Research Awards, May 2011

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Langemeier, Michael R.,Nelson, Richard G. (Chemical Engineering), and Staggenborg, Scott A.(Agronomy), US Department of Energy, $20,000, "Design and Dmonstration of an Advanced Agricultural Feedstock Supply System for Lignocellulosic Bioenergy Production."

AGRONOMY
Janssen, Keith A., and Thompson, Curtis R., Multisponsor, "Field Herbicidal Evaluations."

Mengel, David B., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $15,517, "Increased Sorghum Yield and Profitability through Efficient Nitrogen Use."

Nelson, Randall, and Roozeboom, Kraig L., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $9,123, "Harvest and Residue Management of Sorghum to Facilitate Double- Pierzynski, Gary M., US Department of Agriculture, $10,000, "Development of Enhanced Features, Improved Documentation and Expanded Databases for WEPS."

Pierzynski, Gary M., US Department of Agriculture, $80,000, "Wind Erosion Prediction System, Version 1.1.16 (WEPS)."

Prasad, P.V. Vara,Roozeboom, Kraig L., Tesso, Tesfaye, and Yu, Jianming, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Breeding Sorghum for Improved Production and Utilization."

Prasad, P.V. Vara, and Staggenborg, Scott A., US Agency for International Development, $94,436, "Decrue Sorghum Research in Mali."

Roozeboom, Kraig L.,Prasad, P.V. Vara, Tesso, Tesfaye, and Yu, Jianming, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Breeding Sorghum for Improved Production and Utilization."

Roozeboom, Kraig L., and Nelson, Randall, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Harvest and Residue Management of Sorghum to Facilitate Double-Cropped Staggenborg, Scott A., Kansas Water Office, $49,000, "Automated Weather Stations Continued Operations Agreement - Fiscal Year 2011."

Staggenborg, Scott A., and Prasad, P.V. Vara, US Agency for International Development, "Decrue Sorghum Research in Mali."

Staggenborg, Scott A.,Langemeier, Michael R. (Agricultural Economics), and Nelson, Richard G. (Chemical Engineering), US Department of Energy, $20,000, "Design and Dmonstration of an Advanced Agricultural Feedstock Supply System for Lignocellulosic Bioenergy Production."

Tesso, Tesfaye,Prasad, P.V. Vara, Roozeboom, Kraig L., and Yu, Jianming, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $81,200, "Breeding Sorghum for Improved Production and Utilization."

Tesso, Tesfaye,Little, Christopher R. (Plant Pathology), and Perumal, Ramasamy, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $1,639, "Screening Exotic Sorghum Germplasm to Identify New Sources of Stalk Rot Resistance."

Thompson, Curtis R., and Janssen, Keith A., Multisponsor, $16, "Field Herbicidal Evaluations."

Yu, Jianming,Prasad, P.V. Vara, Roozeboom, Kraig L., and Tesso, Tesfaye, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Breeding Sorghum for Improved Production and Utilization."

ENTOMOLOGY
Cloyd, Raymond A.,Reese, John C., Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., and Wilde, Gerald E., Multisponsor, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

McCornack, Brian P., US Department of Agriculture, $42,247, "Impact of Bioenergy Crops on Pests, Natural Enemies and Pollinators in Agricultural and Non-Crop Landscapes."

Park, Yoonseong, US Department of Health and Human Services, $266,400, "Signaling Pathways for Tick Salivary Secretion."

Reese, John C.,Cloyd, Raymond A., Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., and Wilde, Gerald E., Multisponsor, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J.,Cloyd, Raymond A., Reese, John C., and Wilde, Gerald E., Multisponsor, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

Wilde, Gerald E.,Cloyd, Raymond A., Reese, John C., and Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Multisponsor, $4,000, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

GRAIN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
Alavi, Sajid, and Maichel, Eric W., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $37,140, "Novel Sorghum Based Food Products for Infant, Young Children and Adult Bhadriraju, Subramanyam, Multisponsor, $14,000, "Grain Science."

Fowler, Mark,Maier, Dirk E., and O'Neil III, Howard J., US Department of Agriculture, "Service Agreement."

Maichel, Eric W., and Alavi, Sajid, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Novel Sorghum Based Food Products for Infant, Young Children and Adult Nutrition."

Maier, Dirk E.,Fowler, Mark, and O'Neil III, Howard J., US Department of Agriculture, $15,600, "Service Agreement."

O'Neil III, Howard J.,Fowler, Mark, and Maier, Dirk E., US Department of Agriculture, "Service Agreement."

HORTICULTURE, FORESTRY AND RECREATION RESOURCES
Reid, William R., US Department of Agriculture, $6,000, "Advancement of American Elderberry as a Missouri Specialty Crop by Elucidating its Pest and Disease Complex."

KS CTR FOR AG RSRCES & THE ENV / KS WATER RSRCE RSRCH INST
Devlin, Daniel L., US Environmental Protection Agency, $40,000, "Smoke Management Plan - Outreach, Education, and Public Notification Activities."

NORTHWEST RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER
Aiken, Robert M., National Sunflower Association, $5,200, "Development of Resistance to Stem and Seed Insect Pests of Sunflower in the Central Plains."

PLANT PATHOLOGY
Garrett, Karen A.,Jumpponen, Ari M. (Biology), and Kennelly, Megan, The Ceres Trust, $19,688, "Part II: The Response of Soil Microbial Communities to Nutrient Management and High Tunnels."

Kennelly, Megan, Multisponsor, $3,000, "Evaluation and Testing of Fungicides and Nematicides on Horticultural Crops."

Kennelly, Megan,Garrett, Karen A., and Jumpponen, Ari M. (Biology), The Ceres Trust, "Part II: The Response of Soil Microbial Communities to Nutrient Management and High Tunnels."

Little, Christopher R.,Perumal, Ramasamy, and Tesso, Tesfaye (Agronomy), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $11,473, "Screening Exotic Sorghum Germplasm to Identify New Sources of Stalk Rot Resistance."

Todd, Richard, US Department of Health and Human Services, $32,500, "The Mechanism of Action of the Transcriptional Repressor NmrA."

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER
Holman, Johnathon D., and Schlegel, Alan J., Multisponsor, "Soil Fertility and Soil Management Research for Western Kansas."

Schlegel, Alan J., and Holman, Johnathon D., Multisponsor, $16,200, "Soil Fertility and Soil Management Research for Western Kansas."

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

BIOCHEMISTRY
Kanost, Michael R.,Culbertson, Christopher T. (Chemistry), and Michel, Kristin (Biology), US Department of Health and Human Services, $95,452, "The Function of Serpin-2 in Mosquito Immunity and Physiology."

BIOLOGY
Asano, Katsura, and Roelofs, Jeroen, US Department of Health and Human Services, "Mechanism of Chaperone-assisted Assembly of Proteasome Regulatory Particle (Mentor)."

Brown, Susan J., US Department of Health and Human Services, $157,680, "KSU Bioinformatics Core."

Chapes, Stephen K., US Department of Health and Human Services, $10,750, "STAR Trainees: Kristina Bigelow."

Chapes, Stephen K., US Department of Health and Human Services, $14,450, "Summer Scholars: D. Miles; C. Roach; L. Wark; C. Quick."

Chapes, Stephen K., US Department of Health and Human Services, $52,560, "Undergraduate Coordinator Office."

Chapes, Stephen K., US Department of Health and Human Services, $13,000, "Undergraduate Coordinator Office Outstanding Mentor Award - S. K. Chapes."

Clem, Rollie J., Agricultural Research Foundation, $5,500, "Ning Huang Salar Support."

Hancock, Lynn E., US Department of Health and Human Services, $266,400, "The Regulation of Autolysis in Enterococcus Faecalis."

Jumpponen, Ari M.,Garrett, Karen A. (Plant Pathology), and Kennelly, Megan (Plant Pathology), The Ceres Trust, $11,563, "Part II: The Response of Soil Microbial Communities to Nutrient Management and High Tunnels."

Michel, Kristin,Culbertson, Christopher T. (Chemistry), and Kanost, Michael R. (Biochemistry), US Department of Health and Human Services, $232,902, "The Function of Serpin-2 in Mosquito Immunity and Physiology."

Nippert, Jesse B., National Science Foundation, $10,342, "Global Environmental Change and Local Ecosystems: A Kansas MSP-Start Project for P-20 Students."

Rintoul, David A., and Spooner, Brian S., Kansas State University Foundation, "Cancer Center Core."

Roelofs, Jeroen, US Department of Health and Human Services, $193,140, "Mechanism of Chaperone-assisted Assembly of Proteasome Regulatory Particle."

Roelofs, Jeroen, and Asano, Katsura, US Department of Health and Human Services, $9,830, "Mechanism of Chaperone-assisted Assembly of Proteasome Regulatory Particle (Mentor)."

Spooner, Brian S., and Rintoul, David A., Kansas State University Foundation, $7,054, "Cancer Center Core."

CHEMISTRY
Culbertson, Christopher T.,Kanost, Michael R. (Biochemistry), and Michel, Kristin (Biology), US Department of Health and Human Services, $53,453, "The Function of Serpin-2 in Mosquito Immunity and Physiology."

Hua, Duy H., and Chang, Kyeong-Ok (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), US Department of Health and Human Services, $32,760, "Counteraction of Alzheimer's Disease."

Hua, Duy H., US Department of Health and Human Services, $38,607, "Structural Facets of the Inhibition of Alzheimer's Amyloid-B Oligomers."

GEOGRAPHY
Daniels, Melinda, The Kingsbury Family Foundation, $24,951, "Relating Aquatic Biodiversity to Watershed and Stream Corridor Condition in the Kansas River Basin."

McLauchlan, Kendra K., National Science Foundation, $96,412, "CAREER: Ecosystem Change in Forests and Grasslands from Decades to Millenia: A Retrospective Approach."

GEOLOGY
Datta, Saugata, and Van Der Merwe, Deon (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), US Department of the Interior, $7,030, "Pariette Wetlands KINESIOLOGY
Kaczynski, Andrew T., City of Kansas City, MO, $4,000, "Kansas City Parks and Physical Activity Research Study."

Musch, Timothy I., and Poole, David C. (Anatomy and Physiology), US Department of Health and Human Services, $102,353, "Mechanisms of Muscle Microcirculatory Dysfunction in Heart Failure."

MATHEMATICS
Bennett, Andrew G., and Allen, David S. (Dean of Education), US Department of Education, "Project RENEW: Leadership for Renewal and Excellence in Mathematics."

MUSIC
Yu Oppenheim, Julie, Master Teacher, Inc., $15,950, "Summer Choral Institute."

PHYSICS
Bolton, Timothy A., and Ivanov, Andrew G., Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, $18,620, "Fermilab Salary Support for Dr. Makouski, Dr. Romchek, and Dr. Ivanov."

Bolton, Timothy A., and Maravin, Yurii, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, $13,000, "Pixels M&O Subsystem."

Bolton, Timothy A., and Ivanov, Andrew G., National Science Foundation, $106,560, "MRI-R2: Development of a Pixel Detector for the Upgraded CMS Experiment."

Ivanov, Andrew G., and Bolton, Timothy A., National Science Foundation, "MRI-R2: Development of a Pixel Detector for the Upgraded CMS Experiment."

Maravin, Yurii, and Bolton, Timothy A., Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, "Pixels M&O Subsystem."

Szoszkiewicz, Robert, National Science Foundation, $60,710, "Nanomechanical Studies of the Secondary Structure folding in Polypeptides using Single Molecule AFM and Interferometry."

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

DEAN OF EDUCATION
Allen, David S., and Bennett, Andrew G. (Mathematics), US Department of Education, $201,007, "Project RENEW: Leadership for Renewal and Excellence in Mathematics."

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE
Case, Scott A.,Jones, Taylor S., Kramer, Bradley A., and Tucker, Jeffrey W., Multisponsor, "Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center."

Jones, Taylor S.,Case, Scott A., Kramer, Bradley A., and Tucker, Jeffrey W., Multisponsor, "Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center."

Kramer, Bradley A.,Case, Scott A., Jones, Taylor S., and Tucker, Jeffrey W., Multisponsor, $105,700, "Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center."

Tucker, Jeffrey W.,Case, Scott A., Jones, Taylor S., and Kramer, Bradley A., Multisponsor, "Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center."

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
Ebert, Kerri L., and Murphy, James P. (Agriculture and Natural Resources), US Department of Agriculture, "2011 Kansas SARE Professional Development Program."

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Nelson, Richard G.,Langemeier, Michael R. (Agricultural Economics), and Staggenborg, Scott A. (Agronomy), US Department of Energy, $60,000, "Design and Dmonstration of an Advanced Agricultural Feedstock Supply System for Lignocellulosic Bioenergy Production."

CIVIL ENGINEERING
Peterman, Robert J.,Beck, B. Terry (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Wu, Chih-Hang (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), US Department of Transportation, $404,672, "Quantifying the Effect of Prestressing Steel and Concrete Variables on the Transfer Length in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties."

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Carpenter, Kenneth H., US Department of Energy, $39,354, "Integrated Firing- System/Initiation-Train Modeling Enhancement."

INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Beck, B. Terry,Peterman, Robert J. (Civil Engineering), and Wu, Chih- Hang, US Department of Transportation, $247,299, "Quantifying the Effect of Prestressing Steel and Concrete Variables on the Transfer Length in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties."

Wu, Chih-Hang,Beck, B. Terry, and Peterman, Robert J. (Civil Engineering), US Department of Transportation, $247,299, "Quantifying the Effect of Prestressing Steel and Concrete Variables on the Transfer Length in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties."

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES
Carter, David A., and Larson, Nancy J., US Environmental Protection Agency, "Kansas Pollution Prevention Grants 2010-11."

Carter, David A., US Environmental Protection Agency, $800, "Marshfield, Missouri Site Visit: Strategic Partnership with the KSU's Pollution Prevention Institute to Support Energy Management Initiative for Water and Wastewater Utilities."

Larson, Nancy J., and Carter, David A., US Environmental Protection Agency, $88,268, "Kansas Pollution Prevention Grants 2010-11."

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Singh, Gurpreet, National Science Foundation, $59,171, "Exploring the Structure, Optical, and Electromechanical Properties of Polymer-derived Si(B) CN-Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Composite Nanowires."

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

HUMAN NUTRITION
Haub, Mark D., The United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board, $55,750, "Metabolic Syndrome - Mitigation through Multi-System Effects of Dietary Exposure to Sorghum Bioactive Compounds."

SCHOOL OF FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES
DeLuccie, Mary L., US Department of Agriculture, $759, "Federal Aid in Support of the Child and Adult Care Food Program."

Maddux, Estoria (Esther) M., Kansas Department of Social & Rehabilitation Services, $4,950, "Problem Gambling Mini Grant."

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Davis, Elizabeth G., and Kenney, Michael J. (Clinical Sciences), Merial Limited, $15,000, "2011 Merial Veterinary Scholars Program."

Davis, Elizabeth G., and Kenney, Michael J., US Department of Health and Human Services, "Short-Term Training Students in Health Professional Schools."

Kenney, Michael J., and Davis, Elizabeth G., US Department of Health and Human Services, $47,968, "Short-Term Training Students in Health Professional Schools."

Musch, Timothy I., and Poole, David C., US Department of Health and Human Services, "Mechanisms of Muscle Microcirculatory Dysfunction in Heart Failure."

Poole, David C., American College of Sports Medicine, $5,000, "Vascular dysfunction in heart failure: effects of fish oil."

Poole, David C., and Musch, Timothy I. (Kinesiology), US Department of Health and Human Services, $263,193, "Mechanisms of Muscle Microcirculatory Dysfunction in Heart Failure."

Troyer, Deryl L., US Department of Health and Human Services, $52,000, "Novel Paradigm using Monocytes with Magnetic Nanoparticles and SN-38 in Melanoma."

CLINICAL SCIENCES
Kenney, Michael J., and Davis, Elizabeth G. (Anatomy and Physiology), Merial Limited, "2011 Merial Veterinary Scholars Program."

Lillich, James D., US Department of Health and Human Services, $52,000, "Novel Mechanisms of NSAID-induced GI Toxicity."

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGY
Chang, Kyeong-Ok, and Hua, Duy H. (Chemistry), US Department of Health and Human Services, $19,240, "Counteraction of Alzheimer's Disease."

Dryden, Michael W., and Payne, Patricia A., Novartis Corporation, $88,899, "Evaluation of Lufenuron and Spinosad Based Treatment Regimens to Control Flea Populations on Naturally Infested Dogs and Cats and in Private Residences in Tampa, FL Payne, Patricia A., and Dryden, Michael W., Novartis Corporation, "Evaluation of Lufenuron and Spinosad Based Treatment Regimens to Control Flea Populations on Naturally Infested Dogs and Cats and in Private Residences in Tampa, FL 2011."

Van Der Merwe, Deon, and Datta, Saugata (Geology), US Department of the Interior, $11,970, "Pariette Wetlands Salinity/Selenium Study."

VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY
Hanlon, Cathleen A., Pfizer, Inc., $15,205, "Quantitation of Rabies Virus Neutralizing Anitbody (RVNA) Levels by the Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test (RFFIT) per Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory SOP."

KANSAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Murphy, James P., and Ebert, Kerri L. (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), US Department of Agriculture, $51,000, "2011 Kansas SARE Professional Development Program."

Murphy, James P., US Department of Agriculture, $143,483, "Kansas Agricultural Mediation Service."

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES
Lindsey, Matthew, Corporation for National and Community Service, $26,056, "Midwest Campus Compact STEM Consortium."