2018/2019 Research Grant Awards

Kimberly Jasmer-Mcdonald, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biochemistry
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
P2YReceptor as Therapeutic Target in a Sjögren’s Syndrome Mouse Model
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John Robert Kelly, DDS, MS, DMedSc
UCONN Health, Reconstructive Sciences
Farmington, CT
Artificial Salivary Gland Dental Implant Development
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Melodie Lynn Weller, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Dentistry

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
The Impact of a Global Increase in Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) Exposure on the Incidence of Sjögren’s Syndrome Diagnosis
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Yee Ling Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Loyola University Chicago
Maywood, IL

Genetic and Phenotypic Polymorphisms of Complement C4 in the Pathogenesis of Sjögren’s Syndrome
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2017/2018 Research Grant Awards 

Daniela Cihakova, MD, PhD*
Associate Professor of Immunology; Associate Director of Immunology Laboratory;
Director of WHO Collaborating Center
Dept. of Pathology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
Epithelial Cells and Innate Lymphoid Cells Collaborative Role in the Pathogenesis of Primary Sjögren’s syndrome
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Anat Galor, MD, MSPH*
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
Miami, Florida
Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) in Sjögren’s Syndrome
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Danielle Marie Robertson, OD, PhD*
Associate Professor

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
Dallas, Texas
Comparative Structural and Molecular Analysis of Tear and Salivary Derived Exosomes in Sjögren’s Syndrome
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* - Signifies grants that were first awarded in 2017 and have been renewed for a second year in 2018.