Awards Posts

March 30th, 2020

NIH Funds Dr. Qin’s Brain Research

Congratutlations to Dr. Zhenpeng Qin for his recently funded research on the development of new photo-releasable neuropeptide nano-vesicles for studying modulation in the brain. With the $2.3 million NIH project, Dr. Qin and his team will develop a novel, potentially transformative technology to release neuropeptides at localized targets in real-time in awake animals.

March 4th, 2020

DARPA Funds Dr. Eric Kildebeck’s POLYMATH Research

Dr. Eric Kildebeck received a $1.6 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for his Polycraft Multi-user Anthropomorphic Testbed for Hybrid Systems (POLYMATH) project. The grant will examine using Polycraft World–a Minecraft modification that will enable multiple different Artificial Intelligence researchers to test algorithms in an open world. It will also observe …read more

November 19th, 2019

Collaborative Think Tank with Dr. Ronald Smaldone

Dr. Ronald Smaldone is an Associate Professor of Chemistry with a research interest in nanoporous polymers. Along with Co-PIs Dr. Mihaela Stefan and Dr. Jeremiah Gassensmith, the team received a grant to host a workshop of a team of scientists from UT Dallas, and other prestigious universities, to discuss major problems and potential solutions in …read more

November 6th, 2019

NSF Funds Dr. Amy Walker’s Efforts to Diversify STEM

Dr. Amy Walker received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her work with UT System’s Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Bridge-to-Doctorate (BD) program, through the University of Texas at Dallas . The $1 million award will support underrepresented minority (URM) students in completing doctoral degrees in STEM and will develop …read more

October 28th, 2019

Dr. Lawrence Reitzer, Defining Bacteria in UTIs

Dr. Lawrence Reitzer is a Professor in the department of Biological Sciences of the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at the University of Texas at Dallas. In collaboration with Dr. Philippe Zimmern of the urology department at the University of Texas Southwestern, Dr. Reitzer’s current research aims to understand and characterize the two major …read more

October 21st, 2019

NIH Funds Dr. Jonathan Ploski’s Research on Memories and Fear

The National Institute of Health awarded Dr. Jonathan Ploski of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences $1.5 million for his research on Pharmacologically Enhancing the Modification of Strong Modification Resistant Memories. Dr. Ploski’s research focuses on developing methods to therapeutically attenuate maladaptive emotional memories. Students in Dr. Ploski’s lab investigate methods to enhance the …read more

October 14th, 2019

Q&A with Seed Grant Winner, Dr. Bart Rypma

Dr. Bart Rypma was recently awarded the Major Extramural Grant Award (MEGA) for Development of Calibrated fMRI at the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth Imaging Center. Dr. Rypma’s research is aimed at exploring the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of human memory and how those mechanisms are affected by aging and disease. Dr. Rypma is a …read more

October 8th, 2019

Dr. Kamil Sarac Awarded $4 million from NSF

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Kamil Sarac of the department of Computer Science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Sarac was awarded over $4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Sarac is the Director of Cyber Security Education Programs in the University’s Cyber Security Research and Cyber …read more

August 27th, 2019

2019 WOW Poster Competition

On August 22, 2019, the Office of Research hosted the 2nd annual Weeks of Welcome Poster Competition. Students from the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics presented recent work to a campus audience. You can view the submitted posters here.

June 26th, 2019

Seed Grant Winners

As a means to support continued research on campus, the Office of Research recently launched several seed grant initiatives to provide funding for faculty across a range of disciplines. The University’s award from the State of Texas National Research University Fund (NRUF) has helped us afford these internal funding opportunities. We are excited to see …read more