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Seeding Success Awardees

  • Christopher Candelaria, "'Local Impacts of Washington’s McCleary Fix:' A study of Residential Sorting and Housing Markets," assistant professor of public policy and education, Peabody College
  • Marcelo Disconzi, “Neutron star mergers at the intersection of mathematics and physics,” associate professor of mathematics, College of Arts and Science
  • Martin Egli, “Microcrystal Electron Diffraction (MicroEd) of RNA and RNA-Protein Interactions,” professor of biochemistry, School of Medicine Basic Sciences
  • Todd Giorgio, “Biomaterials to Prevent Preterm Birth,” professor of biomedical engineering, School of Engineering
  • Alfredo Gurrola, “Unveiling new forms of composite matter from a new force of nature,” assistant professor of physics & astronomy, College of Arts and Science
  • David Hyde, “Advanced cloud-based Data- and Visualization-Integrated Simulation EnviRonment (ADVISER) for Ice Flow and Fracture Modeling,” assistant professor of computer science, School of Engineering
  • Jonathan Lane, “Children’s Detection of Social Bias,” assistant professor of psychology and human development, Peabody College
  • Ethan Lee, “Development of Kras inhibitors that target a newly identified protein packet,” professor of cell and developmental biology, School of Medicine-Basic Sciences
  • Mulubrhan Mogos, “Pathogenic memory T-cells As Potential Therapeutic Targets for Preeclampsia,” assistant professor, School of Nursing
  • Jeremy Neal, “Differences in labor-associated inflammation following spontaneous labor onset among low-risk Black and White nulliparous women,” assistant professor, School of Nursing
  • Robert Pitz, “Study of carbon-free ammonia-air flames in tubular burner,” professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Yi Ren, “Chaperone-mediated regulation of PIKK stability and function,” assistant professor of biochemistry, School of Medicine Basic Sciences
  • Jenny Schafer, “Upgrades to the Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR) Zeiss Z1 Lightsheet Microscope to Increase Imaging Capabilities and Sample Compatibility,” research associate professor of cell and developmental biology, School of Medicine Basic Sciences
  • Lori Schirle, “The Feasibility of Incorporating Pain Sensitivity Testing into Total Knee Replacement Workflow,” assistant professor, School of Nursing

Seed Fund Projects

  • Terrah Akard, "Human-Animal Interactions to Improve Reading Fluency and Comprehension for Children with or at Risk for Learning Differences," associate professor, School of Nursing 
  • Felipe Barrera-Osorio, "Long-term Direct and Intra-household Spillover Effects of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program: Experimental Evidence from Colombia," associate professor of public policy, education, and economics, Peabody College
  • David Braun, "Catapult Legs: Enhancing Human Physical Ability with Robotic Limbs," assistant professor of mechanical and computer engineering, School of Engineering
  • Andrew Coe, "Vanderbilt Laboratory for Research on Conflict and Collective Action," assistant professor of political science, College of Arts and Science
  • Markus Eberl, "Machine learning-based identification of ancient Maya microartifacts," associate professor of anthropology, College of Arts and Science
  • Raheleh Filsoofi, "The Resonance of the Land: An Intersection of Art, Music and Technology," assitant professor of art, College of Arts and Science
  • E. Duco Jansen, "A novel imaging-based approach for real-time dosimetry monitoring during photodynamic therapy of Staphylococcus aureus," professor of biomedical engineering, School of Engineering
  • Antonia Kaczkurkin, "Generalized anxiety disorder is actually a mood disorder: A pilot study using a novel method for identifying data-driven brain networks," assistant professor of psychology, College of Arts and Science
  • Eunji Kim, "Revisiting the Power of Fox News," assitant professor of political science 
  • Shihong Lin, "Single-layer and conductive graphene membrane for electro-regulated selective solute separation," associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, School of Engineering 
  • Odie Lindsey, "A New Novel About the Blurring of Creative Identity, Commercial-Cultural Sellout, and the Creolization of the American Music," Writer-in-Residence of Medicine, Health, and Society, College of Arts and Science
  • Cathy Maxwell, "Mitochondrial Fitness and the AFRESH Wellness Program," assistant professor, School of Nursing

Course Release Projects*

  • Joanne Golann, "Forming Habit(us): A Video-Ethnography of Everyday Interactions Inside 12 American Families," assistant professor of public policy and education, Peabody College
  • Lijun Song, "One Course Buyout, Two Network-Based Research Purposes to Complete," associate professor of sociology, College of Arts and Science
  • Guillermo Toral, "Democracy on Payroll: Uses and Abuses of Government Jobs in Brazil," assistant professor of political science, College of Arts and Science 

*Course buyout was only available for the Spring 2021 cycle.