Lananna to study Alzheimer’s-related cognitive decline
Brian Lananna, a postdoctoral research scholar in developmental biology at the School of Medicine, has received a three-year $215,478 postdoctoral fellowship award from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Jackrel awarded grant to study proteins linked to ALS
Funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help Meredith Jackrel, an assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, and her team study Matrin-3, a poorly understood protein linked to several neurodegenerative disorders.
Foston, Kamilov win energy grant to upcycle plastic waste
Marcus Foston and his co-investigator, Ulugbek Kamilov, both faculty members at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a $577,780 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study ways to “upcycle” plastic waste.
Penczykowski wins NSF CAREER award
Rachel Penczykowski, an assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, won a prestigious National Science Foundation grant for early-career faculty who excel at mentorship and research. The award will fund a project investigating infestations of a common plant pathogen in the St. Louis area.
Foston, Zhang to use mussel feet as inspiration for underwater adhesives
Marcus Foston, an associate professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, is one of 20 awardees selected by the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy facility, for this year’s exploratory call.
Cooper receives two NIH grants to study rare genetic disease
Jonathan D. Cooper, a professor at the School of Medicine, received two grants totaling nearly $2.6 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study gene therapy as a possible treatment for CLN1, a rare genetic disease that is fatal in children.
O’Brien team wins NIH prize to further develop maternal health device
Christine O’Brien, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and her team have received a $20,000 prize from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Technology for Maternal Health Challenge.
McDaniel receives grant aimed at improving undergraduate STEM education
Mark McDaniel, a professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, won a $60,164 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project aimed at giving students effective learning strategies for STEM courses.
Condensation key to climate-friendly power generation
Patricia Weisensee, an assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, won a $351,971 National Science Foundation grant to support a new study of condensation in fluid refrigerants.
Puri wins postdoctoral fellowship to study ALS
Anuradhika Puri, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences, won the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association’s Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship.
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