The Palmer Lab is currently funded by the following sources:


NIH Director's Pioneer Award: Regulation of cell signaling by transition metal dynamics

NIH R01 Award GM084027: Genetically encoded sensors shed light on zinc homeostasis

NIH R01 Award GM105997: Technologies to Define and Map Novel Interorganelle Macromolecular Interactions
(collaboration with Natalie Ahn, Vladislav Verkhusha, and Erik Snapp)

NSF Career Award MCB-0950411: Live Cell Imaging of Salmonella effector proteins

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant MRI 1429782: Development of an Advanced Bio-Imaging Instrument: Enabling 3D quantitative multi-functional sensing at the nanoscale
(collaboration with Rafael Piestun)

Human Frontiers Science Program: Investigating the role of secreted RNAs in bacterial virulence
(collaboration with Pascale Cossart and Rotem Sorek)

Butcher Award (University of Colorado): Developing a Platform for in vivo Imaging of Chronic Bacterial Infection
(collaboration with Corrie Detweiler)


The Palmer Lab has previously been funded by the following sources:


  • NIH R21: A Platform to Study Tenocyte Mechanotransduction
    (in collaboration with Stephanie Bryant)
  • NIH R01 award GM083849: Microfluidics-based selection for Optimization of Red Fluorescent Proteins
    (collaboration with Ralph Jimenez)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research
  • NIH R01 GM084027-01S1: Diversity supplement to “Genetically encoded sensors shed light on zinc homeostasis”
  • NIH R01 GM084027-02S1: Administrative Supplement to “Genetically encoded sensors shed light on zinc homeostasis”
  • CU-NIST Seed Grant: Development of a Novel Platform for high Throughput Screening of Fluorescent Biosensors
    (collaboration with Ralph Jimenez)
  • ACS IRG (University of Colorado Cancer Center): Live Cell Imaging of Zinc to Examine the Role of Zinc Homeostasis in Prostate Cancer
  • Whitehall Foundation Award: Development of genetically encoded fluorescent sensors to examine neuronal Zn2+ dynamics
  • CU Innovative Seed Grant Program: Development of novel technologies for real-time studies of microbial biofilms
  • Butcher grant (University of Colorado): Calcium Sensors – Probes to Elucidate Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
  • NIH R01 award GM083849-02S1: Competitive revision to: Microfluidics-based Selections for Optimization of Red Fluorescent Proteins
    (collaboration with Ralph Jimenez and Art Pardi)
  • Butcher Award (University of Colorado): Revolutionizing the way we look at cells: Inventing organelle biosensors by harnessing the power of proteomics and live cell imaging
    (collaboration with Natalie Ahn)