Brain and Behavior Initiative Announces FY17 Seed Grant Winners
The University of Maryland’s Brain and Behavior Initiative announced its FY17 Seed Grant awardees.
Through the seed grant program, the BBI successfully promotes collaborations among faculty from research areas that are traditionally exclusive. A successful seed grant competition fosters new research projects undertaken by faculty who have never worked together before as interdisciplinary teams. These collaborations are truly interdisciplinary.
Biology faculty are involved in five of the funded projects:
Pamela Abshire (ECE/ISR), Karen Bradley (Dance), Adrianne Fang (Theatre), Brad Hatfield (Kinesiology), Jonathan Simon (ECE/ISR/BIO): Dance and EEG: Neural correlates of expressive movement
Robert Dooling (PSYC), Karen Carleton (BIOL), Farrah Madison (PSYC): Identifying candidate genes associated with sensorineural hearing loss in a novel vertebrate model
Heidi Fisher (BIOL) and Erica Glasper (PSYC): Characterizing biological changes associated with shift in reproductive strategy
Megan Fritz (ENTM), Carlos Machado (BIOL), and Quentin Gaudry (BIOL): Unraveling the neurogenetic architecture of human preference in mosquitoes
Joshua Singer (BIOL) and Patrick Kanold (BIOL): Control of cross-modal sensory plasticity by intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells
To see the full list, visit the BBI website.