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UTSA invests $200,000 in new collaborative research projects in range of fields
(June 2, 2011)--The UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research has awarded $200,000 to UTSA researchers and their collaborators through the Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program (CRSGP) and the Tenure-track Research Award Competition (TRAC) program.
The funding programs help UTSA faculty establish new, innovative, collaborative and multidisciplinary research programs in one or more of UTSA's five strategic areas of excellence: health, security, energy and the environment, human and social development, and sustainability.
The following proposals, contingent upon next year's funding, will receive 2012-2013 seed grant money:
FY 2013 Collaborative Research Seed Grant Winners
Award total: up to $30,000 per project
"The Latina Paradox: Psychosocial and Sociocultural Aspects of Low Birthweight"
Co-Principal Investigator: Kathryn Fleuriet, UTSA Department of Anthropology
Co-PI: Thankam Sunil, UTSA Department of Sociology
"Fully Integrated Nano-biochip for Rapid and Point-of-Care Medical Diagnosis"
Co-PI: Liang Tang, UTSA Department of Biomedical Engineering
Co-PI: Youngjoong Joo, UTSA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
"Soy as an Innovative Dietary Component in Abdominal Obesity Management Among Latinas"
Co-PI: Meizi He, UTSA Department of Health and Kinesiology
Co-PI: Peter Kochunov, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
"BIGH3-Derived Peptides: Mediators of Chronic Inflammation"
Co-PI: Richard LeBaron, UTSA Department of Biology
Co-PI: Reto Asmis, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
FY 2013 Tenure-Track Research Award Competition
Award Maximum: $22,000 per project
"Archaeological Investigations of the Preceramic to Early Preclassic Transition in the Maya Lowlands"
Principal Investigator: M. Kathryn Brown, UTSA Department of Anthropology
"Foundation Protection of Offshore Renewable Energy Infrastructures: A Computational Approach Toward Sustainability and Resilience"
PI: Xiaofeng Liu, UTSA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
"Unraveling the Roles of Myogenin in Muscle Cell Differentiation"
PI: Paul Mueller, UTSA Department of Biology
"Systematic Design of Novel Molybdenum-Disulfide Nanocatalysts"
PI: Xochtil Lopez-Lozano, UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy