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2010 Discovery Grants Projects

The 14 projects that won funding from the Discovery Grants program in 2010 are listed below. 


  • The Infectious Basis of Hybrid Mortality in an Insect Model - Seth Bordenstein (Biological Sciences)
  • Mechanosensation and Brain Organization in the Nile Crocodile - Ken Catania (Biological Sciences)
  • Development of an Injectable, Controlled Release Scaffold for siRNA Delivery to Skin Wounds  - Craig Duvall (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Influence of Phospholipid Asymmetry on Cholesterol Dynamics in Membranes - Todd Graham (Biological Sciences)
  • Multifunctional Nanoparticle for the Simultaneous Delivery and Imaging for Anti-Cancer Therapy  - Eva Harth (Chemistry)
  • Stimulus Specificity and the Neurobiology of Disgust in OCD - Bunmi Olatunji (Psychology)
  • Low Resource Pathogen Detection using the Coffee Ring Phenomenon - David Wright (Chemistry)
  • Structural Basis for Regulation of Asymmetric Brain Development - Brandt Eichman (Biological Sciences)
  • A Negotiated Settlement: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of a Planned Colonial Town in the Andean Highlands of Peru - Steve Wernke (Anthropology)
  • Ammonium Transporters of Dictyostelium as Models for Sensory Transporters - Bubba Singleton (Biological Sciences)
  • Supramolecular Architectures of Verdazyls and Benzo [1,2,4] Triazinyls for Magnetic Semiconductors - Piotr Kaszynski (Chemistry)
  • A Converging Ion Funnel for a Multi-Channel Mass Spectrometer - John McLean (Chemistry)
  • Establishing Direct Links between Climate, Environmental Change and Cultural Transformations in Early Peruvian Civilization - Steve Goodbred (Earth & Environmental Sciences)
  • Identification of Novel Noncoding RNAs in Zebrafish - Jim Patton (Biological Sciences)