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2011 New Innovator Award Recipients

Full descriptions are available for those projects with a released Notice of Grant Award.

Stephen G. Aller, Ph.D

Stephen G. Aller, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Project Title: Streamlined Structures Of Human Integral Membrane Proteins At Atomic Resolution
 

Aaron B. Baker, Ph.D. Aaron B. Baker, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
Project Title: Engineering Effective Revascularization Strategies For Ischemia In Disease States
Maria Barna, Ph.D. Maria Barna, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco 
Project Title: Specialized Ribosomes In Control Of Gene Expression And Embryonic Development
Uttiya Basu, Ph.D. Uttiya Basu, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Project Title: Non-Coding RNA Engineers Antibody Diversity
Nicolas E. Buchler, Ph.D. Nicolas E. Buchler, Ph.D.
Duke University
Project Title: Rewiring The Yeast Brain: Redundancy And Interference In Genetic Networks
 
Long Cai, Ph.D. Long Cai, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
Project Title: Systems Biology In Single Cells By Super-Resolution Barcoding

 

Julie C. Canman, Ph.D. Julie C. Canman, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Project Title: IR-LAMP: Optigenetic Technology To Spatially Manipulate Protein Function In Vivo

 

Erin E. Carlson, Ph.D. Erin E. Carlson, Ph.D.
Indiana University at Bloomington
Project Title: Targeted Natural Product Diversification To Identify Novel Antibacterial Agents
 
Edward Chang, Ph.D. Edward Chang, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Project Title: Functional Architecture Of Human Speech Motor Cortex
 
John T. Chang, M.D. John T. Chang, M.D.
University of California, San Diego
Project Title: Understanding The Basis For Cellular Diversity During Adaptive Immunity

 

Michelle C. Chang, Ph.D. Michelle C. Chang, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Project Title: Discovery And Mechanistic Study Of Fluorine Biochemistry

 

Wei Cheng, Ph.D. Wei Cheng, Ph.D.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Project Title: Single Cell With One Particle Entry (SCOPE) For Study Of HIV Infection

 

Heather R. Christofk, Ph.D. Heather R. Christofk, Ph.D.
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
Project Title: Regulation Of The Warburg Effect In Cancer

 

Hunter B. Fraser, Ph.D. Hunter B. Fraser, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Project Title: Systematic Functional Annotation Of Human Cis-Regulatory Genetic Variation

 

Charles A. Gersbach, Ph.D. Charles A. Gersbach, Ph.D.
Duke University
Project Title: Engineering Morphogenetic Factors For Enhanced Genetic Reprogramming
Aron M. Geurts, M.D., Ph.D. Aron M. Geurts, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Project Title: Advanced Genetic Engineering Technology Development

 

Nathan C. Gianneschi, Ph.D. Nathan C. Gianneschi, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Project Title: Programming Pharmacokinetics In Vivo Via In Situ Switching Of Nanoscale Particle

 

Lea Goentoro, Ph.D. Lea Goentoro, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
Project Title: Relative Perception In Wnt Signaling

 

Ming C. Hammond, Ph.D. Ming C. Hammond, Ph.D.
University Of California Berkeley
Project Title: A Chemical Biology Approach To Tagging RNAs In Live Cells
 
Songi Han, Ph.D. Songi Han, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Project Title: Probing Early Protein Aggregation Mechanisms And Their Relationship To Disease Ef 

 

Bo Huang, Ph.D. Bo Huang, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Project Title: Solving Macromolecular Complex Architecture In Situ By Super-Resolution Microscop
Christopher Hug, M.D., Ph.D. Christopher Hug, M.D., Ph.D.
Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School
Project Title: Macrophage Integrated And Targeted Yeast Therapeutics
Hongrui Jiang, Ph.D. Hongrui Jiang, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Project Title: Accomodative Contact Lens For Presbyopic Correction
Sundeep Kalantry, Ph.D.

Sundeep Kalantry, Ph.D.
University of Michigan Medical School
Project Title: Initiation Of Epigenetic Transcriptional Regulation 
 

Andrea M. Kasko, Ph.D. Andrea M. Kasko, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Project Title: Phototunable Biomaterials To Engineer Complex 3D Cell Microenvironments
Megan C. King, Ph.D. Megan C. King, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Project Title: The Role Of Nuclear Architecture In Adaptation
 
Steven T. Kosak, Ph.D. Steven T. Kosak, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Project Title: Self-Organization Of The Human Genome
 
Gyanu Lamichhane, Ph.D. Gyanu Lamichhane, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Project Title: New Drug For Treatment Of Chronic Bacterial Infection
 
Seok-Yong Lee, Ph.D. Seok-Yong Lee, Ph.D.
Duke University School of Medicine
Project Title: Pharmacology and Biophysics of the Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Nav 1.7

 

Shaun W. Lee, Ph.D. Shaun W. Lee, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame
Project Title: Design And Use Of Novel Bacteriocins
Erez Lieberman Aiden Ph.D. Erez Lieberman Aiden Ph.D.
Harvard University / Broad Institute
Project Title: Exploring How The Genome Folds Through Proximity Ligation And Sequencing
Timothy Lu, M.D., Ph.D Timothy Lu, M.D., Ph.D
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Project Title: High-Throughput Nanoscale Approaches To Studying And Inhibiting Amyloid Toxicity

 

Emanual M. Maverakis, M.D. Emanual M. Maverakis, M.D.
University of California, Davis / VA Northern California Health Care System
Project Title: Investigation And Development Of New Therapeutic Avenues For Scleroderma
Douglas A. Mitchell, Ph.D. Douglas A. Mitchell, Ph.D.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Project Title: A Common Denominator Of Pathogenesis; A Rare Opportunity For Novel Therapeutic De
Harald C. Ott, M.D., Ph.D. Harald C. Ott, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project Title: Organ Engineering Based On Perfusion Decellularized Matrix
 
Timothy P. Padera, Ph.D. Timothy P. Padera, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project Title: Characterizing Lymphatic Micrometastases: Prognostic And Therapeutic Implications
Brian M. Paegel, Ph.D. Brian M. ​Paegel, Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute
Project Title: Evolving And Engineering New Protease Tools For Mass Spectrometry Proteomics
Michael Petrascheck, Ph.D Michael Petrascheck, Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute
Project Title: Modulation Of Sensory Perception To Treat Age Related Disease

 

Christine Queitsch, Ph.D. Christine Queitsch, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Seattle
Project Title: Does Organismal Robustness Explain The Missing Heritability In Complex Diseases?
Arjun Raj, Ph.D. Arjun Raj, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Project Title: A Comprehensive Spatial Picture Of Transcription In The Nucleus
Christian D. Schlieker, Ph.D. Christian D. Schlieker, Ph.D.
Yale University
Project Title: Deciphering Novel Protein Quality Control Pathways In The Nuclear Periphery
 
David M. Tobin, Ph.D. David M. Tobin, Ph.D.
Duke University
Project Title: Modulating Eicosanoids To Treat Tuberculosis: Personalized, Host-Directed Therapy
 
C. Jason Wang, M.D., Ph.D. C. Jason Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
Project Title: Healthy Ideas Exchange
 
Douglas B. Weibel, Ph.D. Douglas B. Weibel, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Project Title: Revisiting The Bacterial Cell Wall As A Target For New Antibiotics
Rebecca A. Wingert, Ph.D. Rebecca A. Wingert, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame
Project Title: Identification Of Kidney Regeneration Mechanisms Using The Zebrafish 
 
Joy Y. Wu, M.D., Ph.D. Joy Y. Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project Title: In Vivo Reconstitution Of The Hematopoietic Niche
Joao Xavier, Ph.D. Joao Xavier, Ph.D.
Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
Project Title: Engineering Microbial Social Interactions: Towards New Anti-Biofilm Therapies
 
Qi Zhang, Ph.D. Qi Zhang, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
Project Title: Explore Fundamental Aspects Of Neurotransmission With Multifunctional Nanosensor 
 
Haining Zhong, Ph.D. Haining Zhong, Ph.D.
Oregon Health and Science University
Project Title: Examining The Architecture Of Synapses In Brain Tissue At Nanometer Resolution
 

 

 

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