2024 Faculty Awardees

Bridging Grant Recipients

Biswas, Idranil (KUMC)

Exploring the function of novel arginine phosphorylation in streptococcal physiology


Todd, Richard (KSU)

Heterologous expression of Aspergillus fumigatus cryptic secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters


Core Facility Recipients

Blocker, Erin (ESU)

PortaMon NIRS Device and Analysis Software


Brodsky, Christine (PSU)

Water Purifier with Boiler and Clamps


Welti, Ruth (KSU)

Mass spectrometer service agreement


Yao, Li (WSU)

High-performance ZEISS lens for improved fluorescent cell


Zhang, Qiyang (ESU)

Agilent 8860 GC-FID System & OpenLab CDS Workstation Software and Accessories


CURE Award Recipients

Beck, Moriah (WSU)

Co-evolution and Coupling in Enzyme Function CURE


Blocker, Erin (ESU)

Exercise Science Laboratory Course


Fields, Stephen (ESU)

A Research-Based Metagenomics Course


Ghosh, Anuradha (PSU)

Metagenome analysis of poultry litter collected from commercial farms in southeast Kansas


Hotze, Eileen (KUL)

MicrobioME: a CURE for Staphylococcus aureus


Developmental Research Project Award Recipients

Choi, JaeYoung (KUL)

Genetics and developmental functions of natural telomere length variation

Mentor: Unckless, Rob


Logan, Raj (WSU)

The role of transition metal ion physiology in organogenesis

Mentor: Bousfield, George


Young, Erin (KUMC)

Avpr1a as a novel therapeutic target for chronic visceral pain

Mentor: Christianson, Juluie


Zhang, Xiaoyu (KUMC)

Defining the role of glucose restriction in inducing mammalian meiosis

Mentor: Wang, Ning


DSC-PUI Award Recipients

Hendry, William (WSU)

LCM / DNA Methylation / FFPE Tissue Archives

Mentor: Koestler, Devin (KUMC)


Logan, Raj (WSU)

Identification of STAT92E targets in the aging Intestinal Stem Cell

Mentor: Olson, Bradley (KSU)


Recruitment Package Recipients

Boydston, Paige (PSU)


Carvalho, Claudia (FHSU)


Kriley, Luke (FHSU)


SPRING Award Recipients

Blocker, Erin (ESU)

Exercise From Afar: Progressing At-Risk Rural Adults to Effective Independent Exercise for Dementia Risk Reduction


Gress, Joanna (ESU)

Assessing hemp pollen for a protective effect against neonicotinoid exposure at a whole hive level


Lewis, Sharon (LU)

Mapping the morphological correlates of impaired function in the aging stem cell


Logan, Raj (WSU)

Variance of Cancer Mortality in the United States


Ward, Christopher (PSU)

Characterization of an NGS Panel Assessing EGFR Isoforms: NGS Transcriptonomics Cross-validation with sEGFR proteomics