The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announces the selection of 126 outstanding US and Canadian researchers as the recipients of the 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships. The fellowships, awarded yearly since 1955, honor early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in their fields.
Four Brown University assistant professors are among the 126 early-career scholars named as Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellows this year.
Boston College chemist Masayuki Wasa, whose work focuses on developing new chemical catalysts and synthetic methods, has been awarded a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Ralf Janknecht, Ph.D., a researcher in the Department of Cell Biology at the OU College of Medicine, has been analyzing the behavior of a particular molecule that is over produced in breast cancer. This year, he was awarded a five-year, $1.78 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to further evaluate the molecule's potential in reducing cancer metastasis.
The work is being led by the Professor Paul Scott at the University of Huddersfield's EPSRC Future Metrology Hub.
Dr. Jun Zou, a research assistant professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $552,000 grant to study how dietary fiber can protect against diabetes and other disorders associated with metabolic syndrome.
A new program will use telehealth to bring together a University of Virginia Health System team with primary care providers in the Appalachian region of Virginia to improve lung disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Jia Rao, an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a four-year, $498,000 National Science Foundation Early Career Development, or CAREER, Program grant to redesign abstractions in virtualized systems to improve efficiency.
Rice theoretical physicist Kaden Hazzard wins a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to create algorithms that aim to advance the creation of novel quantum matter.
With a $3.34 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, Edward W. Yu, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is conducting research that could help physicians better understand how bacteria such as B. multivorans resist antibiotics, potentially leading to improved treatments.