SCORE Program

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Support of Competitive Research ("SCORE")

bullet point The goal of the SCORE PROGRAM is to enhance the professional development of the research faculty and sustain a research environment at CSU which encourages students to point their career goals to leadership positions in biomedical research.

bullet point Prior to 2011 the NIH funded SCORE as an institutional program through its SO6 mechanism with multiple research subprojects. The current program funds individual faculty research through SC awards. CSU currently has 2 funded SC awards (Drs Jianjun Chen & Kristy Mardis). The descriptive title of these and other recently-funded projects are listed below. These projects offer CSU students practical laboratory experiences in a range of research subjects and serve as on-campus research activities for students who participate in the developmental projects of the NIGMS RISE Program.

The following is a listing of the current and recent faculty-led SCORE research projects:

Dr Al-Ghoul

Dr. Walid Al-Ghoul
Project title: Gut Circadian Clock and Melatonin Dynamics 

Dr. Jianjun Chen

Project title: Synthesis and biological screening of novel HIF-1α inhibitors for the treatment of breast cancer

Dr Mark Erhart

Dr. Mark Erhart

Project title: A Mouse Model for a Dominant Adult-Onset Ataxia.

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Dr Rong He

Dr. Rong He

Project title: Role of serum amyloid in interferon expression and T helper cell differentiation

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Dr LeRoy Jones II

Dr. LeRoy Jones II

Project title: Development of Self-Healing Acrylic Bone Cement Composites.

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Dr. Kristy Mardis

Dr. Kristy L. Mardis

Project title: Improving DFT Modeling of EPR Data for Small Molecule Organic Photovoltaics

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Dr. Andew Maselli

Dr. Andrew G. Maselli

Project title: Studying the Formation, Stability, and Structure of Hirano Bodies Using a Living Cell System.

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Dr Kevin Swier

Dr. Kevin Swier

Project title: Intracellular signaling during phagocytosis

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Funding history of the CSU SCORE Program

bullet point Current and recent SCORE faculty research projects are listed above. Tenured and tenure-track faculty in the biological sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, and physics are eligible to submit SCORE research projects for future funding by the NIH. Those interested are invited to consult with Warren Sherman prior to submitting their application. Click here for a details on how to apply for SCORE research support and a nationwide listing of currently supported projects.

bullet point For a full listing of faculty engaged in biomedical research, click here.