Celebration of Inventorship set for Sept. 10

The UNC Office of Technology Commercialization will host the annual Celebration of Inventorship on Thursday, September 10 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

During this webinar celebration, the University innovation community will convene online to recognize the UNC Innovator of the Year Michael Ramsey, PhD, Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, who will provide a talk about his research and work in commercialization. We will also celebrate all faculty, student and staff inventors from UNC-Chapel Hill who received issued patents during the past year.

Members of the UNC innovation and entrepreneurship community are welcome to register to join the celebration.

2019 Patent Recipients

Roland Arnold, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Sciences
● Patent No. 10,406,200 | Methods and compositions for treating mucusal tissue disorders

Ralph Baric, PhD, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Department of Epidemiology; Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Gillings School of Global Public Health
● Patent No. 10,398,768 | Methods and compositions for recombinant dengue viruses for vaccine and diagnostic development

Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, Kittner Family Distinguished Professor;
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,314,474  | Methods, systems, and computer readable media for predicting early onset glaucoma

Paul Dayton, PhD, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor and Interim Department Chair, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
● Patent No. 10,493,038 | Formulation of acoustically activatable particles having low vaporization energy and methods for using same

Aravinda de Silva, PhD, Professor, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,398,768 | Methods and compositions for recombinant dengue viruses for vaccine and diagnostic development

Gianpietro Dotti, MD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,233,226 | Methods and compositions for chimeric antigen receptor targeting cancer cells
● Patent No. 10,519,214 | Methods and compositions for chimeric antigen receptor targeting cancer cells

Hongwei Du, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,233,226 | Methods and compositions for chimeric antigen receptor targeting cancer cells
● Patent No. 10,519,214 | Methods and compositions for chimeric antigen receptor targeting cancer cells

Shelton Earp, MD, Distinguished Professor; Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research; Director, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Director, UNC Cancer Care
● Patent No. 10,179,133 | Pyrrolopyrimidine compounds for the treatment of cancer

Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Global Engagement, Vice Chair of Graduate and Postgraduate Education, Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,240,959  | Devices, systems, and methods for volumetrically measuring syringe fluid

Oleg Favorov, PhD, Research Associate Professor, UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
● Patent No. 10,240,188 | Detection of chemical modifications in nucleic acids

Jan-Michael Frahm, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
● Patent No. 10,214,587 | Methods, systems, and computer readable media for performing image compression
● Patent No. 10,365,711 | Methods, systems, and computer readable media for unified scene acquisition and pose tracking in a wearable display
● Patent No. 10,410,372 | Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for utilizing radial distortion to estimate a pose configuration
● Patent No. 10,504,000 | Methods, systems, and computer readable media for image overlap detection

Flavio Frohlich, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair of Research, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Carolina Center for Neurostimulation
● Patent No. 10,188,342 | Methods, apparatuses and systems for transcranial stimulation

Stephen Frye, PhD, Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor, Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery; Co-Program Leader, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
● Patent No. 10,179,133 | Pyrrolopyrimidine compounds for the treatment of cancer

Henry Fuchs, PhD, Federico Gil Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science
● Patent No. 10,319,154 | Methods, systems, and computer readable media for dynamic vision correction for in-focus viewing of real and virtual objects
● Patent No. 10,321,107 | Methods, systems, and computer readable media for improved illumination of spatial augmented reality objects
● Patent No. 10,365,711 | Methods, systems, and computer readable media for unified scene acquisition and pose tracking in a wearable display

David Henke, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,406,200 | Methods and compositions for treating mucusal tissue disorders

Leaf Huang, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, Director, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Professor, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
● Patent No. 10,426,745 | Polymeric metformin and its use as a therapeutic agent and as a delivery vehicle

Rudolph Juliano, PhD, Boshamer Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,266,823 | Small molecules that enhance the activity of oligonucleotides

Dimitri Kireev, PhD, Professor, Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,179,133 | Pyrrolopyrimidine compounds for the treatment of cancer

Alfred Kleinhammes, PhD, Research Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
● Patent No. 10,309,218 | Dielectric contrast agents and methods

Juan Li, PhD, Associate Professor, Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,308,705 | Optimized human clotting factor VIII gene expression cassettes and their use

Qi Long Lu, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,350,305 | Compositions for treating dystroglycanopathy disorders

Ketan Mayer-Patel, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
● Patent No. 10,349,087  | Methods, systems, and computer readable media for reconstructing images using blurring and noise-enhanced pixel intensity resampling

Collin McKinney, Director, Electronics Design Facility and Director, Nano-Device Characterization Lab, Department of Chemistry
● Patent No. 10,393,726 | Universal molecular processor for precision medicine

Jean-Claude Mwanza, MD, MPH, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,314,474  | Methods, systems, and computer readable media for predicting early onset glaucoma

David Nicewicz, PhD, Royce Murray Term Professor of Chemistry, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry
● Patent No. 10,399,947 | Photoredox-catalyzed direct C—H functionalization of arenes

Robert Nicholas, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,189,786 | Antibacterial compounds

Michael O’Rand, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,472,334 | Small molecules for inhibiting male fertility

Leslie V. Parise, PhD, Professor and Chair, Biochemistry & Biophysics, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,303,923 | Quantitation of NETosis using image analysis

Donald Patrick, PhD, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,399,966 | Compounds for treatment of trypanosomes and neurological pathogens and uses thereof

Charles Perou, PhD, The May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology Professor, Genetics and  Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,196,687 | Molecular diagnosis and typing of lung cancer variants

Ben Philpot, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology; Associate Director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,301,630 | Methods and compositions for unsilencing imprinted genes

Michael Ramsey, PhD, Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Jointly appointed with the School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,181,396 | Solid phase extraction with capillary electrophoresis
● Patent No. 10,242,857 | Ion traps with Y-directional ion manipulation for mass spectrometry and related mass spectrometry systems and methods
● Patent No. 10,249,484 | Electrospray ionization interface to high pressure mass spectrometry and related methods
● Patent No. 10,261,065 | Nanofluidic devices with integrated components for the controlled capture, trapping, and transport of macromolecules and related methods of analysis
● Patent No. 10,283,341 | Microscale mass spectrometry systems, devices and related methods
● Patent No. 10,312,070 | Integrated sample processing for electrospray ionization devices
● Patent No. 10,393,698 | Pressure driven microfluidic injection for chemical separations
● Patent No. 10,403,488 | Solid phase extraction with capillary electrophoresis
● Patent No. 10,471,428  | Fluidic devices with nanoscale manifolds for molecular transport, related systems and methods of analysis

Lola Reid PhD, Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,246,678 | Biomatrix scaffolds

Brian Roth, MD, PhD, Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor; Department of Pharmacology; Director, NIMH Psychoactive Drug Screening Program, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,301,630 | Methods and compositions for unsilencing imprinted genes

Edward Samulski, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Applied Physical Sciences and Department of Chemistry
● Patent No. 10,517,824 | Methods for fabricating isolated micro- or nano-structures using soft or imprint lithography

Richard Jude Samulski, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,233,428 | Restrictive inverted terminal repeats for viral vectors
● Patent No. 10,517,824  | Methods for fabricating isolated micro- or nano-structures using soft or imprint lithography

Mark Schoenfisch, PhD, Peter A. Ornstein Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, jointly appointed with the School of Medicine and Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,196,349 | Tunable nitric oxide-releasing macromolecules having multiple nitric oxide donor structures
● Patent No. 10,435,357 | Tunable nitric oxide-releasing macromolecules having multiple nitric oxide donor structures

Noah Sciaky, Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,303,923 | Quantitation of NETosis using image analysis

Lishan Su, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,214,587 | Depletion of plasmacytoid dendritic cells

Jesica Swanstrom, Graduate Research Assistant, Gillings School of Global Public Health
● Patent No. 10,398,768 | Methods and compositions for recombinant dengue viruses for vaccine and diagnostic development

Russell Taylor, PhD, Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Computer Science
● Patent No. 10,349,087  | Methods, systems, and computer readable media for reconstructing images using blurring and noise-enhanced pixel intensity resampling

Richard Tidwell, PhD, Adjunct Professor, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,399,966 | Compounds for treatment of trypanosomes and neurological pathogens and uses thereof

Andrew Wang, MD, Associate Professor; Director of Clinical and Translational Research, Co-Director, Urologic Oncology Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,246,678 | Biomatrix scaffolds

Xiaodong Wang, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,179,133 | Pyrrolopyrimidine compounds for the treatment of cancer

Kevin Weeks, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry
● Patent No. 10,240,188 | Detection of chemical modifications in nucleic acids

Yue Wu, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
● Patent No. 10,309,218 | Dielectric contrast agents and methods

Xiao Xiao, PhD, Professor, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,308,705 | Optimized human clotting factor VIII gene expression cassettes and their use
● Patent No. 10,350,305 | Compositions for treating dystroglycanopathy disorders

Mitsuo Yamauchi, Professor, Department of Oral & Craniofacial Biomedicine
● Patent No. 10,246,678 | Biomatrix scaffolds

Bing Yang, MS, Research Specialist, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,266,823 | Small molecules that enhance the activity of oligonucleotides

Steve Young, MD, PhD, Professor, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,233,428 | Restrictive inverted terminal repeats for viral vectors

Boyd Yount, Research Assistant, Gillings School of Global Public Health
● Patent No. 10,398,768 | Methods and compositions for recombinant dengue viruses for vaccine and diagnostic development

Kai Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Operations Research
● Patent No. 10,296,555 | Methods, systems, and computer readable media for non-parametric dependence detection using bitwise operations in a computing system

Mark Zylka, PhD, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,301,630 | Methods and compositions for unsilencing imprinted genes