Awards Posts

July 23rd, 2021

Dr. Weichen Eric Wong Awarded $400,000 From NSF

Dr. Weichen Eric Wong received $404,772 from the the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research on REU Site: Software Safety and Reliability: Research, Practice, and Innovation. Dr. Wong evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of existing methodologies and current practices for safety assurance and reliability modeling and prediction. His research explores how software safety and reliability requirements may …read more

July 16th, 2021

Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez Awarded Nearly $500,000 From NIH

Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez received $498,116 from the the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on Vagus Nerve Stimulation Targets Fear Pathways to Enhance Extinction of Conditioned Fear. Dr. McIntyre-Rodriguez uses exposure-based therapies to get rid of conditioned fears through repeated, unreinforced exposures to reminders of traumatic events. Her development of an effective adjunctive …read more

July 9th, 2021

Dr. Rugg is Awarded Over $400,000 From NIH

Dr. Michael Rugg received $426,750 from the the National Institutes of Health for his research on the Effects of Age on Control of Recollected Content. Dr. Rugg studies the significance of age-related episodic memory decline in healthy older individuals and how it can impact their quality of life. His team at Functional NeuroImaging of Memory Laboratory investigates why …read more

June 25th, 2021

Dr. Hejun Zhu Receives Over $500,000 From NSF

Dr. Hejun Zhu received $536,729 from the the National Science Foundation for his research on Developing a Multi-Parameter Seismic Model of North America. Dr. Zhu and his team are developing a multi-parameter seismic model that uses state-of-the-art full waveform inversion technology and high-quality waveform records that will help geophysicists to better investigate physical properties of the Earth. …read more

June 15th, 2021

Dr. Nikki Delk Secures Nearly $800,000 from The American Cancer Society

Dr. Nikki Delk received $789,000 from the the American Cancer Society for her research on IL-1-p62 Axis Regulation and Function in Castration Resistant PCa. The study identified how an inflammatory cytokine, interleukin-1 (IL-1), alters cancer cells to promote tumor progression. Dr. Delk and her lab’s data supports that IL-1 reprograms AR+ PCa cells to mimic AR− PCa gene …read more

June 10th, 2021

Dr. Jie Zheng Receives Nearly $1.5 Million from NIH

The National Institutes of Health awarded Dr. Jie Zheng $1,451,573 for his research on Noninvasive Monitoring of Hepatic Glutathione Depletion through Blood Test. The project focuses on the use of gold nanoparticles to detect acute liver damage early through simple blood tests. Dr. Zheng’s groundbreaking research could replace current methods that are more invasive for monitoring and diagnosing liver …read more

May 14th, 2021

Dr. Aria Nosratinia Lands Almost $450,000 from NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Aria Nosratinia $449,410 for his research on CIF: Small: Community Detection Meets Non-Graph Data: Principles and Applications. The project focuses on the development of the field of graph inference in the presence of non-graph data. Dr. Nosratinia’s research analyzes the information limits of label recovery with side information …read more

May 14th, 2021

NIH Grants Dr. Kristen Kennedy $420,750 for Exploratory Alzheimer’s Research

Dr. Kristen Kennedy received a $420,750 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on The Effects of Cognitive Map Building on the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Kennedy’s goal is to explore new research directions in mitigating Alzheimer’s disease development via spatial cognitive mapping. Dr. Kennedy hopes the project will shed …read more

May 7th, 2021

Dr. Andrian Marcus Lands NSF Grant for Software System Issue-Reporting Solutions

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Andrian Marcus $408,677 for his Collaborative Research: SHF: Medium: Bug Report Management 2.0 project. With his research, Dr. Marcus plans to: develop novel techniques for the automated analysis and quality assessment of defect reports, improve the quality of issue reports through interactive mechanisms, as well as develop more …read more

April 29th, 2021

Dr. Jason Jue Secures Nearly $450,000 From The NSF

Dr. Jason Jue received $449,651 from the National Science Foundation for his research project: CNS Core: Small: Design and Evaluation of Methods for Supporting Resilient and High-Availability Elastic Network Slicing. Dr. Jue’s research focuses on developing methods and techniques for maintaining high availability and diverse service requirements for elastic network slices in 5G networks. As …read more