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  • Principal Investigator - NIH Award from the National Institute for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke
    Schwann Cell Control of Chronic Nerve Injury
    1/19/10 - 12/31/15
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Clinician Scientist Training Grant – Minal Tapadia Schwann Cell-Derived Hedgehog as a Therapeutic Adjunct for Compressive Neuropathies Role: Primary Mentor($20,000)
    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015
  • OREF Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant - Tom Chao A Novel Method to Preserve the Neuromuscular Junction After Traumatic Nerve Injury.
    Role: Primary Mentor ($20,000)
    7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association Resident Grant
    Preservation of the Neuromuscular Junction after Nerve Injury (Role: Primary Mentor)($8,000)
    1/1/11 - 1/1/12
  • Co-Investigator/Sponsor, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering Research Fellowship for Undergraduate Students - Nima Nassiri
    3/30/09 - 7/10/09
  • Co-Investigator/Sponsor, Undergraduate Research Opportunity - Ryan Anderson
    The Role of Durotomy and Duraplasty Following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury in an Animal Model($600)
    12/23/08 – 6/30/09
  • Co-Investigator/Sponsor, Undergraduate Research Opportunity - Nima Nassiri
    Schwann Cell Integrin Expression Following Peripheral Nerve Injury ($600)
    12/23/08 – 6/30/09
  • Principal Investigator - American Society for Surgery of the Hand
    Altered Myelination with Compression Neuropathies: The Role of Schwann Cell Mechanotransduction
    ($19,187 annual direct costs)
    11/1/06 - 10/31/07
  • Co-Investigator (5% effort) - NIH Award from the National Institute for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke
    Post-doctoral Training Program in Neural Regeneration
    T32 NS-07486
    ($218,860 annual direct costs)
    07/15/01 - 06/30/06
  • Co-Investigator (5% effort) -NIH Award from the National Institute for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke
    Summer Research Training in Neuroscience
    T35 NS-45563
    ($38,280 annual direct costs)
    07/01/03 - 06/30/07
  • Co-Investigator/Sponsor, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Medical Student Summer Orthopaedic Research Fellowship - Michael Gray
    Macrophage mediated effects with chronic nerve compression injury($2500)
    6/1/05 - 9/1/05
  • Principal Investigator - NIH Award from the National Institute for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke
    Schwann cell regulation of chronic nerve injury
    5R01 NS049203
    7/1/04 - 4/30/10
  • Co-Investigator / Sponsor, Whitaker Foundation - Tom Chao
    Mechanical Stimulation of Peripheral Neural Tissue Alters the Process of Myelination ($4500)
    6/1/03 – 9/1/03
  • Co-Investigator/Sponsor, NIH Post-doctoral fellowship - Phong Bui
    Evaluation of Schwann cell responses to different injury models($5500)
    6/1/03 – 9/1/03
  • Co-Investigator/Sponsor, Undergraduate Research Opportunity - Michael Gray
    The role of vascular endothelial growth factor in compressive neuropathy($3000)
    6/1/03 – 9/1/03
  • Principal Investigator, AirCast Orthopaedic Research Foundation
    Schwann Cell Response to Biomechanical forces of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome($100,000)
    8/1/03 – 7/31/05
  • Principal Investigator, University Academic Senate Faculty Desktop Computing Initiative Allocation ($2250)
  • Co-Investigator/Sponsor, AOA Honor Medical Society Student Research Fellowship - Kasra Rowshan
    Development of a transgenic model for compression Neuropathy($3500)
    3/14/02 – 12/31/02
  • Co-Investigator/Sponsor, UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunity-Phong Bui
    Induction of Schwann cell apoptosis with chronic nerve injury($2000)
    6/1/00 –6/1/01
  • Principal Investigator, NIH Award from the National Institute for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke 5K08 NS02221
    Transduction of Chronic Nerve Injury by Schwann Cells($645,300)
    09/30/00 – 08/31/05
  • Co-Investigator/Mentor, NIH Post-doctoral fellowship-Dara Chafik Response of Schwann cells to shear stress($5500)
    6/1/00 – 9/1/00
  • Principal Investigator, UCI Whitaker Foundation Bioengineering Grant
    The development of a chronic in-vitromodel for chronic nerve injury ($4500)
    6/99 – 8/99
  • Principal Investigator, University of Pennsylvania Seed Grant
    The Effect of Laminar Fluid Flow on Fibroblasts Derived from Dupuytren’s Tissue($1700)
    1/1/96 – 1/1/97
  • Principal Investigatorwith Oswald Steward (Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior and Anatomy & Neurobiology and the Director of the Reeve-Irvine Research Center) and Drs. Sam Ward & Samir Shah (UCSD) and Drs. Jeff Kocsis and James Clune (Yale)and Drs. John Morrison and AndrewLi (UC Davis)
    Pathogenesis of Post-traumatic Motor Endplate Degeneration
    National Institute for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke
    U01 submitted1 U01 TR003198-01 (7/10/2020)
    Direct Costs $3,000,000 over 4 years

  • Principal Investigator
    Log Number: DM190788
    Application Title: Understanding Post-Traumatic Human Motor Endplate Remodeling to Improve Functional Recovery in Warfighters
    Award Mechanism: FY19 Defense Medical Research and Development Program -Restoring Warfighters with Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries Research Award
    Mechanism Option: Research Level 2

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American Neurological Association