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UTSA invests $200,000 in new collaborative research projects in range of fields

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(June 2, 2011)--The UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research has awarded $200,000 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.

The following proposals, contingent upon next year's funding, will receive 2012-2013 seed grant money:

FY 2013 Collaborative Research Seed Grant Winners
Award total: up to $30,000 per project

"The Latina Paradox: Psychosocial and Sociocultural Aspects of Low Birthweight"
Co-Principal Investigator: Kathryn Fleuriet, UTSA Department of Anthropology
Co-PI: Thankam Sunil, UTSA Department of Sociology

"Fully Integrated Nano-biochip for Rapid and Point-of-Care Medical Diagnosis"
Co-PI: Liang Tang, UTSA Department of Biomedical Engineering
Co-PI: Youngjoong Joo, UTSA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

"Soy as an Innovative Dietary Component in Abdominal Obesity Management Among Latinas"
Co-PI: Meizi He, UTSA Department of Health and Kinesiology
Co-PI: Peter Kochunov, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

"BIGH3-Derived Peptides: Mediators of Chronic Inflammation"
Co-PI: Richard LeBaron, UTSA Department of Biology
Co-PI: Reto Asmis, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

FY 2013 Tenure-Track Research Award Competition
Award Maximum: $22,000 per project

"Archaeological Investigations of the Preceramic to Early Preclassic Transition in the Maya Lowlands"
Principal Investigator: M. Kathryn Brown, UTSA Department of Anthropology

"Foundation Protection of Offshore Renewable Energy Infrastructures: A Computational Approach Toward Sustainability and Resilience"
PI: Xiaofeng Liu, UTSA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

"Unraveling the Roles of Myogenin in Muscle Cell Differentiation"
PI: Paul Mueller, UTSA Department of Biology

"Systematic Design of Novel Molybdenum-Disulfide Nanocatalysts"
PI: Xochtil Lopez-Lozano, UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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