Current POC Awards Program Winners

Project Summaries


2016 POC Award Winners

 

 

 

Fall 2016 Phase I

Marcelo G. Bonini
Department of Pathology
Project Title: TLR5: Mito-spyro a New Mitochondrial Targeted Antioxidant with Anti-cancer, Anti-arrhythmic and potential Anti-diabeticfunctions

Alan M. Mancini
Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Project Title: Formulation of Topical Glyburide for Use in Diabetic Wound Care Treatment (Topical Glyburide for Wound Healing)

Amin Salehi-Khojin, PhD
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
Project Title: An Advanced Lithium-Air Battery Cell

Igor V. Veryovkin
Department of Chemistry  
Project Title: Right Angle Ion Mirror-Prism (RAIMP) for High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Imaging

Kaori Yamada
Department of Pharmacology  
Project Title: 23 aa Peptide Derived From Kinesin KIF13B Inhibits Angiogenesis: Novel Therapy for Ischemic Diseases

 

Fall 2016 Phase II

Terry Vanden Hoek, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Project Title: Novel TAT-peptide Improves Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Survival

To read more about the 2016 Projects go to Project Summaries.

The first three years of the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund were extremely successful. CIF funded 35 transformational projects bringing the program’s funding total to over $2,224,000.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our POC Review Committee represented by AbbVie Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, BCV, Mercury Fund, Osage Partners, and RBX Group

2015 POC Award Winners

 

 

 

Fall 2015

Terry Vanden Hoek, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Project Title: Novel TAT-Peptide Improves Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival

Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedics
Project Title: Chimeric Cell Therapy for Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Arnon Lavie, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Project Title: Novel L-Asparaginase Cancer Drug: Clone 63

Brian Chaplin, PhD
Department of Chemical Engineering
Project Title: Commercialization Potential of Reactive Electrochemical Membranes (REMs)

 

Spring 2015

Shiva Shahrara, PhD
Department of Medicine
Project Title: TLR5: A Novel Treatment Strategy for RA Patients

Shane Phillips, PhD, DPT
Department of Physical Therapy
Project Title: Wearable Continuous Cardiovascular Sensor and Algorithm for Healthcare & Rehabilitation

Amin Salehi-Khojin, PhD
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering  
Project Title: An Advanced Lithium-Air Battery Cell

Steven Ackerman, PhD & Vadim Gaponenko, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics  
Project Title: Development of a Peptide Nanoparticle Inhibitor of CCR3-mediated Eosinophilic Inflammation in Asthma

 


2014 POC Award Winners

 

 

 

Spring 2014

Brian Kay, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title: High-Throughput Antibody Generation by PExSR

Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH, FACEP
Center for Global Health & Department of Emergency Medicine
Project Title: Obsterical Medical Device for Auto Transfusion in Post-Partum Hemorrhage (PPH)

Sriram Ravindran, MD
Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry
Project Title: Bioenhanced Implant Surfaces for Improved Osteointegration

Mark Grechanik, PhD
Department of Computer Science
Project Title: Making Cloud Computing Elastic, Cost Effective and Efficient

Bellur Prabhakar, PhD
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine
Project Title: Evaluation of Soluble OX40L-JAG-1 to Treat Type-1 Diabetes

Dieter Klatt, PhD
Department of Bioengineering
Project Title: Validation of In-Vivo SLIM-MRE

 

Fall 2014

Sudip Mazumder, PhD
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Project Title: Wide-Bandgap Optical Emitter Turn-Off (ETO) Thyristor

Mahshid Amirabadi, PhD
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Project Title: High Power Density Power Conversion System

Mary Jo LaDu, PhD
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Project Title: Novel Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease in Human Plasma

David Peace, MD
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Project Title: Peptide Targeted Immunotherapy of Prostate Cancer

Anantha Harijith, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Project Title: PF-543, a Novel Drug to Treat Oxidative Lung Injury

Alan Kozikowski, PhD
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Project Title: Use of 5-HT2c-Agonists in Rett Therapy

 


2013 POC Award Winners

 

 

 

Spring 2013

Venkat Venkatakrishnan, PhD
College of Engineering -- Department of Computer Science
Project Title: Security Analysis of Online Enterprise Websites

Amin Salehi-Khojin, PhD
College of Engineering
Project Title: Novel Catalysts for Syngas Production by CO2 Reduction

Nadim Mahmud, MD, PhD
College of Medicine
Project Title: Expanded Cord Blood as an Off-the-Shelf Bridge Graft to Augment Blood Cell Numbers

John Hetling, PhD
College of Engineering
Project Title:Detecting Glaucoma Where it Starts

Sandeep Jain, MD
College of Medicine
Project Title: New Drug for Treating Dry Eye Disease - Phase I/II Human Trial

Ying Liu, PhD
College of Medicine
Project Title: Scalable Process for Manufacturing Nanoparticles Encapsulating Hydrophobic Compounds

Fall 2013

David Carley, PhD
Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research
Project Title: Proof of Concept for Real ‐Time Prediction of Driving Performance and Safety

Alexander Aruin, PhD
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
Project Title: Design and Optimization of Gait Performance Enhancing Insole

Shaolin Yang, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Project Title: Two-Dimensional J-Resolved LASER and semi-LASER Spectroscopy

Girish Deshpande, MD
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Project Title: Bench Testing of SecureTube



2012 POC Award Winners

 

 

 

Spring 2012

Samuel C. Dudley and Euy-Myoung Jeong
College of Medicine – Section of Cardiology
Project Title: A Blood Test to Differentiate Systolic from Diastolic Heart Failure

Xavier Llor and Rosa M. Xicola
College of Medicine – Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Project Title: Development of a Blood-Based Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening Using a miRNA Panel

Hayat Onyuksel
College of Pharmacy – Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Project Title: A Novel Targeted siRNA Nanomedicine against Liver Fibrosis

Katherine Warpeha
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title: Transformation of Critical Crop Plants to Engineer Improved Stress and Yield Characteristics

Fall 2012

Sohail Murad, PhD and Alan Zdunek, PhD
College of Engineering -- Department of Chemical Engineering
Project Title: Water Desalination by Electric Field Enhanced Ion-Exchanged Process

Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD
College of Medicine -- Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Project Title: EyeFlow: A Device to Detect Impaired Cerebral Blood Flow

Farhad Ansari, PhD
College of Engineering -- Department of Civil and Materials Engineering
Project Title: Crack Sensor

Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram, DVM, PhD
College of Medicine -- Department of Biomedical Sciences (Rockford)
Project Title: Improving the Current [Lymphatic Filariasis] Vaccine Technology

Seungpyo Hong, PhD
College of Pharmacy -- Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Project Title: Development of a Biomimetic Device Prototype for Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells

Gregory Thatcher, PhD and Debra Tonetti, PhD
College of Pharmacy -- Department Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy and Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Project Title: Therapies Associated With Modulation and Mimicry of Hormone Actions

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