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GAP Award Winners 2013

PROFESSORS PRADEEP BHIDE and DR. JINMIN ZHU
Awarded $12,000
Video Presentation
A Novel Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Develop and evaluate a new drug for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) that does not have addictive properties found in current treatment options.
MYRA HURT AND DR. RAED RIZKALLAH
Awarded $18,000
Video Presentation
Production of Monoclonal Antibody as a Mitotic Marker
Develop and optimize method to grow an important antibody used in many different forms of disease research.
PROFESSOR TENG MA
Awarded $26,000
Video Presentation
Scalable Production of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Aggregates
Design a cost effective and scalable way to produce large batches of stem cells being used in areas such as cardiovascular and neural degenerative disease research.
PROFESSOR
JIM ZHENG
Awarded $50,000
Video Presentation
High Energy Density Supercapcitors
Design and optimize the next generation of supercapacitor fuel cell technology that can deliver the bursts of increased energy needed for specific applications as well as be able to recharge and recycle in a very short amount of time.
PROFESSOR
AMY WETHERBY
Awarded $50,000
Early Detection and Treatment of Autism
Plan national deployment of a novel web-based system that helps parents and medical practioners identify autism warning signs in children at very young ages.
PROFESSOR JHUNU CHATTERJEE
Awarded $50,000
Rapid Detection of Disease Using Novel Biosensors
Develop more cost-efficient biosensors that doctors can use to detect slight changes in the human body that are typically unnoticed through standard methods. This promising technology should lead to earlier detection and diagnosis of diabetes, cancer and other types of diseases and illnesses.
Dr. YAN LI
Awarded $43,000
Rapid Drug Discovery Using Living Tissue Test Environments
Develop and optimize a new testing method that enhances the ability of researchers to test the effects of pharmaceutical drugs and their ability to help treat diseases.
Dr. ALAN LEMMON
Awarded $15,000
Accelerating the Development of Agricultural Products
Use a novel method to map non-human genes such as insects and plants that can be used to control agricultural pests.