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Research Incentive Awards

Posted May. 14, 2012

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce Research Incentive awards for Spring 2012.


Innovation Research Seed Awards:

  • Local Translation of Dscam in Axon Growth and Guidance (Kristy Welshhans, Department of Biological Sciences)
  • High Throughput Microfluidic Method for Measuring Cell Stiffness (Chanjoong Kim, Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program and Gail Fraizer, Department of Biological Sciences)
  • Dissociable Neural Markers of Anxious Depression (David Fresco, Department of Psychology)
  • Development of Vitamin B12 - Quantum Dot Conjugates as Probes for Studying Intracellular Vitamin B12 Uptake Mechanisms, Storage and Transport (Nicola Brasch, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry) 

Collaborative Research Incentive Awards:

  • Novel Radiation Detectors for National Security  (Brett Ellman and Samuel Sprunt, Department of Physics; Robert Twieg, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
  • Examining LGBTQ Neighborhoods (Molly Merryman and David Purcell, Department of Sociology; Cara Gilgenbach, University Libraries) 
  • Copper Depletion as a Unique Anti-angiogenesis Strategy for Metastatic Cancer Therapy (Songping Huang, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Gail Fraizer, Department of Biological Sciences)
  • Biodegradable Side Chain Liquid Crystal Elastomers: Smart Responsive Scaffolds for Stem Cell Differentiation (Elda Hegmann and Torsten Hegmann, Liquid Crystal Institute) 
  • Biochemical Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis Cortex (Jennifer McDonough, Department of Biological Sciences and Nicola Brasch, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Research Resources & Tools Awards:

  • Repair and Maintenance of Multiuser Agilent HPLC Instrument (Nicola Brasch, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
  • Enhancement of Mass Spectrometry Facilities (Roger Gregory, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
  • Seeking Cure & Comfort: How Race Shapes Patient Use of Palliative Care in Hospitals (Clare Stacey and Manacy Pai, Department of Sociology)
  • Scanner and Database for Translation Examinations (Geoffrey Koby, Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies)