Research proposals selected for funding

The Research Office received 21 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $200,556. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for 5 proposals with combined budgets of $47,554.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

Field, Jennifer (Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Illicit Anabolic Steroids at the Community Scale and the Potential for Adverse Biological Effects on Aquatic Life Upon Discharge to Wastewater”

Goyer, Aymeric (Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Cloning and Characterization of a Specific Thiamine Phosphate Hydrolase in Rice”

Schneider, Guenter (Dept. of Physics, College of Science): “Theory of High Efficiency Photovoltaics Utilizing Heterojunction-Assisted Impact Ionization”

Steinauer, Michelle (Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine): “Pathogen Adaptation to Novel Hosts through Introgressive Hybridization”

Wong, Carmen (Dept. of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences): “Effects of Zinc Supplementation on Rejuvenating the Aged Immune System and Improving Influenza Virus Vaccination Efficacy in the Elderly”

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