Projects & Contacts Projects & Contacts

Current Pilot Projects


Suniti Misra Sphingosine-1-phosphate and CD44v6 regulate phospho-STAT3 induced drug resistance
Natalia Olenik Ceramide metabolism in mitochondria for the induction of cancer cell death by mitophagy
Christina Voelkel-Johnson The Role of CerS6 in Colitis


Recent Pilot Projects


Narayan Bhat Sphingolipidomic approach to define cytokine-mediated oligodendrocyte cell death signaling
Shikhar Mehrotra Mechanisms of SK1/S1P signaling in regulating T cell immunotherapy
Dariusz Pytel Mapping the functional interplay between PERK and sphingolipids


Jie Fan Sphingomyelinase:  A novel therapeutic target for retinal ischemia
Beichu Guo The role of inflammasome activation in SK1-mediated breast cancer development
Tamara Nowling Glycosphingolipid metabolic dysfunction in lupus nephritis
Stefka Spassieva Neurotoxic lipids as molecular intermediates of paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy

2013-2014 (second round)

Hesham El-Shewy Project page
Hong Yu Project page
Kelley Argraves Project page


2013-2014 (first round)

Christina Voelkel-Johnson Project page
Yong-Mei Zhang Project page
Carl Atkinson Project page

Past Pilot Projects

Ashley Cowart Substrate supply in de novo sphingolipid synthesis: Regulation on Chemotherapy
Yong Mei Zhang Structural and Function Studies of Quinolone Signaling in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Chiara Luberto Role and Function of Mammalian Sphingomyelin Synthases
Bidyut Mohanty Role of Sphingolipid Pathway Genes in Maintenance of Genome Stability in Yeast
Jim Zheng Genes and Pathways Interacting with Sphingolipid Pathway in Cancer Pathogenesis
Cungui Mao Role for Alkaline Ceramidase 1 (ACER1) in Skin Cancer
Leah Siskind The Role of Lactosylceramide in Renal aging and Disease
Kelley Argraves Role of Sphingosine-1-Phosphate in Early Blood Vessel Formation
Maurizio Del Poeta Role of Ipc1 in the Regulation of Phagocytosis of C. neoformans
Hiroko Hama Function and Regulation of Mammalian Fatty Acid-hydroxylase Gene
Jacqueline Kraveka Role of Ceramide in Human Neuroblastoma Differentiation and Treatment
Cungui Mao Human Alkaline Phytoceramidease Regulation of Angiogenesis
Chiara Luberto Role and Function of Mammalian Sphingomyelin Synthases
Toshihiko Kawamori Role of Sphingosine kinase 1 /Sphingosine-1-phosphate pathway in colon carcinogenesis
Kenneth D. Chavin Protection of Steatotic Livers from Primary Nonfunction
Tatyana Gudz Sphingolipids in Integrin-mediated Oligodendrocyte Survival Signaling in Hypoxia/Ischemia
Samar Hammad Sphingolipid Signaling Induced by LDL Immune Complexes
Ashley Cowart Substrate supply in de novo sphingolipid synthesis: Regulation and Impact on chemotherapy
Warren Davis, Jr. ATP-binding cassette transporter-2 (ABCA2) regulation of b APP processing
Xinghua Lu Modeling the roles of bioactive lipids in gene expression systems
Chris Snook Lipid interactions – Structural analysis of pseudomonas aeruginosa ceramidases