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Grant Recipients

Research Grant Recipients

2017-2018

Principal Investigator

Project Title

School(s)

Boaz Ilan

Computational modeling for nonimaging solar concentrators

SNS

Stephanie Woo

Investigating the role of sept9a in inflammatory bowel disease

SNS

Liang Shi,
Yanbao Ma

Accelerating Molecular Dynamics Simulation with Modified Short-Range Interactions

SNS, SOE

Chris Amemiya,
Linda Hirst, Joel Spencer

Vertebrate chitin and its underlying biology and biophysics

SNS, SOE

Patti LiWang

Reactivation of latent HIV reservoirs using Tat targeting

SNS

Christine Isborn,
Harish Bhat

Applying Deep Learning Methods to Develop New Models of Molecular Charge Transfer

SNS

Rudy Ortiz,
Anna Beaudin, Nestor Oviedo

Functional Effects of Cannabidiol in Diabetes

SNS

Jeffrey Jenkins,
Catherine Keske

Sense of Place in California National Parks – What is shaping it and how is it changing?

SOE

Ahmed Sabbir Arif

Miniature Predictive Keyboards to Enable Eyes-free Text Entry on/with Smartwatches

SOE

Valerie Leppert

Investigation of a Facile, Scalable Synthesis Route for Bismuth Oxyhalide 2D Structures for Photocatalytic Water Treatment

SOE

Chih-Wen Ni

The Role of STAB2 in Vascular Development in Response to Blood Flow

SOE

Jennifer Lu

Investigating polymer membrane for high selectivity and throughput

SOE

Wan Du,
Dong Li

Online Training and Inference of Machine Learning Models on IoT Devices for Emerging IoT Applications

SOE

Arvind Gopinath,
Clarissa Nobile

Biophysical Properties of Candida albicans Biofilms on Mucus

SOE, SNS

Shawn Newsam

Acquisition of low-cost particulate sensors to support various research efforts on monitoring air pollution and studying its public health effects

SOE

Sandie Ha

Prenatal and Early Life Exposures to Ambient Air Pollution and Childhood Development

SSHA

ShiPu Wang

The Brush of Swords: U.S. Cold War Cultural Diplomacy and Taiwan's Postcolonial Visuality

SSHA

Justin Cook

Mapping and Digitizing Historic Civilization Borders

SSHA

Andrew Johnston

Children of War: The Long-run Impact of War-time Deployments on Children

SSHA

Aditya Dasgupta

Book Conference for Manuscript “Why Parties Collapse”

SSHA

Maria DePrano

Craftsmen’s Possessions in Renaissance Florence

SSHA

Heather Bortfeld, 
Ramesh Balasubramaniam

Embodied Bilingualism

SSHA

Stephen Wooding

Amazonian agriculture: The origins of cassava, a cultural and nutritional icon

SSHA

Sarah Depaoli

How Alike are my Groups? Using Class Separation as a Post-hoc Measure of Model Assessment

SSHA

Nella Van Dyke,
Irenee Beattie

Intersectional Queer Identities and College Student Experiences

SSHA

Whitney Pirtle

Living Black in a Field of Brown: A exploration of the role of a living and learning center in shaping black identities at a Hispanic Serving Institution

SSHA

2016-2017 

Principal Investigator

Project Title

School(s)

Changqing Li, Wei-Chun Chin

Time domain x-ray luminescence computed tomography

SOE

Alexander Petersen, Anthony Leroy Westerling

Climate Skeptics - who are they and how are they connected?

SOE

Anand Subramaniam

Incorporation of G-protein-coupled receptor proteins into giant vesicles using an all-aqueous PAPYRUS method

SOE

Min Hwan Lee

Atomic Layer Deposition-based Oxide/Metal Heterostructures for Methane Reforming

SOE

Miguel Carreira-Perpinan

A modern optimization approach to deep neural net compression

SOE

Abel Chuang

Development of Fuel Cell Drone Powered by Hydrogen

SOE

Sachin Goyal

A Novel Perspective on Understanding the Biomechanical Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease with Implications to Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies

SOE

Ignacio Lopez-Calvo

The Other Mexicans: Contemporary Asian-Mexican Cultural Production

SSHA

Tanya Golash-Boza

The Collateral Consequences of Mass Incarceration in a Gentrifying City

SSHA

Haifeng Huang

Measuring Implicit Political Attitudes in an Authoritarian State

SSHA

Rowena Gray

Technological Revolutions and Occupational Change: Electrifying News from the Old Days

SSHA

Greg Wright

The Human Capital Legacy of a Trade Embargo

SSHA

Jitske Tiemensma

The psychological consequences of the imminent drought in California

SSHA

Ben Stokes

Catalytic Reactions of Alkenes & Alkynes Mediated by B2(OH)4 & H2O

SNS

Ryan Baxter, Sayantani Ghosh, Kara McCloskey

Light Activated Delivery Vehicles for Tissue Engineering

SNS, SOE

Jennifer Manilay

Investigating the Role of VHL-Deficiency on B Cell Development

SNS

Lin Tian

Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics in Quantum Simulation

SNS

Michael Dawson, Emily Jane McTavish

Developing Phylogenomic Methods to Resolve the Jellyfish Tree of Life

SNS

Anna Beaudin

Investigation of a Novel Role for IL7rα Signaling in Tissue Resident Macrophage Development

SNS

Tao Ye

Multifunctional Nanoparticle Assemblies for Single Molecule Surface Enhanced Raman Detection

SNS

Teamrat Ghezzehei

Biomimetic Soil Stabilization and Suppression of Fugitive Dust

SNS

Jay Sharping, Raymond Chiao

Optomechanics in Superconducting Radio Frequency Cavities

SNS

Danielle Edwards

Local Landscape Genetics of Local Side-Blotch Lizards

SNS

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Samuel Traina, Peggy O'Day

Role of Fe Oxides in Soil Carbon Sequestration

SNS

Xuecai Ge, Ramendra Saha

Determine the Cell Origin and Epigenetic Control of the Most Malignant Subtype of Medulloblastoma

SNS

Linda Hirst, Kevin Mitchell

Self-mixing Active Fluids

SNS

Past recipients