Xiang Tang, professor of mathematics in Arts & Sciences, received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his project “Noncommutative Geometry and Analytic Grothendieck Riemann Roch Theorem.” Noncommutative geometry is an emerging branch of mathematics that examines the spaces where functions, like the position and momentum, depend on the order in which they are encountered and multiplied. This project will explore noncommutative spaces motivated by problems in operator theory, singular spaces and mathematical physics.
Tammie S. Benzinger, MD, PhD, associate professor at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the School of Medicine, and Beau M. Ances, MD, PhD, the Daniel J. Brennan Professor of Neurology, received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study “Imaging Tauopathy in the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN).”
Bradley Jones, a graduate student in sociocultural anthropology working with Glenn D. Stone, of Arts & Sciences, received a $21,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in support of his doctoral dissertation project titled “A comparative study of skilling institutions in U.S. alternative agriculture.” In addition, Jones received a $7,300 grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for his project.
Lauren Cubellis, a graduate student in sociocultural anthropology working with Rebecca Lester, of Arts & Sciences, received a $15,550 Wenner Gren conference grant toward convening a meeting on “Care at the nexus of power and practice: Anthropological engagements with caring otherwise.”
Niraj Tolia, associate professor of molecular microbiology and of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Structural Vaccinology and Design of Novel Immunogens for Malaria Vaccine Development.”
Milan Chheda, MD, assistant professor of medicine and of neurology at the School of Medicine, has received $1,000 as the winner of the 2018 Neuro-Oncology Investigator Award from the American Academy of Neurology.