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Faculty & Staff Newsletter

Funding & Grants
February 2018
Issue: 
23

Grants Received

Madeleine BartlettTo the Department of Biology, a one-year grant to dissecting the genomic architecture of functional redundancy to modulate meristem homeostasis and crop yields. Madelaine Bartlett, P.I., $127,080 from Cold SprIng Harbor Laboratory.

Amanda KinchlaTo the Department of Food Science, a three-year grant for food safety management training for small and emerging food businesses: Integrating a food safety culture from concept to commercialization. Amanda Kinchla, 294,587.00 from Nat'l Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

David KittredgeTo the Department of Environmental Conservation, a three-year grant to assess the potential for climate change and forest insects to drive land-use regime shifts. David Kittredge, $13,818 from Harvard Forest.

Baoshan XingTo the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, research on an integrated and sustainable management system for improved energy, nutrient, and water recovery from solid biowastes.  Baoshan Xing, $157,710.00 from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Bethany BradleyTo the Department of Environmental Conservation, a one-year grant to research issues of climate change and grass-fueled fires. Bethany Bradley, $46,732 from the University of Colorado and Univieristy of California Davis

David SelaTo the Department of Food Science, two one-year grants. David Sela, $81,967 from Cornell University to research novel methods for bacterial isolation from food and agricultural matrices and to and $91,251 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assess changes in the human gut microbiome in relation to foodborne illness.

David BouttTo the Department of Geosciences, a one-year grant to create a Geologic Model for Albermerle at  Salar de Atacama South Transition Zone 3D. David Boutt, $39,574.00 from the Albemarle Corporation.

Eric DeckerTo the Department of Food Science, a two-year grant to evaluate antioxidant efficacy in spray dried powders. Eric Decker, $75,235.00 from DSM Nutritional Products.

Curtice GriffinTo the Department of Environmental Conservation, a two-year grant to research science in support of migratory birds and their habitats. Curtice Griffin, $56,356 from the U.S. Forest Service.

Lili HeTo the Department of Food Science, a nine-month grant to characterize, detect and quantify stevia complex using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Lili He, $45,652.00 from Pepsico, Inc.

Hang XiaoTo the Department of Food Science, an 18 month study to establish a prediction of Vitamins B1 and K degradation in spaceflight foods. Hang Xiao, $64,580 from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Scott JacksonTo the Department of Environmental Conservation, a two-year grant to develop more effective CAPS metrics for assessing ecological integrity of salt marshes. Scott Jackson, $124,715.00, USEPA.

Geunhua JungTo the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, multi-year grants to research turfgrass pathology. Geunhwa Jung, totaling $75,727 form PBI/Gordon Corporation, Bayer Corporation, FMC Corporation and Amvac Chemical Corporation.

Lesley Mickey SpokasTo the Stockbridge School, a two-year grant to research soil carbon stocks, hydrology, and hydric soils of northeastern vernal pools. Lesley Spokas, $11,591 from the University of Rhode Island.

Linda HornTo the UMass Extension 4-H Program a one-year grant to support the 4-H Military Partnership. Linda Horn, $19,003.00 from Kansas State University.