Science Research Roundup: November and December 2016

Erik Herzog, professor in the Department of Biology, was awarded $824,000 from the National Institutes of Health as co-PI of a four-year research project entitled "Multiscale Modeling of the Mammalian Clock: The Role of GABA Signaling."

Kathryn Miller, chair of the Department of Biology, received a $43,000 grant from the University of Wisconsin–Great Lakes Higher Education supporting the development of scholarship on teaching and learning.

Harry McClelland, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, was awarded $21,000 from the International Ocean Discovery Program for biogeochemistry research.

Carolyn Barnes, a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, was awarded $20,000 by the Wenner-Gren Foundation in support of disseration research on the thoroughbred horse racing industry in central Kentucky. Barnes is working with Peter Benson, associate professor of sociocultural anthropology.

Michael Frachetti, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology,has received a $20,000 grant from Fondation Max van Berchem for a project entitled "Archaeological Research of the Qarakhanids (ARQ): ‘Nomadic’ urbanism and the architecture of production at the mountain town of Tashbulak, Uzbekistan (11th c. AD)."

James G. Miller, the Albert Gordon Hill Professor of Physics, received the 2016 Rayleigh Award at the International Ultrasonics Symposium held in Tours, France. Miller received the award “for pioneering sustained and high-impact research in ultrasonic tissue characterization and quantitative echocardiography.”

Juan Carlos Melendez, a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, received a $12,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support dissertation research on "The Role of Symbols in Establishing Political Power," which he will undertake with David Freidel, professor of anthropology.

Christina Karageorgiou, a graduate student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, received a $6,000 grant from the American Psychological Association toward her research on “The impact of genomic regulation on corticolimbic connectivity and emotion regulation: a pharmacologic challenge fMRI study.” Karageorgiou is working with Deanna Barch, chair of psychological and brain sciences.

Brian Carpenter, professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, was awarded $2,000 from the American Psychological Association in support of a workshop on “Addressing the Workforce of Academic Geropsychologists."

Jaclyn Weisman, a university fellow in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, received a $1,000 grant from the American Psychological Association in support of her dissertation research on anxiety disorders, under the direction of Thomas Rodebaugh, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences.

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