School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Posts

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

September 16th, 2020

NSF Funds Dr. Michael Kesden’s Gravitational Lensing Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Michael Kesden $299,876 for his research project WoU-MMA: Gravitational Lensing of Photons and Gravitational Waves in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics. The project will examine whether upcoming electromagnetic surveys like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) can provide catalogs to help identify the host galaxy of lensed gravitational …read more

September 15th, 2020

Dr. Mark Lee Secures $300,000 Research Grant from Texas Instruments

Dr. Mark Lee received a $300,000 grant from Texas Instruments for his research on Suppressing and Physically Modeling Low Frequency Noise in Silicon MOSFETs. This project will study the phenomenon of cryogenic annealing to extinguish RTN and extend prior work to determine whether cryogenic can suppress the magnitude or drive down the corner frequency of …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

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