Competitive Grant Supports

Role as a Principal Invenstigator (PI) and Co-PI:

     Extramural funds: Federally funded: National Institutes of Health (NIH):

  1. “Neuromodulators and circadian clocks: roles in retinal function and dysfunction”.
  2. “Methoxyindoles in retina: Function and regulation--Neuromodulators and signaling cascades in retina”.

     Intramural funds Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB):

  1. “MicroRNA-mediated regulation of the antioxidant defense system in human RPE cells”. Fund ended in 2010.
  2. “Effect of the natural antioxidant ‘curcumin’ on the expression profile of microRNAs in human ARPE-19 cells”. Fund ended in 2011.
  3. “Protection against hyperglycemia-mediated oxidative Stress by curcumin-induced miRNAs in human retinal endothelial cells (hRECs) and ARPE-19 cells”. Fund ended in 2012.  
  4. “Interaction between the (Pro)renin receptor and NADPH oxidase in hyperglycemia-induced activation of VEGF and VEGFR in hRECs and ARPE-19 cells”. Fund ended in 2013.
  5. “Involvement of ERK1/2 signaling in Nox4-mediated induction of VEGF in ARPE-19 cells under diabetic conditions”. Fund ended in 2015.
  6. “Role of small GTPase in microRNA-21/SPRY1-mediated signaling in angiogenesis”. (Current grant)

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