Research

Research activity

Contributions of the microbiome in astronaut health 
Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (PI) 
Agency:  NASA  
Period: 8/1/2018 - 7/31/2020 
Amount of Award:  $300,000  

High dimensional biology to understand the functional response of Salmonella to long-term multigenerational growth in the chronic stress of microgravity  
Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (PI) 
Agency:  NASA  
Period:  8/15/2015-5/31/20 
Amount of Award:  $2,656,533   

Developing predictive model systems of polymicrobial biofilm formation and susceptibility to chemical disinfectant: A longitudinal study with implications for spaceflight systems integrity and health risks 
*Sloan Microbiome of the Built Environment (MoBE) Postdoctoral Fellowship Award to Jiseon Yang 
Cheryl A. Nickerson Ph.D. (PI) 
Agency:  Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 
Period:  6/1/17-5/31/19 
Amount of Award:  $140,000 

Polymicrobial biofilm growth and control during spaceflight  
Robert McLean Ph.D. (PI);  Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (Co-PI) 
Agency:  NASA 
Period:  10/1/2016-8/30/19 
Amount of Award:  $750,000 

Enterovirus Infection of the Intestinal Epithelium 
Carolyn Coyne, PI;  Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (Co-I) 
Agency:  NIH 
R01 Competitive Renewal 
Period: 10/1/13–2/28/19 
Amount of Award:  $1,500,000 

Leica TCS SP8 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope 
Debra Baluch, Ph.D. (PI); Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (Co-I) 
Agency:  NIH 
Period: 3/15/2017-3/14/2019 
Amount of Award:  $600,000 

Novel 3-D Model of Intestine to Study Mucus Penetration by Enteropathogenic E. coli 
Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (Co-PI);  Neta Sal-Man, Ph.D. (Co-PI) 
Agency: ASU-BGU (Ben-Gurion University in Israel) Projects in Health Sciences 
Period:  9/1/2016-7/30/18 
Amount of Award:  $40,000 

Targeting Peyer's Patches to Improve Salmonella Typhi Vaccine Immunogenicity 
Kenneth Roland, Ph.D. (PI); Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (Co-I)  
Agency:  NIH (NIAID)  
Period: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018 
Amount of Award:  $1,500,000 

Is Nuclear Structure a Driver of Dormancy? 
ASU, Office of Knowledge Enterprise/Development    
Stuart Lindsay, Ph.D. (PI), Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (Co-I)   
Period: 10/1/15 – 9/30/16  
Amount of Award:  $115,000 
 
RNA Seq Profiling of Microgravity-Induced Regulation of Salmonella infected nematodes  
Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (PI) 
Agency:  NASA 
Period: 6/1/17–2/18/18 
Amount of Award:  $95,680 

Investigation of host-pathogen interactions, conserved cellular responses, and countermeasure efficacy during spaceflight using the human surrogate model Caenorhabditis elegans  
Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (PI) 
Agency:  NASA 
Period: 7/13/10–12/14/17 
Amount of Award:  $1,354,000   

RNA Deep Sequencing and Metabolomic Profiling of Microgravity-Induced Regulation of the Host-Pathogen Interaction: An Integrated Systems Approach 
Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (PI) 
Agency:  NASA 
Period: 7/1/13–6/30/17 
Amount of Award:  $750,000 

A New Dimension in Modeling Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) to Elucidate Novel Diagnostic Biomarkers and Microbiome Signatures 
Cheryl A. Nickerson, Ph.D. (PI) 
Agency:  ASU-Mayo Seed Grant  
Period:  2/1/2015-8/31/16 
Amount of Award:  $40,000