Funded by AccuNovo Biotechnologies Inc. and the NIH:
STTR: Theranostic NTSR1-targeting Agents for Complementary Management of PSMA-negative Prostate Cancer
The UNC team will work with Accunovo Biotech, Inc. to evaluate the newly developed agents in NTSR1 positive PC3 animal models. Specifically, UNC will perform 64Cu radiolabeling of NTSR1 targeted compounds that are developed by Accunovo Biotech, Inc., perform the imaging study, and select the best agent with high and persistent tumor uptake, and high tumor to background contrast. The selected agent will also be compared with literature reported 3BP-227 and Accunovo’s current lead SR-CP-05 to select the best candidate to move to phase 2.
Funded by Athna Biotech and the NIH:
SBIR: Development of a salt-based nanomedicine for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
The UNC team will work with Athna Biotech, Inc. on testing the treatment efficacy of SCNPs. Specifically, UNC will establish orthotopic bladder cancer models and instill SCNPs, through a catheter, into the affected bladder. For comparison, control groups including MMC will be tested.
A Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Tier 1 pilot grant for PSMA targeted radiotherapy
6 months ago
Eran Dayan, PhD, Awarded Grant for Work with Parkinson’s Disease
Congratulations to Dr. Eran Dayan on receiving an RO2 grant from (NICHD) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. They are providing funding ($404,276) for his project “Targeted Motor Learning to Improve Gait for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.” Over the 2-year lifespan (05/01/2023 – 04/30/2025) of this project, Dayan will serve …
7 months ago
Dr. Hong Yuan awarded S10 Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Hong Yuan, Director of the BRIC Small Animal Imaging facility, on her awarded S10 Grant for her project entitled, “Preclinical Vevo-F2 ultrasound imaging system for Small Animal Imaging core facility.” This $490K grant funds the installation of a preclinical ultrasound imaging system in BRIC’s Small Animal Imaging core facility. The new system …
8 months ago
Autism Research Center Awards $25K Pilot Grants to Three Interdisciplinary Research Projects
The Autism Research Center awarded three $25,000 pilot grants to several UNC School of Medicine faculty members on three interdisciplinary research projects, including one titled Developing brain-wide CSF flow imaging for infants at likelihood for autism, to BRIC faculty member and director of the Small Animal MRI facility Dr. Ian Shih in collaboration with Drs. …