Our Research

Our Publications

Publications by researchers funded by SC INBRE can be found on PubMed

“I am INBRE” spotlights

Our Funded Faculty

Below are some of our funded faculty. Some have links to read more about their projects. More links to come!

  • Serge Afeli, Presbyterian College, Role of MRP5 Transporters in Urothelial Bladder Cancer Cells Survival, 2016-2017
  • Paul Anderson, College of Charleston, Differential Alternative Splicing and Gene Expression Stratifies Lung Cancer, 2016-2017
  • Michelle Barthet, Coastal Carolina University, Protein-protein interactions of a chloroplast maturase and the link to nuclear spliceosome evolution, 2018-2019
  • Mark Blenner, Clemson University, Use of High-Throughput Sequence to Understand Protein Evolution, 2016-2017; Determining the role of chromatin structure on the activity of CRISPR-Cas9, 2017-2018
  • John Eberth, USC School of Medicine, mRNA Profiling of Coronary Bypass Graft Adaptive and Maladaptive Remodeling, 2018-2019
  • Dapin Fan, University of South Carolina, Microarray Analysis of Macrophages with TFEB manipulation, 2016-2017
  • Stuart Gordon, Presbyterian College, Insights into chronic anemia through comparative functional analysis of the fish gut microbiome, 2017-2018
  • David Hollis, Furman University, Transcriptomic Analysis of the Adult Teleost Fish Brain Early Response to Injury, 2016-2017
  • Kyu-Ho Lee, Medical University of South Carolina, The Nkx2-5 Placental Transcriptome in Development and Disease, 2016-2017
  • Sofia Lizarraga, University of South Carolina, Regulation of gene expression by ASH1L in human neuronal models, 2017-2018
  • Lydia Matesic, University of South Carolina, ITCH-regulated signaling pathways in intestinal epithelial homeostasis, 2017-2018
  • Anita Nag, Furman University, Use of proteomics and bioinformatics tools to study host shut-off by SARS CoV, 2017-2018
  • Ann Ramsdell, University of South Carolina, Left-right Analysis of Mammary Tumors and their Microenvironment by RNAseq, 2016-2017
  • Alfonso Romero-Sandoval, Finding CD163 dependent pathways in diabetic macrophages using bioinformatics
  • Austin Shull, Presbyterian College, Defining the DNA methylation signature in Breast Cancer Stem Cells, 2017-2018
  • Julian Smith, Winthrop University, Anthropogenic Effects on Marine Meiofauna Assessed by High-Throughput Sequencing, 2017-2018
  • Yukiko Sugi, Medical University of South Carolina, Signaling interaction and regulation in AV cushion maturation and remodeling, 2018-2019
  • Richard Visconti, Medical University of South Carolina, Transcriptome Analysis of Pathological EMT in the Post-infarction Mitral Valve, 2016-2017
  • Jun Zhu, University of South Carolina, Hypocretin System: Implication for HIV-associated Weight Loss, 2016-2017


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Other SC INBRE Funding

(includes institutional funds)

  • Karoline Baldus, Coastal Carolina University, Characterization of cell lines derived from a novel transgenic mouse model with inducible expression of wild-type or mutant TSG101
  • Drew Budner, Coastal Carolina University, Development of Prussian Blue Modified Biosensors
  • Megan Cevasco, Coastal Carolina University, Kleptoplasty: organelle recognition and retention
  • Scott Parker, Coastal Carolina University, Comparative responses to hypobaric versus regional hypoxia in reptilian embryos
  • Paul Richardson, The viruses that silently live among us; understanding bacteriophage in the environment and human population in Horry and Georgetown counties


  • Walden Ai, Benedict College, Structural and functional relationship in KLF4 in pressure ulcers, 2017-2018
  • Mark Blenner, Clemson University, A proteomics view of the temporal evolution of ER-stress in highly producing CHO cells, 2018-2019
  • Shanora Brown, South Carolina State University, The Functional Significance of Human MxB protein in Prostate Cancer Metastasis, 2015-2016
  • Christine Byrum, College of Charleston, A Model to Study Regulation of Transcription Factor Segregation in the Ectoderm, 2015-2016
  • William Case, Converse College, Xerogel-Based Amperometric Biosensing for the Detection of a Diagnostic Marker, 2015-2016
  • Renee Chosed, Furman University, Modeling the Mixed-lineage Leukemia (MLL1) Multi-protein Complex in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, 2015-2016
  • Marion Cooley, Medical University of South Carolina, Defining the Role of Fibulin-1 in Cerebral Vascular Formation, 2015-2016
  • Renee Cottle, Clemson University, Ex vivo CRISPR-Cas9 induced gene correction of inborn errors of liver metabolism
  • April DeLaurier, University of South Carolina Aiken, Genetic mechanisms underlying cranofacial skeletal development in zebrafish, 2017-2018
  • Adi Dubash, Furman University, Desmoplakin harnesses Rho GTPase and p38 MAPK signaling to coordinate cell migration, 2017-2018
  • Linnea Freeman, Furman University, Sex Differences in Microgliosis: The Role of Gut Microbes, 2018-2019
  • Renaud Geslain, College of Charleston, Intracellular Delivery of a new Anti-cancer tRNA Drug Complexed with a Cell-penetrating Peptide, 2015-2016
  • Michael Guiliano, College of Charleston, Piece-wise NMR Study of Human Neuropeptides and Their Receptors, 2017-2018
  • Antonis Kourtidis, Medical University of South Carolina, The Adherens Junctions regulate transponsons by recruiting PIWIL2, 2018-2019
  • Holly LaVoie, University of South Carolina, Pregnancy, TIMP4 and cardiac remodeling, 2017-2018
  • Jeremy Mercuri, Clemson University, Comparing the Therapeutic Efficacy of Perinatal and Adult Stem Cells in Osteroarthritis, 2015-2016
  • Kasia Pawelek, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Modeling Within and Between-Hosts Dynamics of Influenza Infection Including Immune Responses, Behavior Change, and Other Control Strategies, 2015-2016
  • Jason Rawlings, Furman University, Mechanisms of chromatin decondensation in lymphocytes, 2015-2018
  • Alison Roark, Interspecific communication between anemones and their algal symbionts, 2017-2019
  • Jesse Sargent, Francis Marion University, Neural correlates of symmetry in visuo-spatial working memory, 2017-2018
  • Mark Sarzynski, University of South Carolina, The Effect of Exercise Training on Proteins and MicroRNAs Bound to High-Density Lipoproteins, 2017-2018
  • Tarek Shazly, University of South Carolina, The perivascular environment along the vertebral artery governs segment-specific structural and mechanical properties
  • Matthew Stern, Winthrop University, Skeletal Muscle Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Yukiko Sugi, Medical University of South Carolina, BMP-Notch Interaction in AV Endocardial Cushion Remodeling and Prevalvular Fibroblast Differentiation, 2015-2016
  • Mark Uline, University of South Carolina, Effect of Geometry and Inter-leaflet Relaxation on Protein Segregation in Phase Separated Lipid Bilayers, 2015-2017
  • Bryan Wakefield, Coastal Carolina University, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Phidianidine Analogues, 2017-2018
  • Daniel Williams, Coastal Carolina University, Genetic Analysis of ROS-Mediated Neurodegeneration, 2015-2016
  • Naohiro Yamaguchi, Medical University of South Carolina, Making Mutant hiPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes as Models of Human Heart Disease, 2017-2018
  • Tong Ye, Clemson-Medical University of South Carolina, High-Speed Volumetric Imaging: Method for Recording Neural Activity in 3D, 2015-2018