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

  • Dr. Todd Barkman
    Title: Ghosts of Evolution Past: Resurrecting an Extinct Ancestral Enzyme to Understand the Origins of Modern-day Biochemical Activities.
    Source: National Science Foundation

  • Dr. Christine Byrd-Jacobs
    Title: Olfactory Bulb Cell Genesis and Survival in a Model of reversible Deafferentation
    Source: National Institutes of Health

  • Dr. Kathryn Docherty (co-principal investigator)
    Title: The Influence of Road Deicers on the Chemistry of Michigan Lakes.
    Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

  • Dr. Kathryn Docherty
    Title: Examining Vertical Changes in the Air Microbiome Associated with Land Use and Seasonality
    Source: Michigan Space Grant Consortium

  • Dr. Kathryn Docherty
    Title: Enhancing Soil Microbial Services in an Agricultural Ecosystem
    Source: Edward Lowe Foundation

  • Dr. Karim Essani
    Title: Experimental Oncolytic Virotherapy and Colorectal Cancer.

    Source: National Institutes of Health

  • Dr. Rob Eversole (co-principal investigator)
    Title: Flubendazole Efficacy Study
    Source: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Dr. John Geiser (co-principal investigators: Dr. Renee Schwartz and Dr. Susan Stapleton)
    Title: Developing Scientists as Teachers; Developing Students as Scientists: A Dual Approach to Transforming the Culture of Undergraduate Biology Educati
    Source: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  • Dr. Sharon Gill
    Title: Integrating approaches from behavior and engineering to explore how male songbirds respond to anthropogenic noise
    Source: National Science Foundation

  • Dr. Sharon Gill (co-principal investigators: Maarten Vonhof, Kathleen Baker and Nate Fuller)
    Title: Conserving soundscapes at local preserves: a pilot program
    Source: Eppley Foundation

  • Dr. Pam Hoppe
    Title: Molecular genetic analysis of UNC-82 kinase function in C. elegans muscle
    Source: National Institutes of Health

  • Dr. Charles Ide
    Title: Protein Expression Changes that Underlie Neuropathology in MSA Cerebellum
    Source: Miracles for MSA Research Fund

  • Dr. David Karowe (co-principal investigator)
    Title: Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing Global Environment, a research experience for undergraduates.
    Source: National Science Foundation

  • Dr. Cindy Linn
    Title: Prevention of RGC loss in an in vitro excitotoxic model and an in vivo model of glaucoma using an alpha7 nACh receptor agonist.
    Source: National Institutes of Health

  • Dr. Yan Lu
    Title: Identifying and Understanding Connections between Photosynthesis and Amino Acid Metabolism.
    Source: National Science Foundation

  • Dr. Silvia Rossbach
    Title: Biogeophysics for Optimized Mitigation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils: From Theoretical Developments, Laboratory Experiments to Field Validation.
    Source: Oklahoma State University and Chevron Corporation

  • Dr. John Spitsbergen (co-principal investigator)
    Title: Environmental signal transduction: An interdisciplinary research experience for undergraduates.
    Source: National Science Foundation

  • Dr. Maarten Vonhof (Dr. Robert Eversole, Co-principal investigator) Title: Additional testing of the efficacy of chitosan to limit the growth of seudogymnoascus destructans on experimentally-infected bats.
    Source: US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Dr. Maarten Vonhof
    Title: Examining Urban and Rural White-Tailed Deer: Mortality, Dispersal, and Relatedness
    Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service