Research Office awards

Spring awards from Research Office

The Research Office is pleased to announce the awards for the General Research Fund (GRF) Spring 2014 solicitation.

The Research Office received 29 submissions with requests totaling $280,238. Based on the recommendation by the Research Council ,the Vice President for Research has approved funding for six proposals with combined budgets of $59,782.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

Alani, Adam (Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): “Optimizing a Long Acting Novel Drug Delivery System for Tacrolimus in Kidney Transplant Patients to Prevent Graft Rejection.”

Baker, C. Scott (Marine Mammal Institute and Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Defining Distinct Population Segments of Humpback Whales using Genotyping by Next-Generation Sequencing”

DeBano, Sandra (Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife/HAREC, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Impacts of Exotic Plant Invasion and Grassland Restoration on Invertebrate Ecosystem Service Providers”

Fang, Chong (Dept. of Chemistry, College of Science): “Improving the Functionality of Calcium-Sensing Fluorescent Proteins”

Meigs, Andrew (Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences): “Measuring the Deep Earth to Earth Surface Connection: Does Mantle Upwelling Leave a Fingerprint on the Surface of Continents?”

Meyer, Eli (Dept. of Integrative Biology, College of Science): “Developing an Integrated Genomic Resource for the Sea Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima, an Emerging Model for Studies of Climate Effects in Marine Ecosystems”

Summer awards from Research Office

The Research Office is pleased to announce the awards for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Summer 2013-14 solicitation.

A total of 52 proposals were submitted to the Research Office. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded 13 proposals totaling $23,338.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Busche, Jacob [Major: Physics; University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Oksana Ostroverkhova, Dept. of Physics, College of Science): “Charge Dynamics of Organic Semiconductors”
  • Caples, Kelsey [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics] (Faculty Project Advisor: Viviana Perez, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): “Effects of Rapamycin on Protein Aggregation”
  • Gondhalekar, Vikram [Major: Pre-Engineering, Pre-Biological Engineering; University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Chih-hung Chang, School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): “ZnO Nanowires with PbS Quantum Dots for Photovoltaic Devices”
  • Hardt, Braelei [Major: Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences/Environmental Sciences; University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: James Rivers, Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): “The Role of Corticosterone in Mediating Escape Performance and Memory in Swallows Under Stressful Conditions”
  • Hartman, Alysha [Major: Biology with Marine Biology Option] (Faculty Project Advisor: Debbie Mustacich, Linus Pauling Institute): “Mechanism of Increased Cisplatin Anti-Tumor Efficacy with Adjuvant Vitamin E”
  • Jahr, Amy [Major: Bioengineering; University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Stacey Harper, School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): “Detection of Fluorescently Labeled Lipoprotein and Determination of Protein Corona Composition in Iron Nanoparticles”
  • Juarez, Corey [Major: Mechanical Engineering; University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Deborah Pence, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering): “Influence of Vapor Extraction on Bubble Dynamics during Two-Phase Heat Transfer”
  • Law, Christina [Major: General Science, Pre-Pharmacy; University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Theresa Filtz, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): “Identifying Altered Signaling Pathways in Heart Cells from Mice with Congenital Heart Defects”
  • Petshow, Samuel [Major: Biology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Robert T. Mason, Dept. of Integrative Biology, College of Science): “Behavioral Fever in Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis
  • Rich, Stephanie [Major: Environmental Engineering; University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Lewis Semprini, School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): “Chlorinated Ethene Transformation by the Mycobacterium ELW1 in Simulated Aquifer Environments”
  • Sanchez, Pascal [Major: General Science] (Faculty Project Advisor: Vincent Remcho, Dept. of Chemistry, College of Science): “Sodium Polyacrylate in Intentional Microfluidic Channels”
  • Shepard, Isaac [Major: Biology; University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Mark Novak, Dept. of Integrative Biology, College of Science): “Using Stable Isotopes as a Measure of Interaction Strength”
  • Smesrud, Logan [Major: Environmental Engineering; University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Tyler Radniecki, School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): “Quantifying Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria Exposed to Environmental Concentrations of Antibiotics”

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