NEWS & RESEARCH
Two innovative, cross-disciplinary research projects. More than $5 million. Two major granting agencies: NIH, NSF. In these days of shrinking support for research funding, ASC researchers can still bring home the grants.
$3 Million + NIH Grant Funds Earth Scientist’s Work on Medical Implants
Earth Sciences Professor Steven Lower’s
new five-year grant of just over $3 million dollars ($3,002,203) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow him to continue
his innovative, cross-disciplinary research on the potentially deadly blood infection caused by bacterial cells that attach to implanted cardiac devices. This affects approximately 4 percent of the one million patients receiving these implants each year.
$2 Million NSF Grant Funds New Materials Research Collaboration
, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, is principal investigator
(PI) on a $2 million, four-year study funded by the National Science Foundation to look at thermal conductance and thermoelectric properties of germanium and tin by manipulating the materials’ thermal properties on the atomic level. Joseph Heremans
, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering; and physics, is co-PI.
New Book on African (American) Identities
, director, Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Recruitment and Diversity Services, is author of a new book, (Im)migrations, Relations, and Identities: Negotiating Cultural Memory, Diaspora, and African(American) Identities
(Peter Lang Publishers). In the book, Okpalaoka documents the movement and dispersion of African ascendant peoples around the globe and the issues that arise about which groups have the most legitimate claim to the continent of Africa.
EEOB Researcher Finds Antarctic Insect’s Genome Smallest to Date
, Distinguished University Professor; professor of evolution, ecology and organismal biology, is senior author of research
published in the journal Nature Communications
. Denlinger’s team, who sequenced the genome of the Antarctic midge, suspect the genome’s small size – the smallest in insects described to date – probably can be explained by the midge’s adaptation to its extreme living environment.