August 18, 2014

Spring 2014 Postdoctoral Research Awards announced

The CBC is pleased to announce that 35 Postdoctoral Research Awards were made in 2014 Spring application round. The awarded projects will be conducted in the core facilities located at the three CBC universities.


Northwestern University Postdoctoral Awardees:
Azarin, Samira Lonnie Shea Using bioinformatics approaches to identify factors regulating breast cancer metastasis  1. Next Generation Sequencing Core, NU

2. Proteomics Core, NU

Chien, Karen Paul Bryce Discovery of Tolerance-Inducing Carbohydrates using Murine Macrophages High Throughput Analysis Laboratory, NU
Cogswell, Alexis Steven Kosak The Form and Function of PML bodies: A Live-Cell Imaging Approach Cell Imaging Facility, NU
Dewan, Adam Thomas Bozza The genetic analysis of neuronal identity in the olfactory system 1. Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Satellite Core Facility, NU

2. High-Throughput Genome Analysis Core in the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, UChicago

Dubash, Adi Kathleen J. Green Regulation of gene expression by desmosomal armadillo proteins in cardiac cells Next Generation Sequencing Core Facility, NU
Foit, Linda Colby S Thaxton Biomimetic, intrinsically therapeutic nanocarriers for targeted drug delivery in cancer Developmental Therapeutics Core (DTC) within the Center of Developmental Therapeutics (CDT), NU
Gullick, Margaret James Booth Integration-related brain activity and connectivity in prereaders at risk for dyslexia Center for Translational Imaging, NU
Jiang, Bin Guillermo A. Ameer & Jason A. Wertheim Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Derived Endothelial Cells in Vascular Tissue Engineering 1. Human Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility (hESC-iPSC), NU

2. Microsurgery Core, NU

3. Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI), NU

Li, Jian  Richard I. Morimoto Temporal-Spatial Regulation of Stress Response for Organismal Proteostasis High-throughput Genome Analysis Core (HGAC), IGSB, UChicago
Liu, Xianpeng Hiroaki Kiyokawa Identify ubiquitination substrates specific for the non-canonical E1 enzyme UBA6 Proteomics Core, NU
Neto, Mario Richard I. Morimoto A high throughput small molecule screen for Aβ1-42 toxicity in a C. elegans animal model High Throughput Analysis Laboratory, NU
Oyer, Jon Jonathan Licht A novel CRISPR application to discover interactions between genomic regulatory regions Genomics Core Facility, UChicago
Perez White, Bethany Spiro Getsios Eph Receptor Binding Partners that Regulate Human Epidermal Stem Cell Fate Proteomics Center of Excellence, NU


UChicago Postdoctoral Awardees:
Beadell, Alana Robert Ho Using Zebrafish to Understand how CDX Transcription Factors Specify the Spinal Cord 1. Flow Cytometry subcore of the Cytometry and Antibody Technology Facility, UChicago

2. Genomics Core Facility, UChicago

Cheng, Yu Maciej S. Lesniak 124I-labeled Gold Nanoparticles for Exploring Glioma-Specific Targeting Platforms The microPET/SPECT/CT Subcore in the Integrated Small Animal Imaging Research Resource (iSAIRR), UChicago
Chung, Eun Ji Matthew Tirrell Multimodal Peptide Amphiphile Micelles for Atherosclerosis  Lynn S. Florsheim Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (MRIS) Laboratory, UChicago
Froyd, Cara Erin Adams Determining the small molecule repertoire presented by MR1 to MAIT cells Cellular Screening Facility, UChicago
Geeleher, Paul R. Stephanie Huang Longitudinal transcriptomics of imatinib response in chronic myeloid leukemia Genomics Core, UChicago
Gothard, Nosheen Raphael C Lee Development of a New Therapeutic Technology for Thermal Trauma NMR Facility, UChicago
Gupta, Ankit  Shohei Koide Exploiting next generation sequencing to develop highly potent monobodies Genomics Facility, UChicago
Keerthivasan, Shilpa Fotini Gounari Epigenetic and gene expression profiling of pathogenic T regs in colon cancer patients. Functional Genomics Facility, UChicago
Lambert, Guillaume Michael J. Rust SMRFseq: high throughput analysis of gene function Genomics Core Facility, UChicago
McConnell, Sean Jill de Jong Uncovering diversity of the vertebrate immune system through genomic sequencing of clonal zebrafish lines 1. Genomics Core Facility, UChicago

2. Bioinformatics Core Facility, UChicago

Spranger, Stefani Thomas Gajewski Influence of specific oncogenic pathways on T cell infiltration  in primary melanoma  1. Genomics Facility, UChicago

2. Center of Research Informatics, UChicago

Toroney, Rebecca Jonathan P. Staley Reconstituting a catalytically active, minimal spliceosome Mass spectrometry, Metabolomics and Proteomics Facility, UIC
Wang, Yucai Bozhi Tian A Synthetic Biomineral Integrated with Silicon Nanowires 1. Electron Microscopy Service Facility, UIC

2. BSD Integrated Microscope Core Facility, UChicago

3. Electron Probe Instrumentation Center, NU

Westerman, Erica Marcus Kronforst  Characterizing the genetic link between mate preference and wing pattern in butterflies Genomics Facility, UChicago
Zhang, Yilin Ernst Lengyel Differentiating between benign and malignant ovarian tumors using targeted contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging  Integrated Small Animal Imaging Research Resource (iSAIRR) Core Facilities, UChicago


UIC Postdoctoral Awardees:
Chen, Tianji J Usha Raj Identifying PDLIM5 downstream targets in human pulmonary smooth muscle cells 1. Core Genomics Facility, UIC

2. Mass spectrometry, Metabolomics & Proteomics Facility, UIC

Cordoba Chacon, Jose Rhonda D. Kineman GH regulation of hepatic PPAR-gamma activity in mice. Transgenic Production Service, UIC
D’auria, Ludovic Ernesto R. Bongarzone Psychosine elicits neurodegeneration by perturbation of membrane structure and function  Research Resources Center (RRC) – Confocal Microscopy Facility (CMF), UIC
Mosenson, Jeffrey Wen-Shu Wu CRAFTing a Better Gene Editing System UIC Research Resources Center (RRC), UIC
Moyle-Heyrman, Georgette Joanna E Burdette RNAseq of the putative ovarian cancer precursor, oviductal cells, in response to SERMs Next Generation Sequencing Core, NU
Nwabuisi-Heath, Evelyn Monsheel Sodhi The impact of RNA editing on major depressive disorder 1. DNA Services Facility, UIC

2. Center for Biomedical Informatics, UIC

Youn, Seock-Won Masuko Ushio-Fukai Identification of Redox-sensitive Targets of Antioxidant-1 involved in Angiogenesis Mass spectrometry, Metabolomics & Proteomics Facility, UIC