Fall 2010 ‘Faculty Large Grant’ Awards

The Research Foundation’s fall 2010 Faculty Large Grants were announced recently. The goal of these awards is to help faculty in all disciplines to better position themselves to apply for and receive extramural funding for their research and scholarly activities.

For the fall 2010 Faculty Large Grant competition, the Research Advisory Council received 55 proposals, and made 37 awards totaling more than $657,000. The proposals were peer reviewed by members of a panel.

The award recipients are:

Ashis Basu, Chemistry, Modeling Damaged DNA Bypass by Y-Family DNA Polymerases, $7,200

Carl Benson, English, Medieval Descriptions of Rome Manuscripts in England, $4,660

Monica Bock, Art & Art History, Cheek by Jowl II: New Sculptural and Photographs for Soho20 Chelsea Solo Exhibit (Sabbatical), $3,992

Bradley Bolling, Nutritional Sciences, Aronia ssp. (chokeberry) for the Prevention of Allergic Asthma, $20,000

Michael Bradford, Dramatic Arts, Equity Showcase Production of “Shadow of a Poet in the Olive Grove,” $12,898

Sandra Chafouleas, Educational Psychology, Refining Social Validity Assessment of School-Based Interventions: Continued Validation of the Usage Rating Profile Intervention (URP-1), $17,036

Vernon Cormier, Physics, Bridge Funding for a Collaborative Study of the Growth, Evolution, and Structure of the Inner Core, $20,832

Regina Cusson, Nursing Instruction, Impact of the Professional Nursing Doctorate: Preparation, Roles, Responsibilities and Outcomes, $5,429

Angel De Blas, Physiology & Neurobiology, Brain Benzodiazepine-Like Proteins, $24,000

Gary English, Dramatic Arts, Theatre and Human Rights: The Arab Israeli Conflict, $2,550

Deborah Fein, Psychology, Teaching Skills to Toddlers: A Program for Caregivers, $24,709

Gayanath Fernando, Physics, Computational Studies of Complex Oxides: Hubbard Clusters and Beyond, $28,443

Kenneth Fuchs, Music, Recording by London Symphony Orchestra: Vocal Music of Kenneth Fuchs, $14,975

Puxian Gao, Chemical Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, Cellular Uptake and Toxicity of Nano-Engineered Particles, $25,500

Jose Gascon, Chemistry, Towards a First Principles Description of Monolayer-Protected Gold Clusters, $23,314

Kristen Govoni, Animal Science, Effects of Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR) on Fetal and Postnatal Development in Sheep, $22,000

Kyle Hadden, Pharmaceutical Science, Development of Cell-Based Dual-Luciferase Assays to Identify Modulators of Human Cellular Signaling Pathways, $22,000

Louis Hanzlik, Music, Collective Creativity and the Threading of Ideas: A Collaborative Process of Rehearsing and Recording Original Works for Trumpet and Chamber Ensemble, $10,630

Elizabeth Holzer, Sociology, a Pilot Study of Political Engagement and Humanitarian Authority in Liberia and Ghana, $30,703

Shinae Jang, Civil & Environmental Engineering, A Pilot Study to Validate Multi-Scale Wireless Sensing System for In-Service Highway Bridge Health Monitoring, $25,500

Gary Kazmer, Animal Science, Reduction in Antibiotic Resistance in Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 Cultures Subjected to Sub-Inhibitory Concentrations of Plant-Derived Antimicrobial Compounds, $18,000

Etan Markus, Psychology, Hippocampal Retrieval and Encoding: Changes in the Patterns of Neuron Activity and the Effects of Cholinergic Activation, $22,000

Sally McBrearty, Anthropology, Rescue Excavation of Fossils of Late Middle Pleistocene Homo from the Kapthurin Formation, Kenya, $10,258

Stephanie Milan, Psychology, Assessing Mental Health in Kenyan Youth, $18,082

Mu-Ping Nieh, Materials Science Institute, Investigation on Structural Transformation from Nano-Discs to Unilamellar Vesicles, $25,156

Akiko Nishiyama, Physiology & Neurobiology, Heterogeneity of NG2 Glial Cells, $24,000

Theodore Rasmussen, Pharmaceutical Science, Histone Variant-Medication Regulation of Developmentally Poised Transcription in Stem Cells, $20,000

Farhed Shah, Agriculture & Resource Economics, Economic Evaluation of Alternative Waste Management Practices in Livestock Agriculture, $2,634

Leslie Shor, Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, High-Throughput Assay to Measure Innate and Induce Antibiotic Resistance in Biofilms, $24,000

Glenn Stanley, Music, Fidelio and the Modern German Identity: Criticism and Performance of a National Cultural Icon, $3,855

Carolyn Teschke, Molecular & Cell Biology, Elucidating the Mechanism of M. tuberculosis SecA2 Interaction with Precursor Proteins During Secretion, $20,000

Anastasios Tzingounis, Physiology & Neurobiology, Molecular and Cellular Physiology of Spike Frequency Adaptation, $22,000

Alexander Vias, Geography, Micropolitan Areas and Urbanization Processes in the US, $18,261

Pieter Visscher, Marine Sciences, Bringing Shark Bay Stromatolites to the Classroom: Development of an Interactive Virtual Fieldtrip, $7,000

Kay Wille, Civil & Environmental Engineering, High Strength Pervious Concrete Pavement System with Air Purification Effect, $25,400

Bi Zhang, Mechanical Engineering, Modeling and Simulation of Cardiovascular Tissues Cutting, $25,400

Quing Zhu, Electrical & Computer Engineering, A Real-Time Co-Registered Photoacoustic and Ultrasound System, $25,400