Faculty & Staff Newsletter
To the Department of Food Science, a three-year grant to study the possibility that eating food nanoemulsions found in dressings, dips or sauces might increase the amount of pesticides absorbed from co-ingested fruits and vegetables, thus increasing risk of adverse health effects. David Julian McClements, $444,550 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
To the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a one-year grant to research the mTERF function in the control of plant respiration and stress tolerance. Elizabeth Vierling, P.I., $200,000 from the National Science Foundation.
To the Department of Biology, a five-year grant to research protein-protein interactions driving the evolution of gene regulation. Madelaine Bartlett, P.I., $200,000 from the National Science Foundation.
To the Department of Environmental Conservation, one-year grant to examine the mechanisms of species responses to climate change to determine if there biological thresholds. Curtice Griffin, P.I., $204,665 from the Geological Survey, US Department of the Interior.
To the Department of Environmental Conservation, a four-year outreach grant to help landowners make decisions about the future of their land. Paul Catanzaro, $425,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
To the Department of Food Science, a one-year grant to research cranberry polyphenols in conjunction with dietary oligosaccharides to promote beneficial gut microbes. David Sela, $98,226 from Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
To the Department of Geosciences, a six-month study to predict rates of geomorphic and habitat response to river channelization and flood events. Christine Hatch, $50,000 from the University of Minnesota.
To the Department of Geosciences, a to study water samples and build a database to understand the impact of drought and to help document its movement. David Boutt, P.I., $94,375 from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
To the Department of Environmental Conservation, a one-year grant for the development of monitoring and control methods for exotic invasive forest pests. Joseph Elkinton, Co-P.I., $150,499 from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA.
To the Department of Environmental Conservation a three-and-one-half year study to quantify the invasive grass-fire cycle and implications for carbon storage in the continental US. Bethany Bradley, P.I., $ 389,967 from the National Science Foundation.