Research Grant Recipients

2014-15 Research Grant Recipients Show More
  • Robert Brothers, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, "Microvascular Dysfunction in Young African Americans"
  • Esther Calzada, School of Social Work, "Test of Multi-Generational Model of Mexican American Parenting & Early Childhood Development"
  • North Cooc, Department of Special Education, "Changes in the Early Academic Trajectories of Students in Special Education"
  • Hugh Daigle, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, "Improving formation evaluation of mudrocks with NMR and X-ray mapping"
  • Jaimie Davis, Department of Nutritional Sciences, "Type 1 Diabetes Pilot Study: Understanding Barriers to Blood Glucose Control"
  • Chadi El Mohtar, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, "Feasibility Study on Implementing Measured Earthquake Ground Motions in Laboratory Testing for Post-Liquefaction Damage Evaluation"
  • Kentya Ford, College of Pharmacy, "Science and Religion: What we can do together to reduce the burden of chronic disease risk factors in our society?"
  • Andreana Haley, Department of Psychology, "Exploring the neural mechanisms of cognitive enhancement related to acute bouts of exercise"
  • Amber Hardison, Department of Marine Science, "Nitrogen Cycling in Arctic Coastal Sediments"
  • Christine Hawkes, Department of Integrative Biology, "Exploring the benefits of symbiotic fungal endophytes for plant drought tolerance"
  • David Heymann, School of Architecture, "Digital Photographic Representation of the Arctic Landscape of Svalbard, Norway"
  • Junfeng Jiao, School of Architecture, "Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Identify Food Deserts in Large Texas Cities, a Case Study of Austin, TX"
  • Chang Liu, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, "Speech enhancement: better speech perception in noise"
  • Xiaobo Lu, Department of Government, "Fiscal Capacity and Political Development: China and Beyond"
  • Angela Nonaka, School of Social Work, "Investigating Politeness in Asian Sign Languages: A Collaborative Pilot Study with the Japanese National Museum of Ethnology"
  • Erin Rodriguez, Department of Educational Psychology, "Coping and Marital Adjustment in Pediatric Cancer"
  • Nancy Schiesari, Department of Radio-TV-Film, "Canine Soldiers"
  • Sandro Sessarego, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, "Chocó Spanish: Casting Light on its Grammar and History"
  • Rebecca Torres, Department of Geography and the Environment, "Immigration Policy, National Security & Children’s Rights: Impacts of Repatriation of Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Mexico and Central America"
  • Rachel Wellhausen, Department of Government, "Sovereign Development: Native American Tribes and Economic Globalization"
  • Casey Wright, College of Pharmacy, "Physiological Significance of the novel inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) binding motif (IBM) within the NF-κB-inducing Kinase (NIK)"
  • Guihua Yu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, "Rational Synthesis and Characterization of Facet-Controlled Two-Dimensional Crystals with Non-Layered Structures"
2013-14 Research Grant Recipients Show More
  • David Ellis Adelman, School of Law, "Empirical Study of Litigation Under the National Environmental Policy Act"
  • Jeffrey Evan Barrick, Department of Molecular Biosciences, "Probing the molecular specificity of natural competence in Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1"
  • Bharath Chandrasekaran, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, "Individual differences in audiovisual speech processing"
  • Laura Lee Colgin, Department of Neuroscience, "Distinct mnemonic functions of fast and slow gamma rhythms in the hippocampus"
  • Darrell Glenn Creel, Department of Anthropology, "Neutron Activation Analysis of Whole Mimbres Pottery Vessels"
  • Donglei (Emma) Fan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, "Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Nanomotors for Biosubstance Delivery and Detection with Subcellular Resolution"
  • Johann “Hans” A. Hofmann, Department of Integrative Biology, "Neural and Genomic Basis of Social Cognition"
  • Keji Lai, Department of Physics, "Probing Vortices in Ferroelectrics: A Table-top Playground for Topological Sciences"
  • Hongjoo Joanne Lee, Department of Psychology, "Novel treatment for attentional deficits in Parkinson’s disease"
  • Nanshu Lu, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, "Flexoelectricity of Nanomaterials on Deformable Substrates"
  • Leslie Ann Mutchler, Department of Art and Art History, "Printshop/ Backdrop"
  • Paola Passalacqua, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, "A field investigation on the transport of environmental fluxes through deltas"
  • Nicholas Athanassiou Peppas, Department of Chemical Engineering, "Overcoming Multidrug Resistance in Cancer With Multifunctional Nanoparticles"
  • Michael John Rose, Department of Chemistry, "Atomic Layer Deposition of Catalytic Materials on a Hybrid Molecular/ Materials Substrate: a Solar Fuels Device"
  • Navid B. Saleh, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, "Effects of Doping on Fate and Transport of Hybrid Indium Tin Oxide Nanoparticles in Aquatic Environment"
  • Christen Anne Smith, Department of Anthropology, "Remembering Beatriz Nascimento: Rethinking the Concept of Quilombo, Blackness, Gender and Belonging in Brazil and the Americas"
  • Jessica Rose Toste, Department of Special Education, "Multisyllabic Word Reading Intervention in the Upper-Elementary Grades: Can Attribution Retraining Improve Performance of Struggling Readers?"
  • Robert Fredrick Young, School of Architecture, "From Growth Machine to Living City"
  • Harold Hirsch Zakon, Department of Neuroscience, "A putative novel ion channel in Plasmodium, the malaria parasite"
2012-13 Research Grant Recipients Show More
  • Aprile Dawn Benner, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, "Discrimination, Peer Relations, and Adolescents’ Develpment"
  • Linda deGraffenried, Department of Nutritional Sciences, "Obesity and Reprogramming of Prostate Cancer"
  • Jonathan Bates Dingwell, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, "Determining How Healthy Humans Control Step-To-Step Variability During Walking and Running"
  • Guangbin Dong, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, "Natural Product-Based Small-Molecule Libraries for Drug Discovery"
  • Susan B. Empson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, "Learning to Make Instructional Decisions Based On Children’s Thinking about Fractions: Design and Pilot of a Tablet-Based Interactive Decision Making Tool"
  • Walter Fast, College of Pharmacy, "Developing Antibiotics That Target Iron Acquisition"
  • Kentya C. Ford, College of Pharmacy, "Exploring the Impact of Social Media Advertising and Beliefs on Little Cigar Tobacco Use among African Americans, ages 18-25: A pilot study"
  • Luis Francisco-Revilla, School of Information, "Improving the Workflow of Cultural Heritage Institutions: Digital Arrangement at the File-Level"
  • Mourad Krifa, School of Human Ecology, "Electrically Conductive Polymer Nanocomposite Threads for Wearable Electronics"
  • Sofian Merabet, Department of Anthropology, "Carlton Hotel Beirut Archives Project"
  • Richard John Meyer, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Section, "Low specificity relaxases as agents of genomic change"
  • Edward Mills, College of Pharmacy, "Prevention of Skin Cancer through Uncoupling-Induced Metabolic Shift"
  • Robert G. Moser, Department of Government, "The Political Geography of Russian Elections: Ethnicity, Economics, and the Contours of Electoral Manipulation and Competition"
  • Pablo Munguia, Department of Marine Science, "Preliminary assessment of fiddler crab-bacterial interactions in estuarine ecosystems"
  • Alison R. Preston, Department of Psychology, "Neurobiological development of memory and reasoning"
  • David Mark Schnyer, Department of Psychology, "The contribution of sleep-wake cycles to behavioral and neural changes associated with memory performance in elderly adults"
  • Luis Sentis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, "Testbed Development for Dynamic Bipedal Robot"
  • Ciaran Trace, School of Information, "Improving the Workflow of Cultural Heritage Institutions: Digital Arrangement at the File-Level"
  • Marianne Wheeldon, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, "Debussy’s Legacy and the Construction of Reputation"
  • Christian P. Whitman, College of Pharmacy, "Acetylene Probes of Enzymes in the Bacterial Catabolism of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons"
2011-12 Research Grant Recipients Show More
  • Javier Auyero, Department of Sociology, "In Harm’s Way: Violences in Chain at the Urban Margins in Argentina"
  • Brenda Lee Berkelaar, Department of Communication Studies, "Evaluating Digital Careers: Developing a Scale to Measure the Perceived Quality of Job Applicants Based on Online Information."
  • David Cannatella, Section of Integrative Biology, "Next Generation DNA Technology meets the “Lost World”: Using NextGen sequencing for Evolutionary Studies of Endangered Frogs"
  • Darla Castelli, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, "Kinetic Kidz: Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and Cognitive Performance in Children"
  • Wenhong Chen, Department of Radio-Television-Film, "Searching For the Mechanisms: A Pilot Study of Study of Social Media Use and Psychological Wellbeing"
  • Catherine Cubbin, School of Social Work, "Vegetables on Wheels (VOW): A pilot program to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables in a rural Texas community"
  • Christine Leilani Duvauchelle, College of Pharmacy, "Neural Substrates of Cocaine Craving"
  • Catherine Harrison Echols, Department of Psychology, "non-Linguistic Social Cues in Language Input to Low-SES Children"
  • Deana L. Erdner, Department of Marine Science, "Effects of Freshwater Inflows on Plankton"
  • Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, Department of Psychology, "Neurogenetic Basis of Bipolar Depression"
  • Michael Mackert, Department of Advertising, "Eve Tracking and Health Literacy: Exploring Difference in he Intake of Information"
  • W. Todd Maddox, Department of Psychology, "The Effects of Pressure on Dual Processing Models of Decision Making"
  • Mona C. Mehdy, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, "Studies of a Cell Wall Protein Mutant in Arabidopsis may Identify a Novel Drought Resistance Mechanism and Developmental Pathway"
  • Jennifer Miller, Department of Geography and the Environment, "Developing a spatially explicit framework to analyze animal movement and interaction: a case study using brown hyena in Northern Botswana"
  • Erika Patall, Department of Educational Psychology, "Choice and Cheating"
  • Sharmila Rudrappa, Department of Sociology, "Outsourcing Labor: Explaining India’s Dominance in Transnational Surrogacy"
  • Rajka Smiljanic, Department of Linguistics, "Speech Recognition in Noise for Children with Cochlear Implants."
  • Benjamin Dwaine Walther, Department of Marine Science, "Validating the use of geochemical signals in fish scales to reconstruct migration patterns"
  • Katherine A. Willets, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, "Development of functionalized atomic force microscopy probes for scanning surface enhanced Raman microscopy"
2010-11 Research Grant Recipients Show More
  • Robert Matthew Brothers, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, Mechanisms of altered blood pressure control in individuals with type II diabetes
  • Christopher John Ellison, Department of Chemical Engineering, Synthesis and Characterization of Melanin Inspired Polymers and Nanocomposities
  • Donglei (Emma) Fan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Arrays of Rotary NEMS Devices Assembled on Nano-Magnets
  • Nina Marie Fredland, School of Nursing, Using an Interactive Theater Program to Promote Healthy Relationship Building Among Young Adolescents
  • Robert K. Jansen, Integrative Biology Section, Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Plant Diversification
  • Mathew A. Leibold, Integrative Biology Section, Spanning levels of organization from genes to ecosystems: Gene regulatory networks of ecologically-important traits in the waterflea
  • Zhanfei Liu, Department of Marine Science, Microbial Degradation of the Deepwater Horizon Oil in Coastal Waters
  • Paul Marshall Macdonald, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology Section, Regulation of mRNA translation in trans
  • Leslie Ann Mutchler, Department of Art and Art History, Modular Growth: Buenos Aires
  • John H. Richburg, College of Pharmacy, Deciphering the underlying mechanisms that account for cisplatin-induced male infertility
  • Sahotra Sarkar, Integrative Biology Section, Invasive Fish Species Models for Texas
  • Timothy Schallert, Department of Psychology, Rat 50-kHz ultrasonic reward-related vocalization in response to first-time amphetamine exposure predicts the development of conditioned anticipatory vocalization with repeated treatment
  • Gerald Christopher Shank, Department of Marine Science, Environmental factors controlling dissolution of organic carbon from salt marsh sediments
  • Cherie Elizabeth Simpson, School of Nursing, Objective Assessment of Sleep in Informal Caregivers of Persons with Dementia
  • Bjorn Sletto, School of Architecture, Social Dimensions of Integrated Watershed Management in the Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela
  • Carla Lynn Van Den Berg, College of Pharmacy, JNK2 mediates immune surveillance of micro-metastatic breast cancer
  • Yan Zhang, School of Information, Contextualizing consumer health information searching
  • Nina I.Zuna, Department of Special Education, Understanding Family Quality of Life and Family Support Issues in Families of Children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities
2009-10 Research Grant Recipients Show More
  • Hal Samuel Alper, Chemical Engineering, Novel, Consortia-Based Processes for Biomass Utilization and Biofuels Production
  • Michael Leighton Beaman, Architecture, Advanced Digital Mapping of Rwanda Using GIS
  • Alan Conrad Bovik, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stereo CAD for 3D Breast Imaging
  • Danelle Irene Briscoe, Architecture, Milling Stone Using BIM Software and Digital Fabrication
  • Hsiang Iris Chyi, Journalism, News on New Devices: Examining the Multiplatform News Experience in the Digital Age
  • René Marie Dailey, Communication Studies, Family Communication about Weight Management
  • Kevin N. Dalby, Medicinal Chemistry, Targeting the Tumor's Stress Rsponse for Cancer Therapy
  • Yvon Delville, Psychology, Corticotropin Releasing Hormone and Social Behavior
  • Eileen R. Fowles, Nursing, Dietary Quality during the 2nd Trimester in Low-income Pregnant Women: A Feasibility Study
  • Venkat Ganesan, Chemical Engineering, Interactions and Phase Behavior in Protein-Polysaccharide Mixtures
  • Lisa Griffin, Kinesiology and Health Education, Stimulation Patterns to Improve Endurance during Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
  • Christine V. Hawkes, Integrative Biology, Resilience in Soil Microbial Communities Along Environmental Gradients in Tropical Rain Forests
  • Nancy Lynn Hazen-Swann, Human Development and Family Sciences (Human Ecology), Predictors of Adolescent Self-esteem, Depression, and Delinquency: The Role of Early Parent-child Attachment and Current Peer Relationships
  • Su-Hyun Jin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Relationship between Speech Perception and Production of Native and Non-native Listeners of English
  • Barbara Lynne Jones, Social Work, Understanding the Health Promotion Needs of Latino Adolescent Cancer Survivors
  • Fernando Luiz Lara, Architecture, Favela Buildings: Understanding the Construction Process of a Significant Hidden Portion of the World's Built Environment
  • Ming-Chun Lee, Community and Regional Planning, The Community-technology Convergence Framework for Community Action
  • Wei-Na Lee, Advertising, Understanding Consumer Ethnocentrism in Times of Economic Crisis
  • Amanda Lea Little, Special Education, Parent Implemented Functional Assessment and Behavior Intervention across Problematic Family Routines
  • Beili Liu, Art and Art History, Tro International Solo Exhibitions - Berlin, Germany, and Brusand, Norway, Summer 2010
  • Alan M. Lloyd, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, A Whole Genome Scan for Targets of An Arabidopsis Developmental Regulator
  • Mikhail V. Matz, Integrative Biology, Population Genomics of Coral Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Jennifer Anne Maynard, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Cellular Immunity through Manipulation of T Cell Receptor-peptice-MHC Interactions
  • Dong-Ha Min, Marine Science, Is Marine Plankton Responsible in Removing Dissolved Carbon Tetrachloride in the Ocean?
  • Elizabeth J. Mueller, Community and Regional Planning, Mapping the Relocation of Low-income Households: A Social and Ecological Assessment
  • Keryn Elizabeth Pasch, Kinesiology and Health Education, Understanding How Youth Perceive and Process Food and Beverage Advertising
  • Kimberly Raab-Graham, Center for Learning and Memory, Posttranscriptional Regulation, A Novel Mechanism for Ion Channel Regulation and Dentritic Excitability
  • Richard Jason Reddick, Educational Administration, A Hole in Austin's Soul: African American Faculty Perceptions of the Austin Community
  • Rebecca Leigh Rossen, Theatre and Dance, Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance
  • Rick Russell, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chaperone-mediated Folding of a Group I Intron RNA Monitored by Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
  • Michael Joseph Ryan, Integrative Biology, Rapid Evolutionary Responses to an Emerging Infectious Pathogen
  • Igor P. Siddiqui, Interior Design Program, Spatial Tessellations: Interior Design, Digital Fabrication, and Geometric Patterns
  • Dionicio Rhodes Siegel, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Synthesis and Biological Optimization of the Natural Product Cyclopamine, A Promising Anticancer Agent
  • Steven Alexander Vokes, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, Identification of Long-range Limb Enhancers Driving Limb Development
  • Bugao Xu, Human Ecology, A Dual-Camera System for Pavement Complementary Imaging
2008-09 Research Grant Recipients Show More
  • Elliott Antokoletz, Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
    Polish translation "Twentieth-Century Music"
  • Douglas Biow, Department of French & Italian, College of Liberal Arts
    Research on Leonardo Fioravanti's Rare Sixteenth-Century Books
  • Shawn Bratton, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy
    Mechanistic Insights Into Apoptosome-Dependent Activation of Caspase-9
  • Margaret Briley, Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
    Increasing Fruits, Vegetables and Whole Grains in Preschool Sack Lunches
  • Bruce Buchanan II, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
    How Americans Judge Presidents
  • Charlotte Canning, Department of Theatre & Dance, College of Fine Arts
    On the Performance Front: US Theatre and Internationalism
  • Renita Coleman, Department of Journalism, Moody College of Communication
    Second-Level Agenda-Setting in the 2008 Presidential Election
  • Molly Cummings, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
    Sensory and Signal Divergence in Poison Frogs: Do sensory biases drive color pattern evolution?
  • Janet Davis, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
    The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America, 1866-1940
  • Eric Drott, Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
    Music and Politics in France, 1968-1982
  • Matthew Eastin, Department of Advertising, Moody College of Communication
    In-game Advertising: Frequency, Position, and Competition
  • Johann Eberhart, Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Natural Sciences
    Characterization of Genetic Modifiers Regulating Craniofacial Disease Severity
  • Rueben Gonzales, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy
    Endocannabinoid Involvement in Ethanol Self-Administration
  • Frank Guridy, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
    From Students to Subjects: Afro-Puerto Ricans at Tuskegee I the Age of Empire
  • Johann Hofmann, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
    Genomics of Female Mate Choice: The Molecular Basis of Social Decision Making and Its Evolution
  • Bradley Holliday, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences
    Design and Synthesis of New Materials for Solid-State Lighting Applications
  • Makkuni Jayaram, Section of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences
    Analysis of DNA Rearrangements by Difference Topology
  • Christopher Jolly, Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
    Role of Lipid Metabolism in Immunity to Cancer
  • Chang Liu, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Moody College of Communication
    Speech Intelligibility of Non-Native and Native Speakers in Quiet and Noisy Listening Conditions
  • Tracie Matysik, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
    Women on Nietzsche, Gender, and Sexuality: European Women's Intellectual and Activist Writings
  • Cindy Menches, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
    Facilitating the Transfer of Knowledge About Building Damage by Understanding the Cognitive Aspects of Severity Judgments
  • Julia Mickenberg, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
    The New Woman Tries on Red: Russia in the American Feminist Imagination, 1917-1945
  • Mary Neuburger, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
    Inhaling Modernity: Tobacco Production, Commerce, and Consumption in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Bulgaria
  • Hiroshi Nishiyama, Section of Neurobiology, College of Natural Sciences
    How the Precision of Neuronal Circuitry Emerges? Imaging of Developmental Competition in the Intact
  • Brain William O'Brien, Jr., School of Architecture
    Approaching Irreducible Formations: Case Studies in Systemic Organization within the Context of 1950's Space-Time
  • Theresa O'Halloran, Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Natural Sciences
    Testing the Role of Clathrin Associated Proteins during Endocytosis
  • Li Sheng, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Moody College of Communication
    Semantic Representation in Bilinguals
  • David Shields, Department of Art & Art History, College of Fine Arts
    Cataloging Kelly: Studies on history, form and production from the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection
  • Faegheh Shirazi, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
    The Commodification of Islam: Do Dolls Have to Wear the Hijab (Veil)?
  • Jayant Sirohi, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
    Development of an Electronic Flight Control System for a Micro-Helicopter
  • John Sisson, Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Natural Sciences
    Growing a New System for the Study of Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein and Translational Regulation in the Control of Cellular Morphogenesis in Drosophila Embryos
  • Patricia Stout, Department of Advertising, Moody College of Communication
    The Effects of Corporate Credibility, Endorser Credibility, and Brand Credibility on Consumer Responses to DTC Pharmaceutical Advertising
  • Fred Valdez, Jr., Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
    Culture Contact and Culture Change: The Emergence of Maya Civilization
  • Wendy Wagner, School of Law
    Stakeholder Influence on EPA Nonsalient Rulemakings
2007-08 Research Grant Recipients Show More
  • Jemel Aguilar, School of Social Work
    Exploring Texas School Social Workers' Construction of Accountability using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
  • Jennifer Beer, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
    Social Influences on Decision-Making: A Gene-Hormone-Brain Approach
  • Jonathan Brown, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
    Cuba, the United States, and the Secret War for Latin America, 1959-1967
  • Jason Brownlee, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
    The Political Economy of Hereditary Succession in Egypt
  • Stephanie Cawthon, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
    Development of a Validity Evaluation Tool for the use of Acommodations on State-wide Standardized Assessments for Students with Disabilities in Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Sally H. Clarke, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
    The Environment and Corporate Responsibility: Law, Science, and Economics at Environmental Defense
  • Ulrich Dangel, School of Architecture
    Baukunst: Contemporary Architecture in Vorarlberg, Austria
  • Alex DeLozanne, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
    Kelvin Force Microscopy of Multiferroic Materials
  • Jonathan Dingwell, Department of Kinesiology & Health Education, College of Education
    Predicting the Risk of Tripping from Measures Obtained during Unperturbed Walking
  • Jaquelin Dudley, Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences
    Enhanced Innate Immunity to Viral and Bacterial Pathogens
  • Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
    Justifying the Violation of Universal Moral Imperatives
  • Luis Francisco-Revilla, School of Information
    Interpreting Visual Layouts of Web Pages
  • Wolfgang Frey, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
    The Role of Fibronectin and Force in the Maturation of Size-restricted Cell Adhesions
  • Shama Gamkhar, LBJ School of Public Affairs
    Enforcement of Pollution Control Laws and Compliance by the U.S. Refinery Sector
  • Alexandra Garcia, School of Nursing
    Home-based Diabetes Symptom Self-management for Mexican Americans
  • George Gavrilis, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
    Courts, Conflict, and Democracy: Judiciaries and Anti-Terror Laws in Turkey
  • Laurie Beth Green, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
    Urban Health Conflicts: Struggles over Race, Rights, and Public Health in the Urban South
  • Dustin Harp, Department of Journalism, College of Communication
    Understanding and Empowering Marginalized Voices in the Mediated Public Sphere
  • Rasika Harshey, Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences
    How Salmonella typhimurium Senses Host Cell Contact through its Virulence Appendage
  • John Hartigan, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
    A Comparative Study of Race-based Genomic Research
  • Sharon Jarvis, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
    Casting the Ballot: How the Media Cover Voting and Why it Matters
  • Su Yeong Kim, Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
    The Mediating Role of Parenting in the Linkage between Parent-Child Acculturation Discrepancy and Adolescent Adjustment
  • Mary Kirisits, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
    The Bacterial and Fungal Communities of Ear Infections
  • Edward Kirk, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
    Habitat Acoustics of Malagasy Forests: A Comparative Study of Excess Attenuation, Background Noise, and Lemur Vocal Adaptations
  • Michael Krezmien, Department of Special Education, College of Education
    Reading Instruction for Struggling Incarcerated Adolescent Readers
  • Rebecca Lewis, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
    The Collective Action Problem in Chimpanzees: A Model for the Evolution of Human Cooperation
  • Huaiyin Li, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
    Village China under Socialism and Reform: A Micro History, 1950-2005
  • Xiaoqin Li, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
    Development of a Novel Spectroscopy Tool for Studies of Electronic Coupling in Semiconductors
  • Brad Love, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
    Direct-to-Consumer Advertisements, Educational Content, and Literacy: A Prescription for Improved Health Outcomes
  • Jennifer Morgan, Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Natural Sciences
    Identifying Molecular Mechanisms that Drive Synapse Formation during Spinal Cord Regeneration
  • Luisa Nardini, School of Music, College of Fine Arts
    Music from the South: Edition and Study of the Non-standard Mass Proper Items of Beneventan Manuscripts
  • Jemima Pierre, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
    African Immigrants in the U.S.: The Making of Contemporary Diasporas
  • Michele Rountree, School of Social Work
    A Trend Analysis: HIV Testing Rates and Testing Locations among Whites, African-Americans, Hispanics, Data from the Behavioral Risk Surveillance System 2000-2006
  • Krishnendu Roy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
    Microfabrication of Complex, Spatially Patterned Tissue-engineering Scaffolds
  • Jason Sowell, School of Architecture
    counterMEASURES
  • Raji Srinivasan, Department of Marketing, Red McCombs School of Business
    Is Beautiful Good? Market Rewards to Superior Product Designs
  • Keri Stephens, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
    Combinatorial Information and Communication Technology Use at Work
  • Yongjun Sung, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
    Hel-mart.com: Antecedents and Motivations of Consumer Participation in Online Anti-brand Communities
  • Dan Wheat, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
    Piezoelectric Response Near Growth Defects in Wood
  • Jerome Williams, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
    Racial Profiling of Small Entrepreneurial Business Bank Customer
  • Zhiwen Zhang, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
    Decipher the In Vivo Mechanism of Staphylococcus aureus Sortase A
2006-07 Research Grant Recipients Show More
  • Dawna I. Ballard, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
    Temporality Over Time: A Longitudinal Test of the Entrainment Perspective
  • Daniel I. Bolnick, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
    Using Ancient DNA to Directly Document the Speed of Adaptation
  • Henry P. Ciolino, Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
    Inhibition of Renal Cancer Cell Growth by Dietary Isothiocyanates
  • Eugenia Costa-Giomi, School of Music, College of Fine Arts
    Infants' Categorization of Melody
  • Alan H. Cowley, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences
    A New Breed of Lanthanide Reagents and Catalysts
  • Molly Cummings, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
    Is Sexual Selection Driving Color Pattern Diversification among Poison Frogs?
  • Diana K. Davis, Department of Geography & the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
    Scorched Earth: The Problematic Environmental History that Defines the Middle East
  • Arturo DeLozanne, Section of MCDB, College of Natural Sciences
    Purification and Molecular Analysis of Contractile Vacuoles from Dictyostelium
  • Leszek Demkowicz, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
    Fully Automatic hp-Adaptive Finite Elements for Coupled Elasticity/Acoustics
  • Lawrence E. Gilbert, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
    Evolution and Genetics of Mimicry in Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies
  • David B. Goldstein, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
    The Use of Arbitrary Post-Collision Velocities in a Discrete Velocity Scheme for the Boltzmann Equation to Solve Micro-scale Flow Problems
  • Jeffrey M. Gross, Section of MCDB, College of Natural Sciences
    Microarray Analysis of Zebrafish Eye Development
  • Hope H. Hasbrouck, School of Architecture
    Defining a Modern Context for an Ancient Cultural Landscape
  • Alexander C. Huk, Section of Neurobiology, College of Natural Sciences
    Neural Mechanisms of Memory during Decision Making: Simultaneous Neurophysiological Recordings and Behavioral Testing
  • Enamul Huq, Section of MCDB, College of Natural Sciences
    Regulation of Gene Expression by the HLH Family of Transcription Factors in Arabidopsis
  • Gyeong S. Hwang, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Rational Design of Oxide Supported Bimetallic Nanocatalysts
  • John Kappelman, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
    Kernet:Excavation of a Middle Pleistocene Acheulean Archaeological Site on Ethiopia's Northwestern Plateau
  • Izhar A. Khan, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
    G Protein-coupled Receptor 54 and its Interactions with Three Gonadatropin-releasing Hormones in Fish
  • Kerry A. Kinney, Department of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
    Biodiesel Production from Microalgae on the Texas Gulf Coast
  • Mark Kirkpatrick, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
    A Genetic Analysis of Sexual Selection and Male Variation in the Platyfish
  • Desiderio Kovar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Microscale Cellular Materials with Non-uniform Structures
  • Hung-wen Liu, Medicinal Chemistry Division, College of Pharmacy
    Study of Poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation of Human Proteins by Proteome Array Screening
  • Timothy J. Loving, Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
    Understanding the Stress of Passionate Love: Causes, Consequences, and Coping
  • Michael S. Mackert, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
    Evaluating Websites for Low Literate and Low Health Literate Populations
  • Corrine McConnaughy, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
    Research on the Effects of Gendered Identity Cues in Political Communication
  • Jason T. McConville, Pharmaceutics Division, College of Pharmacy
    Investigation of Lung Dissolution Properties of Drugs and Macromolecules using a Novel Pulmonary Dissolution Testing Apparatus 
  • Smilja Milovanovic-Bertram, School of Architecture
    Roman Spaces: Conversations on the Eternal City & Contemporary Architecture
  • Nicholas A. Peppas, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Novel Nanodevices for Biomolecular Sensing
  • Stanley J. Roux, Section of MCDB, College of Natural Sciences
    Labeling Approach to Identify Novel Receptor Regulating Plant Cell Growth
  • Maytal Saar-Tsechansky, Department of IROM, College of Business
    Active Information Acquisition for Compliance Management
  • Bartholomew Sparrow, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
    Making Public Opinion: The Politics of Polling and Media Reporting in the Decision to Attack Iraq
  • David S. Stein, Section of MCDB, College of Natural Sciences
    Maternal Control of Drosophila Embryonic Dorsal-Ventral Axis
  • Harry L. Swinney, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
    Laboratory Study of Fundamental Physics of Oceanic Internal Waves
  • Philip L. Varghese, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
    Surface Processing of Biopolymer Microparticles by Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharges
  • Peter M. Ward, LBJ School of Public Affairs
    The Rehabilitation of Consolidated Irregular Settlements in Latin American Cities: Towards a "Third Generation" of Public Policy Analysis
  • Harovel G. Wheat, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Electrochemical and Acoustic Emission Activity for Steel in Salt-Contaminated Concrete
  • Andrew Whinston, Department of IROM, College of Business
    Efficient Firms, Inefficient Capital Markets: An Analysis of Financial Returns to Strategic Outsourcing Alliances and Subsequent Performance, 1995-2000
  • Ismail K. White, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
    Research on the Limits of Black Racial Group Identification in American Politics
  • Wei-hsin Yu, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
    The Making of Gender Inequality: Women, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan
  • Xiaojing Zhang, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Near-field Scanning Optical MEMS Probe Tip with a Nano-meter Sized Light Emitting Diode