Grant Announcements

Rutgers researchers are making a meaningful difference in the world. Check back often for the latest announcement of faculty grants and awards. Please noteGrants can only be announced on this page once an award account has been established. 

Updated July 30, 2018

Wei Dai - assistant professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $40,000. The project, titled Cell-to-cell Pathogenic PolyQ Transmission in Huntington’s Disease Progression, is being supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Learn more about Dai here.

Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger - assistant professor, Division of Nursing Science, School of Nursing, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $419,119. The project, titled Increasing Provider Competence for Treating Stress-related Mental Health Conditions in Low Resource Settings, is being supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Learn more about Lelutiu-Weinberger here.

Steven Libutti - professor, Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,000,000. The project, titled Collaborative Proposal to Study the Mechanisms of DNA Repair and to Develop New Approaches for Cancer Therapy, is being supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more about Libutti here.

Rachel Somerville - Distinguished Professor, Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $197,615. The project, titled Galaxy Formation Simulations, is being supported by the Simons Foundation. Learn more about Somerville here.

Carolyn Suzuki - associate professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $150,000. The project, titled Effects of Space Active Radiation on the Cardiac Mitochondrial Stress Response, is being supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Learn more about Suzuki here.

Xin Qi - instructor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $38,570. The project, titled HPC-based Multi-factor Decision-making (MD) Tool for Prostate Cancer (PCa), is being supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Learn more about Qi here.

Peng Jiang - assistant professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, School of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $426,250. The project, titled Developing as Astroglial Model for Down Syndrome, is being supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Learn more about Jiang here.

Gary Taghon - professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $38,962. The project, titled Benthic Infaunal Communities and Sediment Properties in Pile Fields within the Hudson River Estuarine Sanctuary, is being supported by the Hudson River Foundation. Learn more about Taghon here.

To view Grant Announcements from previous issues, see Archive