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January 25, 2021 at 8:42 am

4 A&S Faculty Get Seed Money for New Research Projects

From Ohio University News

The Ohio University Research Committee selected five proposals—including four from College of Arts & Sciences faculty—for funding during its fall 2020 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $39,438.

The program, which is funded by the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, provides seed money for new faculty and administrative staff members or established applicants seeking to start a new direction in their research. Applicants may request up to $8,000 per proposal.

The committee received a total of seven proposals requesting $55,416 in funding, selecting the following five.

Dr. Ronan Carroll, portrait

Dr. Ronan Carroll

Ronan Carroll, Biological Sciences

  • The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend? Investigating the Inhibition of Staphylococcus Aureus Toxin Activity by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
  • Amount Funded:  $7,500
Dr. Donald Miles, portrait

Dr. Donald Miles

Donald Miles, Biological Sciences

  • “Metabolic Meltdown” in Ectotherms as a Consequence of Climate Change: Using Molecular Markers to Predict Population Collapse 
  • Amount Funded:  $8,000
Dr. Harvey Ballard

Dr. Harvey Ballard

Harvey Ballard, Environmental and Plant Biology

  • Integrating Flow Cytometry and Genotyping-by-Sequencing with Traditional Methods for Species Discovery and Species/Hybrid Delimitation in Great Lakes Bog Clubmosses
  • Amount Funded:  $8,000
John Schenk, portrait

Dr. John Schenk

John Schenk, Environmental and Plant Biology

  • Assessing Species Diversity and Conservation of One of the Most Endangered Families of Plants
  • Amount Funded:  $7,959

John Staser, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Novel Materials for Zn-Air Batteries
  • Amount Funded:  $7,979

Proposals for the spring cycle will be accepted for review until Jan. 28, 2021.

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