Internal Seed Funding AY 2022-23

Charles L. Cahill Grants for Faculty Scholarship

“Older Adults and Healthcare Professional's Knowledge and Beliefs of Opioids”

  • Tamatha Arms, Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Noell Rowan, Professor, Social Work

“Concentrations and Speciation of Arsenic in Wet and Dry Atmospheric Deposition”

  • G. Brooks Avery, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

“Non-invasive study of heat stress in birds using long-distance thermal imaging: Predicting species susceptibility to extinction based on morphology, anthropogenic disturbance, and seasonal acclimation

  • Raymond Danner, Assistant Professor, Biology and Marine Biology

“A Digital Exhibit of Fe de erratas”

  • Amrita Das, Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures

“Climate change and storm impacts on coastal forested wetlands”

  • Devon Eulie, Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences

“Development of educational digital games focused on aquatic ecosystems: Featuring Phyto Hero and Bloom Busters

  • Gene Felice II, Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
  • Catharina Alves-de-Souza, Research Professor, Center for Marine Science

“Collective Racist and Antiracist Action and Contemporary Racial Inequalities”

  • Sarah Gaby, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology

“Anonymous Camera Girl – Documentary”

  • Kate Hinshaw, Assistant Professor, Film Studies

“Energy efficient blockchain consensus algorithms: Turn-based proof of space”

  • Sima Jafarikhah, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

“Methodological approach to measure inflammatory gene expression from cultured human immune cells using a probe-based quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction technique”

  • Laurie Minns, Assistant Professor, Nursing

“Brain and Behavioral Recovery Among Young Adult Heavy Drinkers”

  • Kate Nooner, Professor, Psychology

“Investigating microglia mediation of neuron death in a mouse model of post-traumatic stress disorder”

  • Todd Peterson, Assistant Professor, Psychology


  • Deepak Rauniyar, Assistant Professor, Film Studies

“Mathematics teacher leadership: Preparation, experiences, and challenges”

  • Ginger Rhodes, Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

“YP Empowered: Black Young Professional’s Role in the Movement for Black Lives”

  • Candice Robinson, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology

“Understanding Community and Culture: Teachers Working to Better Know their Students”

  • Laura Szech, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education

“Archival Research for Article: “Mulberry Trees and Textile Machines: The History of Leonardo da Vinci and Ludovico Sforza’s Automated Textile Mill”

  • Abigail Upshaw, Assistant Professor, Art and Art History

“New biotechnology for old problems: using robotic automation to enhance drug discovery with marine microorganisms”

  • Blake Ushijima, Assistant Professor, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Wendy Strangman, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

“Impacts of fisheries bycatch on nesting populations of the critically endangered East Pacific hawksbill turtle”

  • Amanda Williard, Professor, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Stephanie Kamel, Associate Professor, Biology and Marine Biology

“COPD Self-Management Using Technology in Daily Life”

  • Seoyoon Woo, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Anastasiya Ferrell, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Jamy Chulak, Clinical Associate Professor, Health and Applied Human Sciences

Research Momentum Funds 

“Interactions and Assembly of β-Hairpin Peptides on Membranes”

  • Paulo Almeida, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

“Structured Signal Recovery and Its Applications”

  • Xuemei Chen, Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

“Application of heavy-tailed probability distributions in analyzing health and financial data breaches: a statistical study”

  • Indranil Ghosh, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

“A Way Back Home: The Return of Jews to the Heart of the Spanish Empire”

  • Michael Gordon, Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures

“Efficacy of Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) 12-Week Virtual Exercise Program”

  • Michel Heijnen, Assistant Professor, Health and Applied Human Sciences
  • Alexander McDaniel, Assistant Professor, Health and Applied Human Sciences
  • Wayland Tseh, Professor, Health and Applied Human Sciences

“Does social status impact maternal stress among pregnant people following a natural disaster? An assessment of intergenerational risk”

  • Michaela Howells, Associate Professor, Anthropology

“From French Comics to "Star Wars": Transvisual Culture in Science Fiction and Fantasy”

  • Christina Lord, Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures

“Discovering the Role Replacement Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Play in Chronic and Acute Inflammation”

  • Ralph Mead, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Jennifer McCall, Assistant Professor, Nursing

“Developing proposals for the AFOSR Young Investigator Program and the NSF DBI BRC-BIO Program #22-500 to investigate the role of dermal photoreception in dynamic color change of animal skin”

  • Lorian Schweikert, Assistant Professor, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Mentor Request: Stephen Kinsey

New Invention Grants

Preparation and Utility of Cannabicitran Enantiomers

  • Thomas Williamson, Sayed Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Jeremy Morgan, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Novel Apparatus for Lipid Nano-Particle Synthesis

  • Ying Wang, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Carson Jackson, Undergraduate Student, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series

Food for Thought: Technology, Community, Health, Access, and Justice

  • Julia Waity, Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminology
  • Ana Barrios Sosa, Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Carol Plautz, Lecturer, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Ellie Ebrahimi, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Huili Hao, Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences
  • Avinash Geda, Assistant Professor, Congdon School
  • Manoj Vanajakumari, Associate Professor, Congdon School
  • Amelia Huelskamp, Assistant Professor, Health and Applied Human Sciences
  • Alexia Franzidis, Associate Professor, Health and Applied Human Sciences
  • Ann Rotchford, Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Criminology
  • Leah Mayo, Coordinator, Center for Healthy Communities