Over $2,000,000 in funding was granted to Dr. Vercellotti's research programs through peer reviewed selection processes from major Government agencies and industries. At V-LABS, INC., he also has participated in generating significant revenues for the company during its twenty-five year existance. A list of representative grants and contracts follows:
1964-68, USDA-ARS Grant, NRRC (R.Dimler), $39,000, "Kinetic-Mechanistic Studies on O-Glycosides of Hydroxy Amino Acids to Aid in Cereal Glycoprotein Investigations", Marquette University and the University of Tennessee.
1968-73, USDA-ARS Grant, NRRC (G. Inglett), $64,500, "Synthesis and Characterization of O-Glycosides of Hydroxy Amino Acids to Promote Isolation and Structural Studies of Cereal Glycoproteins", University of Tennessee and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
1967-71, USAEC, $45,000, "Bovine Serum Alpha-2-Macroglobulin in Immune System Stimulation by Spleen Cell Colony Proliferation after Radiation Damage", University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Biology Division, Dr. David G. Doherty.
1971-74, NSF Grant, $36,000, "Characterization of Mammalian Semen Enzymes", VPI&SU, joint with B.M. Anderson.
1973-76, USDA-ARS Grant, NRRC (W. Tallent), $40,000, "Rapid Chemical Method for Determination of Mold Contamination in Cereal Grain Samples", VPI&SU.
1974-75, USFDA, Division of Food Safety (J. Rodricks), Contract, $38,000. "Isolation and Identification of Toxins Elaborated by strains of Aspergillus versicolor", VPI&SU.
1974, Virginia Agriculture Foundation, $30,000, "Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy-Computer Facility at the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station", joint with B.M. Anderson, VPI&SU, with eventual $300,000 expended for the facility.
1975-77, USFDA, Division of Food Safety (A.E. Pohland), Contract, $48,000. "Improved Yield and Scale-up of Toxins Elaborated in the Aflatoxin Biosynthetic Pathway by Aspergillus versicolor", VPI&SU.
1975-76, NIH (Heart and Lung Institute), Contract, $5,620, "Synthesis of 3-O-(N-Acetylgalactosaminyl)--D-threonine" , VPI&SU.
1975, NSF Undergraduate Teaching Equipment Grant, $6500, joint with Dr. D. Lightfoot, VPI&SU.
1977-78, Crinos Pharmaceutical, Como, Italy, $25,000, fellowship to support visiting professorship and travel of J.R. Vercellotti at the G. Ronzoni Institute (B.Casu), University of Milan, Italy, for study of metabolism of glycosaminoglycans in circulatory disease by high resolution n.m.r.
1978-80, Crinos Pharmaceutical, Como, Italy, $24,000, grant, "Bioavailability of Orally Ingested Glycosaminoglycans as Potential Antiatherosclerotic Agents", VPI&SU.
1978-80, NATO Grant, Brussels, Belgium, $6,500. "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Glycosaminoglycan Lyase Mechanism of Action", with partnership of G. Ronzoni Institute (B.Casu), University of Milan, Italy. To VPI&SU.
1980-83, Crinos Pharmaceutical, Como, Italy. Contract, $80,000, "Large Scale Fractionation of Glycosaminoglycans from Pig Duodenum for Antithrombotic and Antiathersclerotic Clinical Testing", to V-LABS, Inc., Covington, LA.
1981-83, Becton-Dickinson, Inc., E. Rutherford, NJ, Contract $160,000, "Blood Barrier Polyester Structures, Interactions, and Improvements", to V-Labs, Inc., Covington, LA.
1982, USDA-APHIS, Minneapolis, MN, $10,000, Contract, "Installation and Testing of a Novel Inlet for Gas Chromatography of Volatile Pesticide Residues", to V-LABS, Inc., Covington, LA.
1984-1986, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Co., Louisville, KY. Contract. $275,000. "Maillard Browning Reaction Products in Reconstituted Tobacco Extract for Flavor Stabilization". To Gulf South Research Inst., New Orleans and V-Labs, Inc., Covington, LA.
1985, National Institutes of Health, Heart and Lung Institute, Small Business Innovative Research Grants, $50,000, "Membrane Purification of Glycosaminoglycans as Antithrombotic Agents". To V-Labs, Inc., Covington, LA and Gulf South Research Institute, New Orleans, LA.
1985, National Science Foundation, Small Business Innovation Research Grants, $50,000, "Separations of Shellfish Waste Chitin and Chitosan by Membrane Processing". To V-Labs, Inc., Covington, LA and Gulf South Research Institute, New Orleans, LA.
1989, National Peanut Council, Alexandria, VA. $5000, "Comparison of Peanut Quality in U.S. and Foreign Origin Export Peanuts". To ARS-SRRC.
1989, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, The Hague, Netherlands. $8000. Fellowship for exchange at the University of Wageningen for food flavor research.
1992, Swedish Ministry of Education, Stockholm, Sweden. $4000. Fellowship for cooperative research program at University of Stockholm, Arrhenius Laboratory, Department of Organic Chemistry.
1995 - 1998; 2000- , Sugar Processing Research Institute, Inc. Consulting chemist. Invited speaker at Fifth New Orleans Carbohydrate Symposium, Sugar Processing Research Institute, Inc., April 6-7, 1989. “N-Carboxymethylchitosan: Food grade preparation and application to meat flavor preservation”. Also invited speaker at Thirteenth New Orleans Carbohydrate Symposium, April, 1997. “Preparation and characterization of yeast ß-1,3 glucans as immunopotentiating agents”.
Grant and contract peer review study sections in which Dr. Vercellotti has participated:
Summer, 1966, National Science Foundation Biomedical Engineering Study Section, Washington, D.C.
1969-1984, Cottrell Foundation (Research Corporation), Starter Grant Reviewer on a periodic basis, six proposals reviewed.
1976, National Institutes of Health, Heart and Lung Institute, "Lung Proteoglycan Study Section". 30 proposals reviewed with 3 in-depth reviews assigned to Dr. Vercellotti.
1977, National Institutes of Health, Cancer Institute. Special study section on facility grant for enclosed research area to investigate metabolism of mycotoxins in animals. State University of New York, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
1981, U.S. Veterans Administration, Projects Review. 3 total and 1 in depth.
1981-1986, Italian National Research Council, Rome, Italy. Semiannual projects review. "Finalized Projects in Industrial and Pharmaceutical Chemistry". Reviewed 30-40 proposals per session with 3 in-depth. Study section meetings in Rome or Milan in three of the years.
1984, National Institutes of Health, Medicinal Chemistry Division, study section for NIH Small Business Innovative Research proposals. 50 proposals reviewed and 4 in-depth.
Dr.Vercellotti continues as a regular referee for Analytical Biochemistry, Carbohydrate Research, Carbohydrate Polymers, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Science, Peanut Science, and Biochimica et Biophysica Acta.
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