Research Funding

Funded External Grants:

1. Proposal Title: RAGE variability and the use of SAGEs in the treatment of smoke-induced inflammation
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: NIH LRP
Sponsoring Organization is: Government
Current Status: Funded
Funding: July 2016-June 2017
Total Approved Funding Amount: $7,927.65

2. Proposal Title: RAGE and SAGE: Modeling Smoke-Induced COPD and Therapeutic Modalities
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: FAMRI
Sponsoring Organization is: Private
Current Status: Funded
Funding: July 2016- June 2019
Total Approved Funding Amount: $325,500 

3. Proposal Title: Role of OCTN1 in Tobacco-Related COPD
Role: Co-Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: FAMRI
Sponsoring Organization is: Private
Current Status: Funded
Funding: July 2015- June 2018
Total Approved Funding Amount: $325,500 

4. Proposal Title: Modeling of COPD by Novel RAGE Transgenic Mice
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: FAMRI
Sponsoring Organization is: Private
Current Status: Funded
Funding: July 2012- June 2015
Total Approved Funding Amount: $325,500 

5. Proposal Title: RAGE-Mediated Effects of Pulmonary Inflammation and Emphysema
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: FAMRI
Sponsoring Organization is: Private
Current Status: Funded
Funding: June 2007-June 2012
Total Approved Funding Amount: $542,500 

6. Proposal Title: Endothelial-based mechanisms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pathogenesis involving receptors for advanced glycation end-products.
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: NIH LRP
Sponsoring Organization is: Government
Current Status: Funded
Funding: July 2010-June 2012
Total Approved Funding Amount: $22,316.56

7. Proposal Title: Novel Mechanisms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Pathogenesis Involving Receptors for Advanced Glycation End-Products (RAGE).
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: NIH LRP
Sponsoring Organization is: Government
Current Status: Funded
Funding: July 2008-June 2010
Total Approved Funding Amount: $28,724.48

8. Proposal Title: Transcription factor expression during cigarette smoke-induced lung inflammation 
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: Parker B. Francis Pulmonary Research Foundation: 
Sponsoring Organization is: Private
Current status: Funded
Funding: July 2006-June 2009
Total Approved Funding Amount: $138,000



Pending External Grants:


1. Proposal Title: RAGE and SAGE: Modeling Smoke-Induced COPD and Therapeutic Modalities
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: NIH R01, PA-11-244
Sponsoring Organization is: Government
Current Status: Pending
Proposal submitted: June 2014. 
Total Potential Funding Amount: $1,855,000

2. Proposal Title: RAGE Transgenic Mice Model Chronic Sinusitis
Role: Co-Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: FAMRI 
Sponsoring Organization is: Private
Current Status: Pending
Proposal submitted: September, 2013. 
Total Potential Funding Amount: $325,500 

Funded Internal (BYU) Grants:


1. Funding Type: Mentoring Environment Grant
Proposal Title: Role of OCTN1 in tobacco-induced COPD.
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: BYU-ORCA
Sponsoring Organization is: University
Current Status: Funded
Start Date of Funding: January 2013
End Date of Funding: June 2015
Total Approved Funding Amount: $20,000

2. Funding Type: Mentoring Environment Grant
Proposal Title: Modeling of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by Novel RAGE Transgenic Mice
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: BYU-ORCA
Sponsoring Organization is: University
Current Status: Funded
Start Date of Funding: January 2012
End Date of Funding: June 2014
Total Approved Funding Amount: $20,000

3. Funding Type: BYU Gerontology Research Grant
Proposal Title: The Role of AMPK and RAGE in Age-related Skeletal Muscle Atrophy and Dysfunction
Role: Co- Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: BYU-Gerontology Program
Sponsoring Organization is: University
Current Status: Funded
Start Date of Funding: January 2012
End Date of Funding: June 2013
Total Approved Funding Amount: $10,000

4. Funding Type: Mentoring Environment Grant
Proposal Title: Receptors for Advanced Glycation End‑Products (RAGE) Mediates Particulate Matter-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation.
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsoring Organization: BYU-ORCA
Sponsoring Organization is: University
Current Status: Funded
Start Date of Funding: January 2009
End Date of Funding: June 2011
Total Approved Funding Amount: $20,000