Junior Investigators

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An important component of the Glycoscience Center of Research Excellence (GlyCORE) is the Junior Investigator program.  The purpose of the program is to develop investigators with no history of major independent funding, who have research interests in glycoscience, (as well as more senior investigators making a major switch in research focus) into faculty serving as PIs on major independent research grants (i.e. R01 grants and their equivalents).

GlyCORE will support four concurrent JI Projects, involving four mechanisms of support:  financial support of the research program, highest priority access to subsidized Research Cores, a required formal mentorship program, and research dissemination opportunities.

Current Junior Investigators:

Dr. Paul Boudreau:  “Glycosphingolipids from the Soil Microbiome, Understanding Structure and Biosynthesis”

Dr. Jing Li:  “Elucidating Molecular Mechanisms of Gating Regulation and Subunit Modulation of Nglycosylation on Ion Channels by Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations”

Dr. Joshua Bloomekatz:  “The role of glycosylation in cell-state transitions during development and disease”

Dr. James Stewart, Jr.:  “Role of AGE/RAGE signaling as a driver of pathological aging in the brain”