The faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University have received the following grants:

  • Todd Barkman (Co-PI, Andre Venter PI)
    Title: Mechanisms and Applications of Protein Analysis by Desorption Electrospray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry (DESI-MS)
    Source: National Science Foundation
  • Wendy Beane
    Title: Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Neural Regeneration in Planarians
    Source: National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Wendy Beane (co-PI)
    Title: RCN: Instrumentation for Quantum Biology (which aims to set up a formal community of interdisciplinary and multi-country researchers in the emerging field of Quantum Biology)
    Source: National Science Foundation
  • Devin Bloom
    Title: Systematics and Evolution of Migration in Clupeiformes (Herring, Sardines, Shads, Anchovies and Their Allies
    Source: National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology
  • Devin Bloom
    Title: Ecology of Dam Removals on the Kalamazoo River
    Source: Fisheries and Wildlife Service
  • Jeremy Duncan
    Title: Determining the Molecular Landscape Necessary for Hair Cell Differentiation
    Source: National Institutes of Health (NIDCD)
  • Jeremy Duncan
    Title: 2021 WMU Interdisciplinary Team Excellence Enhancement Grant
    Source: Western Michigan University, Office of the President
  • Jacqueline Eng
    Title: Biological Implications of Gender Roles in Mobile Pastoralist Societies
    Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Sharon Gill (Co-PI Maarten Vonhof)
    Title: Examining Impacts of Military Noise on Bird Communication and Singing Behavior
    Source: Department of Defense, EQ1 Basic Research Program
  • Sharon Gill
    Title: Referential Alarm Calling as a Window into the Mechanisms and Evolution of a Complex Cognitive Phenotype.
    Source: National Science Foundation
  • Dave Karowe
    Title: Research Experience for Undergraduates (University of Michigan Biological Station)
    Source: National Science Foundation
  • Ben Koestler (PI)
    Title: Identifying the Formate-Sensory Mechanism in Shigella flexneri
    Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Cindy Linn
    Title: Evidence of BrdU Positive Neurons in Adult Mammalian Retina After Treatment with an Alpha7 nAChR Agonist
    Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Eye Institute
  • Cindy Linn
    Title: Neurogenesis and Recovery of Visual Function After Blast Exposure
    Source: Department of Defense 
  • Yan Lu
    Title: BIORETS: Research Experiences for Teachers in the Biology of Plants, Animals, Microorganisms, and their Environments 
    Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Hector Quemada
    Title: Support for FNIH Gene Drive Research Coordination
    Source: Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Silvia Rossbach
    Title: Characterization of Microorganisms Involved in Hydrocarbon Degradation at a Crude Oil Spill Site
    Source: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Beltrami County
  • Dave Rudge, Co-PI (PI Heather Petcovic)
    Title: MI STAR
    Source: Michigan Technological University
  • Tiffany Schriever (Co-PI Devin Bloom)
    Title: Tracking Biodiversity, Community Assemblage, and Gene Flow Among Interdunal Wetlands in the Great Lakes
    Source: Michigan Sea Grant Core Research
  • Maarten Vonhof
    Title: Field Application of Chitosan to Halt the Progression of White-Nose Syndrome in Bats
    Source: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation