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2009-2010 Awards


  • Fenlon and Brewer
  • Probing the Structure of Nucleic Acids
  • Scott Brewer, assistant professor of chemistry, and Ed Fenlon, associate professor of chemistry, received a $195,895 grant for their project, "Development and Application of Multi-Spectroscopic, Site-Specific (MS3) Probes of Nucleic Acid Structure." The project began June 1 and will continue through May 2013. The grant will support three undergraduate researchers to assist with the project during the summers of 2011 and 2012.

  • Joe Thompson
  • Thompson Explores Squid Muscle Function with NSF Grant
  • Joe Thompson received a $182,000 award from NSF to explore the non-uniform distribution of muscle-fiber strain in squid-mantle muscle. Thompson is collaborating with William Kier, professor of biology at the University of North Carolina.

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  • F&M to participate in a two-year project funded by NSF
  • A $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation allows the College to explore the relationship between academic and applied research. The NSF's Partnerships for Innovation awarded the grant to Penn State Harrisburg last month, with F&M and Dickinson College serving as the primary partner institutions.

  • Jana Iyengar
  • Iyengar Hopes to Change Internet Architecture with NSF Grant
  • Jana Iyengar was awarded $171,619 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his project titled "Tng, a Next Generation Transport Services Architecture." The grant is part of a collaboration with Yale University and is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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  • Ardia Explores Ecological Immunology with NSF Grant
  • The project aims to create a network of ecological immunologists through yearly workshops, methods coordination and outreach. Ardia will team with two other principal investigators: Dana Hawley, assistant professor of biological sciences at Virginia Tech, and Lynn Martin, assistant professor of integrative biology at the University of South Florida.

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  • Mena-Alí Examines Pathogen Virulence with NSF Grant
  • Jorge Men-Ali, visiting assistant professor of biology, received a $173,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project titled "Disease as a Driver of Diversification in Life History, Pathogenicity and Reproductive Stages."