External funding to Biological Sciences faculty topped $5 Million in 2021-22.
External funding award dollars to faculty in Biological Sciences are the 2nd highest among all units and across all colleges at UNC Charlotte.
Over 80% of NIH R01 grant projects on campus are led by faculty in Biological Sciences and its affiliated Ph.D. in Biological Sciences program.
Dr. Eugenia Lo and her team are studying how the malaria plasmodium infects different individuals.
Areas of Excellence
Genome Integrity and Cancer
Host-Microbe Interactions in Health, Disease, Environment
JUNIOR FACULTY SPOTLIGHTS
... our NEWEST faculty member has a new NIH R21 award on the project "Defining Variation in the Natural Killer Cell Receptome in Human Populations". This award is funded for 3 years for a total of > $600,000
... was awarded prestigious NIH R01 grant entitled Plasmodium vivax Erythrocyte Invasion Mechanisms and Humoral Immune Response in Duffy Negative Africans. This award is funded for 5 years for a total of $3,224,551.
...was awarded two grants this year: NIH R03 entitled Molecular mechanisms underlying glial inflammatory responses to Neisseria meningitidis: A pilot study and NIH R03 entitled RIG-I as a therapeutic target for bacterial CNS infection: A pilot study.
OTHER New Awards in 2022
.... received a new NIH R15 award for the project entitled Unraveling the molecular basis of phytochemical accumulation toward improved human health.
....and his co-investigator Andrew Truman received an NIH/NIAID R15 award for the project entitled "Decoding RNA-Protein Interactions in Trypanosoma Telomerase".
Juan Vivero Escoto, Pinku Mukherjee, and Shan Yan