Zhu's project is titled “Optical imaging of radiation-induced metabolic changes in human breast cancer organotypic tumor slices to predict radiotherapy response.”
Annamalai's project is titled “Effect of mechanical strain on myokine secretion and its role in diabetic bone disease.”
A major focus in Sunderam’s lab is how sleep is affected in disorders of the brain--specifically epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease--and whether improving sleep can produce beneficial outcomes.
The grant will enable Yu's team to gather additional data for revision of a current R01 application.
Their award-winning research was reviewed among several national and international submissions to the annual conference.
The collaborative project includes biomedical engineering associate professor Sridhar Sunderam.
Winners are selected among a pool of international applicants including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career professionals.
The Kentucky-West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KY-WV LSAMP), spearheaded by UK, is responsible for the program.
Assistant professor Martha Grady will lead the project titled "Quantitative Mechanical Phenotyping of Bacterial Biofilms on Implant Surfaces."
The endoscopic bleeding control device will help improve the safety of complex interventional endoscopic procedures.