College of Science and math/Dean's Office

Funded Research Grants 2013

Major Grants in CSM for the Year 2013

 

Gang Lu (Physics and Astronomy) has received $166,667 from Brown University, in continuing support of a project entitled "Stress-Controlled via Engineered Nanostructures."

Jeanne Robertson (Biology) has received $6,000 from the Santa Monica Mountains Fund, in support of a project entitled "Landscape Genetics of the Island Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occientalis becki) on Santa Cruz Island; the role of habitat complexity and climate on genetic connectivity of populations across the island."

Virginia Vandergon (Biology), Matthew d'Alessio (Geological Sciences), Norman Herr (Secondary Education) have received $41,484 from the University of California Regents, in continuing support of a project entitled  "San Fernando Valley Science Project – NCLB 10."

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics & Astronomy) has received $140,000 from the University of California, Los Angeles, in continuing support of a project entitled "NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems TANMS."

Igor Beloborodov (Physics & Astronomy) has received $59,999 from the University of California, Los Angeles, in continuing support of a project entitled "NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems TANMS."

Maria-Rita D’Orsogna (Mathematics) has received $68,702 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."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $110,896 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in continuing support of a project entitled "Long-Term Ecological Research: Coral Reefs in Moorea, French Polynesia."

Robert Carpenter (Biology) has received $112,848 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled "LTER: Long-Term Dynamics of a Coral Reef Ecosystem."

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics & Astronomy) has received $350,000 from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, in continuing support of a project entitled "Electronic structure of semiconductor detector surfaces and contact interfaces: Optimization of signal to noise ratio."

Chhandak Basu (Biology) has received $70,013 from Fort Valley State University, in support of a project entitled "Developing a Sustainable Bioenergy System: Paulownia production for Fuel, Chemicals and Materials."

Thomas Minehan (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $65,000 from the American Chemical Society/Petroleum Research Fund, in support of a project entitled "Intramolecular cycloaddition reactions of electron-rich alkynes: New methods for the synthesis of optically active building blocks for organic synthesis."

Doug Yule (Geological Sciences) has received $20,000 from the University of Southern California, in support of a project entitled "Paleoseismology and slip rate of the Garnet Hill Fault at Whitewater Hill."

Steve Dudgeon (Biology) has received $45,743 from the University of Pennsylvania, in continuing support of a project entitled "LTREB: Experimental Tests of Alternative States on Rocky Intertidal Shores."

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $2,000 from GNS Science, in support of a project entitled "Support for MSc Student Project 2013-2014: Clastic Provenance Fingerprinting in Taranaki Basin, NZ."

Richard Heermance (Geological Sciences) has received $21,354 from Cotton, Shires and Associates, Inc., in support of a project entitled "10be Exposure Dating of Moraines Near WatherhousePeak, Sierra Nevada."

Rheem Medh (Biology) has received $104,944 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Role of E4BP4 in Glucocorticoid-Evoked Lymphocyte Apoptosis."

Yann Schrodi (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $104,944 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "New Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Based on Innocuous and Abundant Metals."

Casey terHorst (Biology) has received $297,852 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Trait Evolution and the Stability of Ecological Communities."

Maria-Rita D’Orsogna (Mathematics) has received $15,000 from the University of California, Los Angeles, in support of a project entitled "Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future."

Virginia Vandergon (Biology), Matthew d’Alessio (Geological Sciences), and Norman Herr (Secondary Education) have received $25,130 from the UC Regents, in continuing support of a project entitled "San Fernando Valley Science Project – CSMP."

David Klein (Mathematics) Cristina Cadavid (Physics & Astronomy), and Brian Foley (Secondary Education) have received $26,245 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in continuing support of a project entitled "Mathematical and Geospatial Pathways to Climate Change Education."

Michael Summers (Biology) has received $171,008 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Regulation of akinete differentiation in Nostoc punctiforme."

B.A. Sethuraman (Mathematics) has received $249,975 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "CIF: Small: RUI: Mathematical Problems in Space- Time Block Codes for MIMO Systems."

Paula Fischhaber (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $99,595 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Recruitment of Rad 10 in Double-Strand Break Repair."

Nick Kioussis (Physics & Astronomy) has received $16,031 from Inston, Inc., in support of a project entitled "Electric-Field-Controlled Nonvolatile Magnetic Memory Devices."

Robinson Cecil and Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) have received $185,000 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Elucidating the Geologic Record of Late Paleozoic Subduction Initiation Along the Southwestern Margin of Laurentia, Southern California and Sonora, Mexico."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $646,154 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled, "Collaborative Research: RUI –Ecology and Functional Biology of Octocoral Communities."

Yohannes Shiferaw (Physics & Astronomy) has received $294,851 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Multi-Scale Modeling of Calcium Mediating Triggered Activity in the Heart."

Maria Elena Zavala (Biology) has received $541,757 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "MARC USTAR at California State University, Northridge," and $698,518 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."

Dayanthie Weeraratne (Geological Sciences) has received $8,600 from the National Science Foundation, as supplemental support of a project entitled "CAREER: Geodynamic Study of the Earth’s Mantle Asthenosphere and Core Formation."

Jerry Stinner (College of Science & Mathematics) has received $35,000 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)."

Cindy Malone (Biology) has received $1,734,317 from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), in continuing support of a project entitled"CSUN – UCLA Bridges to Stem Cell Research."

Ernest Kwok (Biology) has received $139,925 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled"Characterization of Novel Subcellular Structures in Arabidopsis Thaliana."

Jessica Vey (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $145,000 from the National Institutes of Health, in support of a project entitled "Engineering Isobutylamine N-hydroxylase for Applications in Antibiotic Biosynthesis."

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

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

Damian Christian (Physics & Astronomy) has received $5,021 from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Performing Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Icy Compositions Relevant to Solar System Bodies."

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

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."

Radha Ranganathan (Physics & Astronomy) has received $7,069 from the National Institutes of Health, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Interface Quality Effects in Phospholipase Membrane Enzymology."

Gary Chapman and Dora Preminger (Physics and Astronomy) have received $79,039 from NASA, in continuing support of a project entitled "Photometric Observations and Analysis in Support of SORCE/TIM and GLORY/TIM."

Thomas Minehan (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $104,944 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled,  "Synthesis and DNA Binding Affinity Evaluation of Novel Gilvocarcin-C-Glucosides."

Miroslav Peric (Physics and Astronomy) has received $7,069 from the National Institutes of Health, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Interaction Between Alzheimer’s Beta-Amyloid Peptide and Phospholipid Bilayers."

Jheem Medh (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $7,069 from the National Institutes of Health, as supplemental support of a project entitled "An Investigation of the Mechanisms by which Down-Regulation of Lipoprotein

Maria Elena de Bellard (Biology) has received $6,966 from the National Institutes of Health, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Mechanisms of Cytoskeleton Dynamics During Neural Crest Cell Chemoattraction." Increases Insulin Sensitivity in Muscle Cells."

Gang Lu (Physics & Astronomy) has received $58,433 from the Office of Naval Research, as supplemental support of a project entitled "First- Principles Based Multiscale Modeling of Structure, Energetics and Mobility of Defects in Metals."

Jerry Stinner (Science & Mathematics) has received $42,000 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)."

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."

Joseph Hajdu (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $7,069 from the National Institutes of Health, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Phospholipid Dynamics and Lipolysis in Membrane Models."

Vicki Pedone (Geological Sciences) Werner Horn (Mathematics), and Cristina Cadavid (Physics & Astronomy) have received $244,263 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled "STEPS (Students Targeting Engineering and Physical Science) at California State University, Northridge."

Janet Kubler and Steve Dudgeon (Biology) has received $690,641 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI: Ocean Acidification: Scope for Resilience to Ocean Acidification in Macroalgae."

Joseph Hajdu (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $97,875 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Phospholipid dynamics and lipolysis in membrane models."

Maria de Bellard (Biology) has received $96,455 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Mechanisms of cytoskeleton dynamics during neural crest cell chemoattraction."

Radha Ranganathan (Physics & Astronomy) has received $97,875 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Interface Quality Effects in Phospholipase Membrane Enzymology."

Gang Lu (Physics & Astronomy) has received $445,749 from the Army Research Office, in support of a project entitled "Toward Computational Design of High-Efficiency Photovoltaics from First-Principles."

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $105,720 from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, in support of a project entitled "Smear-slide Reference Set and Atlas for IODP Shipboard Sedimentologists Phase II: Biogenic and Other Authigenic Components."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $89,865 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI-LTREB Long-Term Coral Reef Community Dynamics in St. John, USVI: 1987-2019."

Helena Noronha (Mathematics )has received $817,149 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "CSU Alliance for Preparing Undergraduates through Mentoring towards PhDs."

John D. Yule (Geological Sciences) has received $83,625 from the United States Geological Survey, in support of a project entitled "Mega-trenching to Determine a Lengthy Record of San Gorgonio Pass Fault Zone Ruptures: Possible Super Earthquakes on the Southern San Andreas Fault System."

Miroslav Peric (Physics & Astronomy) has received $97,875 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Interaction between Alzheimer’s Beta-Amyloid Peptide and Phospholipid Bilayers."

Jheem Medh (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $97,875 from the National Institute of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Aninvestigation of the mechanisms by which down-regulation of lipoprotein lipase increases insulin sensitivity in muscle cells."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $6,955 from the National Science Foundation, as supplemental support of a project entitled "RUI: Long-Term Coral Reef Community Dynamics in the U.S. Virgin Islands: 1987-2019."

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics & Astronomy) has received $39,000 from the Department of Defense, in continuing 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."

Cindy Malone (Biology) has received $3,452 from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in support of a project entitled "Microbial Viability in Extreme Environments."

Robert Carpenter (Biology) has received $112,896 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in continuing support of a project entitled "LTER: Long-Term Dynamics of a Coral Reef Ecosystem."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $110,879 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in continuing support of a project entitled "Long Term Ecological Research: Coral Reefs in Moorea, French Polynesia."

Gang Lu (Physics & Astronomy) has received $200,000 from Brown University in continuing support of a project entitled “Stress-Controlled Catalysis via Engineered Nanostructures.”

Gerry Simila (Geological Science), Virginia Vandergon (Biology), and Norman Herr (Secondary Education) have received $39,484 from the The Regents of the University of California, in continuing support of a project entitled "San Fernando Valley Science Project (CSMP)."

Damian Christian (Physics & Astronomy) has received $4,017 from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in continuing support of a project entitled "Performing Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Icy Compositions Relevant to Solar System Bodies."