Michael Landry, the William Chauvenet Postdoctoral Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in Arts & Sciences, won a $150,000 postdoctoral research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He will work with Steven Frankel, assistant professor.
Francesco Di Plinio, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics in Arts & Sciences, won a $197,616 grant from the National Science Foundation for research in harmonic analysis, a branch of mathematics concerned with the rigorous description of signals and their processing.
Google is supporting the research of Damena Agonafer, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, citing his work on evaporative cooling.
Jai Rudra, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, will use a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to study chirality in nanomaterials and ultimately help design safer synthetic nanomaterial vaccines.
Michael Brent at the McKelvey School of Engineering plans to make a new map and model of the information-processing machinery in cells with a five-year nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Ramakrishna Kommagani, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year $1.86 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research titled “Role of the Gut Microbiota in Endometriosis.”
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Michael Vahey, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, a two-year $433,125 grant for research into virus vulnerability.
Fangqiong Ling received a five-year $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for her research into wastewater-based epidemiology.
Peter M. Burgers, at the School of Medicine, received a five-year $3.5 million renewal grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research titled “Mechanisms of DNA replication and maintenance in eukaryotes.”
A multidisciplinary team at Washington University led by Hong Chen has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.
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