Science research roundup: February 2020

Researchers in Arts & Sciences recently received awards from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

Henric Krawczynski, the Wayman Crow Professor of Physics, received a $2,540,953 grant from NASA for a project titled "Observation of Neutron Stars and Black Holes with the Second-Generation Hard X-Ray Polarimetry Mission XL-Calibur." The balloon-borne telescope builds on successes from the team's previous campaign. Read more about XL-Calibur in the Source.

Erik Herzog, professor of biology, along with Diana Jose-Edwards, program coordinator for WUSTL ENDURE, won a $2,339,860 award from the National Institutes of Health to support "BP-ENDURE: The St. Louis Neuroscience Pipeline." Herzog also received a $27,542 Pilot Project Award from the Hope Center to support internet of things (IoT) monitoring of rodent home-cages to understand circadian disruption and working memory.

Kun Wang, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, won the European Association of Geochemistry’s 2020 Houtermans Award. The F.G. Houtermans Award recognizes exceptional contributions to geochemistry by scientists within 12 years of starting their PhD. Read more from EPS.

Douglas Chalker, professor of biology, won a $731,769 award from the National Science Foundation for collaborative research on intracellular patterning in the ciliate cell cortex.

Henry Rohrs, instrumentation specialist in the Department of Chemistry, along with collaborators from Protein Metrics Inc., received a $430,002 award from the National Institutes of Health to support their project titled "Integrated Platform for Mass-Spectrometric Studies of Protein Structure."

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Deanna Barch, professor and chair of psychological and brain sciences, chair-elect of its Section on Psychology, one of 24 specialized AAAS sections.

Manel Errando, assistant professor of physics, received a $299,097 research grant from NASA for gamma-ray detectors for line spectroscopy.

Ariela Schachter, assistant professor of sociology, received a $290,714 grant from the National Science Foundation for collaborative research on "The Geography of Information: Testing the Effects of Unequal Information in the Market for Rental Housing."

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) has named Thomas Rodebaugh, professor of psychological and brain sciences and director of clinical training, an APS Fellow. The association awards fellow status to members who have made sustained and outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in research, teaching, service, or application.

Did we miss something? Contact Shawn Ballardcommunications specialist in Arts & Sciences.