Research grants, faculty release time announced

General Research Fund (GRF) Fall 2011 Award Announcement:

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 6 proposals with combined budgets of $56,962.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

Dhagat, Pallavi (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering): “Development of Combined Imaging and Focused Hyperthermia System for Cancerous Tumors”

Goyer, Aymeric (Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Functional Genomics of Potato Nutritional Value: Identification of Regulatory Genes of Folate Biosynthesis”

Ishmael, Jane (Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): “Development and Testing of the In Vivo Efficacy of a Synthetic Coibamide A Formulation”

Mendez-Luck, Carolyn (Dept. of Human Development and Family Sciences/Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health and Human Sciences): “Facilitators and Barriers to Healthy Living in Oregon: Perspectives from American Indian and Latino Adults”

Morzillo, Anita (Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): “Feedback Loops between Residents, Governance, Policy, and Natural Resources in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area”

Spitsbergen, Jan (Dept. of Microbiology, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Development of a Zebrafish Model for Study of Pathogenesis of Fungal Disease and for Antifungal Drug Discovery”

Faculty Release Time Winter (Spring release) 2011-12:

The Research Office is pleased to announce the following proposals have been selected for funding for the Faculty Release Time (FRT) 2011-12 Winter (Spring 2012 release) solicitation.

·       Cozzi, Elaine (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): “Applications of Harmonic Analysis to Incompressible Fluid Mechanics”

·       Garcia, Kayla (School of Language, Culture and Society, College of Liberal Arts): Latino Heroes”

·       Rao, Sujaya (Department of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Biological-Based Management for Key Insect Pest in the Willamette Valley”

·       Zwolak, Michael (Department of Physics, College of Science): “Protein Sequencing with Nanoscale Electronics”

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