Rosa Amelia Maldonado, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Department/Institution: Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso Email: ramaldonado@utep.edu Research Interest: Drug discovery and vaccine development RTRN Support $25,000 RTRN Small Grant 2010 Project Title: HTS for Discovery of Novel Anti-Trypanosomal Agents Current RTRN Collaborations • University of Texas at El Paso • Texas Southern University • Morehouse School of Medicine • Howard … Continue reading »

Rosa Amelia Maldonado, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Tongxin Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Department/Institution: Engineering/Dentistry, Howard University Email: twang@howard.edu Research Interest: Develop Bioresorbable Nanocomposites for Bone Fixation RTRN Support $25,000 RTRN Small Grant 2011 Current RTRN Collaborators Hunter College American Dental Association Health Foundation, National Institute of Standards Technology “Indeed, we are grateful to the support from RTRN Small Grant. Particularly for our young faculty, this RTRN Small … Continue reading »

Tongxin Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Julie Dutil, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Department/Institution: Biochemistry, Ponce School of Medicine Email: jdutil@psm.edu Research Interest: Genetic Susceptibility to Hypertension: From Rats to Human RTRN Support $25,000 RTRN Small Grant 2009 Current RTRN Collaborators Jackson State University

Julie Dutil, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Robert Dottin, Ph.D, Director

Department/Institution: Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function, Hunter College, CUNY Email: dotttin@genectr.hunter.cuny.edu Research Interest: Signal transduction, development, community outreach using videoconferencing RTRN Support $25,000 RTRN Small Grant 2010 Project Title: ePlatform for Environmental Health Education and Research Among the Underserved Current RTRN Collaborations Texas Southern University

Robert Dottin, Ph.D, Director

Xinbin Gu, M.D., Ph.D, Professor

Department/Institution: Oral Pathology, Howard University Email: xgu@howard.edu Research Interest: Cancer Chemo-Prevention, Health Disparity, Biomarkers RTRN Support $25,000 RTRN Small Grant 2010 Project Title: Targeted Imaging and Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer Current RTRN Collaborations Howard University MeHarry Medical College The City College of New York Jackson State University University of Texas El Paso

Xinbin Gu, M.D., Ph.D, Professor

Huan Xie, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Texas Southern University Email: Research Interest: Nanoformulation Development of a Novel Prostate Cancer Inhibiton $25,000 RTRN Small Grant 2011-2012 Current RTRN Collaborators University of Texas at El Paso Florida A&M University Dr. Xie has a research background in Nanomedicine delivery.  She is focused on developing a multifunctional nanoformulation for the targeting and treatment of … Continue reading »

Huan Xie, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Sheba George, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Department/Institution: Biomedical informatics, Chrles Drew University, AXIS (Accelerating Excellence in Translational Science) See Animated Video Presentation: Email: shebageorge@cdrewu.edu Research Interest: Health Research Literacy Advancement among Multicultural Populations $25,000 RTRN Small Grant 2009 Current RTRN Collaborators University of Hawaii at Manoa Dr. George’s research interests include using theories and methods grounded in a sociotechnical approach to … Continue reading »

Sheba George, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Cdeomir Todorovic, Assistant Research Professor

Department/Institution: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Hawaii Email: cedomir@hawaii.edu Research Interest: NMDA-JNK Signaling Mediate Fear Memory Elimination RTRN Support $25,000 RTRN Small Grant 2011 Current RTRN Collaborators Morehouse School of Medicine – Morris Benveniste, Ph.D. “I’m very excited by the successful funding of this proposal. Its aim is to demonstrate that recently … Continue reading »

Cdeomir Todorovic, Assistant Research Professor

Jun Panee, Ph.D. , University of Hawaii at Manoa

Department:  Cell and Molecular Biology Research: Molecular Pathways of the Anti-breast Cancer Effect of Bamboo Extract Current Collaborators: Xavier University “I would very much like to thank RTRN for this award! The mechanism of this grant effectively catalyzes collaborations within the RCMI network, and synergizes expertise from multiple disciplines. I am very fortunate to have … Continue reading »

Jun Panee, Ph.D. , University of Hawaii at Manoa

Loyda Meléndez, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico

SNRP-NeuroAIDS Program Investigator Professor , Director of the RCMI Proteomics Core Facility Department:  Microbiology and Zoology Research: Molecular Pathways of the Anti-breast Cancer Effect of Bamboo Extract Current Collaborators: University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus University of Nebraska University of Michigan Research:  Mechanisms involved in HIV infection and neurological complications. I have more than … Continue reading »

Loyda Meléndez, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico