MU awards 44 Research Council grants

Jesse Hall

May 14, 2024

During the 2023-24 academic year, the University of Missouri awarded 44 Research Council Grants — investments that led to book contracts, juried performances, art exhibits, peer-reviewed articles and the generation of pilot data for grant proposals.

These internal grants of up to $15,000 each support research, scholarship and creative endeavors that contribute to how competitive the university’s grant proposals are for external funding. Since 2019, MU has supported 195 projects with over $2 million in investments.

Funded projects, 2023-24 academic year

Arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences

  • Claire Altman - Climates of Exclusion and Immigrants' Occupational Health
  • Katina Bitsicas - Glyphosate Dreams
  • Tasha Childs - Exploring Teacher Motivators and Detractors to Participation in PK-12 Teacher Racial Bias Interventions
  • David Crespy - Edward Albee Archival Research
  • Julia Gaines – Completion of Method Book and Video Series for Four-Mallet Marimba
  • Aileen Garcia - Applying the Job Demands-Resources Theory in Examining the Job Satisfaction of Home-Based Child Care Providers in Missouri
  • Noah Heringman – The Letters of Johann Joachim Winckelmann
  • Bill Horner - Tim Miller and the Politics of Performance
  • Jennie Ikuta - White Losses: Moral Psychology and the Demands of Racial Justice
  • Stephen Karian - English Digital Images for Oxford Pope Poems Edition
  • Antoinette Landor - Understanding Skin Lightening and the Range of Colorism Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Trudy Lewis - FestZero: A Novel-in-Progress, Travel to Monteagle/Sewanee, Tennessee
  • Brian MacNeel - Angel Hair
  • Michael Marlo – Linguistic Description of the Meru Dialect Cluster in Kenya                                                                                   
  • Laura Morett - Illuminating the Neural Substrates of Abnormal Gesture-Speech Integration and Social Communication in ASD: An fNIRS Pilot Study
  • Moshe Naveh-Benjamin - Temporal Dynamics in Young and Older Adults’ Encoding and Retrieving of Different Memory Representations
  • Hannah Paul - Does Intergroup Empathy Bias Influence How Race Affects Support for Resettled Refugees?
  • Yerina Ranjit – Mobile Health and Access to HIV/STI Prevention Among LGBTQ+ Migrants in Italy: An Exploratory Study
  • Nancy West - Moviemade Girl
  • Andrea Wycoff - Effects of Cannabis Use on Alcohol Processes in Adults Seeking Alcohol Treatment
  • Minseok Yang - Demystifying Pathways to Principalships: Certification Acquisition, Job Application and Hiring Results of Principal Applicants

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

  • Lesa Beamer - Obtaining Preliminary Data on Enzyme Structure for CryoEM Studies
  • Wesley Bernskoetter - Catalysts for Sustainable Acrylate Chemicals
  • Anand Chandrasekhar - To Eat or Not? Modulation of Motor Behavior in a Vertebrate Neural Circuit
  • Libby Cowgill - Ancestral Effects on Human Thermoregulation
  • Mark Daniels – The Role of the Scaffold Molecule POSH in B Cells
  • Richard Ferrieri - Validating a New Grafting Approach for Maize Using Radiotracer Imaging and Nuclear Counting Techniques at MURR
  • Diana Gil Pagés - Development and Characterization of a Novel Murine Model of Canine Osteosarcoma to Study Performance of T Cell-Targeted Immuno-Therapeutics
  • Samniqueka Halsey - Identifying Tick-Borne Pathogen Prevalence Among Prairies in Central Missouri
  • Xiao Heng - Development of a Critical Module of a Self-Tunable mRNA Circuit to Control Cellular Protein Levels
  • Kun-Eek Kil - Collaborative Research for the Development of Carbon-11 PET Radiotracers for Mu-Opioid Receptors
  • Kimberly Laffey – Differential Gene Expression Programs Activated by Early αβ TCR Signaling in Development and Leukemia
  • Jacqueline Limberg - Impact of Menopause on the Vascular Response to Hypoxia and the Role of β-Adrenergic Receptors
  • Jian Lin - 4D Printing of Personalized Left Atrial Appendage Occluders for Atrial Embolism Patients
  • Hyeong Suk Na - Optimal Deployment of Capacitated Fast-Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles on a Directed Highway Network
  • Kylee Rucinski - Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery Pain Management Program
  • Shramik Sengupta - Microfluidic Platform for On-Demand High Throughput Capture and Release of Circulating Tumor Cells
  • Neekun Sharma - The Role of Endothelial Cell Estrogen Receptor Alpha in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Patrick Shiu - Identification of Silencing-Deficient Mutants in Neurospora
  • Emma Teixeiro-Pernas - Identifying Novel Factors That Control Long-Term Immunity Against Respiratory Infections
  • Steven Van Doren - Enzyme Controlling Synthesis of Oils and Biofuel in Crops: Validation of Structural Models
  • Carissa White - ScanBright: A Transformative Mobile App for Radiology Education
  • Yao Zhai - Exploration of Optical Metamaterials for Sustainable Food-Energy-Water Nexus
  • Zipei Zhang - Development of Novel Biofilm Inactivation Adjuvants to Enhance Food Safety
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