Latest Grant News

The College of Science is very proud of its faculty and their research initiatives. Here is a list of some of the latest grant recipients.

3/28/19
Charles Hillman
Psychology

Antioxidant Imaging Marker of Investigating Gains in Neurocognition in an Intervention Trial of Exercise (AIM-IGNITE)
Sponsor: KUMC
$70,992


3/25/19
George O’Doherty
Chemistry

Targeted modification of the apramycin 2-deoxystreptamine ring to block aminoglycoside modifying enzyme-based inactivation and enhance potency against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens
Sponsor: BIDMC
$46,951


Slava Epstein and Meni Wanunu
Biology/Physics

INSPECT: In situ Phenotype Evaluation using CMOS Technology
Sponsor: Raytheon BBN
$877,502


3/13/19
Alain Karma
Physics

NSF-BSF: DYNAMICS OF MATERIALS FAILURE
Sponsor: NSF
$298,987


3/7/19
Leila Deravi
Chemistry

A Scalable Platform for Electroresponsive Optical Displays Inspired by Cephalopods
Sponsor: ONR
$266,000


3/5/19
Paul Hand
Mathematics

CAREER: Signal Recovery from Generative Priors
Sponsor: NSF
$83,602


3/5/19
Sanjeev Mukerjee
Chemistry

Harvesting Localized Plasmons on Noble Metal Nanostructures for Efficient Electrochemical and Photochemical Reactions
Sponsor: ARO
$70,000


3/4/19
Qingying Jia
Chemistry

The development of efficient platinum-group metal free catalysts to generate high purity hydrogen gas from water
Sponsor: MTTC
$65,000


2/27/19
John Engen
Chemistry

SRA – Exploration of biophysical methods to study the importance of KRAS protein flexibility in solution
Sponsor: Novartis
$270,000


2/22/19
Roman Manetsch
Chemistry

Development of Streptothricin Class Antimicrobials as Novel Therapeutics
Sponsor: NIH
$219,329


2/21/19
Randall Hughes
Marine Science

Collaborative Research: Trait differentiation and local adaptation to depth within meadows of the foundation seagrass Zostera marina
Sponsor: NSF
$336,700


2/21/19
Michael Pollastri
Chemistry

Lead optimization of hits identified from virtual and experimental screens of multiple industrial libraries DNDi
Sponsor: NIH
$197,029


2/18/19
Arun Bansil
Physics

A Center for Complex Materials from First Principles 
Prime Sponsor: DOE
Sponsor: Temple University
$63,790


2/15/19
David Kimbro
Marine and Environmental Science

Collaborative Research: RAPID: Quantifying mechanisms by which Hurricane Michael facilitates a stable-state reversal on oyster reefs
Sponsor: NSF
$56,297


2/14/19
Mark Patterson
Marine and Environmental Science

MantaRay Commercialization Strategy
Sponsor: Schmidt Foundation
$75,000


2/13/19
David Kimbro
Marine and Environmental Science

A Collaborative Science Program for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System: Connecting End Users Throughout the Applied Research Process
Primary Sponsor: Department of Commerce
Sponsor: OSU
$22,994


2/13/19
Kim Lewis
Biology

Identifying pathogenic bacteria by phenotyping individual cells
Primary Sponsor: ARO
Sponsor: Harvard
$86,711


2/5/19
David DeSteno
Psychology

Academic Ideas in the Public Sphere: Teaching Scientists and Philosophers How to Communicate with the “General Reader”
Sponsor: John Templeton Foundation
$234,439


2/5/19
Roman Manetsch
Chemistry

Plasmid Eviction as a Novel Adjunctive Antimicrobial Target
Primary Sponsor: NIH
Sponsor: BIDMC
$66,000


2/5/19
Steven Scyphers
Marine and Environmental Science

Northeastern University’s Coastal Sustainability Institute and The Nature Conservancy Joint Coastal Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellows Program
Sponsor: TNC
$92,906


2/4/19
Samuel Scarpino
Marine and Environmental Science

Development and Maintenance of a Suite of Application Programmer Interfaces (API) and Data Standards
Primary Sponsor: The Gates Foundation
Sponsor: IPRD
$100,000


2/1/19
Jonathan Grabowski
Marine and Environmental Science

Feasibility Study for An Essec Bay Living Shoreline 
Primary Sponsor: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Sponsor: Town of Essex
$7,500


1/31/19
Peter Bex
Psychology

Eye Movement Rehabilitation in Low Vision Patients
Sponsor: NIH
$428,451


1/29/19
Jonathan Grabowski
Marince Science Center

Addressing Constraints to Shellfish Aquaculture Through Quantifying Ecosystem Services and Public Perceptions in the Northeast
Sponsor: TNC
$84,330


1/28/19
Kim Lewis
Biology

Development of Hygromycin A to Treat Lyme Disease
Sponsor: SACF
$1,687,500


1/28/19
Kim Lewis
Biology

Development of Disulfiram to Treat Lyme Disease
Sponsor: SACF
$1,687,500


1/22/19
I Kovacs
Phsyics

Physics Uncovering the Organizing Principles of Genetic Interaction Networks
Sponsor: BWF
$7,000


1/11/19
Lisa Barrett
Psychology

Building Online Resources for Scientists and Philosophers Communicating with the “General Reader”
Sponsor: John Templeton Foundation
$181,861


1/10/19
Alessandro Vespignani
Physics

Development of an Open-Source and Data-Driven Modeling Platform to Monitor and Forecast Disease Activity
Primary Sponsor: NIH
Sponsor: BCH
$350,000


1/9/19
Alexander Ivanov
Biology

SRA – Medimmune
Primary Sponsor: MedImmune
$10,270


1/4/19
Rebecca Shansky
Pyschology

Endocannabinoid Modulation of Stress Coping
Sponsor: Mindlin Foundation
$5,000


1/3/19
Dagmar Sternad
Biology

Characterization of predictive abilities in individuals with ASD using web-based interception games
Sponsor: Simons Foundation
$75,000.00