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Funding Update: NIH Microarray Grants, Jan. - March

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Microarray-Related NIH Grants, Jan. 2, 2013 – March 21, 2013

Studies of rare genetic variation in the isolated population of Sardinia.
Principal investigator: Goncalo Roches Abecasis
Organization: University of Michigan
Project start date: Jan. 15, 2013
Project end date: Dec. 31, 2017
NIH institute: NHLBI
FY 2013 funding amount: $736,517


Twist-biosensor: novel single molecule microarray technology for DNA genotyping.
Principal investigator: Alfredo Celedon
Organization: Twistnostics
Project start date: Jan. 16, 2013
Project end date: June 30, 2013
NIH institute: NHGRI
FY 2013 funding amount: $153,257


Role of microRNAs and RISC in activity regulated translation in neurons.
Principal investigator: Gary Bassell
Organization: Emory University
Project start date: Feb. 1, 2013
Project end date: Jan. 31, 2015
NIH institute: NIDA
FY 2013 funding amount: $234,000


A novel spinal circuit involved in locomotion.
Principal investigator: George Mentis
Organization: Columbia University
Project start date: Feb. 15, 2013
Project end date: Jan. 31, 2015
NIH institute: NINDS
FY 2013 funding amount: $240,000


Genetic and molecular mechanisms of ethanol-producing developmental defects.
Principal investigator: Rachel French
Organization: San Jose State University
Project start date: March 1, 2013
Project end date: January 31, 2017
NIH institute: NIGMS
FY 2013 funding amount: $107,550


A highly multiplexed, scalable ultrananocrystalline diamond microarray sensor.
Principal investigator: Prabhu Arumugam
Organization: Advanced Diamond Technologies
Project start date: March 1, 2013
Project end date: Feb. 28, 2014
NIH institute: NIEHS
FY 2013 funding amount: $249,922


Immunopathogensis of Spinal Tuberculosis (TB)
Principal investigator: Jilian Sacks
Organization: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Project start date: March 15, 2013
Project end date: March 14, 2016
NIH institute: NIAID
FY 2013 funding amount: $52,190

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