Office of Research

2013-2014 Dissertation Research Award (DRA) Award Announcement

Posted May 16, 2013 - Office of Research

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The Office of Research would like to thank members of the University
Research Council for their review of all 2013-2014 Dissertation
Research Award (DRA) proposals – and congratulate the following
doctoral students on their successful DRA proposals:

Venkat Bobba
Department of Chemistry
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Doctoral Advisor: Professor John Turner
$5,000.00

High Fidelty Raman Imaging of Biomaterials Using an Acousto-Optic
Tunable Filter


Hua Chai
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Washkewicz College of Engineering
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Wenbing Zhao
$3,000.00

Application-Aware Byzantine Fault Tolerance


Snigdha Chennamaneni
Department of Chemistry
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Bin Su
$5,000.00

Synthesis and anti-cancer mechanism investigation of Indomethacin
analogs


Jonathan Damsel
Department of Chemistry
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Doctoral Advisor: Professor John Turner
$5,000.00

Development of a Brillouin-Raman Microscope for Nondestructive
Imaging of the Elastic Properties and Chrystalline Character in
Polymer Implants


Dawei Du
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Washkewicz College of Engineering
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Dan Simon
$4,970.00

Biogeography-Based Optimization of Complex Systems


Kurt Farrell
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Washkewicz College of Engineering
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Chandra Kothapalli
$4,944.00

Design and development of 3D ECM scaffolds for targeted
differentiation of embryonic stem cells into neural and glial lineages


Sujata Jha
Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Anton Komar
$5,000.00

Understanding the impact of synonymous codon usage on protein
folding and disease origin


Maura Krestar
Department of Psychology
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Conor McLennan
$5,000.00

Examining the effects of processing time, age, valence, and variation
in emotional intonation on spoken word recognition


Brian Krupp
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Washkewicz College of Engineering
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Wenbing Zhao
$3,000.00

Enhanced Security and Privacy for Mobile Computing Systems


Rati Lama
Department of Chemistry
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Bin Su
$5,000.00

Three-dimensional multicellular spheroid models: A reliable tool for
selection of promising anti-cancer drug candidates


Robert Laverne
Department of Urban Studies
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Wendy Kellogg
$5,000.00

Loss of Urban Forest Canopy and the Effect on Soundscape with
Implications for Human Directed Attention


Ryan Madden
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Washkewicz College of Engineering
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Jerzy Sawicki
$5,000.00

Development of Robust Control Oriented Model Validation for
Estimation of Uncertainty and Disturbance Bounds in Actively
Controlled Systems


Teresa Markis
Department of Psychology
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Conor McLennan
$4,968.00

Attentional bias to body-related stimuli in young and middle age
females: The role of eating disorders and thin ideal priming


Darshana Poddar
Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Barsanjit Mazumder
$10,000.00

Elucidation of the extra-ribosomal function of ribosomal protein L13a
in resolving inflammation in the body


William Samsa
Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Roman Kondratov
$5,000.00

The Role of the Circadian Clock in the Regulation of Osteoporosis


Ranjodh Sandhu
Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Bibo Li
$5,000.00

Telomere maintenance in Trypanosome brucei


Jing Wang
Department of Finance
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Doctoral Advisor: Professor Haigang Zhou
$5,000.00

Three Essays on Pricing and Volume Distributions of Cross-listed
stocks