Washington University Libraries has received a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources for the project titled “Revealing Visual Culture: Digitizing Modern Illustrated Periodical Tear Sheets in the Walt Reed Illustration Archive.” The grant will digitize images and provide supporting metadata for 150,000 tear sheets in the Walt Reed Illustration Archive. Read more on the University Libraries website.
Molly Stout, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the School of Medicine, has received a $75,000 grant from Lumara Health to support her research to reduce premature birth and improve the health of neonates. Stout and her colleagues will study how Makena, a drug manufactured by Lumara and commonly used to prevent preterm birth, works clinically.
Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Developmental Biology at the School of Medicine, has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association for research titled “Mechanisms of Axon Loss in Congenital Motor Neuropathies.”
Stephen K. Kornfeld, MD, PhD, professor of developmental biology at the School of Medicine, has received a four-year, $1.37 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Transcriptional Regulation of Zinc Homeostasis.”
Samantha Morris, PhD, assistant professor of developmental biology and of genetics at the School of Medicine, has received a one-year, $30,000 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant from Siteman Cancer Center for research titled “A Network Biology Approach to Dissect the Etiology and Progression of Hepatoblastoma.”
Applied Particle Technology, a startup founded by a professor and two doctoral students from the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has received a $223,865 grant from the National Science Foundation. The funding allows the team to continue developing their electronic air-purification system, designed to provide cleaner air to indoor environments, such as hospital clean rooms and commercial airplanes. Read more from the School of Engineering site.
Elizabeth Haswell, PhD, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, has received $269,564 toward a $1,065,731 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for research titled “The Function, Regulation and Molecular Identity of Mechanosensitive Channels in Arabidopsis thaliana.”
Lee Sobotka, PhD, professor of chemistry and of physics in Arts & Sciences, has received $30,000 of an ongoing, 30-year $6.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for research titled “Studies of Complex Nuclear Decays.”
Eugene Oltz, PhD, professor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine, and Maxim Artyomov, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and immunology, have received a two-year, $419,375 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Chromatin- Based Discovery and Function of Novel TCR Regulatory Elements.”
Also, Oltz and Jacqueline Payton, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and immunology, have received a five-year, $348,844 grant from the National Cancer Institute of the NIH for research titled “Sequence-specific Chromatin Modifiers; Novel Protein Therapeutics for B Cell Lyphoma.”
Also, Oltz and Marco Colonna, MD, the Robert Rock Belliveau, MD, Professor of Pathology and of medicine, have received a two-year, $419,375 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the NIH for research titled “Chromatin-Based Discovery of ILC Gene Regulatory Circuits.”