Awards Posts

September 27th, 2022

Dr. Justin Ruths lands over $500,00 from the NSF

Dr. Justin Ruths has received $521,374 from the National Science Foundation for his research CAREER: Going Beyond Linear Models for Attack Detection and Defense in Control Systems. This project will contribute new knowledge related to the security of automation and control systems. This award supports fundamental research for the development of detectors that aptly recognize, …read more

September 13th, 2022

Dr. Wei Yang receives over $500,000 from the NSF

Dr. Wei Yang has received $527,130 from the National Science Foundation for his research CAREER: Enhancing Deep-Learning-based Code Analyses via Human Intelligence. The broad goal of this proposal is to design a general framework that improves deep-learning models’ handling of input programs by incorporating human intelligence. Specifically, two main issues are faced by existing deep-learning …read more

August 30th, 2022

Dr. Millie Rincón-Cortés awarded over $600,000 from the NIH

Dr. Millie Rincón-Cortés has been awarded $642,500 from the National Institutes of Health for her research on Environmental Modulation of Maternal Behavior and Mesolimbic DA Function. This application will examine the impact of postpartum adversity on motivated maternal behaviors and mesolimbic dopamine function in the rat dam by employing an integrated approach.

August 16th, 2022

Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn earns over $950,000 from UTHSCSA

Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn has received $956,625 from The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio for his research on Enhancing Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Ovarian Cancer. His team has identified a new molecular target protein for treating multiple cancers that have been challenging to kill, and developed novel molecules for stopping the protein and inhibiting …read more

August 8th, 2022

HSR HIVE Recipient: Erin Venza

The Human Subjects Research Office is pleased to announce that Erin Venza, staff member of Dr. Chapman’s lab, has been selected as the recipient of the Summer 2022 HIVE Award! The HIVE award is a way to recognize UTD students and staff exhibiting positive Habits, Ideals, Values, and Ethics in human subjects research.  Erin graduated …read more

August 2nd, 2022

Dr. Aria Nosratinia receives over $900,000 from the NSF

Dr. Aria Nosratinia has been awarded $998,168 from the National Science Foundation for his research on RINGS: Resilience of NextG Communication Systems to Malicious Modification Attacks. This project concentrates on the modification threats that infiltrate the physical layer of wireless communication systems, inflicting harm by compromising data, or hampering legitimate communication via jamming and denial …read more

July 26th, 2022

Dr. Sven Kroner awarded $1.9 million from the NIH

Dr. Sven Kroner has been awarded $1,966,165 from the National Institutes of Health for his research on how Vagus Nerve Stimulation Modulates Synaptic Plasticity in the Rat Prefrontal Cortex during the Extinction of Drug-seeking. The experiments in this project will use an animal model of cocaine-seeking to study maladaptive changes in synaptic plasticity that drive drug-seeking and they will determine …read more

July 19th, 2022

Dr. Christa McIntyre lands over $2 million from the NIH

Dr. Christa McIntyre has been awarded $2,164,934 from the National Institutes of Health for her research Vagus Nerve Stimulation Targets Fear Pathways to Enhance Extinction of Conditioned Fear. Dr. McIntyre proposes behavioral experiments designed to evaluate whether vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) produces more persistent and generalized extinction memories, which would provide important preclinical evidence that VNS could …read more

July 12th, 2022

Dr. Meghan Swanson earns $3.7 million from the NIH

Dr. Meghan Swanson has earned $3,723,932 from the National Institutes of Health for her research on Caregiver Speech and Brain-Behavior Development in Infants At-Risk for ASD. The overall goal of the proposed longitudinal study is to enable and inform presymptomatic infant interventions for autism by examining the relationships between infant vocalizations, caregiver speech, and brain-behavior development in infants at high familial risk …read more