Congratulations to the Recipients of the December CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Awards!


Shu Chen, PhD 

CWRU School of Medicine

“Identification of novel substrates of LRRK2, a Parkinson disease associated kinase”


Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu, PhD                                  

 CWRU School of Engineering

“Analysis of the Cell Cycle Dynamics for fludarabine or ABT-737 resistant Nalm-6 cells”


Youwei Zhang, PhD                        

CWRU School of Medicine

“Roles of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in DNA damage response”


Edward Medof, MD, PhD            

CWRU School of Medicine

“Evidence for a plasma membrane complex containing C5a receptor (C5aR), IL-6-receptor (IL-6R), and vascular endothelial cell growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) that governs vascular endothelial cell (EC) viability and growth signaling”


Catherine Stein, PhD     

 CWRU School of Medicine    

“Exploration of pathways underlying resistance to M. tuberculosis infection”


About the CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Program:

The CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Program supports investigator use of and familiarity with CTSC Core operations and personnel, in anticipation of applications for external funding using CTSC resources. Ideal uses may be to run tests on samples already collected; build cross-disciplinary collaborative programs; or develop enabling technologies, new therapeutic, diagnostic or outcomes and more.

The CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Grant has a rolling submission format. Applications are accepted year-round and submissions are reviewed monthly.

For more information on CTSC Pilots:
CTSC Pilot Program Office: | CTSC-Research-