Proposal Stimulus Program

FY2013 PSP Award Recipients

Level 1

  • Lead PI: Kanika Batra, College of Arts & Sciences (English)
    Title: Revising Second Book Project for NEH Proposal Submission
    Agency: NEH
  • Lead PI: Dustin Sweet, College of Arts & Sciences (Geosciences)
    Title: Testing a Two Phase Subsidence Model for the Ancestral Rocky Mountains in the Taos Trough Region of Northern New Mexico
    Agency: NSF - Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology
  • Lead PI: Siva Vanapalli, Whitacre College of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
    Co PI(s): Boyd Butler, College of Arts & Sciences (Biological Sciences)
    Title: Development of Low Cost Microfluidic Platforms for High Resolution Drug Screening
    Agency: CPRIT

Level 2

  • Lead PI: Jamie Cooper, College of Human Sciences (Nutrition, Hospitality & Retailing)
    Title: Metabolic and Hormone Responses to Dietary Fatty Acids in Lean and Obese Females
    Agency: AHA
  • Lead PI: Scott Holaday, College of Arts & Sciences (Biological Sciences)
    Co PI(s): Dylan Schwilk, College of Arts & Sciences (Biological Sciences)
    Title: Strategies of Nitrogen-Use Metabolism and Plant Invasion
    Agency: NSF
  • Lead PI: Juske Horita, College of Arts & Sciences (Geological Sciences)
    Title: Molecular-scale Isotope Study of Light Hydrocarbons
    Agency: DOE/SC
  • Lead PI: Chad Paton, College of Human Sciences (Nutrition, Hospitality & Retailing)
    Title: Effects of Fibrin E-fragment on Adipose Inflammation, Adipogenesis, and Fibrosis
    Agency: NIH
  • Lead PI: Dylan Schwilk, College of Arts & Sciences (Biological Sciences)
    Co PI(s): External
    Title: Plant Functional Traits and Climate Change–Bridging the Gap Between Physiology and Distribution Models
    Agency: NSF - Division of Environmental Biology

Level 3

  • Lead PI: Jerzy Blawzdziewicz, Whitacre College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
    Co PI(s): Siva Vanapalli, Whitacre College of Engineering (Chemical Engineering); Kendra Rumbaugh, TTUHSC (Surgery)
    Title: Locomotion of the Nematode C. Elegans in Complex Media
    Agency: NSF
  • Lead PI: Gordon Christopher, Whitacre College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
    Title: A MEMS Based MicroRheometer to Characterize Synovial Fluid Gap Dependent Rheology
    Agency: NIH
  • Lead PI: Juyang Huang, College of Arts & Sciences (Physics)
    Title: Connecting Model Lipid Membranes to Biomembranes
    Agency: NSF
  • Lead PI: Naima Moustaid-Moussa, College of Human Sciences (Nutrition, Hospitality & Retailing)
    Co PI(s): Shaikh Mizanoor Rahman, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (Agricultural and Applied Economics)
    Title: Inactivation of Angiotensinogen Reduces Inflammation and Insulin Resistance
    Agency: AHA, NIH
  • Lead PI: Ted Wiesner, Whitacre College of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
    Title: Advective Mass Transport in Liquids
    Agency: NSF - Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics

Level 4

  • Lead PI: Sara Dodd, College of Human Sciences (Center for Adolescent Recovery)
    Co PI(s): Naima Moustaid-Moussa, College of Human Sciences (Nutrition, Hospitality & Retailing); Mary Murimi, College of Human Sciences (Nutrition, Hospitality & Retailing)
    Title: SEED-HL: "Share Explore Experience Do-Healthy Lifestyle" An Integrated and Innovative Program to Address Overweight and Obesity among Adolescents
    Agency: USDA-AFRI
  • Lead PI: Zhaoyang Fan, Whitacre College of Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    Title: Oxide/Quantum-Dots Superlattice Based Photoelectrodes
    Agency: NSF
  • Lead PI: Daan Liang, Whitacre College of Engineering (Construction Engineering/Mechanical Engineering)
    Co PI(s): James Yang, Whitacre College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
    Title: Simulation Model for Tornado Evacuation of the Elderly
    Agency: NIH
  • Lead PI: Dimitri Pappas, College of Arts & Sciences (Chemistry)
    Title: Hypoxia Effects in Cancer Cells and Drug Susceptibility
    Agency: NIH-Parent R01
  • Lead PI: Kamaleshwar Singh, College of Arts & Sciences (Environmental Toxicology)
    Co PI(s): Weimin Gao, College of Arts & Sciences (Environmental Toxicology)
    Title: Molecular Mechanism of SKCG-1 Function in Renal Cell Carcinoma
    Agency: NIH(NCI)
  • Lead PI: Zhixin Xie, College of Arts & Sciences (Biological Sciences)
    Co PI(s): Huazhong Shi, College of Arts & Sciences (Chemistry)
    Title: Argonaute Protein Dynamics in RNA-directed DNA Methylation
    Agency: NSF


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