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University Research Foundation Awards Fall 2006 & URF Conference Support Awards Fall 2006
February 6, 2007, Volume 53, No. 21

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced awards to the following members of the faculty for the projects listed below. These are from fall 2006, the most recent cycle of Penn’s internally-funded University Research Foundation Awards and URF Conference Support  Awards (noted with *).

Rita Barnard, Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences; Verwoerd’s Daughters: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Hope

Tobias Baumgart, Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences; Complex Biomaterial Surface Patterning for Scientific and Biomedical Applications

Stephen M. Baylor, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine; Calcium Flames in Mammalian Skeletal Muscle Fibers

Aditya Behl, Department of South Asia Studies, School of Arts and Sciences; Shadows of Paradise: An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545

Toni Bowers, Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences; Bearing False Witness: Deceit, Disguise, and Religious Resistance in British Writing and Culture, 1661-1711

Diego Contreras, Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine; State Dependent Integration of Sensory Inputs Studied In Vivo

Mark Devlin, Department of Physics & Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences; The Penn Array Receiver

Roderic G. Eckenhoff, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine; The Effects of Anesthetics on the Triple Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Clark L. Erickson, Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences; The Pre-Columbian Engineered Landscapes of the Bolivian Amazon

Tulia Gabriela Falleti, Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences; The Federalist Paradox: The Rising Power of Municipalities in Third-World Federations

Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Science; Paternity Analyses and Genetic Structure of a Monogamous Primate Population

Lori Flanagan-Cato, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences; The Ventromedial Hypothalamus: Crossroads for Reproduction and Metabolism

Femida Handy, School of Social Policy & Practice; Congregational Participation by Immigrants: A Stepping Stone to Social and Political Inclusion

Tom Kadesch, Department of Genetics, School of Medicine; Novel Aspects of Notch Signaling

Daniel S. Kessler, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; Negative Regulation of TGFß Signaling by a Fast1-Groucho Corepressor Complex

Laurie Kilpatrick, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Novel Protein Kinase C Targeted Therapy for Acute Lung Injury

*Susan Lindee, Department of History & Sociology of Science, School of Arts and Sciences; Knowing Global Environments: New Historical Perspectives on the Field Sciences

David Lynch, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine; Anti-NMDA Receptor Antibodies in Paraneoplastic Limbic Encephalitis

Christian Lee Novetzke, Department of South Asia Studies, School of Arts and Sciences; Love at the End of Empire: A Cultural History of the Late Maratha Empire in India

Cynthia M. Otto, Department of Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, School of Veterinary Medicine; Intermittent Hypoxia, A Mechanism for Inflammation in Acute Lung Injury

*Hyunjoon Park, Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences; Innovation and Inequality in East Asian Education

John Pehrson, Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine; Function of MacroH2A Histones

Scott Poethig, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences; Temporal Regulation of Gene Expression in Arabidopsis

*Nina Luning Prak, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine; B Cell Targeted Therapy For Autoimmunity

Prashant Purohit, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Computation of Membrane Shapes in Mitochondria

Glenn Radice, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine; N-cadherin Function in Pancreatic Cancer

*Julie Schneider, Department of Fine Arts, School of Design; Clay@Penn 07: An Invitational Exhibition

Dieter M. Schifferli, Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine; Yersinia Pestis Autotransporters

Samir Shah, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Impact of Microbiological Diagnosis of Complicated Pneumonia on Clinical Outcomes Using a Broad-Range 16S rDNA PCR for Pathogen Detection

*Emily Steiner, Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences; 4th International Conference on “Piers Plowman”

John C. Trueswell, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences; The Role of Broca’s Area and Conflict Resolution in Sentence Comprehension

Barbra Mann Wall, School of Nursing; A Comparative History of Twentieth Century Catholic Hospitals

Noga Vardi, Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine; Role of Glutmate Signalling in Epithelial Cells

Xiaowei Xu, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine; Characterization of Oct4 Positive Adult Stem Cells

Arjun Yodh, Department of Physics & Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences; Construction on Instrument for Bed-Side Measurement of Cerebral Oxygenation

 

Almanac - February 6, 2007, Volume 53, No. 21