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GAP Award Winners 2012

PROFESSORS MICHAEL BLABER & JOSEPH SCHLENOFF
Awarded $50,000
Accelerated Wound Healing
Develop and evaluate improved method for treating wounds using novel materials and a breakthrough therapeutic healing technology.
PROFESSOR STEVEN LENHERT
Awarded $15,000
Video Presentation
High-Throughput Drug Screening Array
Develop and evaluate microarray platform capable of screening of drug libraries at a fraction of the cost of the current state of the art.
PROFESSOR JUAN ORDONEZ
Awarded $6,850
Inflatable Lightweight Vacuum Chamber
Design and build a system of lightweight vacuum chambers that could have aerospace, medical device, and energy applications.
PROFESSOR KENNETH ROUX
Awarded $25,000
Production of Monoclonal Antibodies and Kits
Develop and scale up test kits that are used to detect specific types of nut allergens to avoid nut allergy outbreaks.
PROFESSOR JACOB VANLANDINGHAM
Awarded $35,000
Novel Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Develop and test a new drug treatment for sports-related concussions and blast related injuries in the military.
PROFESSOR ALAN LEMMON
Awarded $15,000
Video Presentation
A Novel Method of DNA Sequencing in Vertebrates
Develop and optimize a novel method to extend the set of DNA probes he has developed to accurately characterize species differences among 30 vertebrate families.
PROFESSOR JUAN ORDONEZ AND DR. SEAN BARTON
Awarded $5,000
Video Presentation
Inflatable Vacuum Chamber
To continue their project to design and build a system of lightweight vacuum chambers that could have aerospace, medical device, and energy applications.
DR. EWA BIENKIEWICZ , PROFESSOR PRADEEP BHIDE AND PROFESSOR JACOB VANLANDINGHAM 
Awarded $35,000
Video Presentation
A Novel Approach to Treating Vascular Injury
To develop a novel therapeutic agent to minimize cell death following a vascular injury event, including stroke.
PROFESSOR MIKE OVERTON, PROFESSOR AMY SANG, AND PROFESSOR MARTIN SCHWARTZ
Awarded $20,000
Video Presentation
Putative Therapeutic Agents to Treat Obesity in Animal Models
To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of novel anti-obesity compounds in animal models.
PROFESSOR BRANKO STEFANOVIC
Awarded $20,000
Video Presentation
Evaluation of the Efficacy of Novel Anti-Fibrotic Drugs Targeting Type I Collagen
To develop and evaluate the toxicity of novel anti-fibrotic drugs in animal models.
PROFESSOR THEO SIEGRIST AND DR. JEFFERY WHALEN
Awarded $15,000
Video Presentation
Advancing Functional Crystalline Materials
To develop and optimize novel crystals that can significantly assist the spintronics industry to improve the capacity and performance of solid-state electronics (i.e. computer hard drives, LED's, and LCD's).