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The following projects have an award budget start date between 3/1/11 and 12/31/11. The list of industry sponsored research projects is partial, and no subcontracts are shown for which Tufts is a subrecipient. The list is derived from data in the proposal management system at the Office of the Vice Provost. Please click on the project title to view the abstract.


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PI (Last,
First Name)
Project Title Sponsor Project Duration
Quinto, Eric Todd Geometric Analysis on Euclidean and Homogeneous Spaces NSF 12/15/11-
11/30/12
Quinto, Eric Todd Local Tomography and Microlocal Analysis NSF 9/1/09-
8/31/12
Quinto, Eric Todd The Urban Math and Science Teacher Collaborative NSF 9/1/10-
8/31/12
Ramsburg, Andrew Exploration of the Mechanisms Controlling Emulsion-Based Alkalinity Release During Subsurface Remediation NSF 4/1/10-
3/31/13
Reijmers, Leon Molecular Analysis of Functional Neural Circuits Office of the Director (NIH) 9/30/09-
8/31/14
Ridge, Jack Collaborative Research: Synchronizing the North American Varve Chronology and the Greenland Ice Core Record Using Meteoric 10Be Flux NSF 9/15/11-
8/31/14
Rife, Jason Draper Lab Fellow: Elizabeth Alexander Charles Stark Draper Laboratories 9/1/11-
8/31/13
Rife, Jason Risk Analysis to Enhance GBAS Performance for NextGen Applications Federal Aviation Administration 9/1/11-
8/29/12
Rios, Maribel BDNF and TrkB-Containing Neuronal Circuits Mediating Energy Balance NIDDK 12/1/05-
7/31/15
Rios, Maribel Investigations of Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Effects of BDNF and Restricted Food Intake on Binge Eating Klarman Family Foundation 6/1/11-
5/31/13
Rogers, Chris DRK12 – Integrating Engineering and Literacy NSF 9/1/10-
8/31/15
Romero, Michael Evaluating the Stress Response of Wild Birds as a Bioindicator of Sub-Lethal Acute and Chronic Effects of Crude Oil Exposure EPA 8/1/11-
7/31/14
Romero, Michael Physiology and Behavior of Stress in Wild Animals NSF 3/1/11-
2/28/14
Rothbaum, Fred Child and Family WebGuide (Minnesota) State of Minnesota 3/1/11-
2/26/16
Rozanski, Elizabeth Decreased 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentration Associated with Development of Upper Respiratory Infection in Shelter Cats Nestle Purina Company, Inc. 5/1/11-
8/31/11
Rozanski, Elizabeth Multiple Organ Dysfunction in Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV); The Role of Cardiac Dysfunction and Coagulopathy Morris Animal Foundation 3/1/11-
2/28/13
Rush, John Tufts/WTHS Primary Care Clinic The Manton Foundation 7/19/11-
5/31/12
Ruskai, Mary Beth Quantum Information Theory NSF 8/1/10-
7/31/13
Rybak-Akimova, Elena Mechanism-Based Design of Biomimetic Green Oxidation Catalysts DOE 7/1/09-
6/30/12
Sacheck, Jennifer Dietary Vitamin D and Response to Vitamin D Supplementation on Serum Vitamin D Status in Overweight and Obese Urban Schoolchildren ADAH 8/1/11-
8/1/13
Sacheck, Jennifer Impact of Vitamin D Supplementation on Cardiometabolic Risk in School Children NHLBI 6/1/11-
11/30/14
Saliba, Richard Mechanisms Underlying Activity-Dependent Modulation of GABAA Receptor Expression NIMH 7/8/10-
4/30/12
Sassaroli, Angelo Functional Near-Infrared Imaging Using the Phase of Hemodynamic Oscillations NIMH 3/1/11-
1/31/13
Scheutz, Matthias Effective Human-Robot Interaction with USVs and UAVs through Robust Natural Language Dialogue and Dynamic Vehicle Autonomy Office of Naval Research 12/1/10-
11/30/12
Scheutz, Matthias HCC: Large: Collaborative Research: Human-Robot Dialog for Collaborative Navigation Tasks NSF 8/15/11-
7/31/13
Schwob, James Anatomical Bases of Human Olfactory Dysfunction NIDCD 8/1/09-
7/31/14
Schwob, James Growth Factor Regulation of Olfactory Neurospheres NIDCD 5/7/09-
5/6/12
Schwob, James Medical Scientist Training Program at Tufts University NIGMS 7/1/07-
6/30/12
Schwob, James Olfactory Epithelial Stem Cell Regulation by the Transcription Factor p63 NIDCD 5/1/10-
4/30/14
Schwob, James Regulation of Growth and Differentiation in 3-D Cultures of Olfactory Epithelium NICDC 12/1/10-
11/30/12
Selhub, Jacob Specific Fluorescent Labeling for Micronutrient Assessment Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 7/1/11-
11/30/11
Selker, Harry Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI - UL1) NCRR 5/19/08-
4/30/13
Selker, Harry Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (K12) NCRR 5/19/08-
4/30/13
Selker, Harry Tufts CTSI Career Development Program in Comparative Effectiveness Research NCI 9/30/10-
9/29/13
Selsing, Erik Testing a Role for Activation-Induced Deaminase in Omenns Syndrome B-Cell Autoimmunity NIAID 7/20/11-
6/30/13
Shang, Fu Impairment of the UPP and Choroidal Neovascularization AHA 4/1/10-
3/31/12
Shoemaker, Charles A Platform for Therapeutic Agents that Promote Rapid Recovery from Botulism NIAID 9/1/11-
8/31/16
Shoemaker, Charles Reversing Botulism with Agents that Accelerate Intraneuronal Toxin Degradation NIAID 4/1/10-
3/31/12
Shultz, Mary Jane Hydrogen-Bond Interactions and Imaging of Natural Ice NSF 4/1/09-
3/31/12
Shultz, Richard Bradley Fellowship Program Bradley Foundation 9/1/11-
6/30/12
Shultz, Richard Sarah Scaife Foundation Grant 2011-2012 Sarah Scaife Foundation 10/1/11-
9/30/12
Sims Gallagher, Kelly Climate Change Policy, with a US and China Focus BP Alternative Energy 11/1/10-
12/31/13
Skelly, Patrick Functional Characterization of the Schistosome Tegument NIAID 6/1/10-
5/31/15
Slonim, Donna Translational Bioinformatics for Human Developmental Genomics NICHD 12/1/08-
11/30/12
Sonenshein, Abraham Isolation of Early Sporulation Genes NIGMS 7/1/89-
3/31/12
Sonenshein, Abraham Meeting on the Pathogenesis of the Clostridia NIAID 9/1/11-
8/31/12
Sonenshein, Abraham Molecular Genetics of Basic Cell Functions NIGMS 7/1/07-
6/30/12
Sonenshein, Abraham Molecular Mechanisms of Clostridium difficile Resistance to Innate Host Defenses NIDDK 9/15/11-
5/31/16
Sonenshein, Abraham Regulation of Glutamate Synthesis in Bacillus subtilis NIGMS 8/1/08-
7/31/12
Sonenshein, Gail Blimp-1 Regulated Genes as Novel Targets for Treatment of Invasive Breast Carcinoma DOD 9/30/10-
9/29/13
Sonenshein, Gail Signaling Pathways in Stages of Mammary Tumorigenesis NIEHS 7/1/09-
6/30/13
Sonkusale, Sameer CAREER: Nanoelectrochemical Systems on Silicon NSF 3/1/10-
2/28/15
Sonkusale, Sameer Collaborative Research: Active Metamaterial/pHEMT Hybrid Devices for Terahertz Modulation and Detection NSF 6/1/10-
5/31/13
Sonkusale, Sameer Collaborative Research: IDBR: Metamaterial Enhanced Spectrometer for Terahertz Hyperspectral Imaging of Biological Specimens NSF 5/1/11-
6/30/13
Sonkusale, Sameer Draper Fellowship for Wes Uy Charles Stark Draper Laboratories 9/1/11-
8/31/12
Sonkusale, Sameer Draper Lab Fellowship in Analog/RF Charles Stark Draper Laboratories 9/1/10-
8/31/12
Sonkusale, Sameer Draper Lab Fellowship: Integrated Circuits Charles Stark Draper Laboratories 9/1/11-
8/31/12
Sonkusale, Sameer Metamaterial Embedded Terahertz Signal Processing: Novel Devices and Architectures ONR 6/11/09-
6/11/12
Sonkusale, Sameer Nanoelectrochemical Sensors on CMOS Catalyst Foundation 9/1/11-
8/31/12
Soto, Ana BPA as a Developmental Carcinogen NIEHS 9/19/11-
5/31/15
Soto, Ana Development of an in vitro Bioassay to Screen Compounds for Breast Carcinogenicity Art BeCAUSE 10/5/11-
10/4/12
Soto, Ana Environment and Breast Cancer Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition 6/1/10-
5/31/12
Soto, Ana Mechanism of Developmental Toxicity of Bisphenol-A NIEHS 9/1/96-
5/31/16
Sprague Martinez, Linda Nuestro Futuro: Applied Science Education to Engage Black and Latino Youth National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities 8/1/11-
5/31/13
Stadecker, Miguel Immunoregulation in Schistosomiasis NIAID 9/30/95-
6/30/15
Staii, Cristian Combined Atomic Forces Microscopy/Fluorescence Spectroscopy Approach for Measuring Adhesion, Connectivity and Electrical Activity of Neurons Patterned on 2-Dimensional Protein Substrates NSF 7/15/11-
6/30/14
Starks, Philips Tufts REU Site: Integrative Approaches to Studying Recognition Systems in Cells, Organisms, and Populations NSF 5/1/11-
4/30/12
Stites, Elizabeth Customary Law, Livelihoods Change and Conflict Mitigation in the Karamoja Cluster: The Case of Uganda Government of Ireland 10/20/10-
10/19/12
Swan, Chris Collaborative Research: Engineering Faculty Engagement in Learning Through Service (EFELTS) NSF 9/15/10-
8/31/13
Swan, Chris Collaborative Research: The Impacts of Service on Engineering Students (ISES) – A Longitudinal Study NSF 9/1/10-
8/31/13
Swartz, Roger Orientation to Positive Deviance Indianapolis Center for Congregations 4/14/11-
6/20/11
Swartz, Roger PD For Improving Mental Health Outcomes Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc. 6/1/11-
10/1/12
Sykes, Charles A Single-Molecule Approach for Understanding and Utilizing Surface and Subsurface Absorption to Control Chemical Reactivity and Selectivity DOE 7/1/11-
6/30/12
Sykes, Charles Collaborative Research: High Throughput Structure Sensitive Surface Chemistry NSF 9/1/10-
8/31/13
Sykes, Charles Turning Molecules into Motors and Mechanical Devices Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation 9/1/11-
8/31/16
Tang, Guangwen The Study of Vitamin A Requirement in Chinese Children and the New Technology of Dietary Assessment National Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese CDCP 3/1/11-
12/31/12
Taylor, Allen Mechanistically Linking AMD, Glycemic Index and Protein Homeostasis NEI 9/30/11-
8/31/14
Taylor, Allen Ubiquitin Function in Eye Lens NEI 4/1/01-
2/28/13
Taylor, Holly Research on Behavioral and Brain Indices of Soldier State and Navigation Performance U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center 9/1/09-
8/31/12
Teixidor I Bigas, Montserrat The Poincaré Institute for Mathematics Education NSF 6/1/10-
5/31/12
Terenzi, Gina Post-Doctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry HRSA 9/1/10-
6/30/15
Tesco, Giuseppina Role of BACE Stabilization in Alzheimer's Disease NIA 4/1/05-
8/31/16
Tesco, Giuseppina The Role of BACE in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease after Head Trauma NIA 8/15/09-
7/31/14
Theoharides, Theoharis Brain Mast Cells and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome NINDS 7/1/10-
6/30/14
Theoharides, Theoharis Comparison of Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Flushing Effects of Six Different Flavonoid Compounds Thorne Research, Inc. 6/13/11-
2/13/12
Theoharides, Theoharis Investigation of IL-9, IL-33 and TSLP in Serum of Autistic Children ARI 4/19/11-
4/18/12
Theoharides, Theoharis Serum Biomarkers in Children with Autism ARI 4/1/10-
3/31/12
Theoharides, Theoharis Stress Induced Skin Mast Cell Activation and Vasodilation NIAMS 4/13/01-
6/30/12
Thomas, Samuel Enhanced Chromophore Stability Using Fluorescence Quenchers for Organic Photovoltaic Devices American Chemical Society 9/1/11-
8/31/13
Thompson, Eric Empirical Assessment of Site Amplification and Development of NEHRP Factors for CEUS: Collaborative Research with Pacific Engineering and Analysis, and Tufts University National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program 12/5/11-
12/4/12
Tickle-Degnen, Linda Compensatory Expressive Behavior for Social Functioning with Facial Paralysis NIDCR 4/1/11-
3/31/13
Trimmer, Barry Neuromechanics of Soft-bodied Locomotion NSF 3/1/11-
2/29/12
Tzipori, Saul Evaluate the Impact of Tigecycline Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Newly Developed Animal Model with Normal Human Gut Microflora (NHGM) Pfizer Incorporated 11/1/11-
11/1/12
Tzipori, Saul Evaluation of a New Class of Antimicrobial Agents against Clostridium difficile NIAMS 9/30/11-
9/29/12
Tzipori, Saul Evaluation of Shigella Vaccines in Mice and Pigs PATH 5/11/11-
7/31/12
Tzipori, Saul PART A: Non-GLP Small Animal Models of Infectious Disease NIAID 3/22/10-
3/21/17
Tzipori, Saul PART D: Non-Traditional Animal Models of Infectious Diseases NIAID 3/22/10-
3/21/17
Utz, Arthur Energy Resolved Studies of Dynamics, Reactivity and Mechanisms at the Gas-Surface Interface NSF

8/1/11-
7/31/14

Utz, Arthur Training Tomorrow's Innovators: A GAANN Program for Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies in Chemistry ED 8/15/09-
8/14/12
Vandervelde, Thomas CAREER: Metamaterial-Enhanced Thermal Energy Harvesters NSF 4/1/11-
3/31/16
Vandervelde, Thomas Nanostructured Metallic Layers for Enhanced Photodetector Functionality AFOSR 5/1/11-
4/30/14
Vilenkin, Alexander Fundamental Physics and Cosmology NSF 8/1/09-
7/31/12
Walker, Peter Changing Realities of Conflict & Crisis: The Second World Conference of the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) USAID 3/15/11-
6/30/11
Walker, Peter Livelihood Programming for Disaster Risk Reduction USAID 9/1/09-
8/31/12
Walker, Peter World Conference of Humanitarian Studies (IHSA Conference) Norway Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs 6/2/11-
6/5/11
Walt, David Development of Technologies for Early Detection and Stratification of Breast Cancer DOD 9/29/11-
9/28/16
Wanke, Christine Nutrition and HIV Progression NICHD 5/20/09-
4/30/14
Wanke, Christine Protease Inhibitor Related Dyslipidemia NHLBI 7/12/00-
6/30/12
Wanke, Christine The Impact of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Vascular Function and cIMT in HIV Infected Individuals NHLBI 8/20/09-
5/31/14
Webb, Patrick Food Aid Quality Review Phase II USAID 9/28/11-
9/27/13
Webb, Patrick USAID Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program (Nutrition CRSP) - ASIA USAID 10/4/10-
9/30/12
White Robert Draper Fellowship Charles Stark Draper Laboratories 6/1/11-
5/31/12
Wilde, Parke The FoodAPS Geography Study USDA 8/29/11-
9/30/16
Wilson, Nancy Partnering for Economic Recovery Impact Through Service (PERIS) Corporation for National and Community Service 8/15/09-
8/14/12
Wilson, Nancy The Goldberg Initiative: Mitigating Obesity in Boston's Immigrant Communities Boston Foundation 10/1/10-
9/30/13
Wise, Timothy Global Economic Governance and Sustainable Development Rockefeller Brothers Fund Inc. 7/1/11-
6/30/13
Wong, Peter Collaborative Research: Microscale Joining Using Nanoheater Structures NSF 10/1/10-
9/30/13
Wortis, Henry Babesiosis as a Model of Age-Related Immunosenescence NIA 8/15/08-
4/30/13
Wortis, Henry Immunologic Aspects of Disease NIAID 9/30/81-
6/20/13
Wortis, Henry Light Weight Modeling of Epstein-Barr Virus NIAID 9/1/08-
7/31/13
Wortis, Henry Tufts Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program NIGMS 9/15/11-
7/31/15
Wright, Wanda Pre-Doctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry or Dental Hygiene HRSA 9/1/10-
6/30/15
Wu, Dayong Effect of the White Button Mushroom Supplementation on Resistance to Salmonella Infection and Immune Response in an Animal Model The Mushroom Council 8/15/11-
8/15/13
Wu, Dayong Green Tea EGCG and T-Cell Function in Autoimmune Inflammation USDA 12/1/09-
11/30/12
Xu, Jun X-linked Genes, Histone Modifications and Behavior NIMH 7/22/10-
2/28/14
Xu, Qiaobing Draper Lab Fellowship Charles Stark Draper Laboratories 9/1/11-
8/31/12
Yang, Yongjie Role of Astroglial Exocytosis in the Pathogenesis of ALS The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins 11/1/11-
10/31/12
Yee, Amy Epilepsy and the Wnt Signaling Pathways DOD 6/1/10-
5/31/13
Yelick, Pamela Crotty Dental Stem Cells and Tooth Tissue Engineering NIDCR 5/10/10-
4/30/15
Yi, Hyunmin Collaborative Research: Hierarchically Assembled Viral-Synthetic Hybrid Microentities NSF 7/1/10-
6/30/12
Young, Helen Pastoralist Livelihoods, Trade and Markets UNEP 4/23/10-
6/30/12
Zeng, Li Muscle Cell-Enhanced Cartilage Tissue Engineering NIAMS 9/1/10-
6/30/15
Zeng, Li Novel Strategies in Cartilage Tissue Engineering: Enhancing Cartilage Stability Using Muscle-Derived Factors and Scaffold Section NSF 7/1/10-
6/30/13
Zhang, Fang Fang Energy Balance and Breast Cancer Risk in the Breast Cancer Family Registry Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 5/17/10-
4/30/12
Zimmerman, Michael High Frequency RF Materials Interplex Quantum Leap 9/1/11-
8/31/12
Zoukhri, Driss Effects of ENaC Blockers on Tear Production Parion Sciences, Inc. 12/21/11-
6/30/12
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