Awards Posts

August 10th, 2020

Dr. Qing Gu’s Novel Laser Research Earns CAREER Award from NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Qing Gu, Assistant Professor of electrical and computer engineering, a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her continuous research on developing novel lasers. Dr. Gu’s Environmentally Stable Electrically Pumped Perovskite Laser project will enable efficient and low-cost integrated photonic solutions for confocal microscopy, on-chip fluorescent sensing, …read more

July 30th, 2020

Space Science Researcher Awarded $545,640 from NASA

NASA has awarded Dr. Hui Zhu, a Research Associate in Space Sciences, $545,640 for her research on the Characteristics of Magnetic Dips in the Inner Magnetosphere. The goal of this project is to characterize the statistical features of magnetic dips in the inner magnetosphere and to quantify the response of radiation belt electrons to magnetic …read more

July 22nd, 2020

Dr. Michael Kilgard Continues Research On Therapies for Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

The Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation awarded Dr. Michael Kilgard of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, $815,374 for his research on Enhancing Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Patients with Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS). This project is an extension of a previously funded three-year project with Wings for Life which supported …read more

July 7th, 2020

Dr. Zhenpeng Qin’s Alternative Diagnostic Research Receives Funding

The Congressional Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) has awarded Dr. Zhenpeng Qin $293,492 for his research on Ultrasensitive and Rapid Diagnosis of Influenza by Digital Nanobubbles on a Microwell Array Platform. The proposed project will provide a new diagnostic method for emerging viral infections and will significantly change the current practice of infectious disease diagnosis …read more

July 1st, 2020

Dr. Li Zhang Receives Grant for Lung Cancer Research

Dr. Li Zhang, professor of Biological Sciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, was awarded $900,000 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for her research on Optimizing Therapeutic Strategies Against Lung Cancer Using Multimodality Imaging. Dr. Zhang’s project goal is to illuminate the mechanisms by which the new drugs …read more

June 25th, 2020

Dr. Zheng’s High-Contrast Imaging Research Lands $900,000 Grant

Dr. Jie Zheng, professor of chemistry in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, was awarded $900,000 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for his research on Advance CT And Fluorescence Imaging Of Kidney Cancers With Glutathione-mediated Contrast Enhancements. Dr. Zheng’s goal is to advance both CT and fluorescence imaging of …read more

June 2nd, 2020

NSF Funds Dr. Valladares’ Space Science Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF), supported by the Geospace Facility’s Distributed Arrays of Small Instruments (DASI), funded Dr. Cesar Valladares’ research on DASI Track 2: Low-latitude Ionospheric Sensor Network (LISN) Investigations of Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances (TIDs) and Plasma Irregularities. The nearly $900,000 project seeks to provide the operations and maintenance of the LISN. His research …read more

May 21st, 2020

Dr. Price Secures Research Funding From NIH

Dr. Ted Price was awarded nearly $800 thousand from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University to study extracellular mechanisms regulating synaptic functions and pain plasticity. His research aims to determine the mechanism mediating the EphB-NDMAR interaction, characterize molecules and other tools to disrupt this interaction, and determine whether preventing …read more

May 19th, 2020

Dr. Bryan Black’s Alternative to Opioid-Based Pain Management is Funded by NIH

Congratulations to Dr. Bryan Black for his National Institute of Health (NIH) award for hiPSC-based DRG Tissue Mimics on Multi-well Microelectrode Arrays as a Tissue Chip Model of Acute and Chronic Nociception. The project seeks to develop an innovative 3D tissue-chip model of acute and chronic pain using human-derived sensory neurons, immunoreactive support cells, and …read more

May 5th, 2020

NIH Grants Dr. Morcos $1.8 Million for Research

Dr. Faruck Morcos received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on Characterizing the Effects of Protein and RNA Variability in Molecular Function and Interactions. The project’s goal is to quantify and uncover the spectrum of functional biomolecular variability sculpted by evolutionary processes. This will help Dr. Morcos …read more