Research and Development Excellence Award Recipients

(Total Funded to Date: $16,546,277)


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Num Reference #
Area of Research
Principal Investigator (PI) Research Project Title Amount Awarded ($)

121 KSEF-2348-RDE-014
Biosciences
Aardra Kachroo
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Towards Understanding The Mechanisms Of Plant Extreme Resistance To Viruses $80,000
122 KSEF-2361-RDE-014
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Moises Carreon
Chemical Engineering
University of Louisville
Zeolitic Imidazole Frameworks as Catalysts in the Capture and Conversion of CO2 to Polycarbonate Polymers $70,000
123 KSEF-2392-RDE-014
Biosciences
Robert Lundy
Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
University of Louisville
The Role of Specific Limbic System Neuropeptide Pathways in the Regulation of Learned Taste-Guided Behavior $50,200
124 KSEF-2399-RDE-014
Biosciences
Luke Moe
Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
Bacteria and Bioethanol Fermentation: Characterizing the Impact of Bacterial Contaminants and Bacterial Community Structure on Bioethanol Fermentations Across the USA $90,000
125 KSEF-2428-RDE-014
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Folami Ladipo
Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Catalytic Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis of Carbon-Oxygen Bonds $80,000
126 KSEF-2445-RDE-014
Biosciences
Thomas Chambers
Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky
Role of the horse in interspecies transmission of influenza viruses $90,000
127 KSEF-2483-RDE-014
Human Health and Development
Eric Munson
Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Kentucky
Systematic Investigation of Drug-Additive Interactions in Freeze-Dried Formulations $90,000
128 KSEF-2488-RDE-014
Biosciences
Ferhan Atici
Mathematics
Western Kentucky University
Parameter Estimations of Sigmoidal Models of Cancer $59,619
129 KSEF-2489-RDE-014
Information Technology and Communications
John Young
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Kentucky
Photoconductive Antennas for Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging $90,000
130 KSEF-2491-RDE-014
Biosciences
Peter Nagy
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Screening of temperature sensitive and deletion libraries for host factors affecting virus replication $90,000
131 KSEF-2546-RDE-014
Biosciences
Cindy Harnett
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisville
Light-Powered Hybrid Microactuators for Biotechnology $90,000
132 KSEF-2061-RDE-013
Biosciences
Arthur Hunt
Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
Polyadenylation of Stored mRNA during Seed Germination $90,000
133 KSEF-2064-RDE-013
Human Health and Development
Rolf Craven
Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology
University of Kentucky
Small Molecule Inhibitors Targeting Cancer Growth via EGFR $90,000
134 KSEF-2070-RDE-013
Biosciences
Jixiang Ding
Birth Defects Center
University of Louisville
Mechanism of Mammalian Embryonic Heart Formation $80,000
135 KSEF-2079-RDE-013
Information Technology and Communications
Hichem Frigui
Computer Engineering and Computer Science
University of Louisville
Ensemble Hidden Markov Model Classifiers for Detecting Explosive Devices $80,000
136 KSEF-2107-RDE-013
Human Health and Development
Gilson Capilouto
Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Kentucky
Effects of Non-Oral Feeding on Infant Tongue Muscle and Mass $40,736
137 KSEF-2113-RDE-013
Biosciences
James Harwood
Entomology
University of Kentucky
Impact of Predator Biodiversity on Pest-Suppression in Kentucky Wheat: a Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Approach $80,000
138 KSEF-2134-RDE-013
Biosciences
Chuanxi Cai
Medicine/Cardiology
University of Louisville
MG53 Mediated Myocardial Repair for Ischemic Heart Disease $90,000
139 KSEF-2141-RDE-013
Human Health and Development
Roland Valdes Jr
Pathology and Lab Medicine
University of Louisville
Mammalian Cardenolides in Blood as Tumor Preventive Agents $90,000
140 KSEF-2158-RDE-013
Biosciences
Henry 'Hank' Kaplan
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Louisville
Minature Swine Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa $55,000
141 KSEF-2165-RDE-013
Biosciences
Subba Palli
Entomology
University of Kentucky
Feeding RNAI For Pest Management $49,940
142 KSEF-2168-RDE-013
Human Health and Development
Michael Voor
Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Louisville
Implantable Device to Strengthen Osteoporotic Hips $80,000
143 KSEF-2178-RDE-013
Biosciences
Said Ghabrial
Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
Rapid Screening and Expression of Valuable Proteins in Soybean using a Virus-Based Vector $80,000
144 KSEF-2181-RDE-013
Biosciences
Ling Yuan
Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
Development of Hyperactive DNA Transposases by Directed Evolution $80,000
145 KSEF-2187-RDE-013
Environmental and Energy Technologies
Stephen Rankin
Chemical & Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky
Interfacial Engineering of Biomass Saccharification by T. reesei Enzymes $90,000
146 KSEF-2190-RDE-013
Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing
Michael Nantz
Chemistry
University of Louisville
Nanoparticle Carriers for Thermally-Induced Drug Release $90,000
147 KSEF-2203-RDE-013
Biosciences
Shigeo Tamiya
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Louisville
Role of Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition and Transforming Growth Factor-beta in Fibrotic Diseases $80,000
148 KSEF-2224-RDE-013
Human Health and Development
Guangxiang "George" Luo
Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
University of Kentucky
Development of Transgenic Hepatitis C virus Mouse Models $90,000
149 KSEF-1860-RDE-012
Biosciences
Lee Dugatkin
Biology
University of Louisville
An intergrative approach to the study of animal personality $99,814
150 KSEF-1862-RDE-012
Human Health and Development
Steven Van Lanen
Pharmacy
University of Kentucky
Nucleoside Antibiotics Targeting Bacterial Translocase I $80,000