Oregon State University

General Research Fund Funded Proposals

GRF Spring 2014

The Research Office received 29 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $280,238. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided the Research Office with a prioritized list of proposals. 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 Inegrative Biology, College of Science): "Developing an Integrated Genomic Resource for the Sea Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima, and Emerging Model for Studies of Climate Effects in Marine Ecosystems"

GRF Fall 2013

The Research Office received 23 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $226,879. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided the Research Office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for five proposals with combined budgets of $48,551.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Bisson, William (Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Novel Inhibitors of the Receptor Tyrosine Kinase-Like Orphan Receptor (ROR2) Enzyme for the Treatment of Cancer"
  • Burrows, Sean (Dept. of Chemistry, College of Science): "Development of In-Situ Biosensors and Time-Resolved Laser Based Detection of Cancerous Biomarkers"
  • Duringer, Jennifer (Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Association of Soy Phytoestrogens with Increased Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders"
  • Haapala, Karl (School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering): "Exploring Sustainable Process Capability Windows for a New Electrically-Assisted-Machining (EAM) Process"
  • Kent, Adam (College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences): "A New Approach for Studying Massive Volcanic Eruptions"

GRF Spring 2013

The Research Office received 23 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $210,645. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided the Research Office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for six proposals with combined budgets of $55,351.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Alcantar, Benjamin (Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine): "Comparing Immunological Strategies and Life Spans in Diverse Ungulate Species"
  • Jander, Albrecht (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering): "Advanced Spin-Caloritronic Materials for Thermo-Electric Energy Scavenging"
  • Mustacich, Debbie (Linus Pauling Institute): "Role of Atypical Deoxy-Sphingoid Bases in Secondary Spinal Cord Injury"
  • Sagili, Ramesh (Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Understanding Colony Level Prevalence and Intensity of Honey Bee Gut Parasite (Nosema ceranae) and Investigating effects of Colony Nutrition on Persistence of Nosema in Honey Bee Colonies"
  • Sikora, Aleksandra (Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): "Evaluation of the Conserved Proteins in the Cell Envelope and Membrane Vesicles of Neisseria gonorrhoeae as Putative Vaccine Candidates"
  • Silveira, Jason (Dept. of Music, College of Liberal Arts): "Physiological Responses to Music Performance Stimuli"

GRF Fall 2012

The Research Office received 25 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $235,655. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided the Research Office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for four proposals with combined budgets of $38,846.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Herlihy, Alan (Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Using Genetic Evidence to Clarify Species Identities and Evolutionary Lineages in the Freshwater Amphipod Genus, Ramellogammarus"
  • Hooven, Louisa (Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Fungicide Exposures to Honey Bees in Almonds"
  • Ivanchenko, Maria (Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Functional Genomics of Root System Establishment in a Model Crop Plant"
  • MacDonald, Megan (School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences): "The Physical Fitness of School-Aged Children with Autism"

GRF Spring 2012

The Research Office received 23 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $218,073. 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 3 proposals with combined budgets of $29,900.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Beaver, Laura (School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences): "Identification of Genetic Mechanisms by which Sulforaphane Prevents Prostate Cancer"
  • Bethel, Jeffrey (School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences): "Disaster Preparedness among Latino Households in Marion County, Oregon"
  • Sinha, Arijit (Dept. of Wood Science and Engineering, College of Forestry): "Design and Evaluation of Novel Wood-Based Green Composite Panels for Structural Applications"

GRF Fall 2011

The Research Office received 22 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $216,416. 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 Science): "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"

GRF Spring 2010-11

The Research Office received 21 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $197,575. 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 $48,580.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Campana, Michael (Dept. of Geosciences, College of Science): "Surface Water Quality Modeling in the Kura-Araks River Basin of the South Caucasus"
  • Elston, Julie (Dept. of International Business, College of Business): "Entrepreneurship Dynamics and Firm Growth in China"
  • Jolles, Anna (Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine): "Effects of Intensive Forest Management on Health, Immunity, and Infectious Disease Prevalence in Wild Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) in the Oregon Coast Range"
  • Rao, Sujaya (Dept. of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Bee Pollinators for Increased Oilseed Yield of Meadowfoam in the Willamette Valley"
  • Suryan, Robert (Hatfield Marine Science Center, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Do Predator Diets Signal Changes in Forage Fish Populations? Implications for Food Web Dynamics and Ecosystem Indicators"

GRF Fall 2010-11

The Research Office received 24 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $232,787. 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 $59,710.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Beaudry, Christopher (Dept. of Chemistry, College of Science): "Investigation of Molecular Mobius Strips"
  • Lipscomb, Shannon (Dept. of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences): "A New Look at Out-of-Home Child Care for High-Risk Children: Child Care Use, Quality, and Foster Children's Psychosocial Functioning"
  • McComb, Brenda (Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): "How Costly are Coping Styles? Using Heart Rate Telemetry to Quantify Energetic Costs Mounted in Response to Environmental Stressors in Wild Songbirds"
  • Rodriguez-Nikl, Tonatiuh (Dept. of Civil and Construction Engineering, College of Engineering): "Laboratory Testing of Staggered Stud Wood-Framed Walls"
  • Smit, Ellen (Dept. of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences): "The Effect of Low Vitamin D Status and Frailty on Morbidity and Mortality Among U.S. Older Adults"
  • Todorovic, Sinisa (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering): "Advancing Bio-Based Composites by Automated Image Analytics"

GRF Spring 2009-10

The Research Office received 21 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $195,977. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided this office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Interim Vice President for Research has approved funding for 7 proposals with combined budgets of $68,849.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Bennett, Tory (Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): "Do Rare Species Perceive Habitat Features as Barriers Where Common Species Would Not: A Comparative Study to Explore Landscape Permeability among a Local Buttefly Community"
  • Black, Bryan (Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): "A Tree-Ring Approach to Developing Growth Chronologies for Marine Mammal Species"
  • Chang, Jeff (Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Characterizing the Mechanisms of Host-Association by the Deleterious Rhizosphere Bacteria, Pseudomonas fluorescens WH6"
  • Herman, Gregory (School of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): "Diffusion Mechanisms in Oxide Semiconductors"
  • Kioussi, Chrissa (Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): "Making of a Tooth"
  • Metoyer, Ronald (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering): "End User Information Graphics Construction"
  • Sagili, Ramesh (Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Evaluating the Potential of Brood Pheromone to Stimulate Protein Consuption and colony Growth in Commercial Honey Bee Colonies"

GRF Fall 2009-10

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 Suplementation on Rejuvenating the Aged Immune System and Improving Influenza Virus Vaccination Efficacy in the Elderly"

GRF Spring 2008-09

The Research Office received 11 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $104,610. 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 $58,436.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Betts, Matthew (Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): "Independent Effects of Tropical Forest Fragmentation and Habitat Loss on Hummingbird Movement and Pollination Dynamics"
  • Greenwood, Jeffrey (Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): "Zebrafish Brain Tumor Dispersal Model"
  • Hase, Claudia (Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine): "Role of Pili in Vibrio parahaemolyticus Colonization of the Pacific Oyster, Cassostrea gigas"
  • Higgins, Adam (School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): "Biopreservation of Cell-Based Devices"
  • McKay, Jennifer (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Silver Isotopic Characterization of Marine Sediments and Hydrothermal Deposits"
  • Nason, Jeffrey (School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): "Probing Interactions between Engineered Nanoparticles and Natural Organic Matter: Implications for Environmental Fate, Transport and Toxicity"

GRF Fall 2008-09

The Research Office received 27 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $257,387. 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 $49,557.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Buermeyer, Andrew (Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Novel Biomarkers of Sporadic Colorectal Cancer"
  • Chase, Zanna (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Autonomous Measurements of Dissolved Copper in the Columbia River"
  • McPhail, Kerry (Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): "Human Health Applications of New Herbicidal Vinylglycines"
  • Miller, Jessica (Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Sciences): "A Tale of Two Sculpins: Validation of Methodologies to Quantify Scales of Connectivity in Local Populations of Tidepool (Oligocottus maculosus) and Mosshead (Clinocottus globiceps) Sculpin"
  • Mustacich, Debbie (Linus Pauling Institute): "Mechanism of Cisplatin-Induced Neuropathy and Vitamin E Deficiency"

GRF Spring 2007-08

The Research Office received 24 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $222,374. 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 $52,005.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Barbour, Richmond (English, Liberal Arts): "The Third Voyage: Journals of the London East India Company, 1607-10"
  • Green, Julie (Art, Liberal Arts): "Concept: East and West"
  • Hallett, Sascha (Microbiology, Agricultural Sciences and Science): "Emerging Myxozoan Infections in Waterfowl"
  • Murthy, Ganti (Biological and Ecological Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Engineering): "Recovering Valuable Products from Gorse (Ulex europaeus)"
  • Ostroverkhova, Oksana (Physics, Science): "The Unanticipated Effects of Sunlight-Induced Fluorescence on Native Bee Pollinator Behavior"
  • Wildenschild, Dorthe (School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Engineering): "Three-Dimensional Imaging and Quantification of Biomass in Porous Media"

GRF Fall 2007-08

The Research Office received 21 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $204,620. 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 $58,902.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Baker, C. Scott (Marine Mammal Institute and Fisheries and Wildlife): "So Remorseless a Havoc: Reconstructing the Decline and Recovery of Sourthern Right Whales"
  • Chung, Woon-Gye (Chemistry, Agricultural Sciences and Science): "Posttranslational Modifications of Zebrafish P450s"
  • DeBano, Sandra (Fisheries and Wildlife, Agricultural Sciences): "The Effect of Livestock Grazing on Native Bee Pollinators in a Northwest Bunchgrass Prairie"
  • Duringer, Jennifer (Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine): "Elucidating the Fate and Metabolism of the Grass Seed Toxin Lolitrem B in Cattle"
  • Felix, Joel (Malheur Experiment Station/Crop and Soil Science, Agricultural Sciences): "Marketable Sugar Loss in Sugar Beets Parasitized by Dodder (Cuscuta spp) in the Treasure Valley"
  • Leid, Mark (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy): "The CTIP2 Transcriptional Network in Tooth Development"

GRF Spring 2006-07

The Research Office received 18 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $154,517. 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 4 proposals with combined budgets of $40,000.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Indra, Gitali (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy): "To Elucidate the Role of CTIP2 in Epidermal Homeostasis During Development"
  • Liu, Hong (Biological and Ecological Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Engineering): "Nano-Enhanced Bio-Electrolysis for Renewable Hydrogen Generation from Waste Biomass"
  • Machado, Stephen (Crop and Soil Science, Agricultural Sciences): "Developing Organic Wheat Production Systems for Eastern Oregon"
  • Wong, Carmen (Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Health and Human Sciences): "The Role of Obesity in Autoimmune Disease Development"

GRF Fall 2006-07

The Research Office received 13 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $123,520. 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 4 proposals with combined budgets of $39,954.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Kolluri, Siva Kumar (Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Agricultural Sciences): "An Affordable Clinically Approved Painkiller for Breast Cancer"
  • Kong, Wei (Chemistry, Agricultural Sciences and Science): "Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Aligned Fillers"
  • Kruzic, Jamie (Mechanical Engineering, Engineering): "Ductile B2 Intermetallic Compounds: Structural Materials for the 21st Century"
  • Proteau, Philip (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy): "Diterpene Antibiotic Biosynthetic Studies"

GRF Spring 2005-06

The Research Office received 21 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $184,522. 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 $52,003.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Flatt, Patricia (Phamaceutical Sciences): "Characterization of Pyralomicin Halogenases for Use in Drug Design"
  • Hardison, Linda (Botany and Plant Pathology): "Oregon Grasses: Identification Tools and Descriptions"
  • Lien, Mei-Ching (Psychology): "Aging and Attention: An Electrophysiological Investigation"
  • Pastey, Manoj (Biomedical Sciences): "Role of a New HIV Protein (NS2) in the Replication of the Virus"
  • Sherr, Barry (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Programmed Cell Death (PCD) in Marine Phagotrophic Protists"
  • Sherr, Evelyn (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "Use of Sugar/Lectin Microarrays to Investigate the Biochemistry of Prey Selection in Marine Phagotrophic Protists"

GRF Fall 2005-06

The Research Office received 24 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $220,854. 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 $58,307.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Bartholomew, Jerri (Microbiology): "DNA Sequencing of Myxozoan Parasites for Definitive Identification and Life Cycle Determination"
  • Chase, Zanna (College of Oceanic and Stmospheric Sciences): "Towards High Resolution Vertical Mapping of Iron Concentrations in the Coastal Ocean: Development of a Continuous Flow Analyzer for Iron in Seawater"
  • Draheim, Christopher (Nutrition and Exercise Sciences): "Markers of Inflammation and Vascular Function in Adults with Down Syndrome"
  • Ishmael, Jane (Phamaceutical Sciences): "A Role for Myosin II in NMDA Receptor Dynamics"
  • Podolskiy, Viktor (Physics): "Strongly Anisotropic Composites: New Types of Artificial Materials"
  • Wallin, Kimberly (Forest Science): "Improving Guidelines in Intermountain West for Slash Management to Minimize Ips pini Attack Following Thinning of Ponderosa Pine Stands"

GRF Spring 2004-05

The Research Office received 22 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $201,130. 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 $56,856.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Cramer, Lori (Sociology): "Experiencing Outdoor Recreation by an Aging Society"
  • McClelland, Megan (Human Development and Family Sciences): "The Kindergarten Readiness Study"
  • Rivin, Carol (Botany and Plant Pathology): "Antagonistic Signaling Circuits Regulating Seed Maturation in Maize"
  • Sorensen, Jennifer (Fisheries and Wildlife): "Mechanisms that Regulate Absorption of Ingested Plant Toxins in the Brushtail Possums of New Zealand"
  • Yin, Xihou (Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Biosynthetic Gene Cluster for the Peptide Antibiotic Enduracidin"
  • Yin, Xinhua (Mid-Columbia Agriculture Research Center): "Assessment of an Integrated Nitrogen Fertigation and Drip Irrigation Production System for Economically and Environmentally Sound Pear Production"

GRF Fall 2004-05

The Research Office received 19 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $167,473. 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 7 proposals with combined budgets of $64,363.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Benoit-Bird, Kelly (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences): "The Way to a Whale's Habitat is Through His Stomach: Adding Prey to Sperm Whale Assessment"
  • Cui, Zhengrong (Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Novel Nano-Engineered Anthrax DNA Vaccine for Non-Invasive Immunization on Skin"
  • Gerwick, Lena (Zoology): "Precerebellin-Like Protein Expression in Zebrafish"
  • Lowry, Malcolm (Microbiology): "Analysis of Francisella Tularensis Virulence"
  • Merrill, Gary (Biochemistry/Biophysics): "Hydrogen Peroxide Signaling via a Peroxiredoxin Floodgate"
  • Muszynski, Lech (Wood Science and Engineering): "Application of XMT Imaging and Digital Volume Correlation for Quantitative Characterization of Micromechanical Performance and Governing Failure Mechanisms in Wood-Plastic Composites"
  • von Germeten, Nicole (History): "Race, Religion and Society in Cartagena De Indies"

GRF Spring 2003-04

The Research Office received 35 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $327,962. The following proposals, with combined budgets of $58,780 were selected for funding:

  • Bakalinsky, Alan (Food Science and Technology): "Control of Buoyancy in the Yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae"
  • Giebultowicz, Jadwiga (Zoology): "Regulation of Life Span and Reproduction in a Model Organism"
  • Gross, Joan (Anthropology): "Teaching Indigenous Languages in Oregon"
  • Hase, Claudia (Microbiology): "Role of the Primary Sodium Pump NQR in Yersinia Pestis"
  • Kent, Adam (Geosciences): "Development of Techniques for Laser-Ablation-ICP-MS Analysis of Sulfide and Carbonate Minerals and Applications to Studies of Giant Ore Deposits and Holocene Climate Change"
  • McIntyre, David (Physics): "Spectroscopic Detection of Trace Gases"
  • Tekin-Koru, Ayca (Economics): "Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment"

GRF Fall 2003-04

The Research Office received 29 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $265,887. The following proposals, with combined budgets of $60,170 were selected for funding:

  • Bowers, John (Art): "Creation and Installation of a One-Person Art Exhibition"
  • Collins, Anthony (Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Inward Rectifier Potassium Channels in Neuronal Excitoxicity"
  • Ho, Emily (Nutrition and Food Management): "Gene Expression Profiling and Antioxidant Status Following Zinc Supplementation"
  • Mahmud, Taifo (Pharmaceutical Sciences): "Biosynthetic Approaches to Novel Myxobacterial Origin Antibiotics"
  • Meigs, Andrew (Geosciences): "Glacier Dams and the Timescales of Sediment Filling and Evacuation of Reservoirs"
  • Miller, Jeffrey (Rangeland Resources): "Measures of Lepidoptera Biodiversity for Environmental Assessment and Long-Term Monitoring in Oregon, Taiwan, and Costa Rica"
  • Yokochi, Alex (Chemistry): "Aluminum Metal as Energy Storage Material for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV)"

GRF Spring 2002-03

The Research Office received 29 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $256,197. The following ten proposals, with combined budgets of $88,072, were selected for funding:

  • Cope, Rhian B. (Biomedical Sciences): Does Exposure to Topical Cis-Urocanic Acid Enhance Mycobacterium Ulcerans Infection in a Hairless Guinea Pig Model of Buruli Ulcer Disease
  • DeBano, Sandra J. (Entomology): Understanding the Role of Terrestrial Riparian Insects in Salmon Recovery and Stream Restoration
  • Hackel, Steven W. (History): Father Junipero Serra: California's Founding Father
  • Healy, Maureen (History): At the Gates of Western Civilization: Islam and the Turks in Central European Historical Memory
  • Heppell, Scott (Fisheries and Wildlife): Socio-Behavioral Analysis of Habitat Structure in Subtropical Red Groupers (Epinephelus morio)
  • Heppell, Selina (Fisheries and Wildlife): Assessment of Juvenile Rockfish Traps as a Tool for Essential Habitat Identification
  • Ishmael, Jane (Pharmaceutical Sciences): Localization of Nonmuscle Myosin RLC and NMDA Receptors in Isolated Hippocampal Neurons
  • Kioussi, Chrissa (Biochemistry and Biophysics): Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac Outflow Tract Defects
  • Robinson, Tara R. (Fisheries and Wildlife): Bluebird of Happiness? Battles of the Sexes in Western Bluebirds
  • Wildenschild, Dorthe (Geosciences): Investigating Subsurface Pore Scale Flow Processes with OSU's X-ray Microtomography Facility

GRF Fall 2002-03

The General Research Fund Fall solicitation generated 31 proposals, with a total budget request of $217,767. The following proposals were funded, totaling $54,153:

  • Allen, George (Pharmacy): Comparative Evaluation of Two Antibiotic Dosing Measures, the AUC/MIC Ratio and AUC/MPC Ration, As Predictors of the Development of Flouroquinolone Resistance in Streptococcus Pneumoniae
  • Bernell, Stephanie (Public Health): The Role and Management of Tacit Knowledge in High Performing Health Care Teams
  • Brunner, Amy (Forest Science): DNA Microarray Expression Analysis for Studying Tree Maturation
  • Gross, Michael (BioChemistry/BioPhysics): Microarray Analyses of Pain-Gating Spinal Interneuron Progenitors
  • Kutzler, Michelle (Clinical Sciences): Effects of Under Nutrition During Pregnancy on Maternal Organ and Placental Blood Flow
  • Quian, Michael (Agricultural Sciences): Marionberry Flavor-Descriptive Analysis and Chemical Anchor
  • Widrick, Jeffrey (Exercise and Sports Science) Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species and Muscle Atrophy

GRF Spring 2001-02

The Research Office received 35 proposals for this solicitation with requests totaling $268,061. 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 approximately $47,614.

  • Bird, Karyn (Biomedical Sciences): Isolation and Enhanced Differentiation of Endothelial Progenitor Cells from Peripheral Blood
  • Chang, Chih-hung (Chemical Engineering): Pulse Nanocrystal Deposition by Thermal Ink Jet Technology and Applications to Fabrication of Flexible CuInSe2 Thin Film Photovoltaics
  • Marks, Andrea (Art): The Polish Poster: The Essence of Expression
  • Smith, Jennifer (Psychology): Predicting distress: Interactions of personality, stress-reactivity, and coping
  • Uttl, Bob (Psychology): Aging, Individual Differences and World Wide web Usability
  • Weis, Virginia (Zoology): Mechanisms Governing the Establishment and Breakdown of Cnidarian/Algal Mutualisms

GRF Fall 2001-02

  • Banks, Michael (Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station): Genetic Characterization of Pacific Northwestern Native Oysters: A Tool for Restoration
  • Green, Julie (Art): New Research in China"
  • Stotz, Henrik (Horticulture): Functional Analysis of Plant Resistance to the Fungal Pathogen Botrytis cinerea
  • Sulzman, Elizabeth (Crop and Soil Science): Assessing Mechanisms that Control Soil CO2 Release From Soils
  • Wooster, David (Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center): Impact of Riparian Vegetation Restoration on Aquatic Invertebrates in Eastern Oregon

GRF Spring 2000-01

  • Azarenko, Anita (Horticulture):  Reduction of Nitrogen Pollution from Container Production Systems
  • Bakalinsky, Alan (Food Science and Technology):  Genetic Analysis of Film Formation by a Wine Strain of the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Falkner, Kelly (Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences):  Determining the Cause of Recent Large Freshwater Fluctuations in the Gulf of Alaska
  • Heppell, Scott (Fisheries and Wildlife):  Migration of Blue Fin Tuna to the Central North Atlantic:  Are these animals spawning?
  • Noller, Jay (Crop and Soil Science):  Assessing Platonic Views of Soils and Land Use in Grecian Landscapes
  • Rockey, Daniel (Microbiology):  Transcriptional Analysis of a Paralogous Gene Family of Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Stone, Alexandra (Horticulture):  Organic Matter-Mediated Foliar Disease Suppression: Soil and Plant Factors

GRF Fall 2000-01

  • Cherian, Gita (Animal Sciences):  Immune-Powered Eggs
  • Farber, Vreneli (Foreign Language and Literature):  Actor Training in Post-Soviet Russia
  • Forsberg, Neil (Animal Sciences):  Nutritional Ecology of the Goat and Oryx Populations of the Al-Jaluuni Sanctuary in Oman
  • Hoffman, Mark (Exercise and Sport Science):  Development of an Ankle Effusion Model
  • Li, Kaichang (Forest Products):  Development of Formaldehyde-free Wood Adhesives
  • Maddalozzo, Gianni (Exercise and Sport Science):  The Separate and Combined Effect of Estrogen Replacement Therapy and Resistance Training on the Musculoskeletal and Nervous System in Early Postmenopausal Women
  • Tornquist, Susan (Biomedical Sciences):  T Cell and Cytokine Responses to Sarcocystis neurona Infection in Horses

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