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UTSA invests $252K in collaborative, multidisciplinary research

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(May 27, 2010)--The UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research has awarded $252,000 to UTSA researchers and their collaborators through the Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program (CRSGP) and the Tenure-track Research Award Competition (TRAC) program.

The funding programs help UTSA faculty establish new, innovative, collaborative and multidisciplinary research programs in one or more of UTSA's five strategic areas of excellence: health, security, energy and the environment, human and social development, and sustainability.

Contingent on next year's funding, these proposals will receive 2011-2012 seed grant money:

FY 2012 Collaborative Research Seed Grant Winners
Award total: $30,000 per project

  • A Novel M2e-based Vaccine to Influenza A Virus
    Co-Principal Investigator: Hans Heidner, Department of Biology, College of Sciences
    Co-Principal Investigator: Blanca Lupiani, Texas A&M
    Researchers will develop a "universal" influenza vaccine for mammalian and avian hosts that does not need to be reformulated every year, as is required for current influenza vaccines.
  • Developing Countermeasures Against Combat Wound Infections
    Co-PI: Tao Wei, Department of Biology, College of Sciences
    Co-PI: Guangming Zhong, University of Texas Health Science Center
    Researchers will develop an effective therapeutic agent to clear Acinetobacter baumannii bacterial infections from combat wounds.
  • Securing the Smart Power Grid
    Co-PI: Shouhuai Xu, Department of Computer Science, College of Sciences
    Co-PI: Chunjiang Qian, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
    Over the long-term, researchers will invent a holistic solution to securing the smart grid to make the grid resilient to attack.
  • A Framework for Coastal Flows Using Large-Scale Numerical Simulations
    Co-PI: Kiran Bhaganagar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Co-PI: Debashis Basu, Southwest Research Institute
    Researchers will use their proprietary direct numerical simulation tool to better predict the transport of sediment over rippled, ridged and dune-like surfaces for coastal flow studies.

FY 2012 Tenure-Track Research Award Competition
Award Maximum: $22,000/project

  • Low Temperature Storage of Platelets for Transfusion
    PI: Anand Ramasubramanian, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Researchers aim to understand platelet physiology during low temperature storage, which may extend shelf-life and improve function of platelets compared to current standards.
  • Analyzing the Role of Candida Albicans Filamentation in Vaginal Colonization, Persistence and Capacity to Induce a Local Immune Response
    PI: Stephen Saville, Department of Biology, College of Sciences
    Three-quarters of women will experience a vaginal yeast infection. Our ability to model this disease is hampered because, unlike humans, rodents rapidly clear the fungus. This project will examine whether this is due to differences in the morphology of the infecting Candida albicans cells..
  • Development of Mobile BeeHive Anodes for Increased Power Production in Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cell and Their Microbial Profiling
    PI: Ruoting Pei, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
    Researchers will develop and evaluate a BeeHive anode electrode to increase the power of microbial fuel cells, a promising technology to generate power and treat waste.
  • Innovative Eco-Concrete Sustainable Design Using Peridotite Rocks to Enchance CO2 Absorption
    PI: Samer Dessouky, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
    Study aims to build environmentally friendly concrete using peridotite, a porous rock type which absorbs carbon dioxide, to reduce green house gas emissions.
  • The Role of Aurora B and Survivin in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Cycle Regulation and Pluripotency
    PI: Christopher Navara, Department of Biology, College of Sciences
    Embryonic stem cells regulate their growth and division in a fashion unlike adult cells and bear many similarities to cancer cells. Researchers will study the role of two regulatory proteins, Aurora B and Survivin, in addition to clarifying cell growth in human embryonic stem cells, early human development and cancer.
  • Large-Scale Mining Development and Agricultural Change in Papua, New Guinea
    PI: Jamon Alex Halvaksz, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
    Researchers will compare changes in agricultural practices in two neighboring Biangai communities in Papua New Guinea, one that receives cash and benefits from industrial gold mining and one that pursues subsistence agriculture.

 

 

Events
Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning 2015-16 Speaker Series

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus

Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

29th annual Asian Festival - Year of the Monkey

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium

Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016  Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium.  The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 16, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

S.T.E.M. Career Fair

Are you looking for career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math? Come to the SPRING 2015 STEM Career Fair. Recruiters from across the STEM fields will be present with full-time, part-time and/or internship opportunities. Professional dress is required. Bring plenty of resumes! Download the UTSA Career Fair Plus App on iOS and Android.
Convocation Center, Main Campus

Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.

CACP Speaker Series continueswith Cesar Pelli

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning (CACP) welcomes renowned architect Cesar Pelli as part of the CACP’s 2015-16 Speaker Series. Pelli is founder and Senior Principal of the New Haven, Conn. firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. In his talk, “Becoming an Architect,” Pelli will present and discuss projects that were critical steps in his career.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Carlton-LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing with Luis Carlos Montalvan

Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

12th Annual Black Heritage Gala

The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.

Cultural Contrasts in Latin America

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)


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