College of Science and math/Dean's Office

Funded Research Grants

Major Grants in CSM for the Year 2014

 

Maria Elena De Bellard (Biology) has received $414,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Role of Slit Molecules in Neural Crest Delamination."

Majid Mojirshebani (Mathematics) has received $40,000 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI: Classification, regression, and density estimation with missing variables."

Paula Fischhaber (Chemistry and BIochemistry) has received $102,000 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Recruitment of End-Processing Factors in DSB Repair."

Alexander Alekseenko (Mathematics) has received $120,000 from the High Performance Technologies, Incorporated, in support of a project entitled "Development of Fast Deterministic Physically Accurate Solvers for Kinetic Collision Integral for Applications of Near Space Flight and Control Devices."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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.

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.

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."