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The following projects have an award budget start date between 1/1/12 and 12/31/12. 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 for Research. Please click on the project title to view the abstract.


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PI (Last,
First Name)
Project Title Sponsor Project Duration
Jackson, Rob Genetic Analysis of Glia-to-Neuron Communication NINDS 5/1/12-
4/30/14
Jackson, Rob Glial Cell Regulation of Circadian Behavior NINDS 9/1/10-
8/31/15
Jackson, Rob TUSM/T-NEMC Center Core for Neuroscience Research NINDS 8/1/08-
11/30/13
Jacob, Michele Molecular Mechanisms of Auditory nAChR Synapse Assembly NIDCD 9/19/09-
8/31/14
Jacob, Michele Synapse Neurobiology Training Program NINDS 7/1/09-
6/30/14
Jacob, Robert HCC: Medium: Bringing Brain-Computer Interfaces into Mainstream HCI NSF 6/1/11-
5/31/14
Jacques, Paul Flavonoid Intake and Health Outcomes ILSI 9/1/11-
11/30/13
Jacques, Paul Magnesium, Genetic Risk, and Calcification AHA 1/1/12-
12/31/13
Jacques, Paul Project Agreement 5: Healthy Aging: Defining Distinct Metabolic Types Kraft General Foods, Inc. 5/16/12-
9/30/12
Jacques, Paul Role of Dietary Beef in Optimizing the Mental and Physical Functioning of Older Americans National Cattlemen's Beef Association 4/1/12-
3/31/13
James, Thomas Deflection of Cancellous Bone Screws under a Cantilever Bending Load Synthes USA Products LLC 8/1/12-
7/31/13
Jay, Daniel KillerRed Assisted Mutagenesis to Discover Cancer Drug Resistance Genes NCI 8/13/12-
7/31/14
Jefferson, Douglas Hepatobiliary Pathophysiology in Cystic Fibrosis Cell Essentials Inc. 7/1/12-
6/30/13
Johnson, Elizabeth Nutrition and Eye Health Bausch + Lomb 1/1/12-
9/30/12
Johnson, Elizabeth The Effect of Consumption of 2 Eggs/D for 6 Months on Cognitive Function in Older Adults AEB 9/1/11-
8/31/13
Johnson, Elizabeth The Effect of Daily Consumption of Avocadoes for 6 Months on Cognitive Function in Older Adults Hass Avocado Board 4/1/12-
1/30/15
Joyner Koomson, Valencia 3D Integrated 80Gb/s SiGe Heterojunction Bipolar Electroabsorption Modulator NSF 8/15/11-
7/31/13
Joyner Koomson, Valencia CAREER: Wireless Optical Sensors for High Resolution Imaging of Biological Structures NSF 3/1/10-
2/28/15
Juo, Peter Regulation of Glutamate Receptor Trafficking by TGF-Beta Signaling in C. elegans AHA 7/1/11-
6/30/13
Kaplan, David BioComponent Robot System DARPA 5/5/11-
2/4/12
Kaplan, David Bioinspired Composites of Nano Crystalline Cellulose (NCC) and Polymeric Proteins United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation 10/1/11-
9/30/15
Kaplan, David Biomaterial Applications of Recombinant Bacterial Collagens NIBIB 9/30/10-
8/31/14
Kaplan, David Cranofacial Tissue Regeneration Using Membrane Potential to Control Stem Cell Differentiation NIDCR 9/1/12-
8/31/15
Kaplan, David Electrogelation for Reversible Silk Adhesives DARPA 3/1/12-
8/31/12
Kaplan, David Electrogelation of Biopolymers for New Functional Materials AFOSR 6/1/10-
5/31/13
Kaplan, David Electrotherapeutic Strategies for Connective Tissue Repair NIAMS 8/1/11-
7/31/16
Kaplan, David In vitro Bioreactor System for Platelet Information NIBIB 9/1/12-
8/31/16
Kaplan, David In vitro Type Two Diabetes Mellitus Tissue Model to Investigate Insulin Resistance NIDDK 4/1/12-
3/31/15
Kaplan, David Living Membranes as Environmental Detectors ARO 10/1/11-
3/31/13
Kaplan, David Multifunctional Tropoelastin-Silk Biomaterial Systems NIBIB 8/1/12-
7/31/16
Kaplan, David Silk Sustained Delivery Systems Ekteino Laboratories, Inc. 1/1/12-
6/30/12
Kaplan, David Tissue Engineering Cornea Replacements NEI 8/1/10-
7/31/14
Kaplan, David Tissue Engineering Resource Center NIBIB 8/1/09-
7/31/14
Kaplan, David Tissue Regeneration by Biophysical Signaling NIAMS 8/1/10-
7/31/14
Kaufman, Gretchen Determining Disease Risk from Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus in Breeding Elephants in Nepal AAZV 6/1/12-
6/30/13
Khardon, Roni RI: Medium: Collaborative Research: Optimizing Policies for Service Organizations in Complex Structured Domains NSF 7/1/10-
6/30/14
Kilmer, Misha Collaborative Research: Innovative Integrated Strategies for Nonlinear Parametric Inversion NSF 9/15/12-
8/31/15
Kirker-Head, Carl Tendon Coating Scaffold in a Rabbit Tendon-Bone Model Smith and Nephew, Inc. 7/3/12-
7/2/14
Kounaves, Samuel Collaborative Research: Development of a Sensor Array for In-Situ Real-time Measurement of Deep Ocean and Hydrothermal Vent Chemistry NSF 7/15/11-
6/30/13
Kounaves, Samuel In situ Wet Chemical Analysis Laboratory NASA 7/1/10-
6/30/13
Krautz-Peterson, Greice RNAi-Based Functional Analysis of Schistosome CD59-Like as Complement Regulators NIAID 5/1/12-
4/30/14
Kritzer, Joshua Drugging the Undruggable: Targeting Transcription Factors with Small Cyclic Peptides Office of the Director (NIH) 9/30/10-
6/30/15
Kritzer, Joshua Rapid Generation of Isoform-Selective Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors NIA 2/1/11-
1/31/13
Kuliopulos, Athan MMP1-PAR1 Signaling in Vascular Integrity During Sepsis NHLBI 8/2/10-
8/1/14
Kuliopulos, Athan The Role of Metalloprotease-PAR1 Signaling in Vascular Injury and Repair NHLBI 12/1/11-
11/30/16
Kumamoto, Carol Contact Sensing and C. albicans-Host Interaction NIAID 6/7/10-
5/31/15
Kumar-Singh, Rajendra Age-Related Macular Degeneration Ellison Foundation, Inc. 12/8/06-
12/31/12
Kumar-Singh, Rajendra Gene Therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa NEI

4/1/09-
3/31/14

Kumar-Singh, Rajendra Non-Viral Gene Therapy for Retinal Degeneration NEI 9/1/11-
8/31/15
Kumar-Singh, Rajendra Optimization of Peptide Nanoparticles For the Treatment of AMD NIA 4/1/12-
3/31/16
Kumar-Singh, Rajendra Platform for Rapid Delivery of Biologics and Drugs to Ocular Cells and Tissues Following Combat Associated Trauma DOD 8/30/12-
8/29/16
Kuo, Catherine Identification of Muscle-Derived Soluble and Mechanical Cues to Direct Differentiation toward Tendon Lineage NIAMS 4/1/11-
3/31/14
Kuo, Catherine Regulation of Embryonic Tissue Differentiation by Matrix Elasticity and Mechanical Forces March of Dimes 2/1/11-
1/31/13
Kuperwasser, Charlotte Analysis of the Cellular and Molecular Determinants of the Human Breast Hierarchy NICHD 7/25/12-
5/31/17
Kuperwasser, Charlotte Breast Cancer and Cellular Reprogramming The Slomo & Cindy Silvian Foundation 12/1/12-
11/30/13
Kuperwasser, Charlotte Mechanisms of Breast Cancer Associated with Obesity NCI 9/20/12-
7/31/16
Kuperwasser, Charlotte Mechanisms of Breast Cancer Progression Associated with Obesity Breast Cancer Alliance 1/1/12-
12/31/12
Kuperwasser, Charlotte The Role of Breast Cancer Stem Cells in Metastasis Breast Cancer Research Foundation 10/1/12-
9/30/13
Labato, Mary Cat Pimobendan Study Winn Feline Foundation 3/26/12-
3/25/13
Labato, Mary Evaluation of Clopidogrel-Induced Platelet Inhibition in Dogs with Protein-Losing Nephropathy ACVIM Foundation 10/8/12-
10/7/13
Leong, John Actin Pedestal Formation by EHEC O157:H7 NIAID 7/1/12-
6/30/15
Leong, John EHEC-induced Actin Rearrangement and Stx2 Translocation across Epithelium NIH 1/1/12-
12/31/12
Leong, John OspC-Mediated ECM Recognition and Tissue Tropism by Borrelia Burgdorferi AHA 7/1/12-
6/30/14
Leong, John Role of Hepoxilin A3 in Lung Inflammation Caused by Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection American Lung Association 7/1/11-
6/30/13
Lerner, Richard Evaluating the Williamson Model: Promoting Character Development and Productive and Engaged Citizenship among Young American Men John Templeton Foundation 5/1/12-
4/30/15
Lerner, Richard The Development of Entrepreneurship in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Longitudinal Study of the Individual Basis for American Free Enterprise John Templeton Foundation 7/1/11-
6/30/14
Leventhal, Tama Neighborhood Context and Immigrant Young Children's Development Foundation for Child Development 6/1/10-
5/31/13
Levin, Michael Collaborative Research: CDI Type-1: A Computer Framework for Modeling Complex Pattern Formation NSF 9/1/11-
8/31/14
Levin, Michael IDBR: A Workstation for Optogenetics in Embryogenesis and Regeneration NSF 2/1/12-
1/31/15
Levin, Michael Probing the Fundamental Nature of Bioelectric Signals that Mediate Information Processing in Cells and Tissues Mathers Charitable Foundation 11/1/08-
7/31/14
Levine, Peter Civic Education, Youth Electoral Engagement and Public Policy Spencer Foundation 7/1/12-
6/30/13
Levine, Peter Civic Health Index NCOC 11/1/12-
6/30/13
Levine, Peter Evaluation of Democracy Projects Omidyar Foundation 7/30/12-
7/29/13
Levine, Peter Research on K-12 Civic Foundation S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation 3/16/12-
3/15/13
Levine, Peter Young Voters Poll Youth Engagement Fund 6/4/12-
10/31/12
Levy, Stuart Microbial Community Activity: Communication among Soil Microbes USDA 3/15/11-
3/14/14
Levy, Stuart Response of Pseudomonas Fluorescens to a Bacterial Competitor USDA 8/15/12-
8/14/14
Levy, Stuart The Multiple Antibiotic Resistance (MAR) Regulon NIAID 1/1/08-
12/31/12
Lichtenstein, Alice Diet Quality and CVD Risk Factors in a Family Based Weight Management Study NHLBI 8/2/10-
6/30/14
Lichtenstein, Alice Effect of Diets Enriched in Stearate Relative to Palmitate and Oleate on Inflammatory Response and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Indicators USDA 1/15/12-
1/14/15
Lichtenstein, Alice Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease Predoctoral Training Program NHLBI 7/1/02-
6/30/13
Linsenmayer, Thomas Corneal-Epithelial Nuclear Ferritin and UV Protection NEI 2/1/01-
8/31/16
Lischko, Amy Commercial Health Insurance and Public Sector Health Coverage Technical Assistance NORC 7/1/12-
6/30/13
Liscum, Laura Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences NHLBI 5/1/08-
4/30/13
Liscum, Laura Investigation of the Mechanism by Which NPC1 Dysfunction Leads to Liver Disease NIDDK 5/1/09-
4/30/13
Loo, Cheen Post-Doctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry HRSA 9/1/10-
8/31/15
MacLachlan, Scott Fast Multigrid Solvers for Transport with Forward-Peaked Scattering NSF 9/1/10-
8/31/13
Maddox, Keith I-Sharing is Caring: Using I-Sharing to Improve Interracial Interactions SPSSI 7/19/12-
8/31/13
Maguire, Jamie Investigating GABAergic Control of the HPA Axis in the Co-Morbidity of Depression NINDS 3/15/11-
2/28/16
Maguire, Jamie Role of Tonic Inhibition in Hippocampal Function and Epileptogenesis NINDS 4/1/12-
3/31/15
Mann, Anthony High Energy Physics at Tufts University DOE 5/1/12-
3/31/15
Marchesini, Danilo Size Growth at the Top: WFC3 Imaging of Ultra-Massive Galaxies at 1.5<z<3 Space Telescope Science Institute 10/1/12-
9/30/15
Martel, William Bradley Fellowship Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation 9/1/12-
6/30/13
Mason, Joel Defining the Promoting Effect of Folate on Colorectal Cancer in a Novel Animal Model NCI 2/1/11-
1/31/13
Matson, Douglas Electromagnetic Levitation Flight Support for Transient Observation of Nucleation Events (ELFSTONE) NASA 9/20/10-
9/19/13
Mazzotti, Jose Documenting Isconahua (isc) in Peru: An Interdisciplinary Project NSF 7/1/12-
12/31/15
McCanta, Molly Collaborative Research: Effects of Composition and Cooling Rate on Fe XANES Glass Calibrations NSF 8/1/12-
7/31/15
McCobb, Emily Shelter Medicine Program 2012 Elmina B. Sewall Foundation 6/1/12-
5/31/13
McCobb, Emily Tufts Shelter Medicine Program Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust 7/12/12-
7/11/14
McCobb, Emily Tufts Shelter Medicine Program: Free Roaming Cat Program Coordinator ASPCA 9/14/12-
914/13
McCobb, Emily Tufts Shelter Medicine/Sterling Animal Shelter High Volume Spay Neuter Rotation PetSmart Charities 11/23/11-
9/30/14
McKeown, Nicola Relationship between Plasma Alkylresorcinols and Progression of Coronary-Artery Atherosclerosis in Postmenopausal Women with Coronary Artery Disease General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition 7/1/12-
5/31/13
McKeown, Nicola The Role of Whole and Refined Grains in Changes in Body Weight and Abdominal Adiposity General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition 7/1/12-
5/31/13
McLaughlin, Kelly Controlling Cardiogenesis via the Notch Signaling Pathway NSF 7/1/09-
6/30/13
McNiel, Elizabeth Effects of Anti-Angiogenic Therapy in Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Morris Animal Foundation 7/1/12-
6/30/15
McNinch, George Reductive Algebraic Groups in Positive Characteristic NSA 2/23/11-
2/22/13
McVey, Mitch CAREER: Interactions between Error-Prone and Error-Free DNA Double-Strand Break Repair Pathways in Drosophila melanogaster NSF 3/14/12-
7/31/12
McWayne, Christine Partnerships for Early Childhood Curriculum Development: RISE Brady Foundation 10/15/12-
10/14/13
Meiri, Karina A Collaborative Approach to Real World Science in the Classroom NCRR 7/1/09-
3/31/14
Meiri, Karina Mechanosensitive Regulation of Axon Guidance NSF 8/1/10-
7/31/13
Miczek, Klaus Behavioral Neurobiology of Aggression: Alcohol, GABA, and 5-HT NIAAA 1/1/03-
7/31/13
Miczek, Klaus CRF Type 1 Receptor, Social Defeat Stress and Escalated Cocaine NIDA 3/2/12-
3/1/15
Miczek, Klaus Neuropeptides, Social Stress and Drugs of Abuse NIDA 7/1/11-
5/31/16
Mirkin, Sergei Replication of Simple DNA Repeats NIGMS 4/1/01-
2/28/13
Moaveni, Babak BRIGE: Continuous Structural Health Monitoring Framework for Bridge Structures NSF 8/1/11-
7/31/13
Moore, Claire Mechanisms of mRNA 3' End Processing Regulation Following DNA Damage American Cancer Society 9/1/12-
8/31/15
Moore, Claire Training in Education and Critical Research Skills NIGMS 9/1/12-
8/31/17
Moss, Stephen Constructing Inhibitory Synapses NINDS 4/1/05-
1/31/15
Moss, Stephen Deficits in Tonic Inhibition and the Pathology of Autism Spectrum Disorders Simons Foundation 8/1/11-
7/31/13
Moss, Stephen GABAB Receptor Phosphorylation Regulates Neuroprotective Effects AHA 7/1/09-
6/30/13
Moss, Stephen GABAergic Regulation of Glutamine Synthetase and Its Role in Preventing Epilepsy NINDS 9/30/12-
6/30/17
Moss, Stephen Neurosteroid Modulation of Extrasynaptic GABAA Receptors NIMH 5/1/12-
4/30/14
Moss, Stephen Phospho-Dependent Regulation of GABAB Receptor Membrane Trafficking and Its Role in Determining Neuronal Survival AstraZeneca 7/15/10-
7/14/13
Moss, Stephen Restoring the Function of the K+-Cl- Cotransporter to Limit Pharmacoresistant Seizures CURE 1/1/12-
12/31/12
Murray, Maureen Rodenticides in Four Species of Birds of Prey: Assessing Results of Recent EPA Action Animal Welfare Institute 8/1/12-
7/31/13
Nephew, Benjamin Central Vasopressin and Maternal Behavior NICHD 9/15/09-
11/30/14
Ng, Wai-Leung Signal Transduction Mechanisms in the Major Quorum-Sensing Circuit of Vibrio Cholerae NIAID 9/1/12-
8/31/14
Ngatia, Muthoni Social Interactions and Individual Reproductive Decisions Russell Sage Foundation 7/1/12-
6/30/13
Olsen, Tara Maine Track Scholarship Support at Tufts University School of Medicine Elmina B. Sewall Foundation 6/3/11-
6/2/15
Olum, Ken Anthropic Reasoning and Philosophy of Consciousness FQXi 5/1/12-
4/30/13
Olum, Ken Cosmic String Network Simulation and Analysis NSF 9/1/12-
8/31/15
Olum, Ken Does General Relativity Permit Exotic Phenomena? FQXi 6/1/11-
5/31/13
Omenetto, Fiorenzo INSPIRE: Resorbable Electronics – Materials, Manufacturing, and Modeling NSF 9/1/12-
8/31/15
Omenetto, Fiorenzo Workshop: Silk – New Threads of Discovery ARO 7/3/12-
7/2/13
Ordovás, José Aragon Workers Cardiovascular Health Study (AWCHS) CNIC 5/1/12-
4/30/13
Panetta, Karen INDIVIDUAL: Nomination of Dr. Karen Panetta for Innovations in Engineering Education Mentoring for Attracting and Retaining Women in Engineering through Her Nerd Girls Program NSF 4/1/12-
3/31/14
Panjwani, Noorjahan Pathogenesis of Acanthamoeba Keratitis NEI 12/1/08-
11/30/13
Panjwani, Noorjahan The Role of Galectins in Corneal Hem- and Lymphangiogenesis NEI 2/1/12-
1/31/16
Panzer, Matthew Solid Ionogel Electrolytes for Flexible Charge Storage Applications NSF 10/1/12-
9/30/15
Panzer, Matthew Thin Film Supercapacitors Integrated Into Uniforms and Equipment U.S. Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center 10/1/02-
9/30/13
Paul, Ligi Micronutrient Powder Supplementation for the Control of Micronutrient Deficiency and Anemia Sight and Life 4/1/12-
3/31/14
Peattie, Robert A Combined Experimental-Computational Method to Evaluate Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Wall Stress NSF 10/1/10-
9/30/13
Peattie, Robert Collaborative Research: Engineering an Angiogenic Cardiac Patch NSF 10/1/09-
9/30/13
Pennell, Kurt Fate and Transport of Metal-Based Nanoparticles in the Subsurface NSF 8/15/12-
1/31/13
Pennell, Kurt Impacts of Surface Coating Aging on Nanomaterial Fate and Transport in Porous Media NSF 9/1/12-
8/31/15
Pennell, Kurt Secondary Impacts of In situ Remediation on Groundwater Quality and Post-Treatment Management Strategies DOD 6/16/11-
6/15/14
Perry, Ronald Rheology Impression Materials and Bond Strength of Adhesive Cement 3M ESPE Germany 9/28/12-
9/27/13
Pfaltzgraff, Robert Bradley Fellowship Program Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation 9/1/12-
6/30/13
Pirie, Christopher Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography (ICGFA) of the Normal Canine Eye Using a Camera Adaptor Morris Animal Foundation 11/16/12-
11/15/13
Poltorak, Alexander Genetic Analysis of Inflammatory Responses in Wild-Derived Mice NIAID 11/9/11-
10/31/16
Pothos, Emmanuel The Effects of Magnetic Excitation on Monoamine Neurotransmitter Secretion and Cell Viability in Peripheral and Central Systems George and Kaity David Foundation 1/1/11-
12/31/12
Quinto, Eric Todd The Urban Math and Science Teacher Collaborative NSF 9/1/10-
8/31/16
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