USC OORI Awards Three Faculty-led Internal Instrumentation Awards

The University of Southern California (USC) Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) has announced three new awardees under the Instrumentation Award internal funding program, a significant initiative aimed at enhancing our university’s research infrastructure.

The OORI Instrumentation Award intends to establish and bolster USC’s research infrastructure by supporting the purchase of shared instrumentation and further preparing faculty to submit large-scale instrumentation grants to external sponsors. The Instrumentation Award is a solution for investigators seeking out scientific instrumentation that exceeds the costs available for use from a research project grant. This internal award program is a part of OORI’s broader initiative to build out, enhance, and expand the university’s research infrastructure. By expanding the university’s infrastructure, we are further encouraging our researchers and scientists across schools and departments to find pathways for collaboration through mutual need and the beneficial use of shared instrumentation. 

The 2024 Instrumentation Award recipients are as follows:

  1. Yali Dou, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Marion and Harry Keiper Chair in Cancer Research, Co-Director of the Ph.D. Program in Molecular Medicine, Co-Director of the USC Norris Brown Center for Cancer Drug Development– Keck School of Medicine of USC
    1. Proposal Title: Application to Acquire Instrumentation for an Automated High Throughput Screening Platform
  • Rehan Kapadia, PhD, Colleen and Roberto Padovani Early Career Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering – USC Viterbi School of Engineering
    • Proposal Title: Cryogenic Deep Reactive Ion Etcher
  • Janos Peti-Peterdi, PhD, MD, Professor of Physiology & Neuroscience Director of the ZNI Multiphoton Core Facility – Keck School of Medicine of USC
    • Proposal Title: Multimodal Intravital Microscope for USC Shared Resource