Research Foundation Awards --
Spring Cycle 1995

Michael Acker, Surgery, School of Medicine, Skeletal Myoblast Transplantation Into the Rodent Heart.

Andrew Alford, The Wharton School, Predicting Long-Term Stock Return Volatility: Implications for Accounting and Valuation of Equity Derivatives.

Endla Anday, Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Factors Associated with Maternal-Fetal HIV-1 Transmission.

Ivor Benjamin, Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine, Treatment of Human Ovarian Cancer with Adenovirus-Mediated Transfer of the Thymidine Kinase Gene.

Robert Berkowitz, Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Fenfluramine and Phentermine in the Comprehensive Treatment of Morbid Obesity in Adolescents.

Gordon Bodnar, Finance, The Wharton School, A Balanced Assessment of Derivatives Usage by U.S. Non-Financial Firms.

Nancy Bonini, Biology, SAS, Molecular Genetic Control of Cell Survival in the Nervous System.

Kenneth Brayman, Surgery, School of Medicine, Intrathymic Islet Transplantation and Tolerance Induction in a Large Animal (Canine) Model.

Edward Breuer, Religious Studies, SAS, From Enlightenment to Orthodoxy: The Jewish Cultures of the Early Nineteenth Century.

Susannah Chang, Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Molecular Characterization of DM-GRASP.

Charles Clark, Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine and Jeanne Myers, Biochemistry & Biophysics, School of Medicine, Cloning and Initial Characterization of a Unique Cartilage Proteoglycan.

Avital Cnaan, Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Using Housing to Predict Urban Children's Lead Poisoning.

Kermit Daniel, Management, The Wharton School, Is There a Culture of Poverty? Evidence From a Natural Experiment.

Peter Davies and Takeshi Egami, Materials Science & Engineering, SEAS, Synthesis and Characterization of New Dielectric and Ferroelectric Oxides.

Gabriel de la Haba, Cell & Developmental Biology, School of Medicine, Collagen and the Terminal Differentiation of Myoblasts in Culture: Is an Oxidative Deficiency of Myoblasts Responsible for Their Failure to Differentiate Into Myotubes Unless Alanine and Serine, or Collagen, are Provided in the Culture Medium?

Joseph DiRienzo, Microbiology, School of Dental Medicine, Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes in Disease-Associated Genotypes of a Periodontal Pathogen.

Peter Drain, Physiology, School of Medicine, Molecular and Kinetic Mechanism of Shaker K Channel Gating Regulation by Phosphorylation of Its C-Terminal Domain.

Arthur Dunham, Biology, SAS, Feeding Rates and Net Assimilated Energy of the Iguanid Lizard Sceloporus Merriami, Measured by Turnover of Stable Carbon Isotopes.

Stephen Dunning, Religious Studies, SAS, Completion of a Book Entitled "Dialectics of Interpretation."

Jeff Dyer, Management, The Wharton School, Effective Interfirm Collaboration: How Transactors Simultaneously Achieve High Asset Specificity and Low Transaction Costs.

Charles Emerson, et al., Cell & Developmental Biology, School of Medicine, Drosophila Media Facility.

Joseph Farrell, Classical Studies, SAS, Studies in Greek and Latin Literature and Culture.

Jeffrey Field, Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Role of Ras Oncogene Processing in the Regulation of Yeast Adenylyl Cyclase.

Leif Finkel, Bioengineering, SEAS, Computational Modeling of Hippocampal Function: Excitotoxicity, Spatial Navigation, and the Construction of Memory.

Loretta Flanagan-Cato, Psychology, SAS, Adrenal Steroid Hormone Modulation of Renal Oxytocin Receptors.

Dean Foster, Statistics, The Wharton School, A Competition on Learning to Play Economic Games.

Samuel Freeman, Philosophy, SAS, Democracy and the Social Contract Tradition.

R. Freifelder, Radiology, School of Medicine and R. VanBerg and N. Lockyer, Physics, SAS, Improving the PENN-PET Scanner's Countrate Capabilities: A Collaboration Between the Depts. of Radiology and Physics.

Susan Freiwald, Legal Studies, The Wharton School, The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act: A Case Study in Balancing Privacy and Law Enforcement on the Information Superhighway.

David Friedman, Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Development of Human V Gene Repertoires.

Audrey Gift, School of Nursing, Symptoms and Functional Outcomes for Lung Reduction Surgical Patients.

Marissa Martino Golden, Political Science, SAS, Interest Groups in the Rulemaking Process: Who Participates? Whose Voices Get Heard?

Joel Goldwein, Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, A Prototype Multimedia Atlas of Oncology on the Internet.

Nicholas Gonatas, Pathology & Lab Medicine, School of Medicine, Molecular Signals for Intracellular Trafficking and Targeting.

W.R. Graham, et al., Materials Science & Engineering, SEAS, Diamond-Like Carbon Films for Device Applicaions.

David Graves, Chemical Engineering, SEAS, Studies on Transport, Adsorption and Reaction Processes in Heterogeneous DNA Hybridization.

Monique Guignard-Spielberg, Operations & Information Management, The Wharton School, Branch-and-Bound for Lagrangean Relaxation.

Jinyong Hahn, Economics, SAS, A Consistent Semiparametric Estimation of the Average Consumer Surplus.

Wilhelm Halbfass, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, SAS, Research and Reflection: Studying India and Understanding Indian Studies.

Christopher Hanes, Economics, SAS, Patterns of Wage Adjustment in 1893, 1929 and 1981.

Christopher Hasty, Music, SAS, Meter as Rhythm, Oxford University Press (scheduled for publication fall 1996).

Kerry Haynie, Political Science, SAS, African American Legislators in the American States.

G. John Ikenberry, Political Science, SAS, The Politics of Funding International Organizations.

Olena Jacenko, Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Molecular Mechanisms of Endochondral Skeletogenesis.

Leigh Jefferies, Pathology & Lab Medicine, School of Medicine, Investigation of the Effect of Cocaine on Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells.

Madeleine Joullie, Chemistry, SAS, Anti-HIV Properties of Modified Cyclodextrin Sulfates.

Katalin Kariko, Medicine, School of Medicine, Ribozyme Synthesis In Vivo by Self-Maintaining T7 RNA Polymerase Expression.

Nicholas Kefalides, Medicine, School of Medicine, Expression of the a2 Subunit of Laminin and Metastatic Propensity in Cancer Cells.

Michael Kelly, Psychology, SAS, Connectionist Models of Language Processing.

Marsha Lester, Chemistry, SAS, Infrared Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics of Hydroxyl Radical Complexes.

Arnold Levinson, Medicine, School of Medicine, Intrathymic Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors and the Pathogenesis of Myasthenia Gravis.

Noam Lior, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, SEAS, Matching Funds for the Approved Research Contract "Solar/Desiccant Dehumidification Energy Conservation and Air Pollution Abatement."

Maureen Maguire, Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Choroidal Neovascularization Prevention Trial: Pilot Study.

Karen Dorman Marek, Nursing, Patient Health Care Problems and Provider Practices.

Franz Matschinsky, Biochemistry & Biophysics, School of Medicine, State of the Art Fluorescence Imaging in the Pancreatic Islet Cell Biology Core of the Diabetes Research Center.

Abby Maxson, Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, Effects of Upper Airway Dysfunction in Exercising Horses on Arterial Blood Gas Values and Cardiac Rhythm.

Paul McGonigle, Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Development of an In Vitro Model System for the Study of Alzheimer's Disease.

Diane Merry, Neurology, School of Medicine, Identification of Androgen Receptor-Binding Proteins.

Philippe Met, Romance Languages, SAS, The Genesis of Poetic Fragmentation.

Margaret Mills, Folklore & Folklife, SAS, Preparation for Publication of Encyclopedia of South Asian Folklore, (continued).

George Murphy, Dermatology, School of Medicine, Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Transgenic Mouse as a Model for Graft-versus-Host Disease.

Mary Naylor, School of Nursing, Home Follow-Up of Elderly Patients with Heart Failure: A Pilot Study.

Philip Nichols, Legal Studies, The Wharton School, Discovering Doctrines Created by Gatt Dispute Settlement Panels.

Howard Pack, Public Policy & Management, The Wharton School, The Effects of Increased Economic Interaction Among Israel, Jordan and the West Bank-Gaza.

Julia Paley, Anthropology, SAS, Economic Restructuring and Urban Social Movements: A Comparative Study of Mexico and the United States, Part I: Mexican Border.

Daniel Raff, Management, The Wharton School, Product-, Process-, and Industry Evolution in the Early Automobile Industry.

Jagmohan Raju, Marketing, The Wharton School, Effect of Superior Market Information on Firm Performance: Does Mode of Competition in the Industry Matter?

Sumathi Ramaswamy, History, SAS, Bodies to Earth, Souls for Language: The Somatics of Tamil Nationalism.

Jay Reise, Music, SAS, A Recording to Three Musical Compositions.

Robert Ricciardi, Microbiology, School of Dental Medicine, Blocking Replication of Human T Cell-Tropic Herpesviruses.

Lawrence Rome, Biology, SAS, Design of the Frog Muscular System for Jumping: Do Frogs Use an Elastic Spring to Jump?

Joseph Rykwert, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Body, Building: An Essay on the Orders of Architecture.

Catherine Schrand, Accounting, The Wharton School, Forecasts Based on Voluntary Disclosure of Earnings Components.

Martin Seligman, Psychology, SAS, Causal Attributions for Interracial Failure.

Susan Sidlauskas, History of Art, SAS, The Body in the House: Imaging Interiority in 19th Century Culture.

Steven Spitalnik, Pathology & Lab Medicine, School of Medicine, Structural Analysis of Rabies Virus Glycoprotein.

Dwight Stambolian, Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, A Mouse Knockout Model for Galactosemia.

Thomas Sugrue, History, SAS, White Backlash Politics and the Transformation of Liberalism in the Urban North, 1945-1968.

Donald Voet, Chemistry, SAS, The X-Ray Structures of Active Site Mutants of Yeast Inorganic Pyrophosphatase.

Eric Weinberg, Biology, SAS, Patterning of the Zebrafish Forebrain and Midbrain.

John Weisel, Cell & Developmental Biology, School of Medicine, Structural Studies of Arterial Thrombi.

Keith Williams, Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Properties of Mutant NMDA Receptors.

Saul Winegrad, Physiology, School of Medicine, Functional Implications of Changes in Thick Filament Structure in Cardiac Muscle.

Ruilin Zhou, Economics, SAS, Currency Nondiversification and Exchange Rate Volatility.


Tuesday, October 31, 1995
Volume 42 Number 10

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