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2005 Discovery Grants Projects

The 17 projects that won funding from the Discovery Grants program in 2005 are listed below. 


  • Autologous Engineering of Cartilage Using the In Vivo Bioreactor - Venkatram Shastri (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Optical Imaging of Short Term Working Memory in Prefrontal Cortex of the Macaque Monkey - Anna Roe (Psychology)
  • A Screen for Chemicals that Promote Neural Stem Cell Proliferation and Oligodencrocyte Formation in Zebrafish - Bruce Appel (Biological Sciences)
  • Neutron Sensors: Detection of Neutron Radiation Using Liquid Crystalline Materials - Piotr Kaszynski (Chemistry)
  • Molecular Mechanism of Eukaryotic DNA Replication Initiation - Brandt Eichman (Biological Sciences)
  • The Verapaz/Peten Archaeological Survey: The Corridor between the Highland and Lowland Ancient Maya Worlds - Arthur Demarest (Anthropology)
  • Molecular Modeling of Skin Lipids - Claire McCabe (Chemical Engineering)
  • Computer-Assisted Placement of Deep Brain Stimulators  - Benoit Dawant (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
  • Linking Studies of Visual Attention in Humans and Macaque Monkeys using Multiple Electrophysiological Techniques - Andrew Rossi (Psychology)
  • The Genetic Structure of Variable Mutualisms: Geographic Variation in Ant-Tended Membracids - Douglas Abbot (Biological Sciences )
  • Project Self-Direct - Carolyn Hughes (Special Education)
  • Intelligent Middleware for Next Generation Petascale Scientific Computing - Douglas Schmidt (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
  • Enhanced MR Distortion Reduction with Parallel Imaging - J. Michael Fitzpatrick (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
  • Cognitive Work Analysis for Human-Robotic Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Search and Rescue Teams - Julie Adams (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
  • The Neural Basis of Rule Representations in Category Learning: Using fMRI to Test a Computational Neuroscience Model - David Noelle (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
  • The Architecture of Race: Psychological and Social Components of Racialism - Norbert Ross (Anthropology)
  • Construction of Virtual Environments for Learning and Cognition - Robert Bodenheimer (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)