Recent Awards Granted to Faculty

March/April 2022

Dr. Nadeem Khan, PI
Department of Oral Biology
NIH/NIAID/R21AI151522-02
Utilization of the adjuvant effect of CRM197 protein to develop a trivalent protein-vaccine against Streptococcus pneumonia infections $190,625 for One Year

Dr. Nadeem Khan, PI
Department of Oral Biology
NIH/NIAID/R01AI143741-04
Pathogenic role of IL-17 response in Streptococcus pneumoniae nasopharyngeal pathogenesis during an influenza virus co-infection $1,152,158 for Three Years

Nadeem Khan

January/February 2022

Dr. Jacqueline Abranches, PI
Department of Oral Biology
VAXCYTE, AGR00023558
“To develop a vaccine for Streptococcus mutans”
$150,000 for One Year

Dr. Jacqueline Abranches

Dr. Surabhi Mishra, PI
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. L. Jeannine Brady, Co-I
Department of Oral Biology
NIH/NIDCR/R03DE031332
“Characterization and membrane-biogenesis of Streptococcus mutans magnesium transporters”
$305,000 for Two Years

Surabhi Mishra
Jeannine-Brady

Dr. Josephine Esquivel-Upshaw, Multi-PI
Restorative Dental Sciences
Dr. Fan Ren, Multi-PI
Chemical, College of Engineering
Houndstoothe Analytics ARG00023436
Analytical specificity of COVID-19 biosensor”
$206,215 for Four Months

Dr. Josephine F Esquivel-Upshaw

Dr. Valeria V. Gordan, PI
Restorative Dental Sciences
UAB/NIH/NIDRC/U19DE028717 (Supplement)
“The National Dental PBRN administrative and resource center”
$3,675 for One Year

Dr. Valeria Gordan

Dr. Olga Ensz, Faculty
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Karin Schey, Faculty
Department of Periodontics
Dr. Barbara Richardson, PI
UF AHEC Program Office, College of Medicine
FLDOH/COTHI
AHEC Tobacco Training & Cessation Program-R1
$13,975 for One Year

Dr. Olga Ensz
Karin Schey

Dr. Ana Duran-Pinedo, PI
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Poliana Mendes Duarte Reis, Co-I
Department of Periodontics
“UFCD Seed grant: Dysbiosis of the subgingival microbiome on peri-implantitis”
$16,441.94 for One Year

Dr. Ana Duran-Pinedo
Dr. Poliana Mendes Duarte

Dr. Ling Lam, PI
Oral Biology
Dr. Jose Lemos, Mentor
Department of Oral Biology
American Heart Association/907586
“Enterococcal metal binding proteins as therapeutic targets”
$145,020 for Two Years

Ling Lam
Jose Lemos

Ms. Debra Brunson, PI
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Jose Lemos, Mentor
Department of Oral Biology
American Health Association/907592
“Significance of iron homeostasis to the pathophysiology of Enterococcus faecalis during infective endocarditis”
$64,072 for Two Years

Debra Brunson
Jose Lemos

Dr. Jorge Frias-Lopez, PI
Department of Oral Biology
Colgate-Palmolive Company/A-2021-3108-OC
“The effect of 3 antibiofilm compounds on the metatranscriptome of the oral microbiome”
$100,000 for One Year

Dr. Jorge Frias-Lopez

Dr. Yenisel-Cruz-Almeida, PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Roger Fillingim, Co-mentor
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
NIH/NIA/R01AG67757-03S2
“Diversity supplement: Behavioral basis of knee OA”
$354,098 for Two Years

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida
Roger Fillingim

November/December 2021

Dr. Valeria Gordan, PI
Restorative Dental Sciences
University of Alabama, NIH/NIDCR 1U19DE028717 (Supplement)
“The National Dental PBRN administrative and resource center”
$79,138 for One Year

Dr. Valeria Gordan

Dr. Jorge Frias-Lopez
Department of Oral Biology
University of Kentucky, NIH/NIDCR R01DE029498
“Role of Notch-1/PLA2-IIA in oral dysbiosis, inflammation, and periodontal disease”
$211,525 for Five Years

Dr. Jorge Frias-Lopez

Dr. Lin Zeng, PI
Department of Oral Biology
“UFCD Seed grant: impact of amino sugars on oral bacterial colonization”
$14,327 for One Year

Lin Zeng

Dr. L. Shannon Holliday, Co-I
Department of Orthodontics
Dr. Joseph Katz, Co-I
Oral Maxillofacial & Diagnostic Sciences
Dr. Yan Whisler, PI
Pharmtherapy Translational Research, College of Pharmacy
NIH/NIDCR R56DE030538
“Toward a precision medicine approach to medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw”
$31,982.30 for One Year

Lexie Shannon Holliday
Dr. Joseph Katz

September/October 2021

Dr. Jacqueline Abranches, Multi-PI
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Jose Lemos, Multi-PI
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Robert A. Burne, Co-Mentor
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Marcelle Nascimento, Co-Mentor
Department of Restorative Dental Sciences
“Admin Supplement: Association of CBP+ Streptococcus mutans with root caries in older adults”
NIH/NIDCR/R01DE022559-09S1
$133,132 for One Year

Dr. Jacqueline Abranches
Jose Lemos

Dr. Karin Schey, PI
Department of Periodontology
“A prospective, observational clinical study of the safety, effectiveness and clinical benefits of the T3 dental implant system.
Zimmer Biomet
ID #1804
$67,653 for Three Years

Karin Schey

Dr. Dayane Oliveira, PI
Department of Restorative Dental Sciences
Dr. Mateus Garcia Rocha, Co-I
Department of Restorative Dental Sciences
“UFCD Seed Grant: Development of dental resin-based biomaterials light-cured using red light”
UF College of Dentistry
$15,340.53 for One Year

Dayane Oliveira
Mateus G Rocha

Ms. Natalie Atyeo, PI
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Bernadett Papp, Mentor
Department of Oral Biology
“The role of herpesvirus tegument proteins in primary infection of oral epithelial”
American Association for Dental Research/AGR DTD 07-27-2021
$2,700 for One Year

Natalie Atyeo

Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
“Admin Supplement: NOSI: Biobehavioral basis of knee osteoarthritis pain”
NIH/NIA/R01AG067757-02S3
$213,500 for One Year

Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Multi-PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. David Julian, Multi-PI
Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dr. Talline Martins, Co-I
Graduate Minority Programs, Graduate School
Dr. Carol Anne Mathews, Co-I
Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Dr. David Miller, Co-I
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, College of Education
“SF2UF: The Bridges to the Baccalaureate partnership between Santa Fe College and the University of Florida”
NIH/NIGMS/T34GM137869
$857,803 for Five Years

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida

Dr. Seunghee Cha, PI
Oral Maxillofacial & Diagnostic Sciences
Dr. Indraneel Bhattacharyya, Co-I
Oral Maxillofacial & Diagnostic Sciences
Dr. Akaluck Thatayatikom, Co-I
Pediatric Immunology, College of Medicine
Dr. Weizhou Zhang, Co-I
Pathology, College of Medicine
” Cytoplasmic mitochondrial dsRNA in pediatric Sjögren’s syndrome”
NIH/NIAMS/R21AR079693
$369,050 for Two Years

Dr. Seunghee Cha, PI
Oral Maxillofacial & Diagnostic Sciences
“Innateimmunity in a Sjogren’s syndrome mouse model”
Mitobridge/AGR00022154
$323,607 for One and a Half Years

Dr. Cha

Dr. Emily Bartley, Multi-PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciencs
Dr. Kimberly Sibille, Multi-PI
Institute for Aging, College of Medicine
“Research Centers Collaborative Network Renewal (PRISM)”
Wake Forest University/NIH/NIA U24AG058556
$74,705 for One Year

Emily Bartley

Dr. Patricia Xirau-Probert, PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Mary J. Koroly, Co-Program Director
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, College of Medicine
“Summer Health Professions Education Program – Year 6”
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/79049
$330,000 for One Year

Patricia Xirau Probert

July/August 2021

Dr. John K. Neubert, Multi-PI
Department of Orthodontics
Dr. Robert M. Caudle, Multi-PI
Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Mentor
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Marcelo V. Febo, Mentor
Psychiatry Addictions, Medicine
Dr. Barry Setlow, Mentor
Psychiatry Addictions, Medicine
“Diversity Supplement: Opioid and cannabinoid interactions in pain and reward”
NIH/NIDA/R01AD049470-02S1
$190,336 for Two Years


Neubert
Dr. Robert Caudle

Dr. Jorge Frias-Lopez, Multi-PI
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Frank Gibson, Multi-PI
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Ana Duran-Pinedo, Co-I
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Susmita Datta, Co-I
Biostatistics, Medicine
“A novel mechanism of virulence control in Porphyromonas gingivalis”
NIH/NIDCR/R01DE029775
$3,348,463 for Five Years

Dr. Jorge Frias-Lopez
Frank Gibson

Dr. Soamy Montesino-Goicolea, PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Co-I
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Pedro Valdes-Hernandez, Co-I
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Eric Porges, Co-I
UF Claude D. Pepper Center
“OAIC Pilot: Sleep, pain and aging: potential underlying mechanisms“
$32,000 for One Year

Soamy-Montesino-Goicolea

Dr. Jorge Frias-Lopez, Multi-PI
Department of Oral Biology
“Topical vitamin D and periodontal disease”
University of Louisville Research Foundation
NIH/NIDCR/1R01DE028883
$50,771 for One Year

Dr. Jorge Frias-Lopez

Dr. Jose Lemos
Department of Oral Biology
“Matching support NIH Institutional Training Grant UF Division of Sponsored Research”
UF DSP/T90DE021990
$250,000 for Five Years

Jose Lemos

Dr. Roger Fillingim, PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Emily Bartley, Mentor
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
“Diversity Supplement: University of Florida Resource Center for Minority Aging Research”
NIH/NIA/P30AG05929704-S1
$272,828 for Two Years

Roger Fillingim

Dr. Alisa Johnson, PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Mark D. Bishop, Co-I
Physical Therapy, College of Public Health & Health Professions
Dr. Yenisel Crus-Almeida, Mentor
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Roger Fillingim, Mentor
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
“P30 Pilot: Myofascial contributors in osteoarthritis pain”
NIH/NIA/P30AG059297
$24,996 for One Year