Benito, PhD,
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, awarded a grant in the amount of $100,000.00 for a period of one year from the Leukemia Research Foundation.

Daniel Herranz Benito, PhD,
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, received a three-year, Transition Phase R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the NIH totaling $747,000 to explore "Functional Dissection of Oncogenic Enhancers."