Ali Ellebedy, an associate professor at the School of Medicine, and colleagues have received a $13 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project that will bring together experts from multiple disciplines across five research institutions to create better vaccines to fight against current and emerging coronaviruses.
Jason Yi and Harrison Gabel, both at the School of Medicine, each have received two-year, $300,000 pilot grants from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. The researchers will use the funds to investigate genetic diseases that result in autism.
Joe Steensma, a professor of practice at the Brown School, has been named Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at The Engineering & Design Institute London.
Ying (Maggie) Chen, MD, PhD, at the School of Medicine, has received a match grant of $30,000 from the Center for Drug Discovery at Washington University. The grant will help fund proof of concept and related research directed toward targeting a novel receptor to treat uromodulin-associated chronic kidney disease.
Todd Decker, a professor of musicology in Arts & Sciences, edited a special issue of American Music, marking the journal’s 40th anniversary.
Natalie M. Niemi, an assistant professor at the School of Medicine, received a five-year $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on mitchondrial function.
Guy Genin, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Society of Engineering Science board of directors. The society strengthens the interface between engineering, science and math.
Six Washington University in St. Louis faculty members are being honored by the Academy of Science – St. Louis for their outstanding contributions to the field. They will be recognized at an awards dinner Sept. 20 at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Emily Boyd, teaching professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2023 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Lakshmi Singh Early Career Leadership Award.
Martha Precup, an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics in Arts & Sciences, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation award for a project uncovering patterns in complex data.