Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering; Neuroscience and Neurobiology; Molecular Genetics
Genetically-Encoded Norepinephrine Sensors
Norepinephrine (NE) ubiquitously mediates cell-to-cell communication, yet NE transmission remains poorly understood. We aim to develop NE sensors to transform NE biological and translational research.
Systems Engineering; Environmental Health; Environmental Sciences
The Impact of Weather and Climate on Hospital and Emergency Department Admissions in Virginia
In this project, we will examine the influence of long-term, seasonal, and daily weather and climate changes on hospital and emergency department admissions in Virginia health care facilities.
Small molecule inhibitors of the CXXC domain, an epigenetic reader of DNA methylation
The CXXC domain functions as a reader of DNA methylation, binding to non-methylated CpGs. We will develop small molecule inhibitors and test effects on DNA methylation and growth of leukemia cells.
Genetics and Genomics; Endocrinology; Systems and Integrative Physiology; Nutrition
Genetic modification of dietary effects on nutrient distribution and metabolism
The aim of the project is to investigate effects of different diets on nutrient distribution and metabolism in key metabolic tissues and evaluate how individuals' genetic backgrounds modify effects.
History; American Studies; American Material Culture; Literature in English, North America (other than ethnic and minority); Literature in English, North America, ethnic and minority
Civil War Era Readers and their Books in Virginia Libraries
Discovery of and research upon previously-unnoticed marginalia in 19th-century books on academic library shelves in Virginia; emphasis on reading and memory in the Civil War era.
Anthropology; Race and Ethnicity; Education
The Changing Face of Race: New Black Immigrants in American Public Schools
This project explores the experiences of new black immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean in US public schools as a window on contemporary processes of racialization in American public life.
Chemical Engineering; Materials Chemistry; Structures and Materials (Aerospace Engineering); Power and Energy; Ceramic Materials; Energy Systems
Multifunctional Next Generation Energy Storage
This project will develop high-performance next generation batteries towards multifunctional applications of providing both mechanical support and electrochemical energy storage and delivery.