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Ongoing seed projects with PI on OUHSC Campus.

PI(S) Title

James Battiste, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

Phosphatidylserine Expression and Targeted RNA Disruption in SARS-CoV-2


Madeleine Cunningham, PhD
Professor, Department Microbiology and Immunology

Tarun W. Dasari, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

James Long, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute, Integris Baptist Med Center

Immunopathogenic Mechanisms Underlying Myocardial Injury in CoVID-19


Wei-Qun Ding, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

James Papin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Zinc ionophores and SARS-CoV-2 viral replication in human lung epithelial cells


Evan Floyd, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health

Donna Tyungu, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Determining the Effects of Extended Use/reuse of Face Masks on Provider Protection Level


Franklin Hays, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Xin Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Physiology

Integrins as a Co-Receptor for Mediating SARS-CoV-2 Infection


Guangpu Li, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Elena Zgurskaya, PhD
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma

Chongle Pan, PhD
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Microbiology, OU

Viral entry mechanism and cellular response to SARS-CoV-2 infection


Jordan Metcalf, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine

Susan Schroeder, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Department of Microbiology & Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma

Modulation of the human lung transcriptomic immune response by SARS-CoV-2 M protein


Chinthalapally V. Rao, PhD
George Lynn Cross Professor, Department of Medicine

Targeting SARS-CoV-2 main protease using FDA approved and selected protease inhibitors for COVID-19


Karla K. Rodgers, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Engineering single-chain antibodies as therapeutic agents against SARS-CoV-2


Matthew Walters, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

James Papin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

SARS-CoV-2 Host-Virus Interactions in Old vs. Young Human Airway Epithelium


Robert C Welliver, Sr, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Kathleen Aithinne, PhD
Hudson Fellow, Department of Occupational & Environmental Health

An analysis of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in air samples in hospital settings, and the effectiveness of masking


Zhizhuang Joe Zhao, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology

Blocking the interaction of SARS-CoV-2 with its receptor ACE2



Ongoing seed projects with PI on OU Norman Campus.

Liu, Yingtao

Sch Aerospace Mech Eng

Fernando Luis Esteban Florez

Restorative Sc., CoD, OUHSC

Advanced high throughput 3-D printing of novel long-term self-sterilizing nanostructured air filters for N95 and P95 respirators

Marold, Ken

Coll of Arch

Evan Floyd, Bobby Reed

Coll of Public Health, OUHSC; Emerging Technol, OU Lib

3D printed respirator with variable media chambers: scaling up production

Jervis, Lori

Anthropology & CASR

Derrell Cox, Mark Doescher, Sydney Martinez, Zsolt Nagykaldi, Paul Spicer

CASR; Family & Prevent Med, OUHSC; Biostats & Epidemiol, OUHSC; Famiy & Prevent Med, OUHSC; Anthro & CASR

Assessing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in rural tribal and non-tribal Oklahoma communities

Jenkins-Smith, Hank

Pol Sci; Natl Inst Risk & Resilience

David Ebert, Gary Raskob, Joseph Ripberger, Aaron Wendleboe, Kuhika Gupta, Douglas Drevets, Carol Silva

ECE; Epidemiol & Med, OUHSC; Pol Sci, Biostats & Epidemiol, OUHSC; NIRR; Infect Dis, OUHSC; NIRR

Development of a Multi-disciplinary Center for Integrated Public Health Monitoring, Analysis and Decision-making (CPH-MAD) for Public Decision Makers and Health Care Systems

Nicholson, Charles

Sch Indust Sys Eng

Talayeh Razzagh, Sixia Chen

SISE,OU; Biostat & Epidemiol, OUHSC

Machine learning enhanced COVID-19 propagation models for rural, semi-rural, and small urban regions

Hougen, Dean Frederick

Sch Computer Sci

Michael Mumford, Sridhar Radhakrishnan, Aaron Wendelboe, Song Fang, Anindya Maiti,

Psychology; Sch Computer Sci; Biostat & Epidemiol, OUHSC; Sch Computer Sci; Sch Computer Sci


Fritz, Terrie

Social Work

Carrie Ciro, Susan Dresser

Coll Allied Health; Coll Nursing, OUHSC

Rapid, multidisciplinary needs assessement for patients with COVID-19 transitioning hospital to home

Hott, Brittany

Educ Psych

Corey Peltier, Theresa Cullen

Educ Psych; +6 other collaborators external to OU

Effects of e-coaching to support special educators in delivering high quality remote instruction to rural students with exceptionalities during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) crisis

Duerfeldt, Adam


John Teijaro


Identification and development of SARS-CoV-2 viral replication inhibitors

Castle, Sherri

Early Childhood Educ Inst (Tulsa)

Shinyoung Jeon, Diane Horm

ECEI (Tulsa)

Childhood in a Pandemic: Parent Stress, Resources, and Interactions During COVID-19