Research and Graduate Studies

Grants Received in 2014

Ellen Schneiderman and Rachel Friedman-Narr (Special Education) have received $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Education, in support of a project entitled "IDEP: Interdisciplinary Deaf Education Teacher Preparation."

Thomas Minehan (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Synthesis and DNA Binding Affinity Evaluation of Novel Gilvocarcin-C-Glucosides."

Michael Love (Anthropology) has received $390,925 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "An Early Mesoamerica City: Urbanization at Formative La Blanca, Guatemala."

Abhijit Mukherjee (Mechanical Engineering) has received $9,644 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "California Renewable Energy and Storage Technology Conference."

Dena Herman (Family and Consumer Services) has received $19,411 from UCLA, in support of a project entitled "Is MyPlate.gov approach to helping overweight patients lose weight more patient-centered?"

Jodi Johnson (Disability Research and Educational Services) has received $653,466 from the Department of Rehabilitation, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Workability IV."

Mark Steele and Maria Adreani (Biology) has received $310,220 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "Collaborative Research: RUI: Impacts of size-selective mortality on sex-changing fishes."
 

Donna Sheng (Physics & Astronomy) has received $240,000 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI: Theoretical (Numerical) Investigations of Novel Quantum Phases and Transitions in Strongly Interacting Systems."

Michael Spagna (Education) has received $9,956 from the Los Angeles School Unified District, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Professional Development Services in Support of Private Schools."

Helen Cox (Geography) has received $54,460 from the US Army, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Climatic Monitoring Program on San Clemente Island."

Gary Chapman and Debi Prasad Choudhary (Physics & Astronomy) have received $493,852 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "MRI: Development of a Solar Photometric Instrument: Cartesian Full Disk Telescope-3."

Maria Elena Zavala (Biology) has received $723,842 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Option II MBRS Rise at CSUN: Developing a Model for Student Success."

Csaba Toth (Mathematics) has received $180,709 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "AF: Small: Collaborative Research: Reconfiguration Algorithms."

Virginia Vandergon (Biology), Kellie Evans (Mathematics), Brian Foley and Norman Herr (Secondary Education) have received $797,355 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "The California State University, Northridge Noyce Scholarship Phase II Program."

Anthony Cantrell (Valley Arts Performing Center) has received $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts, in support of a project entitled "Mummenschanz Engagement Project."

Michael Spagna (Education) has received $7,179 from the Los Angeles Unified School District, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Professional Development Services in Support of Private Schools."

 Maria-Rita D’Orsogna (Mathematics) has received $54,477 from the Army Research Office, in support of a project entitled "Warfighter neuroendocrinology: modeling stress response, PTSD, and TBI."

Richard Moore (Management) has received $25,000 from LA Housing and Community Investment, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Evaluation, Satisfaction Surveys and Technical Assistance Proposal."

Amy Levin (Social Work) has received $255,750 from UCLA, in continuing support of a project entitled  "University Consortium for Children and Families (UCCF)."

Nathan Martin (Recreation & Tourism Management) has received $4,200 from the CA Department of State Parks, Division of Boating & Waterways, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Aquatic Center Grant Program."

Taeyou Jung (Kinesiology) has received $11,418 from the City of Los Angeles, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Proposition K Maintenance Funds for the Brown Center."

Charles Hanson (Educational Psychology & Counseling) has received $269,136 from the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Family Preservation Program North Hollywood Zip Codes."

Charles Hanson (Educational Psychology and Counseling) has received $104,737 from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Adoption Promotion and Support Services Program – SPA2."

Charles Hanson (Educational Psychology & Counseling) has received $63,945 from the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Family Support Services Program-SPA2."

Ellen Jarosz and Marianne Afifi (Oviatt Library) have received $104,320 from the Institute of Museum and Library, in support of a project entitled "LA as Subject Residency Program."

Jessica Vey (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $131,050 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Engineering isobutylamine N-hydroxylase for applications in antibiotic biosynthesis."

Charles Hanson (Educational Psychology & Counseling) has received $235,881 from the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Family Preservation Program Santa Clarita Zip Codes."

Charles Hanson (Educational Psychology & Counseling) has received $48,682 from the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Program (CAPIT)."

Silvia Fernandez (Mathematics) has received $130,000 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled " RUI: Crossing numbers for topological drawings of the complete graph, rotation schemes, and interior triple systems."

Mark Steele (Biology) has received $238,380 from UC Santa Barbara, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Reproductive output, growth, and food-chain support of fishes on the Wheeler J. North Artificial Reef, 2014-2015."

Ray Hong (Biology) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Elucidating the function of the Lipid-Binding Protein OBI-1 in Pristionchus pacificus Nematode Chemosensation.

Sembiam Rengarajan  (Electrical & Computer Engineering) has received $24,000 from the U.S. Navy, in support of a project entitled "Extrapolation of Antenna Far-Fields from Measurements in Truncated Angular Regions."

Susan F. Belgrad  (Elementary Education) and Norman Herr (Secondary Education) have received $67,508 from JPL, in support of a project entitled "NASA/JPL Pre-service Teacher Institute."

Michael Summers (Biology) has received $207,612 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI: Determination and Functional Analysis of the Cyanobacterial Lipid Droplet Proteome."

Clara Park (Department of Secondary Education) has received $488,255 from the U.S. Department of Education, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Educating Hispanic Students for the 21st Century."

S.K Ramesh, Robert Ryan, Ali Amini, Behzad Bavarian, Hamid Johari, Gloria Melara, and Nazaret Dermendjian (Engineering & Computer Science) have received $1,1075,169 from the U.S. Department of Education, in continuing support of a project entitled  "CSU, Northridge Engineering and Computer Science HIS Initiative."

Charles Hanson (Educational Psychology & Counseling) has received $61,785 from the City of Los Angeles, in support of a project entitled "The L.A. Domestic Abuse Response Team Expansion and Enhancement Project (DARTEE)."

Dwayne Cantrell (Student Outreach & Recruitment) has received $12,000 from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, in continuing support of a project entitled "Project PEACH: Promoting Early Awareness of Careers in Health."

Kathleen Rowlands (Secondary Education) has received $10,000 from the National Writing Project, in continuing support of a project entitled "Leadership Seed Grant for The Cal State Northridge Writing Project."

Shawna Dark (Geography) has received $50,000 from the U.S. Geological Survey, in support of a project entitled "USGS-NHD Topography Update Pilot Project."

Robert Carpenter and Peter Edmunds (Biology) have received $1,892,911 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Ocean Acidification and Coral Reefs: Scale Dependence and Adaptive Capacity."

Maria Elena Zavala (Biology) has received $421,512 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "MARC USTAR at California State University, Northridge."

Ani Nahapetian, Gloria Melara, (Computer Science) and Ric Alviso (Music) have received $124,231 from the Association of American Colleges and Universities, in support of a project entitled "Learning to Code by Making Music: The Introduction of Computer Science Coursework with World Music Applications for the Retention Underrepresented Students in STEM."

Mechelle Best and Joong-Won Lee (Recreation and Tourism Management) have received $40,500 from the Lily Academy of Japan, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Recreation Institute for the Lily Academy."

Silvia Fernandez (Mathematics) has received $35,000 from the Simons Foundation, in support of a project entitled "Crossing Numbers of Topological Drawings of Complete Graphs."

Rafi Efrat (Accounting and Information Systems) has received $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Education, in continuing support of a project entitled "Improving Support and Academic Success for Latino and Low-Income Students."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $14,909 from the National Science Foundation, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Collaborative Research: RUI-Ecology and Functional Biology of Octocoral Communities."

Kimberly Kirner (Anthropology) has received $7,175 from the M.H.M. & Associates, Inc., in continuing support of a project entitled "Program & Evaluation Design for Southern California Organizations."

Ah-Jeong Kim and Doug Kaback (Theater) and David Boyns (Sociology) have received $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts, in support of a project entitled "Joining the Spectrum: An interdisciplinary Research Inquiry into Theater as an Intervention for Youth on the Autism Spectrum."

Joseph Hajdu (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Phospholipid dynamics and lipolysis in membrane models."

Maria De Bellard (Biology) has received $107,014 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Mechanisms of cytoskeleton dynamics during neural crest cell chemoattraction."

Gang Lu, Nicholas Kioussis, and Donna Sheng (Physics & Astronomy) have received $476,000 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled "PREM-Computational Research and Education for Emergent Materials."

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $38,489 from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, in support of a project entitled "Participation on IODP Expedition 351."

Radha Ranganathan (Science & Mathematics) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Interface Quality Effects in Phospholipase Membrane Enzymology."

Maria Rita D’Orsogna (Science & Mathematics) has received $47,223 from the Office of Naval Research, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Scalable, Stochastic and Spatiotemporal Game Theory for Real-World Human Adversarial Behavioral."

Rafi Efrat (Accounting & Information Systems) has received $70,000 from the Department of Treasury, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Bookstein Tax Clinic."

Mark Rajai and Ileana Costea (Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management) have received $2,000 from Jade Apple LLC, in support of a project entitled "Website Design and Marketing."

Vicki Pedone, Werner Horn, and Cristina Cadavid (Science and Mathematics) have received $249,128 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled "STEPS (Students Targeting Engineering and Physical Science) at California State University."

Igor Beloborodov (Physics) has received $81,000 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled "New Frontier in Materials Science: Artificial Nanosolids."

 Richard Heermance (Geological Sciences) has received $76,089 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI/Collaborative Research: Plio-Quaternary history of basin evolution, climate change, and fold growth in the Qaidam Basin-investigating wind-enhanced climate-tectonic feedback relationships."

Richard Moore (Management) has received $132,954 from the City of Los Angeles, Community Development Department, in continuing support of a project entitled "LA City EWDD 2013-14 Evaluation Project."

Nathan Martin (Recreation and Tourism Management) has received $37,800 from the California Division of Boating & Waterways, in continuing support of a project entitled "Aquatic Center Grant Program."

Elizabeth Say (College of Humanities) has received $89,968 from the National Security Agency, in continuing support of a project entitled "STARTALK CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program."

Sharlene Katz and James Flynn (Electrical & Computer Engineering) have received $20,000 from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in support of a project entitled "CSUN/JPL Partnership for CubeSat Development and Launch: Phase 2."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $469,686 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI-LTREB Renewal: Three decades of coral reef community dynamics in St. John, USVI: 2014-2019."

Robinson Cecil (Geological Sciences) has received $20, 543 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI: Collaborative: Evaluating the influence of crustal deformation on episodic magmatism: southern coast mountains of batholith, British Colombia."

David Bermudes (Biology) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Tumor-targeting Salmonella Expressing Apoptosis-inducing Cytotoxic Proteins."

Miraslov Peric (Physics and Astronomy) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Interaction Between Alzheimer’s Beta-Amyloid Peptide and Phospholipid Bilayers."

Somnath Chattopadhyay (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has received $9,413 from the U.S. Department of Defense, as supplemental support of a project entitled "SiC/GaN Based Optically Triggered MESFET for High Power efficiency and High Radiation resistance Solid State Switch Application for Actuator System."

Shawna Dark (Geography) has received $40,000 from the Geographical Information Center, CSU Chico, in continuing support of a project entitled  "California Broadband Field Testing #5."

Ani Nahapetian (Computer Science) has received $50,360 from Intel Corporation, in support of a project entitled "Processor ‘Health’ Prediction Using Gate-Level Characterization."

Abhijit Mukherjee (Mechanical Engineering) has received $4,000 from Paramount Studios, in support of a project entitled "Analysis of Natural Gas Turbine Coogeneration System."

Joshua Schwartz (Geological Sciences) has received $213,807 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "CAREER: Investigating Controls on Arc Flare-ups and the Growth of Lower Continental Crust."

Donna Sheng (Physics and Astronomy) has received $110,000 from the Department of Energy, in continuing support of a project entitled "Novel Fractional Quantum Hall and Quantum Spin Hall Effects in Interacting Systems."

Cheryl Van Buskirk (Biology) has received $14,500 from the National Institutes of Health, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Analysis of EGFR-dependent sleep in C. elegans."

Jheem Medh (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in support of a project entitled "An Investigation of the mechanisms by which down-regulation of lipoprotein lipase increases insulin sensitivity in muscle cells."

Jessica Vey (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $35,000 from the Research Corporation, in support of a project entitled "Enabling rational design of biodesulfurization: biochemical and structural characterization of dibenzothiophene monooxygenase."

Csaba Toth (Mathematics) has received $15,000 from UCLA, in support of a project entitled "Fellowship at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)."

Cheryl Van Buskirk (Biology) has received $130,500 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Analysis of EGFR-dependent sleep in C. elegans."

Gang Lu and Nicholas Kiousssis (Physics and Astronomy) have received $269,958 from the Department of Defense, in support of a project entitled "Acquisition of a High Performance Computer Cluster for Materials Research and Education."

Dayanthie Weeraratne (Geological Sciences) has received $84,988 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled "CAREER: Geodynamic Study of the Earth’s Mantle Asthenosphere and Core Formation."

Charles Hanson (Educational Psychology and Counseling) has received $49,795 from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Program Services (CAPIT)."

Michael Spagna (Education) has received $27,602 from the Los Angeles Unified School District, in continuing support of a project entitled "Professional Development Services in Support of Private Schools."

Charles Hanson (Educational Psychology and Counseling) has received $104,737 from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Adoption Promotion and Support Services Program – SPA2."