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Gallavotti Lab is awarded a collaborative grant on auxin signaling

Andrea Gallavotti, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the Waksman Institute, is a Co-PI of a recently awarded five-year collaborative grant. The project, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and titled “Genomic and Synthetic Approaches Linking Auxin Signaling Modules to Functional Domains in Maize”, seeks to understand how auxin signaling regulates the formation of specific functional domains in maize inflorescences (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1546873).

Dr. Severinov project earns funding from the Broad Institute

Konstantin Severinov, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, Waksman Institute of Microbioilogy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $100,000. The project, titled A Search for Single-Protein CRISPR Effector Enzymes of Unknown Functions, is being supported by the Broad Institute. Learn more about Severinov here.

Dr. Gallavotti earns NSF award for latest research initiative

Andrea Gallavotti, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the Waksman Institute, was awarded a five year grant by the National Science Foundation totaling $976,300.

Nickels Awarded $1.2 Million Grant

Bryce Nickels, Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,224,500 over four years. The project, titled Systematic Analysis of Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions during Transcription, is supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Dismukes Project with Proton Energy Systems

The proposal titled "Non-Platinum Group Metal OER/ORR Catalysts for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers" has been recommended by the SBIR and STTR Programs Office within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science for funding. This joint project with the Dismukes lab and Proton Energy Systems will run from  02/17/2015 to 11/16/2015.  The amount of funding recommended for the project period is $150,000.

Dismukes Project Selected for Competitve Award

Charles Dismukes has a newly funded 3 year project with Rutgers' the Waksman Institute and Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (IMCS) in collaboration with Zhejiang University in China. The project titled “Robust Microalgal Production Strains for High Yield Growth on Fossil Flue Gas: Toward Cost Effective Biofuels and CO2 Mitigation” aims to advance renewable energy technology to addresses the urgent cost-effective needs of developing countries who currently utilize biomass as principal energy resource. It

Dismukes BASF Partnership

Waksman Investigator G. Charles Dismukes has funded a new project operated under a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Innovation division of the BASF Corporation. The project titled, "EPR Characterization of Cu-CHA" aims to implement Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) into the characterization of the current commercial Cu-CHA.

Dismukes NSF Grant Award

The National Science Foundation awarded a 3 year grants to a new Energy project under the direction of Waksman Principal Investor, G. Charles Dismukes. The project aims is to increase stability and efficiency while reducing cost of new solar fuels cell devices that convert and store the energy in sunlight as fuels (hydrogen and hydrocarbons) from renewable feedstocks (water and carbon dioxide).

Dr. Dong Receives 5 Year NIH Award

Juan Dong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Exploring the Potential of PPR Proteins for the Design of Regulatory Systems for Plastid Transgenes

Pal Maliga, Distinguished Professor at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the Co-Principal Investigator of an award totaling $500,000 ($244,647 to RU) with Principal Investigator, Alice Barkan, University of Oregon.