College of Science and math/Dean's Office

Funded Research Grants 2012

Major Grants in CSM for the Year 2012

 

Deqing Ren (Physics & Astronomy) has received $61,438 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled "CAREER: A Portable Solar Adaptive Optics System for High-Resolution Imaging Investigations."

Paula Schiffman (Biology) has received $2,000 from the Santa Monica Mountains Fund, in continuing support of a project entitled "A Comparison of Arthropod Assemblages Among Native, Invaded, and Restored Coastal Sage Scrub Habitats."

Doug Yule (Geological Sciences) has received $20,000 from the University of Southern California, in support of a project entitled "Frequency, Timing and Size of San Gorgonio Pass Fault Zone Ruptures: Local Source or Through-going San Andreas Events?"

Nicholas Kioussis and Igor Beloborodov (Physics & Astronomy), and George Youssef (Mechanical Engineering) have received $290,000 from the University of California Los Angeles, in support of a project entitled "NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems TANMS."

Gang Lu (Physics & Astronomy) has received $74,914 from the Office of Naval Research in continuing support of a project entitled “First-Principles Based Multiscale Modeling of Structure, Energetics, and Mobility of Defects in Metals.”

Gary Chapman (Physics & Astronomy) has received $52,000 from NASA, in continuing support of a project entitled "Observations and Analysis of Solar Total and Spectral Irradiance Variability."

Gerry Simila (Geological Sciences), Virginia Vandergon (Biology), and Norman Herr (Secondary Education) have received $25,130 from The Regents of the University of California, in continuing support of a project entitled "San Fernando Valley Science Project (CSMP)."

Steve Dudgeon (Biology) has received $47,196 from the University of Pennsylvania, in continuing support of a project entitled "LTREB: Experimental tests of alternative states on rocky intertidal shores."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $49,931 from the National ScienceFoundation, as supplemental support of a project entitled "RUI: Ocean Acidification-Category 1- The effects of ocean acidification on the organismic biology and community ecology of corals, calcified algae, and coral reefs."

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics & Astronomy) has received $9.750 from the University of Iowa, in support of a project entitled "Identification of Defect Candidates and their Effects on Carrier Lifetimes and Dark Currents in InAs/InAsSb Strained-Layer Superlattices for Infrared Detectors.

Maria Elena Zavala (Biology) has received $723,860 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."

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

Rheem Medh (Biology) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Role of E4BP4 in Glucocorticoid-Evoked Lymphocyte Apoptosis."

Mark Schilling (Mathematics) has received $36,665 from the California Department of Toxic Substance Control, in support of a project entitled "Statistical Support for DTSC’s Chemical Soil Background Study."

Gerald Simila (Geological Sciences) has received $5,875 from CSU San Luis Obispo, in continuing support of a project entitled  "CSU science teacher and researcher (STAR): Strengthening K-12 science teaching in California."

Paula Fischhaber (Chemistry & BioChemistry) has received $104,544 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support, and $4,126 in supplemental support of a project entitled "Recruitment of Rad 10 in Double-strand Break Repair."

Larry Allen (Biology) has received $10,000 from the Sea Grant Program, in support of a project entitled "A Fisheries Independent Assessment of Spawning Biomass of Barred Sand Bass (Paralabrax nebulifer) on the Major Spawning Aggregation off Southern California."

Gagik Melikyan (Chemistry & BioChemistry) has received $160,000 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled  "RUI: Novel Radical and Ionic Reactions in Cobalt-Alkyne Series."

David Klein (Mathematics), A. Cristina Cadavid (Physics & Astronomy), and Brian Foley (Secondary Education) have received $154,102 from NASA, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Mathematical and Geospatial Pathways to Climate Change Education."

Kathie Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $2,000 from GNS Science, in support of a project entitled "Support for MSc student project: Classic provenance fingerprinting in Taranaki Basin, NZ."

Michael Summers (Biology) has received $175,874 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Regulation of akinete differentiation in Nostoc punctiforme."

Donna Sheng (Physics & Astronomy) has received $75,000 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled "Theoretical (numerical) investigations of novel quantum-phases and transitions in strongly interacting systems."

A. Cristina Cadavid, (Physics & Astronomy), M. Helena Noronha (Mathematics), Karla Pelletier (CECS Student Service Center), and Kathie Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) have received $486,000 from CSU Sacramento, in continuing support of a project entitled "CSUN’s LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate."

Karin Crowhurst (Chemistry & BioChemistry) has received $143,550 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Investigating protein dynamics in NT-4/5 and TrkB receptor interactions."

Richard Heermance (Geological Sciences) has received $18,000 from the University of Southern California, in support of a project entitled "Mid-Late Pleistocene Slip rate through the San Gorgonio Pass from Cosmogenic Dating of the Heights Fanglomerate."

Yann Schrodi (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "New Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Based on Innocuous and Abundant Metals."

Lisa Banner (Biology has received $435,003 from the National Institutes of Health, in support of a project entitled "Analysis of Neuropoietic Cytokines and their Receptors in Diabetic Neuropathy."

Yohannes Shiferaw (Physics & Astronomy) has received $309,915 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled,  "Multi-scale Modeling of Calcium Mediated Triggered Activity in the Heart."

Jorge Balbas (Mathematics) has received $14,000 from IPAM-UCLA, in support of a project entitled, "Computational Methods in High-Energy Density Plasmas."

Vladislav Panferov (Mathematics) has received $14,000 from IPAM-UCLA, in support of a project entitled "Computational Methods in High-Energy Density Plasmas."

Maria Elena Zavala (Biology) has received $606,130 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "MARC USTAR at California State University, Northridge."

Ernest Kwok (Biology) has received $138,250 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Characterization of novel subcellular structures in Arabidopsis thaliana."

Gary Chapman and Dora Preminger (Physics & Astronomy) have received $77,936 from NASA, in continuing support of a project entitled "Photometric Observations and Analysis in Support of SORCE/TIM and GLORY/TIM."

Thomas Minehan (Chemistry & 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."

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

Joshua Schwartz (Geological Sciences) has received $97,726 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Investigation of a Late Jurassic Paired Magmatic Belt (Blue Mountains, NE Oregon): Evaluation of Magmatic Growth During Contractional Orogeny."

Radha Ranganathan (Physics & Astronomy) has received $108,749 from the National Institutes of Heath, in continuing support of a project entitled "Interface Quality Effects in Phospholipase Membrane Enzymology."

Maria-Rita D’Orsogna (Mathematics) has received $55,400 from the University of Southern California, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Scalable, Stochastic and Spatiotemporal Game Theory for Real-World Human Adversarial Behavior."

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $8,750 from the National Science Foundation, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Expedition 317 Objective Research – Linking Sediment Provenance to Supply and Lithofacies Formation on the Canterbury Margin."

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

Gang Lu (Physics & Astronomy) has received $299,076 from UC Regents in support of a project entitled ‘Development Method to Predict Phase Separation and Charge Transport in Bulk Heterojuncion Conjugated Polymer Solar Cells.”

Dayanthie Weeraratne (Geological Sciences) has received $251,900 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "CAREER: Geodynamic Study of Earth’s Mantle Asthenosphere and Core Formation."

Maria Elena de Bellard (Biology) has received $105,880 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Mechanisms of cytoskeleton dynamics during neural crest cell chemoattraction."

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

Karin Crowhurst (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $436,051 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI: NMR investigation of the role of protein dynamics in the selections between RGS and Galpha signaling proteins."

Damian Christian (Physics & Astronomy) has received $59,800 from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in support of a project entitled "High Resolution Imaging & Spectroscopy of the Chandra Comet Survey II."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $88,990 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled "RUI: Long-Term Coral Reef Community Dynamics in the US Virgin Islands: 1987-2019."

Gang Lu (Physics & Astronomy) has received $418,727 from the Army Research Office, in support of a project entitled "A new computational tool for understanding light-matter interactions."

Dong-ning Sheng (Physics & Astronomy) has received $110,000 from the Department of Energy, in continuing support of a project entitled,  "Novel Charge and Spin Fractional Quantum Hall Effects and New Emerging Quantum Phases in Interacting and Spin-Orbit Coupling Electronic Materials."

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

Mary-Pat Stein (Biology) has received $143,550 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Recruitment and fusion of ER vesicles to the Legionella-containing vacuole."

Ray Hong (Biology) has received $143,550 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Molecular Characterization of Insect Pheromone Chemosensory Mutants in Nematodes (SCORE)."

Gerry Simila (Geological Science) has received $4,699 from UC Regents, in support of a project entitled "San Fernando Valley Science Project (NCLB 8A)."

Mark Steele (Biology) has received $443,841 from the California Coastal Commission, in continuing support of a project entitled "Reproductive output, growth, and food-chain support of fishes on the Wheeler J. North Artificial Reef."

Gang Lu (Physics & Astronomy) has received $74,958 from the Office of Naval Research, in continuing support of a project entitled,  "First-Principles Based Multiscale Modeling of Structure, Energetics and Mobility of Defects in Metals."

Maria-Rita D’Orsogna (Mathematics) has received $55,400 from the University of Southern California, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Scalable, Stochastic and Spatiotemporal Game Theory for Real-World Human Adversarial Behavior."

Gerry Simila (Geological Science), Virginia Vandergon (Biology), and Norman Herr (Secondary Education) have received $48,573 from UC Regents, in continuing support of a project entitled  "San Fernando Valley Science Project (NCLB 8)."