Congratulations to faculty & staff with current external funding:
Dr. Kelly Anderson, Chemistry, awarded a one-year renewal of her research grant from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to support her study "Using molecular simulation to explore the solid-liquid interface."
Dr. Chad Morris, Sociology, awarded Mednick Memorial Fellowship to support his research project, "Community-Based Public Health Promotion: Diet and Non-Communicable Disease in Palau."
Dr. Alice Kassens, Business Administration and Economics, awarded a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Association to support her research study, "The Effect of Clinical Depression on the Labor Market Outcomes of Young Adults."
Dr. Stella Xu, History, awarded a grant from the Freeman Foundation and ASIANetwork for her students to conduct research in China, "Reinvented Tradition in the Age of Globalization: the Silk Road and its Legacy in Contemporary China."
Dr. DorothyBelle Poli, Biology, received a National Science Foundation grant as a co-Principle Investigator for a collaborative project, "Support of graduate students to attend joint international conferences on molecular systematics of bryophytes and bryophyte genomics, and for professional development for 4-12 science teachers."
Dr. Catherine Sarisky, Chemistry, received a funded renewal of her research study, "Purine Biosynthesis in Archaea," from the Jeffress Memorial Trust.
Dr. Timothy Johann, Chemistry, received a funded renewal of his research study, "Characterization of the Active Site of MTHFS," from the Jeffress Memorial Trust.
Dr. DoorothyBelle Poli, Biology, awarded a research grant from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to support her collaborative project, "Bryological Respiration & Photosynthetic Comparisons: A Case to Connect Virginia High School Students to Active Research."
Dr. Dar Jorgensen, Biology, awarded a research grant from Brooks Whitehurst Associates, Inc. for his study, "The Application of Quantitative/ Real-time Polymerase Chain."
Dr. Katherine O'Neill, Biology, awarded a research contract with Weyerhaeuser NR Company, for her study, "Evaluating bio indicators for soil quality in Loblolly pine stands."
Dr. Steven Powers, Biology, awarded a research grant from Georgia Department of Natural Resources for his study, "Testing for genetic diversity within and among isolated populations of a threatened species in Georgia and Alabama Percina aurolineatum, Goldline Darter (Percidae)."
Ms. Talia Logan, Olin Center, awarded grant from the Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas to support art purchases for the Olin Collection.
Dr. Mary Henold, History, received a two-year Lilly Fellows grant for her project, "Lilly Fellows Mentoring Program at Roanoke College."
Dr. Elizabeth Bachelder, Fine Arts, awarded a grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation to support the Kandinsky Trio residence and touring.
Dr. DorothyBelle Poli, Biology, received a supplemental grant from the Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial trust to support her research project: "Evolution of polar auxin transport: Examining gametophytes to shed further light on sporophytes."
Dr. Kelly Anderson, Chemistry, received a three-year National Science Foundation sub award in collaboration with the University of Minnesota. The project is titled, "Collaborative Research: Development of computational algorithms and analysis tools for molecular-level understanding of complex atmospheric nucleation processes."
Dr. Kelly Anderson, Chemistry, awarded a two-year grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for her study: "Exploring lubricants: Investigating the solid-liquid interface using molecular simulation."
Dr. Caterine Sarisky, Chemistry, received a Single Investigator Cottrell Science Award from the Research Corporation for the Advancement of Science that provides funding for a three-year study: "Purine Biosynthesis in Archaea: Variations on a Theme".
Dr. Chris Lassiter, Biology, as part of a five-person research team, was awarded a $263,000 grant from the Virginia Commonwealth Health Research Board (CHRB). The two-year grant will study estrogen's role in protecting the cardiovascular system from damage and degenerative diseases. Colonel James E. Turner of VMI is the principal investigator for the study.