Michael Sherraden, the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor and director of the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, has received a $300,000 grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The grant, which runs through 2018, is for a project titled “Expanding Children’s Savings Accounts for Educational Success and Lifelong Asset Building.”
James Janetka, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, and Scott Hultgren, the Helen L. Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology, both at the School of Medicine, received a four-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Small Molecule Bacterial Lectin Antagonists for UTI Treatment and Prevention.”
Jonathan Barnes, an assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, was named to the inaugural class of Foresight Fellows by the Foresight Institute. The Foresight Fellowship gives participants support and mentorship to accelerate their work, which focuses on technologies that have massive potential yet are relatively undervalued in the media. Barnes’ efforts will focus on synthetic polymer chemistry.
Julie Bugg, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $120,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on “Boosting Older Adults’ Cognition by Training Real-World EHealth Skills.”
Cory Knoot, a postdoctoral researcher in biology in Arts & Sciences, was named a 2017 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow. He will receive $134,000 toward his research on “Blue-green Engineering: A Sustainable Biosynthetic Production System for Cyanobacterial Natural Products.”
Ram Dixit, an associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, received $822,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on “Mechanisms for the Function and Regulation of Katanin.”
Michael J. Krawczynski, an assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $257,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Collaborative Research: Experimental Investigation of Actinide Partitioning in Zircon and its Applications to Geochronology.”