Chih-Ying Su, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Neurobiology Section, Division of Biological Sciences, UCSD, will receive research funding from the foundation for the three year period 2015-2018.
Dr. Su's proposed research, Modulation of Olfactory Circuit and Behavior by a Non-synaptic Mechanism, seeks to identify the role played by direct electrical neuronal interaction, known as ephaptic coupling, in processing of complex odor information.
Janelle Ayres, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, will receive research funding from the foundation for the three year period 2015-2017.
Dr. Ayres's proposed research, Good bugs vs bad bugs: leveraging the intestinal microbiota to treat infectious diseases, will study the effects of intestinal microbiota on wasting as an alternative mechanism of tolerance in an infected host.
Andrew Ward, PhD, Assistant Professor of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, will receive research funding from the foundation for the three year period 2014-2016.
Dr. Ward's proposed research, Structural and Biophysical Approaches to Advance Rational Vaccine Design, seeks to employ various biophysical and structural techniques to develop early stage predictors of success for improved formulations of HIV vaccines.