Science research roundup: July 2019

This month, Arts & Sciences researchers received awards from the Primate Research Institute, the National Science Foundation, and other organizations.

Jonathan Barnes, assistant professor of chemistry, along with Jeffrey Miner, professor of medicine, received a total of $375,000 from the Children’s Discovery Institute Interdisciplinary Research Initiative for their project titled “Innovative drug delivery strategies to treat pediatric kidney disease.” This research will help improve personalized treatment of pediatric kidney disease.

Kate McClannahan, research assistant professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, received a $136,600 K01 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Her research will explore factors that contribute to hearing handicap and hearing loss treatment decisions of older adults. 

Crickette Sanz, associate professor of biological anthropology, received the 2019 Ai’s Scarf Award from the Primate Research Institute in Kyoto, Japan. Otherwise known as the Women-in-Primatology Award, the recognition celebrates female scholars who dedicate their lives to promoting the research, conservation, and welfare of chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates. The award selection committee included famed primatology researcher and conservationist Jane Goodall. 

Anne M. Hofmeister, research professor of Earth and planetary sciences, was awarded $97,600 from the National Science Foundation toward a laser flash apparatus to simultaneously measure thermal diffusivity and heat capacity from 173-773K.

Rita Parai, assistant professor of Earth and planetary sciences, was awarded $38,600 from the National Science Foundation in support of a research project titled "Tracking carbonate from slab to surface with Sr and B stable isotopes and experimental geochemistry."

Lorraine Hu, a doctoral candidate in archaeology working with Fiona Marshall, the James W. and Jean L. Davis Professor in Arts and Sciences, was awarded a $26,500 National Science Foundation doctoral dissertation improvement grant for her research on tracing diversification of ceremonial practices.

Brett Wick, professor of mathematics, was awarded $12,000 from the National Science Foundation in support of an international conference on interpolation in spaces of analytic functions.

Did we miss something? Contact Crystal Gammon, director of communications in Arts & Sciences.