A gain of function paradox:Targeted therapy for glioblastoma associated with abnormal NHE9 expression
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most frequent and inevitably lethal primary brain cancer in adults. It is recognized that the overexpression of the endosomal Na+/H+ exchanger NHE9 is a potent driver of GBM progression. Patients with NHE9 overexpression...
The University of Michigan's Revolutionary Way of Funding Research
Mcubed stimulates innovative research and scholarship by distributing real-time seed funding to multi-unit, faculty-led teams.
Through this first-of-its-kind research funding program, faculty from at least two different campus units can form a collaborative trio, or “cube,” and request either $60K or $15K to advance their idea right away.
Housed in the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR), Mcubed is part of the Third Century Initiative, established by the president and provost. Building upon U-M's excellence and spirit of cooperation across disciplines, Mcubed makes great ideas go!
A new research incentive from the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and Mcubed seeks to build upon scholarship and research collaborations that explore topics of gender, race and sexuality.
Through this incentive, IRWG is offering Mcubed faculty collaborators additional funding to expand their research project — up to $10,000 — as well as administrative support and community-building resources.
The Health Sciences Council and the Center for Interprofessional Education have partnered with Mcubed to fund five interdisciplinary teams with goals of improving post ICU patient outcomes to improving cross cultural attitudes among health care providers, and more.
Mcubed was launched as a grassroots effort by a team of faculty members to help catalyze innovative research projects without traditional peer review. The conventional grant review process often takes months and can prove too big a hurdle for a new team with a novel idea to clear.
As part of Mcubed, faculty from at least two different units can form a collaborative trio, or cube, and request either $15,000 or $60,000 to advance their idea right away.
Mcubed 3.0, which runs from 2018-2020 is now open! Requests for cubes are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on how to form a cube, read here.