College of Science Initiative to Stimulate Extramural Research Funding

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of the College of Science Initiative to Stimulate Extramural Research Funding: Internal Grants Program. The committee for this initiative commends the impressive quality of the proposals and research taking place here in the College of Science. Making the selections for funding with such significant competition was challenging. The review committee and secondary reviewers spent countless hours reading and assessing each proposal, sharing their time and expertise through several rounds of reviews. Science Dean, Dr. Ata Sarajedini, and Associate Dean for Research and lead for the review committee, Dr. Warner Miller, would like to thank the reviewers for their dedication with this new initiative, in turn helping stimulate external research funding for the College. Special thanks to the Spring 2019 Initiative to Stimulate Extramural Research Funding committee.

Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients of the Initiative to Stimulate Science’s Extramural Research Funding

  • Erik Johanson (PI) and Tiffany Roberts Brigg (Co-PI): "Paleoflood Reconstructions and El Niño Southern Oscillation Climate Variability in Coastal Ecuador"
  • Mare Cudic (PI), Gregg Fields (Co-PI), and Lina Shehadeh (Co-PI): "Galectin-3: A novel target in treatment of heart failure" 
  • Xavier Comas (PI) and Angela Gallego-Sala (Co-PI): "Characterizing Carbon Accumulation in the Arctic using hydrogeophysical methods" 
  • Weibo Liu (PI), Caiyun Zhang (Co-PI), and Zhixiao Xie (Co-PI): "Evaluating the Impacts of Land Use Land Cover on the Life Cycle Characteristics of Severe Thunderstorms in Florida" 
  • Nancy Aaron Jones (PI) and Zhongwei Li (Co-PI): "Neurodevelopment and Mother-Infant Attachment Patterns" 
  • David Binninger (PI): "In Vivo Interactions of Serotonin and Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase Deficiency in Drosophila melanogaster"