Awarded Projects - 2018
7 research projects were selected from a total of 30 applications covering a wide variety of disciplines:
The Role of Gut Microbiota and Impact of Antibiotics on Cardiovascular Health
Principal investigator: Joanna Chiu, Department of Entomology and Nematology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Co-principal investigator: Yang Kevin Xiang, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine.
The Role of Microbial Sulfate Reduction in Oyster Biomineralization: Implications for Changing Oceans
Principal investigator: David Gold, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, College of Letters and Science.
Co-principal investigators: John Stachowicz, Department of Evolution and Ecology, College of Biological Sciences and Roxanne Banker, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, College of Letters and Science.
Interactions Between Intestine Microbiota, DNA methylation, and Transcription Patterns in Mouse Models of Copper Accumulation
Principal investigator: Valentina Medici, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Medicine.
Co-principal investigator: Janine LaSalle, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, and Genome Center.
The Soil Microbiome of the Perennial Grain Kernza—Relationship to Soil Carbon Sequestration and Food Quality
Principal investigator: Kate Scow, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Co-principal investigators: Mark Lundy, Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Carolyn Slupsky, Department of Nutrition/Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Venkatesan Sundaresan, Department of Plant Sciences/Department of Plant Biology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Biological Sciences.
A Microfabricated Model of Enteric Epithelium-Neuron Interaction for Identification of Effector Compounds in the Gut Microbiota
Principal investigator: Erkin Seker, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.
Co-principal investigators: Maria Marco, Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Helen Raybould, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine.
Eco-evolutionary Dynamics Between Fish Hosts and Their Microbiomes in Polluted Environments
Principal investigator: Andrew Whitehead, Department of Environmental Toxicology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Co-principal investigator: Titus Brown, Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Genome Center.
Transformative Interactions Between Organic Contaminants and the Skin Microbiome
Principal investigator: Thomas Young, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering.
Co-principal investigators: Raja Sivamani, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, and Deborah Bennett, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine.