Using computer science to mitigate earthquake impact
With a new grant from the National Science Foundation, Christopher Gill at the McKelvey School of Engineering plans to advance cyberphysical systems’ performance for applications in earthquake safety.
Preterm births could be predicted at around 31 weeks
Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering are developing better ways to predict preterm birth by analyzing electrical activity during pregnancy. Arye Nehorai’s lab uses electrical activity and deep learning to make predictions.
Engineers to unlock new possibilities for autonomous systems
Yiannis Kantaros, an assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a $413,694 grant to advance the safety, efficiency and transferability of artificial intelligence-enabled autonomous robots.
Environmental memory propels collective cell migration
Researchers in Amit Pathak’s lab at the McKelvey School of Engineering found that cells learn from past environments to promote future invasions.
WashU team receives NSF Engines Development Award
A team led by Washington University in St. Louis has been awarded $1 million over two years from the National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines program to help advance neuroscience technologies.
Bagnall wins grant to map neuronal connections
Martha Bagnall, an assistant professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine, received a $1.9 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to map neuronal connections.
Pappu to explore ways in which charge contributes to diverse states of proteins
Rohit Pappu at the McKelvey School of Engineering received a National Science Foundation grant to study the impact of charge regulation on intrinsically disordered proteins.
Taghert awarded $1.9 million Outstanding Investigator Award
Paul Taghert, a professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine, received an Outstanding Investigator Award of nearly $2 million from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences to study how the circadian clock orchestrates multiple biological cycles that operate at different phases.
Squeezing rocks for science
A powerful WashU-built device can squeeze and twist rocks with 100 tons of force. Geologist Philip Skemer in Arts & Sciences explains how his group is using the apparatus to better understand processes that affect the evolution of planets.
Jha wins NSF CAREER award for imaging research
Abhinav Jha, an assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine, received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to develop approaches for list-mode imaging that improve information collection.
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