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Research Awards, April, 2015

 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Amanor-Boadu, Vincent R.,Ross, Kara, Shanoyan, Aleksan, and Zereyesus, Yacob, US Department of Agriculture, $748,653, "METSS Ghana Implementation (Sustaining Growth Through Effective Management and Collaboration)."

Leatherman, John C., and Johannes, Elaine M. (School of Family Studies and Human Services), US Department of Health and Human Services, $69,362, "Community Behavioral Health Early Warning Systems: Kansas State University and Pawnee Mental Health Services."

Ross, Kara,Amanor-Boadu, Vincent R., Shanoyan, Aleksan, and Zereyesus, Yacob, US Department of Agriculture, "METSS Ghana Implementation (Sustaining Growth Through Effective Management and Collaboration)."

Shanoyan, Aleksan,Amanor-Boadu, Vincent R., Ross, Kara, and Zereyesus, Yacob, US Department of Agriculture, "METSS Ghana Implementation (Sustaining Growth Through Effective Management and Collaboration)."

Zereyesus, Yacob,Amanor-Boadu, Vincent R., Ross, Kara, and Shanoyan, Aleksan, US Department of Agriculture, "METSS Ghana Implementation (Sustaining Growth Through Effective Management and Collaboration)."

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER-HAYS
Perumal, Ramasamy, and Tesso, Tesfaye (Agronomy), US Department of Agriculture, $9,900, "The Development of a Sorghum Doubled Haploid Breeding System."

AGRONOMY
Ciampitti, Ignacio, AGCO Corporation, $57,000, "Nitrogen (N) Fertilizer Impact on Maize Grain Yield and N Use Efficiency (NUE)."

Ciampitti, Ignacio, Kansas Corn Commission, $12,500, "Genomes to the Field."

Pagadala, P. V. Vara, and Akhunov, Eduard D. (Plant Pathology), US Department of Agriculture, $147,203, "Improving Barley and Wheat Germplasm for Changing Environments."

Pierzynski, Gary M., Multi-Sponsor, $5,000, "AGR Multi-Sponsor Experiment Field 26."

Pierzynski, Gary M., Multi-Sponsor, $45,000, "AGR Multi-Sponsor Public Service 35."

Tesso, Tesfaye, and Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), US Department of Agriculture, $23,100, "The Development of a Sorghum Doubled Haploid Breeding System."

ANIMAL SCIENCES AND INDUSTRY
Amamcharla, Jayendra K., Midwest Dairy Association, $8,965, "In-situ Monitoring of Lactose Crystallization using Focused Beam Reflectance Measurement."

Blasi, Dale A., Micronutrients, $40,000, "Evaluation of Inorganic and Organic Trace Mineral Supplementation for the Improvement of Performance and Health of Beef Stocker Steers."

Tokach, Michael D.,Amachawadi, Raghavendra G. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Nagaraja, Tiruvoor G. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), and Narayanan, Sanjeevkumar (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), National Pork Board, "Do Probiotics, an Antibiotic Alternative, Mitigate or Contribute to Emergence and Persistence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gut Bacteria?."

ENTOMOLOGY
Johnson, Wendy, and McCornack, Brian P., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, "MyFields Certification."

McCornack, Brian P., and Johnson, Wendy, Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $60,000, "MyFields Certification."

Ruberson, John R., Multi-Sponsor, $6,000, "AEN Multi-Sponsor Off-Campus 26."

HORTICULTURE, FORESTRY AND RECREATION RESOURCES
Rivard, Cary L., US Department of Agriculture, $163,074, "Development of Grafting Technologies to Improve Sustainability and Competiveness of the US Fruiting Vegetable Industry."

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS
Amanor-Boadu, Vincent R.,Ross, Kara (Agricultural Economics), Shanoyan, Aleksan (Agricultural Economics), and Zereyesus, Yacob (Agricultural Economics), US Department of Agriculture, $56,350, "METSS Ghana Implementation (Sustaining Growth Through Effective Management and Collaboration)."

PLANT PATHOLOGY
Akhunov, Eduard D., and Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Agronomy), US Department of Agriculture, $245,339, "Improving Barley and Wheat Germplasm for Changing Environments."

Gill, Bikram S.,Poland, Jesse A., and Sehgal, Sunish K., National Science Foundation, "GPF-PG: Genome Structure and Diversity of Wheat and Its Wild Relatives."

Poland, Jesse A.,Gill, Bikram S., and Sehgal, Sunish K., National Science Foundation, $1,585,420, "GPF-PG: Genome Structure and Diversity of Wheat and Its Wild Relatives."

Sehgal, Sunish K.,Gill, Bikram S., and Poland, Jesse A., National Science Foundation, "GPF-PG: Genome Structure and Diversity of Wheat and Its Wild Relatives."

Whitfield, Anna E., US Department of Agriculture, $50,228, "Vector Status of the Invasive Leafhopper, Balclutha Rubrostraiata as it Invades the Central Plains States."

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

BIOLOGY
Boyle, Alice, National Science Foundation, $7,332, "RCN: Enabling Comparative Studies of the Process and Products of Sexual Selection in a Genomic Context."

Boyle, Daniel L., Microscopy Society of America, $3,000, "MSA UG Research Award for Cassie Binns entitled "Morphological and Structural Characterization of aA- and aB- Crystallin Double Knock-out Mouse Retina."

Brown, Susan J., Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., $23,038, "Bioinformatics Service Agreement."

Haukos, David A., Conoco, Inc., $50,000, "Verifying Ground-based Habitat Quality Monitoring and Micro-Habitat Selection by Lesser Prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) with Remote Sensing Technology."

Johnson, Loretta C., Kansas Academy of Science, $1,500, "Identifying Genes Involved in Drought Tolerance in the Dominant Prairie Grass Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii: Implications for Climate Change and Restoration across the Great Plains Climate Gradient (Jacob D. Alsdurf)."

Jumpponen, Ari M., and Sandercock, Brett K., National Science Foundation, "DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Intra-annual Dynamics in Gut Microbiota of Migratory Shorebirds (Kirsten Grond)."

Jumpponen, Ari M., US Department of Agriculture, $2,500, "Reniform Nematode Implicated in Sweet Potato End Rot: the Key to Economic Losses?."

Morgan, Theodore J., and Snyder, Bruce, National Science Foundation, $312,001, "REU Site: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Changing Environments: Integrating from Genomes to Biomas."

Morgan, Theodore J., and Snyder, Bruce, National Science Foundation, "REU Site: Undergraduate Research in the Ecology and Evolution of Changing Environments: Mechanisms to Responses."

Roelofs, Jeroen, National Science Foundation, $138,722, "Studing Proteasome Assembly Using a Combination of Modeling and Experiment."

Roelofs, Jeroen, US Department of Health and Human Services, $360,000, "Allosteric Mechanisms Controlling the Formation of Different Proteasom Complexes."

Sandercock, Brett K., National Science Foundation, $19,407, "DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Effects of Habitat Heterogeneity on Songbird Fecundity in an Experimental Landscape (Bram Verheijen)."

Sandercock, Brett K., and Jumpponen, Ari M., National Science Foundation, $18,030, "DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Intra-annual Dynamics in Gut Microbiota of Migratory Shorebirds (Kirsten Grond)."

Schrick, Kathrin, National Science Foundation, $6,000, "The Impact of Sterol Biogenesis on Cellulose Synthesis in Higher Plants."

Snyder, Bruce, and Morgan, Theodore J., National Science Foundation, "REU Site: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Changing Environments: Integrating from Genomes to Biomas."

Snyder, Bruce, and Morgan, Theodore J., National Science Foundation, $9,203, "REU Site: Undergraduate Research in the Ecology and Evolution of Changing Environments: Mechanisms to Responses."

ENGLISH
Crosby, Mark C.,Karlin, Katherine, and Leader-Picone, Cameron, Kansas Humanities Council, "Gordon Parks Digital Collection: The Learning Tree Module."

Karlin, Katherine,Crosby, Mark C., and Leader-Picone, Cameron, Kansas Humanities Council, $9,982, "Gordon Parks Digital Collection: The Learning Tree Module."

Leader-Picone, Cameron,Crosby, Mark C., and Karlin, Katherine, Kansas Humanities Council, "Gordon Parks Digital Collection: The Learning Tree Module."

GEOGRAPHY
McLauchlan, Kendra K., National Science Foundation, $149,963, "SG: Continental and Century Scale Assessment of Forest Nitrogen Cycling in the United States Using Dendroisotopes."

PHYSICS
Corwin, Kristan L., and Washburn, Brian R., US Department of Defense, $400,000, "Hollow Core Optical Fiber Gas Lasers (HOFGLAS): Toward Novel and Practical Systems in Fused Silica."

Washburn, Brian R., and Corwin, Kristan L., US Department of Defense, "Hollow Core Optical Fiber Gas Lasers (HOFGLAS): Toward Novel and Practical Systems in Fused Silica."

SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND SOCIAL WORK
Roper, Donna C., US Department of the Interior, $9,366, "Testing Archeological Sites 25FT56/130, 25FT353, 25FT354, & 25FT355, Hugh Butler Lake, Nebraska; Completion of Testing."

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

DEAN OF EDUCATION
Shuman, Cindy, National Science Foundation, $75,000, "Louisiana Track 3: STEM-Discovery - Evaluation."

Shuman, Cindy, US Department of Education, $22,000, "Minority Science and Engineering Program: Undergraduate Research as a Tool to Engage, Retain and Graduate - Evaluation."

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Edgar, James H., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, $9,997, "Epitaxial Growth of Icosahedral Boron Phosphide."

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
Vasserman, Eugene, National Science Foundation, $88,239, "CAREER: Safety and Security for Next-generation World-scale Real-time Medical Systems."

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Miller, Ruth D.,Spaulding, Gregory L. (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), and Wang, Youqi (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $3,750, "Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team."

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES
Carter, David A., and Snyder, Kristina E., US Department of State, $239,445, "Summer Institute on Environmental Stewardship - FY 2015."

Snyder, Kristina E., and Carter, David A., US Department of State, "Summer Institute on Environmental Stewardship - FY 2015."

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Spaulding, Gregory L.,Miller, Ruth D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Wang, Youqi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, "Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team."

Wang, Youqi,Miller, Ruth D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Spaulding, Gregory L., National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $1,250, "Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team."

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND DIETETICS
Jang, Jichul,Kwon, Junehee, and VerBrugge (Glasscock), Marlene K. (School of Family Studies and Human Services), US Department of Defense, "Navy/4-H Military Partnership and Outreach and Support."

Kwon, Junehee, US Department of Agriculture, $34,225, "Assessing Point-of-Service Systems in School Nutrition Programs in the United States."

Kwon, Junehee,Jang, Jichul, and VerBrugge (Glasscock), Marlene K. (School of Family Studies and Human Services), US Department of Defense, $500,000, "Navy/4-H Military Partnership and Outreach and Support."

SCHOOL OF FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES
Johannes, Elaine M., and Riportella, Roberta, US Department of Agriculture, $35,004, "Community Behavioral Health Early Warning System Barometer Community Application."

Johannes, Elaine M., and Leatherman, John C. (Agricultural Economics), US Department of Health and Human Services, $69,362, "Community Behavioral Health Early Warning Systems: Kansas State University and Pawnee Mental Health Services."

Riportella, Roberta, and Johannes, Elaine M., US Department of Agriculture, "Community Behavioral Health Early Warning System Barometer Community Application."

VerBrugge (Glasscock), Marlene K.,Jang, Jichul (Hospitality Management and Dietetics), and Kwon, Junehee (Hospitality Management and Dietetics), US Department of Defense, "Navy/4-H Military Partnership and Outreach and Support."

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Kukanich, Stanley P.,KuKanich, Katherine (Clinical Sciences), and Nguyen, Thu A. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Morris Animal Foundation, $1,650, "Evaluation of Drug Content and Stability in Compounded and FDA Approved Formulations of Doxycycline used in Dogs and Cats (Vet Student Scholar - Tanner Slead)."

CLINICAL SCIENCES
KuKanich, Katherine,Kukanich, Stanley P. (Anatomy and Physiology), and Nguyen, Thu A. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Morris Animal Foundation, $1,650, "Evaluation of Drug Content and Stability in Compounded and FDA Approved Formulations of Doxycycline used in Dogs and Cats (Vet Student Scholar - Tanner Slead)."

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGY
Amachawadi, Raghavendra G.,Dritz, Steven S., Nagaraja, Tiruvoor G., Narayanan, Sanjeevkumar, and Tokach, Michael D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), National Pork Board, "Do Probiotics, an Antibiotic Alternative, Mitigate or Contribute to Emergence and Persistence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gut Bacteria?."

Dritz, Steven S.,Amachawadi, Raghavendra G., Nagaraja, Tiruvoor G., Narayanan, Sanjeevkumar, and Tokach, Michael D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), National Pork Board, "Do Probiotics, an Antibiotic Alternative, Mitigate or Contribute to Emergence and Persistence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gut Bacteria?."

Nagaraja, Tiruvoor G.,Amachawadi, Raghavendra G., Dritz, Steven S., Narayanan, Sanjeevkumar, and Tokach, Michael D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), National Pork Board, $93,393, "Do Probiotics, an Antibiotic Alternative, Mitigate or Contribute to Emergence and Persistence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gut Bacteria?."

Narayanan, Sanjeevkumar,Amachawadi, Raghavendra G., Dritz, Steven S., Nagaraja, Tiruvoor G., and Tokach, Michael D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), National Pork Board, "Do Probiotics, an Antibiotic Alternative, Mitigate or Contribute to Emergence and Persistence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gut Bacteria?."

Nguyen, Thu A., Merial Limited, $10,000, "2015 Merial Veterinary Research Scholars Program."

Nguyen, Thu A.,KuKanich, Katherine (Clinical Sciences), and Kukanich, Stanley P. (Anatomy and Physiology), Morris Animal Foundation, $1,700, "Evaluation of Drug Content and Stability in Compounded and FDA Approved Formulations of Doxycycline used in Dogs and Cats (Vet Student Scholar - Tanner Slead)."

Rowland, Raymond R. R., US Department of Agriculture, $91,817, "Genetically Improving Resistance of Pigs to PRRS Virus Infection."

Thomson, Daniel U., Merck & Company, Inc., $75,000, "Development of a Novel Training and Educational Program for Global Beef Production."

VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY
Anderson, Gary A., US Department of Agriculture, $7,920, "Swine Surveillance."

KANSAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE

KANSAS FOREST SERVICE
Biles, Larry E., Kansas Department of Agriculture, $105,713, "Riparian Forest Buffer Restoration IX."

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES
Tolar, Mary H., Corporation for National and Community Service, $750, "Global Youth Service Day."

VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
Mock, James B., Country Stampede LLC, $23,000, "Video Production Services."