College of Science and math/Dean's Office

Funded Research Grants 2015

Major Grants in CSM for the Year 2015

 

Nicholas Kioussis and Igor Beloborodov (Physics & Astronomy) have received $155,775 from The Regents of University of California, in continuing support of a project entitled  "NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems TANMS."

Gilberto Flores (Biology) and Dena Herman (Family Consumer Sciences) have received $49,822 from the National Institutes of Health, in support of a project entitled “BUILD@CSUN Pilot Project: Dietary effects on the functional diversity of the gut microbiome in children.”

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."

Robert Carpenter (Biology) has received $668,034 from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, in support of a project entitled "CORAL: Coral Reef Airborne Laboratory."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $113,439 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 $110,336 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in continuing support of a project entitled  "LTER: Long-Term Dynamics of a Coral Reef Ecosystem."

Virginia Vandergon (Biology), Matthew d’Alessio (Geological Science), and Norman Herr (Secondary Education)  have received $45,000 from UC Regents, in continuing support of a project entitled  "San Fernando Valley Science Project NCLB 12.”

Donna Sheng, Gang Lu, and Nicholas Kioussis (Physics & Astonomy) have received $298,660 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "MRI: Acquisition of Computer Cluster for Data-Driven Discovery in Materials Research and Education."

Daniel Katz (Mathematics) has received $150,000 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI: External Combinatorics of Patterns, Correlation, and Structure."

Simon Garrett (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $181,107 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI: Synthesis of Sulfur Containing Amino Acids in Astrophysical Ices."

Jorge Balbas (Mathematics) has received $214,894 from UCLA, in support of a project entitled "Associate Director-Visiting Researcher (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics."

Virginia Oberholzer-Vandergon (Biology), Norman Herr (Secondary Education),and Matthew d'Alessio (Geological Sciences) have received $24,000 from UC Regents, in continuing support of a project entitled  "San Fernando Valley Science Project."

Thomas Minehan (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $286,748 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI: Functionalized bis (morindone-C, O-glycosides) for the molecular recognition of DNA in the major groove."

Dayanthie Weeraratne (Geological Sciences) has received $9,000 from the National Science Foundation, as supplemental support of a project entitled "CAREER: Geodynamic Study of Earth's Mantle Asthenosphere and Core Formation."

Yohannes Shiferaw (Physics & Astronomy) has received $181,250 from Northwestern University, in support of a project entitled "Atrial arrythmias and Ca2+ waves in HF: simulation and experimental studies."

Gang Lu (Physics & Astronomy) has received $593,823 from the Department of Defense, in support of a project entitled "Multiscale Modeling of Aging Mechanisms in Energy Storage Materials."

Maria Helena Noronha (Mathematics) has received $434,121 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RE-C^2: Research Experiences in Community Colleges."

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."

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

Jeanne Robertson (Biology) has received $15,000 from the National Geographic Society, in support of a project entitled "Documenting Speciation in Action: Does Female Mate Choice Lead to Speciation in Red-eyed Treefrogs."

Matthew d'Alessio (Geological Sciences) has received $10,000 from UC Riverside, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Framework for High School Science in California."

MariaElena Zavala (Biology) has received $723,833 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."

Paula Fischhaber (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $14,900 from the National Institutes of Health, as supplemental support of a project entitled "Recruitment of End-Processing Factors in DSB Repair."

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

Rachel Mackelprang (Biology) has received $281,947 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in support of a project entitled "Life in the Ancient Permafrost: A model for exobiology."

Gary Chapman and Debi Prasad Choudhary (Physics & Astronomy) have received $28,132 from the University of Colorado, in support of a project entitled "Solar Spectral Irradiance: Lyman Alpha, Magnesium II, and Sigma K Proxies (SSIAMESe)."

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."

Matthew d'Alessio (Geological Sciences), Virginia Vandergon Oberholzer(Biology), and Norman Herr (Secondary Education) have received $16,000 from UC Riverside, in support of a project entitled "Framework for High School Science in California."

MariaElena Zavala (Biology) has received $509,256 from the National Institutes of Health, in support of a project entitled "MARC U-STAR at CSUN: Preparing Scientists Hollistically."

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."

Jennifer Vey (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $141,561 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled "Engineering isobutylamine N-hydroxylase for applications in antibiotic biosynthesis."

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Science) has received $11,400 from GNS Science, in support of a project entitled "Clastic provenance studies in New Zealand."

Richard Heermance (Geological Science) has received $10,000 from the Southern California Earthquake Center at University Southern California, in support of a project entitled "Collaborative Proposal- New Applications of cosmogenic burial dating (10Be, 26Al, and 36Cl) on late Pleistocene fan surfaces to constrain long-term San Andreas fault slip rates." 

Maria-Rita D'Orsogna (Mathematics) has received $115,675 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."

Daniel B. Curtis (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $2,000 from the California Air Resources Board, in support of a project entitled "Funding for 32nd Informal Symposium on Kinetics ad Photochemical Processes in the Atmosphere."

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $12,000 from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, in support of a project entitled "The sedimentary/volcaniclastic record of subduction initiation and magmatic arc development at IODP Site U1438."

Robinson Cecil (Geological Science) has received $42,198 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 Columbia."

Michael Summers (Biology) has received $207,637 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "RUI: Determination and Functional Analysis of the Cyanobacterial Lipid Droplet Proteome."

Gang Lu (Physics) has received $125,000 from the Office of Naval Research, in support of a project entitled "Large Scale Modeling of Electron Dynamics and Excitations in Functional and Structural Materials."

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

Debi Prasad Choudhary (Physics & Astronomy) has received $91,583 from the National  Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "Three Dimensional thermal and magnetic structure of sunspots."

Maria-Rita D'Orsogna (Mathematics) has received $126,726 from the US Army, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Warfighter Neuroendocrinology: modeling stress response, PTSD, and TBI."

Richard Heermance (Geological Sciences) has received $66,287 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled  "RUI/Collaborative Research: Plio-Quarternary history of basin evolution, climate change, and fold growthin the Qaidam Basin-Investigating wind-enhanced climate-tectonic feedback relationships."

Igor Beloborodov  (Physics) has received $50,000 from the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation, in support of a project entitled "Magneto-electric coupling in composite multiferroics."

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

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics & Astronomy) has received $29,250 from the University of Iowa, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Identification of Defect Candidates and their Effects on Carrier Lifetimes and Dark Currents in the InAs/InAsSb Strained-Layer Superlattices for Infrared Detectors."

Dayanthie Weeraratne (Geological Sciences) has received $111,619 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled  "CAREER: Geodynamic Study of the Earth's Mantle Asthenosphere and Core Formatiion."

Peter Edmunds  (Biology) has received $113,308 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 $110,452 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in continuing support of a project entitled  "LTER: Long-Term Dynamics of a Coral Reef Ecosystem."

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $25,810 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "Expediting the Identification, Analysis, and Interpretation of Paleogene Volcaniclastic Facies at IODP Site U1438, Expedition 351."

Cheryl Van Buskirk (Biology) has received $145,000 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled  "Analysis of EGFR-dependent sleep in C. elegans."

Mark Steele (Biology) has received $238,380 from the 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."

Cindy Malone (Biology) has received $584,282 from the CSUN-UCLA Bridges to Stem Cell Research, in continuing support of a project entitled  "CSUN - UCLA Bridges to Stem Cell Search."

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics & Astronomy) has received $107,117 from the US Army, in support of a project entitled "Identification of Surface Defect Candidates and their passivation in Strained-Layer Type-II Superlattices for Infrared Detectors."

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics & Astronomy) has received $349,889 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."