2017 PESCA Funded Projects

PESCA 2017 Funded Projects
 
Country Music and the Idea of America – 10,000.00
Dr. Rumya Putcha, Department of Performance Studies, College of Liberal Arts
 
Intramuscular metabolic phenotyping to identify muscle dysfunction in older adults with chronic disease – 25,000.00
Dr. Marielle Engelen, Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development
 
  • Co-PIs
    • Dr. Mary McDougall, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
    • Dr. Steven Wright, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
 
Influence of contaminant antibiotics on antibiotic resistance in soils – 25,000.00
Dr. Itza Mendoza-Sanchez, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health
 
  • Co-PIs
    • Dr. Robin Autenrieth, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
    • Dr. Carmen Gomes, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
 
Between Black and White: The Chicana/o in the American Mind – 9,841.50
Dr. Carlos Blanton, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
 
Technology-Delivered Emergent Literacy Assessment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder – 25,000.00
Dr. Julie Thompson, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development
 
  • Co-PIs
    • Dr. Kausalai Wijekumar, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, College of Education and Human Development
    • Dr. Sara Castro-Olivo, Department of Psychology, College of Education and Human Development
 
To Kill a Dying Bird: Of Pharmaceuticals, Profit & Poverty – 10,000.00
Dr. Srividhya Ragavan, School of Law
 
Marty Regan’s Selected Works for Choir: Performed by the Texas Master Chorale – 10,000.00
Dr. Martin Regan, Department of Performance Studies, College of Liberal Arts
 
In search of impactful alcohol misuse reduction policies in college environments: A community-based system dynamics modeling approach – 25,000.00
Dr. Michael Lemke, Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development
 
  • Co-PIs
    • Dr. Yiorgos Apostolopoulos, Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development
    • Dr. Adam Barry, Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development
    • Dr. Tamika Gilreath, Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development
    • Dr. Rogelio Oliva, Department of Information and Operations Management, Mays Business School
 
Religious Tolerance in America in the Age of John Locke, 1660-1714 – 10,000.00
Dr. Evan Haefeli, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
 
Robotic rehabilitation framework for the upper limb deficiency patient via myoelectric control interface with skin stretch feedback – 25,000.00
Dr. Pilwon Hur, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
 
  • Co-PIs
    • Dr. Rexa Langari, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
    • Dr. Byung-Jun Yoon, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
 
Metabolic Flux Profiling of Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Disorder using an in vivo and in silico Zebrafish Disease Model – 25,000.00
Dr. David Hala, Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston
 
  • Co-PIs
    • Dr. Ivan Ivanov, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    • Dr. Xiaoning Qian, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
 
Support for Writing for English Language Learners using Technology-Enhanced Instruction – 25,000.00
Dr. L. Quentin Dixon, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, College of Education and Human Development
 
  • Co-PIs
    • Dr. Zohreh Esamirasekh Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, College of Education and Human Development
    • Dr. Li-Jen Kuo, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, College of Education and Human Development
 
Comparative transcriptomics underlying transdifferentiation in “the immortal jellyfish” Turritopsis dohrnii – 10,000.00
Dr. Maria Miglietta, Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston
 
Neural Mechanisms of Attention to Pain Cues – 17,977.22
Dr. Brian Anderson, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
 
  • Co-PI
    • Dr. Vani Dawson-Mathur, Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience, Texas A&M Health Science Center
 
The trend of digital divide and health disparities in US: A longitudinal study of eHealth behavior and policy in the past decade – 25,000.00
Dr. Yan Hong, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health
 
  • Co-PIs
    • Dr. Xinsheng Liu, George Bush School of Government
    • Dr. Huiyan Sang, Department of Statistics, College of Science