The responsibilities of the Administrative Core are to implement the goals and strategies summarized in the Program Overview that were devised to transition our COBRE center towards long term sustainability. The Administrative Core will be responsible for oversight and management of all funds and proposed core and research activities associated with the Phase III COBRE renewal program. This Core will be the center for business management, scheduling, organizing the annual CDBC symposium, statewide outreach, program development, preparing the annual progress report and communication among scientific core directors, advisors, the central administration and all COBRE and non-COBRE participants. The Administrative core is directed by the PI, Roger Markwald, with assistance of the Program Coordinator (PC), Dr. Andy 11Vessels whose main responsibilities will be to find ways to integrate core operations, trouble-shoot, evaluate user metrics, assess progress towards implementation of the user fee programs, direct the Pilot Project Program and coordinate plans for seminars and other outreach activities in support of core facilities. A program manager, Ms. Evelyn Fabunan, will handle day-to-day ordering and fiscal issues. The Internal Advisory Committee is the primary operational arm of the Administrative Core and will meet biweekly to assess progress, performance of core functions, ways to improve core usage and develop extramural funding. Its permanent members include the three core directors and four ad hoc MUSC scientists who will primarily assist with resolving conflicts and selecting pilot projects for the voucher program The External Advisory Committee is composed of senior scientists with experience in directing core facilities and the cardiac theme of our COBRE center. They will annually review activities of the Administrative Core and the IAC and make recommendations whenever solicited for improving core performance and programmatic development The Administrative Core is committed to making our science and technology cores in imaging, gene function and proteogenomics &bioinformatics the foundational pillars for sustaining, extending the outreach and the scientific competitiveness of our cardiovascular developmental biology center.

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
Medical University of South Carolina
United States
Zip Code
Nagalakshmi, Vidya K; Lindner, Volkhard; Wessels, Andy et al. (2015) microRNA-dependent temporal gene expression in the ureteric bud epithelium during mammalian kidney development. Dev Dyn 244:444-56
Lockhart, Marie M; Boukens, Bastiaan J D; Phelps, Aimee L et al. (2014) Alk3 mediated Bmp signaling controls the contribution of epicardially derived cells to the tissues of the atrioventricular junction. Dev Biol 396:8-18
Twal, Waleed O; Klatt, Sandra C; Harikrishnan, Keerthi et al. (2014) Cellularized microcarriers as adhesive building blocks for fabrication of tubular tissue constructs. Ann Biomed Eng 42:1470-81
Duval, D; Lardeux, A; Le Tourneau, T et al. (2014) Valvular dystrophy associated filamin A mutations reveal a new role of its first repeats in small-GTPase regulation. Biochim Biophys Acta 1843:234-44
Ghatak, Shibnath; Misra, Suniti; Norris, Russell A et al. (2014) Periostin induces intracellular cross-talk between kinases and hyaluronan in atrioventricular valvulogenesis. J Biol Chem 289:8545-61
Tan, Yu; Richards, Dylan J; Trusk, Thomas C et al. (2014) 3D printing facilitated scaffold-free tissue unit fabrication. Biofabrication 6:024111
Lockhart, Marie M; Phelps, Aimee L; van den Hoff, Maurice J B et al. (2014) The Epicardium and the Development of the Atrioventricular Junction in the Murine Heart. J Dev Biol 2:1-17
Zhang, Yong-Mei; Noto, Jennifer M; Hammond, Charles E et al. (2014) Helicobacter pylori-induced posttranscriptional regulation of H-K-ATPase ?-subunit gene expression by miRNA. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 306:G606-13
Jia, Jia; Richards, Dylan J; Pollard, Samuel et al. (2014) Engineering alginate as bioink for bioprinting. Acta Biomater 10:4323-31
Czajka, Caitlin A; Mehesz, Agnes Nagy; Trusk, Thomas C et al. (2014) Scaffold-free tissue engineering: organization of the tissue cytoskeleton and its effects on tissue shape. Ann Biomed Eng 42:1049-61

Showing the most recent 10 out of 12 publications