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Research Foundation

The UCF Office of Research’s Research Foundation acts as a facilitator, ensuring that the funds
are used appropriately, ethically, and in accordance with the regulations and goals of the funding
agencies. They actively support the research enterprise, including by providing GAP funding.
The Gap Fund program’s purpose is to fund researchers whose projects focus on elevating the
readiness level of technologies they developed in order to attract licensing and partnering interest
from industry. This year, the Research Foundation Board of Directors approved funding to support
Dr. Antonis Zervos’s project titled Development of a High Throughput Screening Platform for the
Identification of Small Molecule Inhibitors of MUL1 E3 Ubiquitin Ligase. The goal of the project is to
develop a high throughput screening (HTS) assay to identify novel inhibitors of the protein MUL1
for treatment of obesity and metabolic diseases.