Research Grant Recipients

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2013-14 Research Grant Recipients

David Ellis Adelman, School of Law, "Empirical Study of Litigation Under the National Environmental Policy Act"

Jeffrey Evan Barrick, Department of Molecular Biosciences, "Probing the molecular specificity of natural competence in Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1"

Bharath Chandrasekaran, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, "Individual differences in audiovisual speech processing"

Laura Lee Colgin, Department of Neuroscience, "Distinct mnemonic functions of fast and slow gamma rhythms in the hippocampus"

Darrell Glenn Creel, Department of Anthropology, "Neutron Activation Analysis of Whole Mimbres Pottery Vessels"

Donglei (Emma) Fan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, "Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Nanomotors for Biosubstance Delivery and Detection with Subcellular Resolution"

Johann “Hans” A. Hofmann, Department of Integrative Biology, "Neural and Genomic Basis of Social Cognition"

Keji Lai, Department of Physics, "Probing Vortices in Ferroelectrics: A Table-top Playground for Topological Sciences"

Hongjoo Joanne Lee, Department of Psychology, "Novel treatment for attentional deficits in Parkinson’s disease"

Nanshu Lu, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, "Flexoelectricity of Nanomaterials on Deformable Substrates"

Leslie Ann Mutchler, Department of Art and Art History, "Printshop/ Backdrop"

Paola Passalacqua, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, "A field investigation on the transport of environmental fluxes through deltas"

Nicholas Athanassiou Peppas, Department of Chemical Engineering, "Overcoming Multidrug Resistance in Cancer With Multifunctional Nanoparticles"

Michael John Rose, Department of Chemistry, "Atomic Layer Deposition of Catalytic Materials on a Hybrid Molecular/ Materials Substrate: a Solar Fuels Device"

Navid B. Saleh, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, "Effects of Doping on Fate and Transport of Hybrid Indium Tin Oxide Nanoparticles in Aquatic Environment"

Christen Anne Smith, Department of Anthropology, "Remembering Beatriz Nascimento: Rethinking the Concept of Quilombo, Blackness, Gender and Belonging in Brazil and the Americas"

Jessica Rose Toste, Department of Special Education, "Multisyllabic Word Reading Intervention in the Upper-Elementary Grades: Can Attribution Retraining Improve Performance of Struggling Readers?"

Robert Fredrick Young, School of Architecture, "From Growth Machine to Living City"

Harold Hirsch Zakon, Department of Neuroscience, "A putative novel ion channel in Plasmodium, the malaria parasite"

2012-13 Research Grant Recipients

Aprile Dawn Benner, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, "Discrimination, Peer Relations, and Adolescents’ Develpment"

Linda deGraffenried, Department of Nutritional Sciences, "Obesity and Reprogramming of Prostate Cancer"

Jonathan Bates Dingwell, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, "Determining How Healthy Humans Control Step-To-Step Variability During Walking and Running"

Guangbin Dong, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, "Natural Product-Based Small-Molecule Libraries for Drug Discovery"

Susan B. Empson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, "Learning to Make Instructional Decisions Based On Children’s Thinking about Fractions: Design and Pilot of a Tablet-Based Interactive Decision Making Tool"

Walter Fast, College of Pharmacy, "Developing Antibiotics That Target Iron Acquisition"

Kentya C. Ford, College of Pharmacy, "Exploring the Impact of Social Media Advertising and Beliefs on Little Cigar Tobacco Use among African Americans, ages 18-25: A pilot study"

Luis Francisco-Revilla, School of Information, "Improving the Workflow of Cultural Heritage Institutions: Digital Arrangement at the File-Level"

Mourad Krifa, School of Human Ecology, "Electrically Conductive Polymer Nanocomposite Threads for Wearable Electronics"

Sofian Merabet, Department of Anthropology, "Carlton Hotel Beirut Archives Project"

Richard John Meyer, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Section, "Low specificity relaxases as agents of genomic change"

Edward Mills, College of Pharmacy, "Prevention of Skin Cancer through Uncoupling-Induced Metabolic Shift"

Robert G. Moser, Department of Government, "The Political Geography of Russian Elections: Ethnicity, Economics, and the Contours of Electoral Manipulation and Competition"

Pablo Munguia, Department of Marine Science, "Preliminary assessment of fiddler crab-bacterial interactions in estuarine ecosystems"

Alison R. Preston, Department of Psychology, "Neurobiological development of memory and reasoning"

David Mark Schnyer, Department of Psychology, "The contribution of sleep-wake cycles to behavioral and neural changes associated with memory performance in elderly adults"

Luis Sentis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, "Testbed Development for Dynamic Bipedal Robot"

Ciaran Trace, School of Information, "Improving the Workflow of Cultural Heritage Institutions: Digital Arrangement at the File-Level"

Marianne Wheeldon, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, "Debussy’s Legacy and the Construction of Reputation"

Christian P. Whitman, College of Pharmacy, "Acetylene Probes of Enzymes in the Bacterial Catabolism of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons"

2011-12 Research Grant Recipients

Javier Auyero, Department of Sociology, "In Harm’s Way: Violences in Chain at the Urban Margins in Argentina"

Brenda Lee Berkelaar, Department of Communication Studies, "Evaluating Digital Careers: Developing a Scale to Measure the Perceived Quality of Job Applicants Based on Online Information."

David Cannatella, Section of Integrative Biology, "Next Generation DNA Technology meets the “Lost World”: Using NextGen sequencing for Evolutionary Studies of Endangered Frogs"

Darla Castelli, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, "Kinetic Kidz: Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and Cognitive Performance in Children"

Wenhong Chen, Department of Radio-Television-Film, "Searching For the Mechanisms: A Pilot Study of Study of Social Media Use and Psychological Wellbeing"

Catherine Cubbin, School of Social Work, "Vegetables on Wheels (VOW): A pilot program to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables in a rural Texas community"

Christine Leilani Duvauchelle, College of Pharmacy, "Neural Substrates of Cocaine Craving"

Catherine Harrison Echols, Department of Psychology, "non-Linguistic Social Cues in Language Input to Low-SES Children"

Deana L. Erdner, Department of Marine Science, "Effects of Freshwater Inflows on Plankton"

Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, Department of Psychology, "Neurogenetic Basis of Bipolar Depression"

Michael Mackert, Department of Advertising, "Eve Tracking and Health Literacy: Exploring Difference in he Intake of Information"

W. Todd Maddox, Department of Psychology, "The Effects of Pressure on Dual Processing Models of Decision Making"

Mona C. Mehdy, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, "Studies of a Cell Wall Protein Mutant in Arabidopsis may Identify a Novel Drought Resistance Mechanism and Developmental Pathway"

Jennifer Miller, Department of Geography and the Environment, "Developing a spatially explicit framework to analyze animal movement and interaction: a case study using brown hyena in Northern Botswana"

Erika Patall, Department of Educational Psychology, "Choice and Cheating"

Sharmila Rudrappa, Department of Sociology, "Outsourcing Labor: Explaining India’s Dominance in Transnational Surrogacy"

Rajka Smiljanic, Department of Linguistics, "Speech Recognition in Noise for Children with Cochlear Implants."

Benjamin Dwaine Walther, Department of Marine Science, "Validating the use of geochemical signals in fish scales to reconstruct migration patterns"

Katherine A. Willets, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, "Development of functionalized atomic force microscopy probes for scanning surface enhanced Raman microscopy"

2010-11 Research Grant Recipients

Robert Matthew Brothers, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, Mechanisms of altered blood pressure control in individuals with type II diabetes

Christopher John Ellison, Department of Chemical Engineering, Synthesis and Characterization of Melanin Inspired Polymers and Nanocomposities

Donglei (Emma) Fan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Arrays of Rotary NEMS Devices Assembled on Nano-Magnets

Nina Marie Fredland, School of Nursing, Using an Interactive Theater Program to Promote Healthy Relationship Building Among Young Adolescents

Robert K. Jansen, Integrative Biology Section, Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Plant Diversification

Mathew A. Leibold, Integrative Biology Section, Spanning levels of organization from genes to ecosystems: Gene regulatory networks of ecologically-important traits in the waterflea

Zhanfei Liu, Department of Marine Science, Microbial Degradation of the Deepwater Horizon Oil in Coastal Waters

Paul Marshall Macdonald, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology Section, Regulation of mRNA translation in trans

Leslie Ann Mutchler, Department of Art and Art History, Modular Growth: Buenos Aires

John H. Richburg, College of Pharmacy, Deciphering the underlying mechanisms that account for cisplatin-induced male infertility

Sahotra Sarkar, Integrative Biology Section, Invasive Fish Species Models for Texas

Timothy Schallert, Department of Psychology, Rat 50-kHz ultrasonic reward-related vocalization in response to first-time amphetamine exposure predicts the development of conditioned anticipatory vocalization with repeated treatment

Gerald Christopher Shank, Department of Marine Science, Environmental factors controlling dissolution of organic carbon from salt marsh sediments

Cherie Elizabeth Simpson, School of Nursing, Objective Assessment of Sleep in Informal Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

Bjorn Sletto, School of Architecture, Social Dimensions of Integrated Watershed Management in the Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela

Carla Lynn Van Den Berg, College of Pharmacy, JNK2 mediates immune surveillance of micro-metastatic breast cancer

Yan Zhang, School of Information, Contextualizing consumer health information searching

Nina I.Zuna, Department of Special Education, Understanding Family Quality of Life and Family Support Issues in Families of Children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities

2009-10 Research Grant Recipients

Hal Samuel Alper, Chemical Engineering, Novel, Consortia-Based Processes for Biomass Utilization and Biofuels Production

Michael Leighton Beaman, Architecture, Advanced Digital Mapping of Rwanda Using GIS

Alan Conrad Bovik, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stereo CAD for 3D Breast Imaging

Danelle Irene Briscoe, Architecture, Milling Stone Using BIM Software and Digital Fabrication

Hsiang Iris Chyi, Journalism, News on New Devices: Examining the Multiplatform News Experience in the Digital Age

René Marie Dailey, Communication Studies, Family Communication about Weight Management

Kevin N. Dalby, Medicinal Chemistry, Targeting the Tumor's Stress Rsponse for Cancer Therapy

Yvon Delville, Psychology, Corticotropin Releasing Hormone and Social Behavior

Eileen R. Fowles, Nursing, Dietary Quality during the 2nd Trimester in Low-income Pregnant Women: A Feasibility Study

Venkat Ganesan, Chemical Engineering, Interactions and Phase Behavior in Protein-Polysaccharide Mixtures

Lisa Griffin, Kinesiology and Health Education, Stimulation Patterns to Improve Endurance during Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Christine V. Hawkes, Integrative Biology, Resilience in Soil Microbial Communities Along Environmental Gradients in Tropical Rain Forests

Nancy Lynn Hazen-Swann, Human Development and Family Sciences (Human Ecology), Predictors of Adolescent Self-esteem, Depression, and Delinquency: The Role of Early Parent-child Attachment and Current Peer Relationships

Su-Hyun Jin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Relationship between Speech Perception and Production of Native and Non-native Listeners of English

Barbara Lynne Jones, Social Work, Understanding the Health Promotion Needs of Latino Adolescent Cancer Survivors

Fernando Luiz Lara, Architecture, Favela Buildings: Understanding the Construction Process of a Significant Hidden Portion of the World's Built Environment

Ming-Chun Lee, Community and Regional Planning, The Community-technology Convergence Framework for Community Action

Wei-Na Lee, Advertising, Understanding Consumer Ethnocentrism in Times of Economic Crisis

Amanda Lea Little, Special Education, Parent Implemented Functional Assessment and Behavior Intervention across Problematic Family Routines

Beili Liu, Art and Art History, Tro International Solo Exhibitions - Berlin, Germany, and Brusand, Norway, Summer 2010

Alan M. Lloyd, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, A Whole Genome Scan for Targets of An Arabidopsis Developmental Regulator

Mikhail V. Matz, Integrative Biology, Population Genomics of Coral Adaptation to Climate Change

Jennifer Anne Maynard, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Cellular Immunity through Manipulation of T Cell Receptor-peptice-MHC Interactions

Dong-Ha Min, Marine Science, Is Marine Plankton Responsible in Removing Dissolved Carbon Tetrachloride in the Ocean?

Elizabeth J. Mueller, Community and Regional Planning, Mapping the Relocation of Low-income Households: A Social and Ecological Assessment

Keryn Elizabeth Pasch, Kinesiology and Health Education, Understanding How Youth Perceive and Process Food and Beverage Advertising

Kimberly Raab-Graham, Center for Learning and Memory, Posttranscriptional Regulation, A Novel Mechanism for Ion Channel Regulation and Dentritic Excitability

Richard Jason Reddick, Educational Administration, A Hole in Austin's Soul: African American Faculty Perceptions of the Austin Community

Rebecca Leigh Rossen, Theatre and Dance, Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Rick Russell, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chaperone-mediated Folding of a Group I Intron RNA Monitored by Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)

Michael Joseph Ryan, Integrative Biology, Rapid Evolutionary Responses to an Emerging Infectious Pathogen

Igor P. Siddiqui, Interior Design Program, Spatial Tessellations: Interior Design, Digital Fabrication, and Geometric Patterns

Dionicio Rhodes Siegel, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Synthesis and Biological Optimization of the Natural Product Cyclopamine, A Promising Anticancer Agent

Steven Alexander Vokes, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, Identification of Long-range Limb Enhancers Driving Limb Development

Bugao Xu, Human Ecology, A Dual-Camera System for Pavement Complementary Imaging

2008-09 Research Grant Recipients

Elliott Antokoletz, Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
Polish translation "Twentieth-Century Music"

Douglas Biow, Department of French & Italian, College of Liberal Arts
Research on Leonardo Fioravanti's Rare Sixteenth-Century Books

Shawn Bratton, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy
Mechanistic Insights Into Apoptosome-Dependent Activation of Caspase-9

Margaret Briley, Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
Increasing Fruits, Vegetables and Whole Grains in Preschool Sack Lunches

Bruce Buchanan II, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
How Americans Judge Presidents

Charlotte Canning, Department of Theatre & Dance, College of Fine Arts
On the Performance Front: US Theatre and Internationalism

Renita Coleman, Department of Journalism, Moody College of Communication
Second-Level Agenda-Setting in the 2008 Presidential Election

Molly Cummings, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Sensory and Signal Divergence in Poison Frogs: Do sensory biases drive color pattern evolution?

Janet Davis, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America, 1866-1940

Eric Drott, Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
Music and Politics in France, 1968-1982

Matthew Eastin, Department of Advertising, Moody College of Communication
In-game Advertising: Frequency, Position, and Competition

Johann Eberhart, Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Characterization of Genetic Modifiers Regulating Craniofacial Disease Severity

Rueben Gonzales, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy
Endocannabinoid Involvement in Ethanol Self-Administration

Frank Guridy, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
From Students to Subjects: Afro-Puerto Ricans at Tuskegee I the Age of Empire

Johann Hofmann, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Genomics of Female Mate Choice: The Molecular Basis of Social Decision Making and Its Evolution

Bradley Holliday, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences
Design and Synthesis of New Materials for Solid-State Lighting Applications

Makkuni Jayaram, Section of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences
Analysis of DNA Rearrangements by Difference Topology

Christopher Jolly, Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
Role of Lipid Metabolism in Immunity to Cancer

Chang Liu, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Moody College of Communication
Speech Intelligibility of Non-Native and Native Speakers in Quiet and Noisy Listening Conditions

Tracie Matysik, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
Women on Nietzsche, Gender, and Sexuality: European Women's Intellectual and Activist Writings

Cindy Menches, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Facilitating the Transfer of Knowledge About Building Damage by Understanding the Cognitive Aspects of Severity Judgments

Julia Mickenberg, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
The New Woman Tries on Red: Russia in the American Feminist Imagination, 1917-1945

Mary Neuburger, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
Inhaling Modernity: Tobacco Production, Commerce, and Consumption in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Bulgaria

Hiroshi Nishiyama, Section of Neurobiology, College of Natural Sciences
How the Precision of Neuronal Circuitry Emerges? Imaging of Developmental Competition in the Intact

Brain William O'Brien, Jr., School of Architecture
Approaching Irreducible Formations: Case Studies in Systemic Organization within the Context of 1950's Space-Time

Theresa O'Halloran, Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Testing the Role of Clathrin Associated Proteins during Endocytosis

Li Sheng, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Moody College of Communication
Semantic Representation in Bilinguals

David Shields, Department of Art & Art History, College of Fine Arts
Cataloging Kelly: Studies on history, form and production from the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection

Faegheh Shirazi, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
The Commodification of Islam: Do Dolls Have to Wear the Hijab (Veil)?

Jayant Sirohi, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
Development of an Electronic Flight Control System for a Micro-Helicopter

John Sisson, Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Growing a New System for the Study of Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein and Translational Regulation in the Control of Cellular Morphogenesis in Drosophila Embryos

Patricia Stout, Department of Advertising, Moody College of Communication
The Effects of Corporate Credibility, Endorser Credibility, and Brand Credibility on Consumer Responses to DTC Pharmaceutical Advertising

Fred Valdez, Jr., Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
Culture Contact and Culture Change: The Emergence of Maya Civilization

Wendy Wagner, School of Law
Stakeholder Influence on EPA Nonsalient Rulemakings

2007-08 Research Grant Recipients

Jemel Aguilar, School of Social Work
Exploring Texas School Social Workers' Construction of Accountability using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Jennifer Beer, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Social Influences on Decision-Making: A Gene-Hormone-Brain Approach

Jonathan Brown, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
Cuba, the United States, and the Secret War for Latin America, 1959-1967

Jason Brownlee, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
The Political Economy of Hereditary Succession in Egypt

Stephanie Cawthon, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
Development of a Validity Evaluation Tool for the use of Acommodations on State-wide Standardized Assessments for Students with Disabilities in Elementary and Secondary Education

Sally H. Clarke, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
The Environment and Corporate Responsibility: Law, Science, and Economics at Environmental Defense

Ulrich Dangel, School of Architecture
Baukunst: Contemporary Architecture in Vorarlberg, Austria

Alex DeLozanne, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
Kelvin Force Microscopy of Multiferroic Materials

Jonathan Dingwell, Department of Kinesiology & Health Education, College of Education
Predicting the Risk of Tripping from Measures Obtained during Unperturbed Walking

Jaquelin Dudley, Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences
Enhanced Innate Immunity to Viral and Bacterial Pathogens

Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Justifying the Violation of Universal Moral Imperatives

Luis Francisco-Revilla, School of Information
Interpreting Visual Layouts of Web Pages

Wolfgang Frey, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
The Role of Fibronectin and Force in the Maturation of Size-restricted Cell Adhesions

Shama Gamkhar, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Enforcement of Pollution Control Laws and Compliance by the U.S. Refinery Sector

Alexandra Garcia, School of Nursing
Home-based Diabetes Symptom Self-management for Mexican Americans

George Gavrilis, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
Courts, Conflict, and Democracy: Judiciaries and Anti-Terror Laws in Turkey

Laurie Beth Green, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
Urban Health Conflicts: Struggles over Race, Rights, and Public Health in the Urban South

Dustin Harp, Department of Journalism, College of Communication
Understanding and Empowering Marginalized Voices in the Mediated Public Sphere

Rasika Harshey, Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences
How Salmonella typhimurium Senses Host Cell Contact through its Virulence Appendage

John Hartigan, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
A Comparative Study of Race-based Genomic Research

Sharon Jarvis, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
Casting the Ballot: How the Media Cover Voting and Why it Matters

Su Yeong Kim, Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
The Mediating Role of Parenting in the Linkage between Parent-Child Acculturation Discrepancy and Adolescent Adjustment

Mary Kirisits, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
The Bacterial and Fungal Communities of Ear Infections

Edward Kirk, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
Habitat Acoustics of Malagasy Forests: A Comparative Study of Excess Attenuation, Background Noise, and Lemur Vocal Adaptations

Michael Krezmien, Department of Special Education, College of Education
Reading Instruction for Struggling Incarcerated Adolescent Readers

Rebecca Lewis, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
The Collective Action Problem in Chimpanzees: A Model for the Evolution of Human Cooperation

Huaiyin Li, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
Village China under Socialism and Reform: A Micro History, 1950-2005

Xiaoqin Li, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
Development of a Novel Spectroscopy Tool for Studies of Electronic Coupling in Semiconductors

Brad Love, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
Direct-to-Consumer Advertisements, Educational Content, and Literacy: A Prescription for Improved Health Outcomes

Jennifer Morgan, Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Identifying Molecular Mechanisms that Drive Synapse Formation during Spinal Cord Regeneration

Luisa Nardini, School of Music, College of Fine Arts
Music from the South: Edition and Study of the Non-standard Mass Proper Items of Beneventan Manuscripts

Jemima Pierre, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
African Immigrants in the U.S.: The Making of Contemporary Diasporas

Michele Rountree, School of Social Work
A Trend Analysis: HIV Testing Rates and Testing Locations among Whites, African-Americans, Hispanics, Data from the Behavioral Risk Surveillance System 2000-2006

Krishnendu Roy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Microfabrication of Complex, Spatially Patterned Tissue-engineering Scaffolds

Jason Sowell, School of Architecture
counterMEASURES

Raji Srinivasan, Department of Marketing, Red McCombs School of Business
Is Beautiful Good? Market Rewards to Superior Product Designs

Keri Stephens, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
Combinatorial Information and Communication Technology Use at Work

Yongjun Sung, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
Hel-mart.com: Antecedents and Motivations of Consumer Participation in Online Anti-brand Communities

Dan Wheat, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Piezoelectric Response Near Growth Defects in Wood

Jerome Williams, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
Racial Profiling of Small Entrepreneurial Business Bank Customer

Zhiwen Zhang, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
Decipher the In Vivo Mechanism of Staphylococcus aureus Sortase A

2006-07 Research Grant Recipients

Dawna I. Ballard, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
Temporality Over Time: A Longitudinal Test of the Entrainment Perspective

Daniel I. Bolnick, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Using Ancient DNA to Directly Document the Speed of Adaptation

Henry P. Ciolino, Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
Inhibition of Renal Cancer Cell Growth by Dietary Isothiocyanates

Eugenia Costa-Giomi, School of Music, College of Fine Arts
Infants' Categorization of Melody

Alan H. Cowley, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences
A New Breed of Lanthanide Reagents and Catalysts

Molly Cummings, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Is Sexual Selection Driving Color Pattern Diversification among Poison Frogs?

Diana K. Davis, Department of Geography & the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
Scorched Earth: The Problematic Environmental History that Defines the Middle East

Arturo DeLozanne, Section of MCDB, College of Natural Sciences
Purification and Molecular Analysis of Contractile Vacuoles from Dictyostelium

Leszek Demkowicz, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
Fully Automatic hp-Adaptive Finite Elements for Coupled Elasticity/Acoustics

Lawrence E. Gilbert, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Evolution and Genetics of Mimicry in Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies

David B. Goldstein, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
The Use of Arbitrary Post-Collision Velocities in a Discrete Velocity Scheme for the Boltzmann Equation to Solve Micro-scale Flow Problems

Jeffrey M. Gross, Section of MCDB, College of Natural Sciences
Microarray Analysis of Zebrafish Eye Development

Hope H. Hasbrouck, School of Architecture
Defining a Modern Context for an Ancient Cultural Landscape

Alexander C. Huk, Section of Neurobiology, College of Natural Sciences
Neural Mechanisms of Memory during Decision Making: Simultaneous Neurophysiological Recordings and Behavioral Testing

Enamul Huq, Section of MCDB, College of Natural Sciences
Regulation of Gene Expression by the HLH Family of Transcription Factors in Arabidopsis

Gyeong S. Hwang, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Rational Design of Oxide Supported Bimetallic Nanocatalysts

John Kappelman, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
Kernet:Excavation of a Middle Pleistocene Acheulean Archaeological Site on Ethiopia's Northwestern Plateau

Izhar A. Khan, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
G Protein-coupled Receptor 54 and its Interactions with Three Gonadatropin-releasing Hormones in Fish

Kerry A. Kinney, Department of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Biodiesel Production from Microalgae on the Texas Gulf Coast

Mark Kirkpatrick, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
A Genetic Analysis of Sexual Selection and Male Variation in the Platyfish

Desiderio Kovar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Microscale Cellular Materials with Non-uniform Structures

Hung-wen Liu, Medicinal Chemistry Division, College of Pharmacy
Study of Poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation of Human Proteins by Proteome Array Screening

Timothy J. Loving, Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
Understanding the Stress of Passionate Love: Causes, Consequences, and Coping

Michael S. Mackert, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
Evaluating Websites for Low Literate and Low Health Literate Populations

Corrine McConnaughy, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
Research on the Effects of Gendered Identity Cues in Political Communication

Jason T. McConville, Pharmaceutics Division, College of Pharmacy
Investigation of Lung Dissolution Properties of Drugs and Macromolecules using a Novel Pulmonary Dissolution Testing Apparatus

Smilja Milovanovic-Bertram, School of Architecture
Roman Spaces: Conversations on the Eternal City & Contemporary Architecture

Nicholas A. Peppas, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Novel Nanodevices for Biomolecular Sensing

Stanley J. Roux, Section of MCDB, College of Natural Sciences
Labeling Approach to Identify Novel Receptor Regulating Plant Cell Growth

Maytal Saar-Tsechansky, Department of IROM, College of Business
Active Information Acquisition for Compliance Management

Bartholomew Sparrow, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
Making Public Opinion: The Politics of Polling and Media Reporting in the Decision to Attack Iraq

David S. Stein, Section of MCDB, College of Natural Sciences
Maternal Control of Drosophila Embryonic Dorsal-Ventral Axis

Harry L. Swinney, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
Laboratory Study of Fundamental Physics of Oceanic Internal Waves

Philip L. Varghese, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
Surface Processing of Biopolymer Microparticles by Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharges

Peter M. Ward, LBJ School of Public Affairs
The Rehabilitation of Consolidated Irregular Settlements in Latin American Cities: Towards a "Third Generation" of Public Policy Analysis

Harovel G. Wheat, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Electrochemical and Acoustic Emission Activity for Steel in Salt-Contaminated Concrete

Andrew Whinston, Department of IROM, College of Business
Efficient Firms, Inefficient Capital Markets: An Analysis of Financial Returns to Strategic Outsourcing Alliances and Subsequent Performance, 1995-2000

Ismail K. White, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
Research on the Limits of Black Racial Group Identification in American Politics

Wei-hsin Yu, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
The Making of Gender Inequality: Women, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan

Xiaojing Zhang, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Near-field Scanning Optical MEMS Probe Tip with a Nano-meter Sized Light Emitting Diode