Science Grants

SCIENCE GRANTS (The Scientist, Vol:4, #24, pg. 25, December 10, 1990) (Copyright, The Scientist, Inc.) ---------- Below is a list of notable grants recently awarded in the sciences-- federal grants as well as awards from private foundations. The individual cited is the project's principal investigator. BIOLOGY/BIOTECHNOLOGY For study of the role of antigen P120 in cell proliferation. $62,119 from NIH to University of Kentucky, Lexington; J.W. Freeman. For biological sciences

Dec 10, 1990
The Scientist Staff


SCIENCE GRANTS

(The Scientist, Vol:4, #24, pg. 25, December 10, 1990) (Copyright, The Scientist, Inc.)

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Below is a list of notable grants recently awarded in the sciences-- federal grants as well as awards from private foundations. The individual cited is the project's principal investigator.

BIOLOGY/BIOTECHNOLOGY

For study of the role of antigen P120 in cell proliferation. $62,119 from NIH to University of Kentucky, Lexington; J.W. Freeman. For biological sciences professorship. $1 million from Eberly Family Charitable Trust to Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

134 fellowships for graduate students in the biological sciences and for medical students interested in research. A $12,900 stipend and $11,700 institutional allowance--annually, for up to five years--for each fellowship from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bethesda, Md., to various institutions.

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BIOCHEMISTRY

Funds from the Robert A. Welch Foundation, Houston, to University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio:

* $90,000 each for ongoing projects by biochemistry faculty; M. Olson, P. Horowitz, R. Ludeuena, P. Serwer, B. Nall, F. Leeb-Lundberg. * $150,000 for research directed by the Robert A. Welch Foundation Chair in Chemistry. * $75,000 for cellular and structural biology study; E. Kraig.

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SCIENCE EDUCATION

Recipients of 1990 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. $7,500 each (to spend at his or her school) from NSF to 215 elementary, middle/junior, and high school teachers in the U.S., District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Funds for the Southwest Center for School Science Reform; focus is on changes in curriculum beginning at the seventh-grade level. $1.3 million from NSF to Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; L. Crow.

Planning grants to revise medical education. Total of $1.8 million from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to 12 schools: Brown University, Providence, R.I.; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland; University of Chicago; Columbia University, New York; University of Hawaii, Honolulu; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; University of Kentucky, Lexington; University of Nebraska, Omaha; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland; University of Rochester, N.Y.; and Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

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NEUROBIOLOGY

For study of nerve cell transmission in order to develop specific therapies having no adverse drug effects for neurological disorders. $658,000 from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to University of Missouri, Kansas City; B. Chronwall.

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SPACE SCIENCES

For research and testing of rocket fuels made of aluminum, magnesium, and oxygen-- materials that can be mined and refined on the moon. $136,000 from NASA to University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; R.L. Burton, H. Krier.

To research devices, workstations, and intelligent control systems for potential use on the space station Freedom. $250,000 from NASA to Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis.; X. Feng, R. Foster.

Development of machine to detect pollutants on space shuttles and planned space station. $120,000 from NASA to Louisiana State University's Institute of Environmental Studies, Baton Rouge; E.B. Overton.

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ENVIRONMENT/ECOLOGY

To build a new research facility, the Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, to reduce world use of hydrocarbon fuels. $7 million from alumnus Katherine Bogdanovich Loker, Oceanside, Calif., to University of Southern California, Los Angeles; G.A. Olah.

To establish new Center for Interfacial Microbial Process Engineering; work will focus on biofouling and biocorrosion, bioremediation, and biohydrometallurgy. $7.2 million from NSF to Montana State University, Bozeman.

Support of 12 biodiversity projects in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Philippines, and Thailand. Total of nearly $2.5 million from NSF and U.S. Agency for International Development to U.S. researchers from 12 institutions.

For study of photosynthesis; investigations of carotenoids and their forms in nature; and early research into harnessing solar power through applications of this knowledge. $349,000 from NIH to University of Connecticut, Storrs; H.A. Frank.

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GEOSCIENCES

For support of the Center for Exploration Geoscience Computing; specific uses include renovation of campus facilities to house the center. $3 million from W.M. Keck Foundation to Colorado School of Mines, Golden.

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IMMUNOLOGY

To study new drugs used to treat children born with the inherited anemia thalassemia. $380,000 from NIH to Children's Hospital, Oakland Research Institute, Calif.; B.H. Lubin.

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PHARMACOLOGY

Unrestricted funds for pain research, specifically on drugs that replace or augment morphine. $250,000 from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., New York, to University of California, San Diego; T. Yaksh.

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ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH

For development of transgenic rodent model for Alzheimer's disease. Up to $50,000 from NIH to Transgenic Sciences Inc., Worcester, Mass.; J.P. Sherblom.