Congratulations to SECIM’s 2014 pilot awardees!

SECIM-2014-pilot-awardeesCongratulations to the recipients of the UF Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics 2014 Pilot and Feasibility Program funding!  Overall, 11 research projects were funded, spanning six research institutions including UF. Research will begin in Fall 2014 and continue through 2015.

SECIM’s annual Pilot and Feasibility project funding enhances metabolomics research by providing competitive support for investigators new to the field, the development of new teams and partnerships, and high-risk/high-impact research. Recipients demonstrated that their pilot projects will provide critical preliminary data to support new extramural grant applications and will utilize SECIM’s metabolomics services to complete their projects. For more information on funding opportunities for other NIH-sponsored metabolomics programs, visit the Metabolomics Workbench website.

2014 Pilot & Feasibility Project Awardees

  • Lisa Ainsworth, Ph.D., University of Illinois
    “Metabolite profiling of ozone stress in maize”
  • Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Ph.D., University of Miami
    “Imaging lipids in the control and glaucomatous Trabecular meshwork”
  • Samantha Brooks, Ph.D., University of Florida
    “Metabolomic diagnostics in the horse”
  • Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm.D., University of Florida
    “A targeted pharmacometabolic investigation of the acylcarnitine pathway and incident impaired fasting glucose”
  • Irwin Kurland, M.D., Ph.D., Yeshiva University, Einstein Stable Isotope and Metabolomics Core Facility
    “MALDI visualization and IROA profiling of lipin 1 regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism”
  • Amy Lane, Ph.D., University of North Florida
    “Chemical communication signals as modulators of microbial metabolism”
  • Stuart McDaniel, Ph.D., University of Florida
    “Sexual antagonism in exuded non-volatile metabolites in C. purpureus”
  • Ami Raval, Ph.D., University of Miami
    “Nicotine alters brain oxidative metabolism”
  • Kelly Rice, Ph.D., University of Florida
    “Utilization of a global metabolomics approach to probe the effects of nitric oxide on physiology of the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus”
  • Weihong Tan, Ph.D., University of Florida
    “Aptamer-conjugated nanostructures for MALDI-MS detection and identification of metabolites”
  • Thomas Walsh, M.D., Cornell University
    “Metabolomic-based investigation on the effects of flucononazole in Candida albicans under planktonic and biofilm conditions”