The Science of Tomorrow

Society significantly benefits from scientific research, but it wouldn’t be possible without generous contributions from public and private sources.

This page is a testament to that support. With it, Northeastern’s College of Science has cultivated a dynamic landscape of research activity. Through a culture that emphasizes entrepreneurship, our exceptional faculty, staff, and student researchers are able to maximize the impact of their work.

The grants listed below are a preview of the science and scientists of tomorrow, who probe single cells, the outer limit of particle physics, and everything in between.

10/05/2021

Heather Brenhouse

Psychology
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Sponsor: NIH

Mechanisms driving development of threat sensitivity following early life adversity

09/07/2021

Gregory Fiete

Physics
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Sponsor: NSF

Nonequilibrium Control of Magnetism and Topology Through Selective Phonon Excitation

09/06/2021

David DeSteno and Lisa Feldman-Barrett

Psychology
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Sponsor: The John Templeton Foundation

Academic Ideas in the Public Sphere: Teaching Scientists and Philosophers How to Communicate with the Public

09/06/2021

Heather Brenhouse

Psychology
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Sponsor: NIH

Mechanisms driving the development of threat sensitivity following early life adversity

09/06/2021

Dagmar Sternad

Biology
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Sponsor: NSF

Movement as a Vital Sign in Preterm Infants

09/06/2021

Steven Lopez

Chemistry & Chemical Biology
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Sponsor: NSF

Harnessing the Data Revolution program

09/06/2021

Aron Stubbins

Marine and Environmental Sciences
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Sponsor: NSF Office of Ocean Sciences

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Assessing the contribution of plastics to marine particulate organic carbon

09/06/2021

George O’Doherty

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NSF

De Novo Asymmetric Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Oligosaccharide Motifs

09/06/2021

Carla Mattos

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NSF

Allosteric effects in the complexes between Ras proteins and Raf

09/06/2021

Andrew Feiguin

Physics
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Sponsor: NSF

The many-body problem in the age of quantum machine learning

09/06/2021

Eddie Geisinger

Biology
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Sponsor: NIH/NIAID

Global Circuitry that Conotrols Acinetobacter Resistance and Virulence

05/17/2021

Sanjeev Mukerjee

Chemistry
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Sponsor: Advent Technology Holdings

Noble Metal Free Low Temperature Electrolyzer for Hydrogen Generation

05/17/2021

Sanjeev Mukerjee

Chemistry
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Sponsor: Department of Energy-Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (DE-FOA-0002044)

Durable MEA’s for Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Electric Trucks

05/17/2021

Sam Scarpino

Marine and Environmental Science
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Sponsor: Tides Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation

COVID-19 Global health

04/12/2021

Carolyn Lee Parsons and Erin Cram

Biology
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Sponsor: NSF

A Novel CRISPR SynBio Tool for Investigating and Reprogramming the Regulation of Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus

04/12/2021

Randall Erb and Alain Karma

Physics
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Sponsor: NASA

Structure property processing correlations in freeze-cast biomimetic materials

01/11/2021

Dagmar Sternad

Biology
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Sponsor: NSF

Emergent motor timing influences perpetual timing

01/11/2021

Kim Lewis

Biology
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Sponsor: NIH

Evaluating darobactins as antimicrobial agents

01/08/2021

Mike Pollastri

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NIH/NIAID

In partnership with Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (R21AI141227), and with collaborators at CSIC (Granada, Spain; R01AI114685) and Kennesaw State University (R01AI124046), we will repurpose human kinase inhibitors as treatments for the parasitic diseases leishmaniasis, Chagas disease and human African trypanosomiasis.

11/12/2020

Geoffrey Trussell

MES
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Sponsor: NSF

Collaborative Research: Adaptation and the resiliency of food web structure and functioning to climate change

11/12/2020

Geoffrey Trussell

MES
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Sponsor: NSF

Local adaptation and the evolution of plasticity under predator invasion and warming seas: consequences for individuals, populations, and communities.

11/12/2020

Laurel Gabard-Durnam

Psychology
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Sponsor: Gates Foundation

Early EEG predictors of Neurocognitive Development

11/12/2020

Oleg Batichev

Physics
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Sponsor: AFOSR

Instrumentation for High Energy-Density Plasma Facility

11/12/2020

Derek Isaacowitz

Psychology
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Sponsor: NIH

Emotion Regulation in Adulthood and Aging: Preference and Effectiveness

11/12/2020

Alexander Ivanov

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NIH

Robust ultra-high sensitivity proteomic technologies for limited samples

10/14/2020

Roman Manetsch

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NIH

Use of De Novo Synthesis Approaches and Structure-guided Design to Optimize Therapeutic Properties of Streptothricin Class Antimicrobials

10/14/2020

Alexandros Makriyannis

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NIH

CB1 Neutral Antagonists for Alcohol Use Disorder

05/13/2020

Mary Jo Ondrechen

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NSF

Undergraduate Research in Modeling and Computation for Discovery of Molecular Probes for SARS-CoV-2 Proteins

05/11/2020

Sanjeev Mukerjee

Chemistry
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Sponsor: ARO

Tip-Enhanced and Co-Localized AFM-Raman Spectroscopy to Unveil Localized-Plasmon Promoted Direct-Charge Transfers across Nano-electrochemical Interfaces

05/08/2020

John Coley

Psychology
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Sponsor: NSF

Collaborative Research: Designing an Educational Intervention to Address Intuitive Misconceptions about COVID-19

05/08/2020

Sheeba Anteraper

Psychology
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Sponsor: NIH

Intrinsic Functional Architecture of Detate Muclei in Autism Spectrum

05/08/2020

Meni Wanunu

Physics
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Sponsor: NIH

Single-cell direct RNA sequencing using electrical zero-mode waveguides and engineered reverse transcriptases

04/23/2020

Mary Jo Ondrechen

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NSF

Identification of Chemical Probes and Inhibitors Targeting Novel Sites on SARS-CoV-2 Proteins for COVID-19 Intervention.

01/30/2020

Art Kramer

Psychology
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Sponsor: U Pitt

Effects of Tai Chi Mind-Body Exercise on the Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome

01/29/2020

Rebecca Shansky

Psychology
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Sponsor: National Institute of Health

TRPV1 signaling as a sex-specific mechanism of contextual fear generalization

01/28/2020

John Engen

Chemistry
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Sponsor: ATPases Newco, Inc

ATPases Newco, Inc.

01/28/2020

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Physics
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Sponsor: Northwestern U

Fundamental Dynamics, Predictability and Uncertainty of Scientific Discovery & Advancement

01/27/2020

Rebecca Shansky

Psychology
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Sponsor: National Institute of Health

Supplement: Mapping mesocortical contributions to estrous-dependent learning processes

01/23/2020

Karen Quigley

Psychology
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Sponsor: Mass General Hospital

Ovarian Effects on Intrinsic Connectivity and the Affective Enhancement Memory

01/17/2020

James Monaghan

Biology
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Sponsor: Retina Research Foundation

Analysis of Notch signaling-mediated cell fate determination during regeneration of the neural retina

01/14/2020

Jeff Galkowski

Mathematics
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Collaborative Research: Microlocal Concentration and Propagation in Spectral Theory

01/14/2020

Derek Isaacowitz

Psychology
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Sponsor: University of Zurich

The Role of Emotional and Motivational Attention in Healthy Aging

01/07/2020

Leila Deravi

Chemistry
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation

CAREER: Protein-integrated materials: From molecules to machines

01/06/2020

Srinivas Sridhar

Physics
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Sponsor: Tufts

The Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Pilot - Objective Portable Diagnostics of Neurological Disorders

12/16/2019

Kim Lewis

Biology
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Sponsor: National Institute of Health

Antibiotic discovery from environmental microorganisms of Brazil

12/10/2019

Sergey Kravchenko

Physics
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Band flattening at the Fermi level as a precursor of quantum electron crystallization

12/04/2019

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Physics
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Sponsor: Rockefeller Fndn

Scoping Out the Periodic Table of Food

12/04/2019

John Coley

Psychology
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Sponsor: Tufts

Longitudinal Investigation of the Decision Process in Adoption of Course-based Research

11/27/2019

Peter Bex

Psychology
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Sponsor: MEE

Assessing Spatial Processing Deficits in Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) Using Virtual Reality

11/25/2019

John Engen

Chemistry
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Sponsor: National Institute of Health

Conformational Regulation and Therapeutic Targeting of Oncogenic KRAS

11/25/2019

Katie Lotterhos

Marine and Environmental Science
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Sponsor: Rutgers U

Antibiotic Tolerance of Bacterial Pathogens in Cystic Fibrosis

11/22/2019

James Monaghan

Biology
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Sponsor: Loyola U

Oculomotor Deficits and Plasticity Across Gaze Posture in Strabismus

11/20/2019

Maiya Geddes

Psychology
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Sponsor: Brandeis U

Boston Roybal Center Pilot: Changing and understanding motivation to increase physical activity among sedentary older adults

11/15/2019

Leila Deravi

Chemistry
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Sponsor: Office of Navy Research

A Scalable Platform for Electroresponsive Optical Displays Inspired by Cephalopods

11/15/2019

Brian Helmuth

Marine and Environmental Science
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Sponsor: Environemntal Defense Fund

Developing a Climate Roadmap for Sustainable Fisheries in China

11/14/2019

Jared Auclair

Chemistry
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Sponsor: Amgen

Amgen Donation Agreement for the Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Laboratory (BATL)

11/06/2019

Lisa Barrett

Psychology
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Sponsor: Sloan Fndn

Book Grant: Seven Insights about the Brain.

11/06/2019

John Engen

Chemistry
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Sponsor: Genzyme

Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Acid Sphingomyelinase

10/07/2019

Alina Marian

Mathematics
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Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute

THE CHOW RINGS OF MODULI SPACES OF STABLE SHEAVES

10/03/2019

Steven Lopez

Chemistry
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Sponsor: Mass Life Sciences

In Silico Design of an Array of Multicolor, Hybrid Fluorescent and Photodynamic Chromophores for Cancer Surgery and LightActivated Therapy

09/23/2019

Gregory Fiete

Physics
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Sponsor: NSF

DMREF: Collaborative Research: Design and synthesis of novel materials for spin caloritronic devices

09/17/2019

Steven Lopez

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NSF

Collaborative Resarch: Accelerating the Discovery of Electronic materials through Human-Computer Active Search

09/13/2019

Dan Distel

Marine and Environmental Science
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Sponsor: NOAA

Bioprospecting for industrial enzymes and drug lead compounds in an ancient submarine forest.

09/13/2019

Jonathan Grabowski

Marine and Environmental Science
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Sponsor: NOAA
08/19/2019

Alessandro Vespignani

Physics
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Sponsor: NSF

Collaborative Research: AccelNet: Accelerating Discovery in Multilevel Network Science

07/26/2019

Craig Gruber

Psychology
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$100,000
Sponsor: ARL

Congested and Contested RF Emulations with Colosseum

07/26/2019

Rhea Eskew

Psychology
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Sponsor: NSF

Higher-Order Color: From Cones to Postreceptoral Mechanisms

07/26/2019

Aron Stubbins

Marine and Environmental Science
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Sponsor: NSF

Collaborative Research: CBET: The role of sunlight in determining the fate and microbial impact of microplastics in surface waters

07/25/2019

Alessandro Vespignani

Physics
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Sponsor: CDC

Multiscale modeling of layered pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical intervention during an emerging influenza pandemic

07/23/2019

Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli

Psychology
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Sponsor: BIDMC

A Psychobiological Follow-up Study of Transition from Prodrome to Early Psychosis

07/22/2019

Craig Ferris

Psychology
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Sponsor: Azevan Pharmaceuticals, Inc

A New Drug for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

07/22/2019

Alina Marian

Mathematics
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Sponsor: NSF

Universal Series, Chow Rings, and Dualities in the Moduli Theory of Sheaves

07/18/2019

Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli

Psychology
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Sponsor: HMS

Real-time fMRI Neurofeedback as a Tool to Mitigate Auditory Hallucinations in Patients with Schizophrenia

07/17/2019

David DeSteno

Psychology
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Sponsor: Penn State

Nudging Empathy: Harnessing Motivation to Create Sustainable Empathic Choices

07/15/2019

Jonathan Grabowski

Marine and Environmental Science
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Sponsor: TNC

Lenfest Ocean Grant

07/10/2019

Meni Wanunu

Physics
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Sponsor: BWF

Uncovering genome variation in long DNA and repeat-disease biomarkers using nucleic acid-based reporters and nanopore readout

07/02/2019

Mark Williams

Physics
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Sponsor: NIH

11th International Retroviral Nucleocapsid and Assembly Symposium

06/26/2019

Mary Ondrechen

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NSF

D3SC: Mining for mechanistic information to predict protein function

06/21/2019

Leila Deravi

Chemistry
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Sponsor: ARO

Soft, reconfigurable photonic systems inspired by cephalopod chromatophores: A platform to study dispersed light sensing in squid

06/20/2019

Steven Lopez

Chemistry
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Sponsor: BWF

In Silico Design of an Array of Multicolor Chromophores for Cancer Surgery and Light-Activated Therapy

06/19/2019

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Physics
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Sponsor: Scipher

SRA - Scipher

06/14/2019

Rebecca Shansky

Psychology
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Sponsor: NIH

Mapping mesocortical contributions to estrous-dependent learning processes

06/10/2019

George O'Doherty

Chemistry
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Sponsor: BIDMC

Targeted modification of the apramycin 2-deoxystreptamine ring to block aminoglycoside modifying enzyme-based inactivation and enhance potency against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens

05/31/2019

Steven Lopez

Chemistry
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Sponsor: BWF

Burroughs Research Travel Grant

05/31/2019

Charles Hillman

Psychology
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Sponsor: KUMC

Antioxidant Imaging Marker of Investigating Gains in Neurocognition in an Intervention Trial of Exercise (AIM-IGNITE)

05/24/2019

Herbert Levine

Physics
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Sponsor: NSF

Spatial Patterning in the Progressing Tumor - The Role of Notch

05/23/2019

Alina Karma

Physics
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Sponsor: Dartmouth College

Structure-property-processing correlations in freeze-cast Biomimetic Materials

05/21/2019

Paul Whitford

Physics
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Sponsor: NSF

Quantifying the effects of ions and collective rearrangements during ribosome function

05/16/2019

Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli

Psychology
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Sponsor: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Sponsored Research Aggrement with Sunovion Pharmeceuticals, Inc.

05/15/2019

Eugene Smotkin

Chemistry
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Sponsor: ARO

Quantum Theory and Measured Turnover Rates: Perovskite Chemical Transistors for Non-Faradaic Alkane Isomerization

05/14/2019

James Halverson

Physics
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Sponsor: NSF

CAREER: Physics Implications of the String Landscape
via Formal Theory and Data Science

05/07/2019

Alexander Ivanov

Barnett
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Sponsor: AB Sciex

Collaborative Agreement with AB Sciex

05/07/2019

Jennifer Bowen

Marine and Environmental Science
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Sponsor: WHRC

Collaborative Research: TIDE: Legacy effects of long-term nutrient enrichment on recovery of saltmarsh ecosystems

05/07/2019

Scyphers, S

Marine and Environmental Science
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Sponsor: TNC

Northeastern University’s Coastal Sustainability Institute and The Nature Conservancy Joint Coastal Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellows Program

03/28/2019

Charles Hillman

Psychology
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Sponsor: KUMC

Antioxidant Imaging Marker of Investigating Gains in Neurocognition in an Intervention Trial of Exercise (AIM-IGNITE)

03/28/2019

Slava Epstein and Meni Wanunu

Biology/Physics
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Sponsor: Raytheon BBN

INSPECT: In situ Phenotype Evaluation using CMOS Technology

03/25/2019

George O’Doherty

Chemistry
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Sponsor: BIDMC

Targeted modification of the apramycin 2-deoxystreptamine ring to block aminoglycoside modifying enzyme-based inactivation and enhance potency against multidrug-resistant Gram- negative pathogens

03/13/2019

Alain Karma

Physics
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Sponsor: NSF

NSF-BSF: DYNAMICS OF MATERIALS FAILURE

03/07/2019

Leila Deravi

Chemistry
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Sponsor: ONR

A Scalable Platform for Electroresponsive Optical Displays Inspired by Cephalopods

03/05/2019

Paul Hand

Mathematics
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Sponsor: NSF

CAREER: Signal Recovery from Generative Priors

03/05/2019

Sanjeev Mukerjee

Chemistry
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Sponsor: ARO

Harvesting Localized Plasmons on Noble Metal Nanostructures for Efficient Electrochemical and Photochemical Reactions

03/04/2019

Qingying Jia

Chemistry
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Sponsor: MTTC

The development of efficient platinum-group metal free catalysts to generate high purity hydrogen gas from water

02/27/2019

John Engen

Chemistry
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Sponsor: Novartis

SRA – Exploration of biophysical methods to study the importance of KRAS protein flexibility in solution

02/22/2019

Roman Manetsch

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NIH

Development of Streptothricin Class Antimicrobials as Novel Therapeutics

02/21/2019

Randall Hughes

Marine Science
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Sponsor: NSF

Collaborative Research: Trait differentiation and local adaptation to depth within meadows of the foundation seagrass Zostera marina

02/21/2019

Michael Pollastri

Chemistry
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Sponsor: NIH

Lead optimization of hits identified from virtual and experimental screens of multiple industrial libraries DNDi

02/18/2019

Arun Bansil

Physics
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Sponsor: DOE; Temple University

A Center for Complex Materials from First Principles

02/15/2019

David Kimbro

Marine & Environmental Science
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Sponsor: NSF

Collaborative Research: RAPID: Quantifying mechanisms by which Hurricane Michael facilitates a stable-state reversal on oyster reefs

02/14/2019

Mark Patterson

Marine & Environmental Science
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$75,000
Sponsor: Schmidt Foundation

MantaRay Commercialization Strategy

02/13/2019

Kim Lewis

Biology
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$86,711
Sponsor: ARO / Harvard

Identifying pathogenic bacteria by phenotyping individual cells

02/13/2019

David Kimbro

Marine & Environmental Science
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$22,994
Sponsor: OSU

A Collaborative Science Program for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System: Connecting End Users Throughout the Applied Research Process Primary Sponsor: Department of Commerce

02/05/2019

Steven Scyphers

Marine & Environmental Science
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$92,906
Sponsor: TNC

Northeastern University’s Coastal Sustainability Institute and The Nature Conservancy Joint Coastal Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellows Program

02/05/2019

Roman Manetsch

Chemsitry
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$66,000
Sponsor: NIH / BIDMC

Plasmid Eviction as a Novel Adjunctive Antimicrobial Target

02/05/2019

David DeSteno

Psychology
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$234,439
Sponsor: John Templeton Foundation

Academic Ideas in the Public Sphere: Teaching Scientists and Philosophers How to Communicate with the “General Reader”

02/04/2019

Samuel Scarpino

Marine & Environmental Science
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$100,000
Sponsor: The Gates Foundation / IPRD

Development and Maintenance of a Suite of Application Programmer Interfaces (API) and Data Standards

02/01/2019

Jonathan Grabowski

Marine & Environmental Science
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$7,500
Sponsor: Town of Essex

Feasibility Study for An Essec Bay Living Shoreline Primary Sponsor: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

01/31/2019

Peter Bex

Psychology
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$428,451
Sponsor: NIH

Eye Movement Rehabilitation in Low Vision Patients

01/29/2019

Jonathan Grabowski

Marine Science Center
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$84,330
Sponsor: TNC

Addressing Constraints to Shellfish Aquaculture Through Quantifying Ecosystem Services and Public Perceptions in the Northeast

01/28/2019

Kim Lewis

Biology
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$1,687,500
Sponsor: SACF

Development of Disulfiram to Treat Lyme Disease

01/28/2019

Kim Lewis

Biology
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Sponsor: SACF

Development of Hygromycin A to Treat Lyme Disease

01/22/2019

I Kovacs

Physics
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Sponsor: BWF

Physics Uncovering the Organizing Principles of Genetic Interaction Networks

01/11/2019

Lisa Barrett

Psychology
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Sponsor: John Templeton Foundation

Building Online Resources for Scientists and Philosophers Communicating with the “General Reader”

01/10/2019

Alessandro Vespignani

Physics
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Sponsor: NIH / BCH

Development of an Open-Source and Data-Driven Modeling Platform to Monitor and Forecast Disease Activity

01/09/2019

Alexander Ivanov

Biology
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Sponsor: Medimmune

SRA – Medimmune

01/04/2019

Rebecca Shansky

Psychology
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Sponsor: Mindlin Foundation

Endocannabinoid Modulation of Stress Coping

01/03/2019

Dagmar Sternad

Biology
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Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Characterization of predictive abilities in individuals with ASD using web-based interception

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