The Research Office is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the FY 2023 Vice Chancellor’s Fund for Research Catalyst and Multidisciplinary awards. These projects reflect the high-quality research that is a hallmark of our campus.

Multidisciplinary Awards

PI: Catherine Grgicak, Department of Chemistry
Co-PI: Desmond Lun, Department of Computer Science 
Project Title: “Coupling probabilistic genotyping with forensically relevant NGS pipelines”
PI: Andrey Grigoriev, Department of Biology
Co-PI:  Iman Dehzangi, Department of Computer Science
Project Title: “Using small RNA and machine learning to study complex RNA regulation in planarians”
PI: Lisa Payne, Department of Psychology
Co-PI: Michelle Carlin, Department of Chemistry
Project Title: “Effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on cognitive function”

Abbreviated Catalyst Award

PI: Nir Yakoby, Department of Biology
Project Title: “Studying the mechanism underlying the elongated activation pattern of EGFR signaling in Drosophila species with a dorsal ridge”