Nima Mosammaparast, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine, has received a $200,000 grant from the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Research Fund to support work studying how DNA is repaired, in hopes of identifying new ways to treat tumors.
Brian Carpenter, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received $2,000 from the American Psychological Association in support of a workshop on “Addressing the Workforce of Academic Geropsychologists.”
Jaclyn Weisman, a university fellow in psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $1,000 grant from the American Psychological Associationin support of her dissertation research on anxiety disorders, under the direction of Thomas Rodebaugh, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences.
James W. Janetka, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the School of Medicine, has received a $100,000 grant from the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Research Fund to support work designing novel inhibitors intended to prevent the spread of several cancer types, including breast, pancreas, lung, prostate and glioblastoma. Janetka has partnered with Andrea Wang-Gillam, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine, to study these inhibitors against pancreatic cancer and with Shunqiang Li, an assistant professor of medicine, to investigate them against breast cancer.
Juan Carlos Melendez, a graduate student in anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received a $12,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support dissertation research on “The Role of Symbols in Establishing Political Power” under the direction of David Freidel, professor of anthropology.
Christina Karageorgiou, a graduate student in psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $6,000 grant from the American Psychological Association toward her research on “The impact of genomic regulation on corticolimbic connectivity and emotion regulation: a pharmacologic challenge fMRI study.” Karageorgiou is working with Deanna Barch, chair of psychological and brain sciences.
Harry McClelland, a postdoctoral researcher in earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $21,000 grant from the International Ocean Discovery Program for biogeochemistry research.
Carolyn Barnes, a graduate student in anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received $20,000 from the Wenner-Gren Foundation in support of dissertation research on the thoroughbred horse-racing industry in central Kentucky. Barnes is working with Peter Benson, associate professor of sociocultural anthropology.
Michael Frachetti, associate professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received a $20,000 grant from the Max van Berchem Foundation for a project titled “Archaeological Research of the Qarakhanids (ARQ): ‘Nomadic’ urbanism and the architecture of production at the mountain town of Tashbulak, Uzbekistan (11th c. AD).”