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Introduction to San Antonio Life Sciences Institute

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SALSI Innovation Challenge Awards for FY2015

The Offices of the Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio are pleased to announce the grant award winners for the FY2015 SALSI Innovation Challenge.  This grant program exists to fund high risk, high reward collaborative studies that have the potential to create ground-breaking research directions in targeted disease areas.  Funded research is aimed towards the development of technologies and innovations targeting public health issues and diseases of global impact.  Funding will support early and conceptual stages of project development.

The below awardees will receive joint funding to conduct collaborative research projects over a 12 month period starting on September 1, 2014.

 

“Interrogating the Bacterial Glycome: Assignment of Specific Glycan Structure to Elements of the Innate Immune Response”

James    Chambers, Ph.D., Professor – Award $100,000

UTSA College of Sciences – Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Peter Dube, Ph.D., UTHSCSA Associate Professor – Award $100,000

UTHSCSA School of Medicine – Department of Microbiology and Immunology

 

“Challenging the Morphology-Virulence Paradigm in Pathogenic Candida Species”

Jose Lopez-Ribot, PharmD., Ph.D., Professor – Award $100,000

UTSA College of Sciences – Department of Biology

David Kadosh, Ph.D., Associate Professor – Award $100,000

UTHSCSA School of Medicine – Department of Microbiology and Immunology

 

“Establishment of Pancreatic Microenvironment Ex Vivo to Grow and Preserve Pancreatic Islets”

Joo L. Ong, Ph.D., Professor – Award $100,000

UTSA College of Engineering – Department of Biomedical Engineering

Xiao-Dong Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor – Award $100,000

School of Dentistry – Department of Comprehensive Dentistry

 

“Cancer impairs macrophage function”

Floyd Wormley, Ph.D., Associate Professor – Award $74,593

UTSA College of Sciences – Department of Biology

Carlos Orihuela, Ph.D., Associate Professor – Award $93,462

UTHSCSA School of Medicine – Department of Microbiology and Immunology

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