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Funding

Development and Pharmacology of Positive Allosteric Modulators of NMDA Receptors
PI: D. Monaghan
Source:  NIH/NIMH  4R01 MH060252
The grant Development and Pharmacology of Positive Allosteric Modulators of NMDA Receptors supports the development of novel NMDA receptor antagonists that are designed to block the function of distinct subtypes of NMDA receptors. The projects uses a combination of medicinal chemistry, molecular modeling, molecular biology, and electrophysiology to design, make and test new compounds that may be of use in treating Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinsons disease as well as stroke, schizophrenia, and neuropathic pain.

Glutamate Delat-1 Receptor and Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Interaction
PI: S. Dravid; C-I: D. Monaghan
Source:  National Science Foundation NSF1456818
The objective of this grant is to characterize the protein-protein interactions between Delta-1 receptors and metabotropic glutamate receptors and their effects on receptor signaling.

The Molecular Biology of Neurosensory Systems
PI: S. Smith; Co-I: D. Monaghan
5P30GM110768-03
The goal of this project is to develop a conditional mouse model to study the role of Nr2e3 in adult cone and rod photoreceptors and to identify genetic and direct interacting factors that work with Nr2e3 to influence photoreceptor cell development.


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Personnel

Hassan Alsaad
Graduate Student

Hassan Alsaad

Zhihao Mao
Graduate Student

Zhiaho Mao

Kiran Sapkota
Visiting Research Assistant

Kiran Sapkota

Kang Tang, M.D.
Research Associate

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