Current Pilot Projects

Ferenc Deak (Pilot Project Leader)

Dept. of Geriatric Medicine, OUHSC

Project Title: Munc18 Mutations in Synaptic Transmission, Epileptic Seizures and Dementia

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Ashlee Rowe (Pilot Project Leader)

Dept. of Biology, OU-Norman

Project Title: Scorpion Peptides That Inhibit a Transmembrane Sodium Ion Channel (Nav1.8) Regulator of Pain-Sensing Neurons: Structural Characterization of the Peptide-Nav1.8 Complex

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Yihan Shao (Pilot Project Leader)

Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, OU-Norman

Project Title: Multiscale Free Energy Simulation of Enzymatic Reactions

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Shanteri Singh (Pilot Project Leader)

Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, OU-Norman

Project Title: Development of Chemoenzymatic Platform for Facile Synthesis of Alkyl-Pyrophosphate Analogs

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Jody Summers (Pilot Project Leader)

Dept. of Cell Biology, OUHSC

Project Title: Development of Methyl Dichlorocarbonyl Compounds for Specific RALDH2 Inhibition

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Wei-Qun Ding (Pilot Project Leader)

Dept. of Pathology, OUHSC

Project Title: The Structural Basis of SRSF1 Recognition of miRNA Sequence Motifs

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Robert Matts (Pilot Project Leader)

Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University

Project Title: Co-crystallization of TRAP1 with Inhibitors for Enhancement of Structure-based Drug Design

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How to acknowledge COBRE support:

"Research reported in this [publication, release] was supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM103640."