PI Millionaires

Andrew Liu, Biological Sciences

Name of projects/grants:

Cellular and molecular basis of circadian behavior. 
Andrew Liu, Biological Sciences

Molecular, cellular, physiological mechanisms of the mammalian circadian clock.

Sponsoring Agencies:

National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Time Frame of Projects:

Project 1: 2009-2013
Project 2: 2012-2017

Collaborators:

Project 1: Hiroki R. Ueda (University of Tokyo), Carrie L. Partch (University of California, Santa Cruz).
Project 2: John B. Hogenesch (University of Pennsylvania), Nahum Sonenberg (University of McGill).

Summary of Research Efforts:

The major focus of my lab is the biochemical and molecular basis of various circadian rhythms in physiology and behavior, including, most obviously, our sleep/wakefulness cycle. We use mice and cultured cells as model systems and employ highly integrated approaches in our research, including molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, and pharmacology. Leveraging our expertise, we aim to probe the biochemical and structural basis of circadian behavior, and to identify novel genes and networks, as well as small molecules/drugs, that modulate clock function. Recently we also begin to investigate the physiology of blood pressure regulation and pathophysiology of hypertension, centering on circadian rhythm of blood pressure, asleep hypertension and chronotherapeutics. Scientifically, our goal is to fill in the gaps in knowledge about the molecular and cellular processes connecting genes to behavior, and to elucidate how the molecular clocks regulate behavior, physiology, and metabolism. Ultimately, we hope to gather sufficiently detailed knowledge to effectively modulate our daily timekeeping system to enhance body fitness and improve our overall wellbeing


James G. Murphy, Psychology

Name of projects/grants

James Murphy, Department of Psychology, PI Millionaire1) A Behavioral Economic Supplement for Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment (NIH/NIAAA)

2) Prevention of Alcohol-related Incidents in the U.S. Air Force (NIH/DOD)

3) Improving Brief Alcohol Interventions with a Behavioral Economic Supplement (NIH/NIAAA CRANsupplement to develop/evaluate intervention for marijuana use)

4) Effective On-Demand Motivational Interviewing Powered by AutoTutor Conversation Engine (Xerox Coorporation)

5) Improving Brief Alcohol Interventions with a Behavioral Economic Supplement (NIH/NIAAA)

6) Protective Behavioral Strategies and Brief Alcohol Interventions (NIH/NIAAA)

7) Enhancing College ETOH Interventions with a Substance-Free Activity Supplement (NIH/NIAAA)

8) Predictors of Smokeless Tobacco and Dual Use in the US Military (NIH)

9) Behavioral Economic Moderators of Brief Alcohol Interventions in a Diverse Sample of College Students (Alcohol Research Foundation)

10) Informing Public Policy on Tobacco Taxation via Cigarette Demand Curve Analysis (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Time Frame of Projects

1) 2015- 2018
2) 2014 – 2019
3) 2014 – 2016
4) 2014 – 2017
5) 2012 – 2017
6) 2009 – 2012
7) 2008 – 2011
8) 2010- 2011
9) 2008 – 2010
10) 2007 – 2010

Primary Collaborators

1) Lidia Meshesha (University of Memphis), Dr. Ed Wise (Mental Health Resources)

2) Drs. Robert Klesges (PI, University of Tennessee Health Sciences), Meghan McDevitt-Murphy, (University of Memphis)

3) Brian Borasri, (Brown University)

4) Drs. Xiangen Hu (PI) and Whelan (University of Memphis)

5) Drs. Matthew Martens (University of Missouri), Brian Borsari (Brown University), and Ashley Dennhardt (University of Memphis)

6) Dr. Matthew Martens (PI, University of Missouri)

7) Drs. Matthew Martens (University of Missouri), Nancy Barnett (Brown University), Brian Borsari (Brown University), and Suzanne Colby (Brown University)

8) Dr. Robert Klesges (PI, University of Tennessee Health Sciences)

9) Matthew Martens (University of Missouri)

10) James MacKillop (PI, McMaster University)


Lan Wang, Computer Science

Dr. Lan WangDr Wang's research goal is to build scalable and secure networked systems that can make an impact on the real world. To this end, she has been developing innovative and deployable solutions to scale the current Internet routing system and the new Named Data Networking (NDN) Internet architecture. She has proposed mechanisms to counter Internet Denial-of-Service attacks and secure wireless health monitoring systems. These research projects have led to more than 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications with over 2500 citations and an H-index of 26, routing software deployed in the global NDN testbed, as well as three patent applications.

Some of the grants received by Dr. Wang are:

  • FIA-NP: Collaborative Research: Named Data Networking Next Phase (NDN-NP) (PI) NSF $350,000 5/1/2014 - 4/30/2016

  • REU Supplement: FIA-NP: Collaborative Research: Named Data Networking Next Phase (NDN-NP) (PI) NSF $16,000 8/26/2014 - 4/30/2016

  • Scaling NDN Routing through Name Mapping (PI) Cisco $99,985 2/2013 - 7/2014

  • Named Data Networking Supp I FY 14 (PI) NSF $36,141 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014

  • REU Supplement: FIA Collaborative Research: Named Data Networking (NDN) (PI) NSF $16,000 2012 - 2013

  • FIA: Collaborative Research: Name Based Networking (PI) NSF $449,942 10/15/2010 - 10/15/2013

  • NeTS - FIND Collabortive Research: Enabling Future Internet innovations through Transit wire (eFIT) (PI) NSF $246,355 9/1/2007 - 8/31/2012

  • REU supplement to NSF CRI grant (PI) NSF $37,000 2007 - 2011

  • CRI: Collaborative Research: Building the NextGeneration Global Routing Monitoring System (PI) NSF $149,946 8/15/2006 - 7/31/2011

Greg Washington, Social Work

7/2015-9/2016
Greg Washington, Department of Social WorkTennessee Board of Regents, Funding Award- $40,000
Expanding assets and Steering Initiative

10/2015-9/2019
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) thru Meharry Medical College, Funding Award- $73,503
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training Grant

10/2014-9/2015
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) thru TN Dept. Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Funding Award- $36,421
Evaluation of Just Care Family Network System of Care

10/2014-9/2015
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), Funding Award-$71,584
The Memphis Substance-Using Women's Action Team (SWAT)

10/2014-9/2015
Tennessee Board of Regents, Funding Award- $40,000
Students Helping Students
Completed Research Support

10/2013-9/2014
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), Funding Award-$72,052
The Memphis Substance-Using Women's Action Team (SWAT)

10/2013-9/2014
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Funding thru TN Dept. Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Funding Award- $74,379
Evaluation of Just Care Family Network System of Care

10/2012-9/2013
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Funding thru TN Dept. Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Funding Award- $229,565
Evaluation of Just Care Family Network System of Care

7/2012-9/2012
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Funding thru TN Dept. Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Funding Award- $110,412
Evaluation of Just Care Family Network System of Care

10/2011-6/2012
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Funding thru TN Dept. Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Funding Award-$294,624
Evaluation of Just Care Family Network System of Care

7/2011-9/2011
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Funding thru TN Dept. Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Funding Award-$99,534
Evaluation of Just Care Family Network System of Care

7/2011-12/2012
Strengthening Communities Initiative Award -$6250
Evaluation of Expanding Assets and Strengthening Initiative

6/2010-5/2011
City of Memphis of Funding Award -$226,700
Evaluation of Memphis Ambassadors Program


Alistair Windsor, Mathematical Sciences

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