School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Posts

October 15th, 2021

Dr. Lindsay King Awarded Over $300,000 From NSF

Dr. Lindsay King received $322,867 from the the National Science Foundation for her REU in Theoretical and Experimental Physics. The REU site in experimental and theoretical physics will develop the research, problem-solving, and communication skills of eight REU Fellows. The program seeks to broaden participation and retention in physics and other scientific careers of under-represented groups. The …read more

October 1st, 2021

Dr. Jie Zhang Receives Over $800,000 from ONR

The Office of Naval Research awarded Dr. Jie Zhang $808,762 for his research on Learning on Graphs for Resilience Decision-Support in Real-World Networks. This project is to develop a unified “learning on graphs” framework that enables generation of robust, scalable, and generalizable combinatorial policies over graphs, to support real-time decision-making for recovery of disrupted real-world networks. The following integrative research activities …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

March 23rd, 2021

Dr. Chuanwei Zhang Receives $640,000 Grant from US Air Force

Dr. Chuanwei Zhang received $640,087 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for his research on Quantum Simulation, Computation, and Metrology with Ultracold Atoms. Dr. Zhang’s goal is to foster the development of quantum technologies with ultracold atoms by envisioning new device concepts, developing controlling tools, and designing quantum matter with desired properties.

February 9th, 2021

Dr. Zachary Campbell Receives $1.9 Million From NIH

Dr. Zachary Campbell was awarded $1,998,717 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for his research on Profiling Translation in Nociceptor Plasticity. Dr. Campbell’s team probe the effects of methylglyoxal on translational control and determine if blocking the integrated stress response is a viable option for neuropathic pain. The project involves mechanisms that promote chronic …read more

January 25th, 2021

NIH Funds Dr. Palmer’s $2.4 Million Project

Dr. Kelli Palmer received $2,467,449 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for her research on Adaptive Alterations of Lipids in Mitis Group Streptococci. Streptococcus mitis is typically found in the human mouth and causes infections in the bloodstream and heart valve. Dr. Palmer’s research will test her theory that the ability of Streptococcus mitis …read more

January 12th, 2021

Dr. Kolodrubetz Receives CAREER Award from NSF

The National Science Foundation awarded Dr. Michael Kolodrubetz, Assistant Professor of Physics, a CAREER award for his research on Floquet Route to Non-Equilibrium Phases of Matter in Cavity QED. The $500,633 project will focus on a class of systems known as many-body cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED), which gives access to quantum properties of light and …read more

October 15th, 2020

NIH Awards $1.4 Million for Research on Kidney-Safe Nanomedicines

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Dr. Mengxiao Yu‘s Unravel Nanoparticle Transport and Interactions in Renal Proximal Tubules research project. The $1.4 million award will help advance fundamental understanding of the size, charge, and surface chemistry effects on the transport and interactions of engineered nanoparticles in order to obtain a general strategy in minimizing …read more