Research Foundation announces grant awards
- September 26, 2005
The Research Foundation’s spring 2005 “Large Faculty Grant” awards were announced recently. The goal of these awards is to help faculty move into a better position to apply for and receive extramural funding for their research and scholarly activities.
For the Large Faculty Grant competition, the Research Advisory Council received 63 proposals totaling $1,324,948 and made 37 awards totaling $440,640. The proposals were peer reviewed by members of a standing review panel.
Award recipients are:
Mark Aindow , Institute of Materials Science, “High-Resolution Energy-Filtered TEM of Nano-Scale Precipitation in Engineering Alloys” (sabbatical leave), $5,500.
Enrique Alvarez , Statistics, “Studies of Labor Market Participation with Marked Point Processes,” $10,083.
Marlene Bouvier , Pharmacy Science, “Deglycosylation of Viral Proteins for Structure-Based Studies,” $12,000.
Mark Brand , Plant Science, “Determining the Genetic Contribution of Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) to Invasive Populations,” $16,163.
Antonius Cillessen , Psychology, “Year 11 Follow-up Assessment of the Manchester Longitudinal Study,” $13,200.
Jean Crespi , Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, “An Evaluation of Commonly Used Stain Techniques with Implications for Convergent Margin Tectonics and Geometric Morphometrics” (sabbatical leave), $5,700.
Laura Donorfio , Family Studies, “Psychological Stage of Informal Care-Giving: An Examination of Daughters Providing Care to Widowed Mothers,” $7,550.
Mary Fischer , Sociology, “Hispanic Geographic Expansion: Exploring Trends in Residential and School Segregation,” $9,775.
Daniel Gage , Molecular & Cell Biology, “Resource Exchange and Community Structure in the Rhizosphere: Influence of Pulsed Water Flow and Root Structure” (bridge funding), $15,000.
Bernard Goffinet , Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, “Providing a Phylogenetic and Ontogenetic Framework for Functional Genomic Studies in the Model Species Physcomitrella patens,” $14,625.
Swapna Gokhale , Computer Science & Engineering, “A Structure-Based Methodology for Reliability Analysis of Software Applications,” $30,000.
Phillip Gould , Physics, “Ultracold Polar Molecules: Detection and State Transfer” (bridge funding), $18,111.
Michie Hesselbrock , Social Work, “Psychiatric and Physical Co-Morbidity of Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders: Secondary Data Analyses,” $1,632.
Lawrence Hightower , Molecular & Cell Biology, “Cell Density Dependent Regulation of Heat Shock (Stress) Gene Expression,” $8,000.
Kent Holsinger , Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, “Evolutionary Radiations in Proteas of the Cape Floristic Region,” $10,000.
John Kaminski , Plant Science, “Biology of Sclerotinia homoeocarpa and Alternative Control Measures for Dollar Spot,” $14,000.
James Kremer , Marine Sciences, “Improved Models of Anthropogenic Eutrophication of Shallow Coastal Embayments” (sabbatical leave), $6,000.
Katarina Lukatela , Psychology, “Cognitive Aging: What Matters More, Age or Lifestyle?” $11,472.
Vicki Magley , Psychology, “Sexual Harassment Awareness Training Evaluation,” $13,689.
Monika McDermott , Public Policy, “Voter Information Processing and Choice,” $12,000.
Stephanie Milan , Psychology, “The Influence of Maternal Depression and Maternal Relationship History on Parent-Child Interactions in Young Mothers and Toddlers,” $15,308.
Michael Morrell , Political Science, “Democracy, Public Opinion, Political Attitudes and the New England Town Meeting in Connecticut,” $14,962.
Mark Overmyer-Velaquez , Molecular & Cell Biology, “Migration, Nation, and Empire: A History of Mexican Migration in the Twentieth Century,” $8,118.
Melina Pappademos , History, “Alchemists of a Race: Black Civic Activism and Political Thought in the Cuban Republic, 1899-1959,” $2,738.
Guillermo Risatti , Pathobiology, “Mapping Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Genetic Determinants of Macrophage Host Range and Immune Modulation,” $2,738.
Nancy Rodriguez , Nutritional Sciences, “Exploring the Relation between Intracellular Signaling and Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis Following an Endurance Exercise Bout,” $5,000.
Mark Rudnicki , Natural Resources Management & Engineering, “Capturing the Three-Dimensional Motion of Tree Branch Sway,” $2,738.
Zhijie Shi , Computer Science & Engineering, “Applications of Bit Permutation Operations in Fast Cipher Designs,” $30,000.
Nancy Shoemaker , History, “American Indians in the New England Whaling Industry” (sabbatical leave), $10,191.
Glenn Stanley , Music, “Beethoven’s Fidelio: Die Rezeption im Schrifttum und in der Inszenierung,” $3,375.
Jeffrey Townsend , Molecular & Cell Biology, “Systems Biology of Viral-Cell Interactions,” $15,120.
Eduardo Urios-Aparisi , Modern & Classical Languages, “Multimodality and Figurative Language in Advertising,” $4,770.
Olga Vinogradova , Pharmaceutical Sciences, “Pilot Project for NMR Structural Investigation of Axon Specific Cell Adhesion Molecule L1 Regulation and Signaling,” $25,000.
Jason Vokoun , Natural Resources Management & Engineering, “Improved Modeling Methods for Habitat Selection in Fishes using Bioenergetics Endpoints,” $19,128.
Susanne von Bodman , Plant Science, “The Role of Quorum Sensing Regulation, RcsAB-Mediated Activation, and RfaH-Specific Antitermination in the Differential Expression of the CPS Gene Cluster of Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii,” $16,000.
Katharina von Hammerstein , Modern & Classical Languages, “Self-Writings as Public Voices: Germany/Austria, 1840s-1918,” $5,453.
Xudong Yao , Chemistry, “Investigation of Key Elements for a Novel Proteomic Array Platform,” $25,500.