The mission of the Administrative Core is to focus efforts towards accomplishing the sustainability goals of our COBRE Transitional Center. As described in the Overall Center Organization and Management Plan, the two major, intertwined, sustainability goals of our Center are to: 1) achieve at least one major P01, P50 or U54 Center award from an NIH Institute, one major Louisiana Board of Regents Award, and an NINDS T32 award;and 2) achieve a critical mass of R01-funded PIs by acquiring new R01s for the remaining COBRE mentees, sustaining existing R01s and achieving new R01s for existing PIs, attracting new faculty who have R01 funding, and attracting new faculty who will rapidly achieve R01 funding. To accomplish these goals, during the COBRE III transitional period, the Administrative Core will provide organizational, financial and facilities oversight to the Core Facilities and to the Research Pilot Project Program. The Administrative Core will manage the day-to-day activities of the COBRE Transitional Center. Although administratively located at LSUHSC, the Administrative Core will stimulate and sustain the involvement of neuroscientists at all of the COBRE current participating institutions - Tulane, Xavier, Nicholls State, LSUHSC - ensuring access to COBRE III Core Facilities, ensuring a level playing field in competition for Research Pilot Project funding, and serving as an advocate for access to needed resources at all sites for all members of the COBRE III neurosciences investigator group. The Administrative Core will also oversee the Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation processes that will ensure our ability to achieve our sustainability goals.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRR1-RI-B)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Louisiana State Univ Hsc New Orleans
New Orleans
United States
Zip Code
Bazan, Nicolas G (2016) Molecular Principles for Decoding Homeostasis Disruptions in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium: Significance of Lipid Mediators to Retinal Degenerative Diseases. Adv Exp Med Biol 854:385-91
Li, Songhua; Samardzija, Marijana; Yang, Zhihui et al. (2016) Pharmacological Amelioration of Cone Survival and Vision in a Mouse Model for Leber Congenital Amaurosis. J Neurosci 36:5808-19
Savtchouk, Iaroslav; Sun, Lu; Bender, Crhistian L et al. (2016) Topological Regulation of Synaptic AMPA Receptor Expression by the RNA-Binding Protein CPEB3. Cell Rep 17:86-103
Jin, Minghao; Li, Songhua; Hu, Jane et al. (2016) Functional Rescue of Retinal Degeneration-Associated Mutant RPE65 Proteins. Adv Exp Med Biol 854:525-32
He, Jiucheng; Bazan, Haydee E P (2016) Neuroanatomy and Neurochemistry of Mouse Cornea. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 57:664-74
Musto, Alberto E; Rosencrans, Robert F; Walker, Chelsey P et al. (2016) Dysfunctional epileptic neuronal circuits and dysmorphic dendritic spines are mitigated by platelet-activating factor receptor antagonism. Sci Rep 6:30298
Bhattacharjee, Surjyadipta; Zhao, Yuhai; Dua, Prerna et al. (2016) microRNA-34a-Mediated Down-Regulation of the Microglial-Enriched Triggering Receptor and Phagocytosis-Sensor TREM2 in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. PLoS One 11:e0150211
Lee, Minsup; Li, Songhua; Sato, Kota et al. (2016) Interphotoreceptor Retinoid-Binding Protein Mitigates Cellular Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial Dysfunction Induced by All-trans-Retinal. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 57:1553-62
Calandria, J M; Asatryan, A; Balaszczuk, V et al. (2015) NPD1-mediated stereoselective regulation of BIRC3 expression through cREL is decisive for neural cell survival. Cell Death Differ 22:1363-77
Yang, Hongtian; Hou, Hailong; Pahng, Amanda et al. (2015) Protein Phosphatase-1 Inhibitor-2 Is a Novel Memory Suppressor. J Neurosci 35:15082-7

Showing the most recent 10 out of 56 publications