Pilot Projects Program

Year 2 Awardees

Leng Chee Chang
Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences, UH Hilo
"Potential of Physalis peruviana (poha) in the Treatment of Breast Cancer"

Lishomwa Ndhlovu
Assistant Professor
Department of Tropical Medicine
"Tim-3 Pathway as an Immunobiomarker and Therapeutic Target in Older HIV Infected Adults"

Ho Leung Ng
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
"Structure-based Drug Design of mTOR Inhibitors for Liver and Gastric Cancer"

Lucia Seale
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Cell & Molecular Biology
"Selenoprotein Function and Regulation of Expression - Role in Development of Metabolic Syndrome"

Jody Takemoto
Research Specialist
Department of Cell & Molecular Biology
"Mitochondrial Determinants of Metabolic Disease in HIV-infected Children"

Cedomir Todorovic
Assistant Researcher
Department of Cell & Molecular Biology
"Stress-induced Enhancement of Learned Fear and Over-activation of NR2B Receptor Subunit: Development of an Animal Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder"

Yukiko Yamazaki
Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology
"Three-dimensional Culture and Cryopreservation of Adult Ovarian Tissues Derived from Mice and Humans - Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients"