Research Projects & Grants

Federal

  • Assessing the inhibitory activity of a a small molecule directed against human papilloma viruses16 (HPV16 E6) in combination with chemo-therapies against HPV16-induced tumor growth in a mouse xenograft model., Role: PI, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (03/2022 - 03/2025) Status: Completed
  • Restoration of normal signaling patterns in HPV-positive cells, Role: Principal Investigator, National Medical Technology Testbed, Inc., (02/2009 - 02/2010) Status: Closed
  • NIH-LLU Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity, Role: Mentor, National Institute of General Medical Sciences/NIH/DHHS, (04/2009 - 03/2013) Status: Closed
  • Inhibition of the TNF Apoptotic Pathway by HPV 16 E6, Role: Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (07/2007 - 06/2008) Status: Closed
  • Inhibition of the TNF Apoptotic Pathway by HPV 16 E6, Role: Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (07/2006 - 06/2007) Status: Closed
  • Minority predoctoral fellowship program, Role: Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (03/2006 - 02/2007) Status: Closed
  • Inhibition of the TNF Apoptotic Pathway by HPV 16 E6, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (09/2005 - 06/2006) Status: Closed
  • Inhibition of the TNF apoptotic pathway by HPV 16 E6, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, (07/2004 - 08/2004) Status: Closed
  • Inhibition of the TNF apoptotic pathway by HPV 16E6, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (09/2004 - 08/2005) Status: Closed
  • Minority predoctoral fellowship program, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (03/2005 - 03/2007) Status: Closed
  • Inhibition of the TNF Apoptotic Pathway by HPV 16 E6, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, (09/2003 - 08/2004) Status: Closed
  • Clinical study to evaluate the methylation signature of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma pain, Role: Other Significant Contributor, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (08/2021 - 07/2026) Status: Awarded
  • LLU-NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, Role: Other Significant Contributor, National Institute of General Medical Sciences/NIH/DHHS, (01/2018 - 12/2023) Status: Awarded
  • LLU Center for Health Disparities Research, Role: Co-Investigator, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH/NIMHD, (07/2012 - 01/2020) Status: Closed
  • HTS Screening for Inhibitors of HPV 16 E6/Caspase 8 Binding, Role: PD/PI, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS, (09/2010 - 11/2013) Status: Closed

For Profit Organization

  • General Research Account - Study of the Restriction and Modification Systems in Enteric Bacteria, Role: Principal Investigator, Private Funds, (04/1991 - 06/2013) Status: Closed
  • A novel combinatorial approach for treating HPV-associated malignancies, Role: PD/PI, iSpin Inc., (08/2017 - 07/2019) Status: Closed

Internal

  • Loma Linda International Surveillance Network (LLISN), Role: PI, LLU Basic Science, (04/2021) Status: Approved
  • Pregnancy and neonatal outcomes after COVID-19 vaccination, Role: Investigator, LLU Dept. of Gynecology & Obstetrics, (02/2021) Status: Approved
  • Convalescent Plasma to Treat Coronavirus - Associated Severe Pulmonary Complications: A Correlation Study of Serologic Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody to Treatment Efficacy and Outcome, Role: PI, LLU Basic Science, (06/2020) Status: Approved
  • Biomarkers of Oral Carcinogenesis and Oral Cancer Pain, Role: Investigator, LLU Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, (07/2020) Status: Approved
  • ELISA-based detection of COVID-19 antibodies, Role: PI, LLU Basic Science, (04/2020) Status: Approved
  • Comparison of DNA methylation profiles in leukocytes, prostate cancer tissues and adjacent normal prostate tissues among vegans and non-vegetarians, Role: Investigator, LLU Center for Community Resilience, (03/2023 - 03/2024) Status: Approved
  • Feasibility Study: LLISN - Loma Linda International Surveillance Network, Role: PD/PI, LLU - GRASP, (01/2021 - 12/2024) Status: Awarded
  • Cancer cell aggressiveness caused by conventional vs. proton radiation, Role: Other Significant Contributor, LLU School of Medicine, (01/2020 - 12/2023) Status: Closed
  • The association between air pollution and biological aging and cognition, Role: Co-Investigator, LLU - GRASP, (01/2018 - 12/2021) Status: Closed
  • Comparison of DNA methylation profiles in leukocytes, prostate cancer tissues and adjacent prostate tissues among vegans and non-vegetarians, Role: Co-Investigator, LLU - GRASP, (01/2018 - 12/2024) Status: Awarded
  • Molecular Fingerprints of Health, Role: Principal Investigator, LLU Basic Science, (11/2014 - 10/2024) Status: Awarded
  • The Association Between Adverse Life Events and Biological Aging, Role: PD/PI, LLU - GRASP, (01/2015 - 06/2018) Status: Closed

Non-Profit Organization

  • Mass Spectroscopy at Loma Linda University, Role: PD/PI, Fletcher Jones Foundation, (12/2021 - 12/2022) Status: Closed
  • Gene Sequencer: An Essential Tool to Discovering the Molecular Fingerprints of Health, Role: PD/PI, Ardmore Institute of Health, (07/2015 - 07/2016) Status: Closed