Mini Grants

Applied and Natural Sciences annually awards grants to students and faculty for innovative instruction, research, and travel to present their research.  The following lists the students and faculty receiving awards during 2013-2014.  Thank you to the generous donors/alumni who provided support!


PI - Co-PI ANS Unit Project Title
Emalee Buttrey -Laura Gentry Agricultural Sciences Subjective and Objective Measurements of Temperament and the Effects on Growth Performance and Fertility in Beefmaster Heifers
Jennifer Hanson Human Ecology The Beliefs, Perceptions and Values Underlying Dietary Supplement Use Among Athletes and Soldiers
Patrick Hindmarsh Biological Sciences Characterizing Retrotransposons in Candida lusitaniae
Yeonsoo Kim Human Ecology Purchase of the Food Processor software
Pei Liu Human Ecology Evaluation of Food Safety Knowledge and Practice Among Campers in the U.S.
Jamie Newman Biological Sciences Testing the Effects of Natural Compounds on Development
Student Faculty Sponsor - ANS Unit Project Title
Sean Berman Jamie Newman - Biological Sciences The Treatment of Concussions with Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Stromal Vascular Fraction
Jaymes Hunter Collins Patrick Hindmarsh - Biological Sciences Effects of Combinatorial Antifungals on Candida albicans Growth: Identifying Stress Responses, Pathways of Resistance and New Antifungal Targets
William P. Johnston Jamie Newman - Biological Sciences The Role of Mediator in Regulating the State of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Feng Li and Riddhi Shan Yuri Voziyanov - Biological Sciences The molecular evolution of Hybrid DNA Recombinases
Yang Yang Luo David Mills - Biological Sciences Development of an Anti-Infective Coating for Prevention of Bacterial Colonization and Biofilm Formation
Jacenta Matthews Thea Edwards - Biological Sciences The Effects of Bisphenol-A on Plant Growth and Development in Arabidopsis thaliana
Edward Pierce Patrick Hindmarsh - Biological Sciences Effects of Combinational Antifungal Drug Treatment on Drug Resistance Candida albicans
Michal Scur Patrick Hindmarsh - Biological Sciences Searching For an Optimal Autonomously Replicating Sequence (ARS) in Candida albicans
Cameron Sills Patrick Hindmarsh - Biological Sciences Redox Sensitive Green Fluorescent Protein as a Redox State Indicator in Candida albicans
Lin Sin David Mills - Biological Sciences Doped Hallyosite Nanoubes as a Drug Delivery Tool for Anti-Cancer Treatment
Zimao Tian Jamie Newman - Biological Sciences Effects of phytoestrogens on differentiation of Sox1-GFP labeled mESCs
Student Faculty Sponsor - ANS Unit Project Title
Denise N. Bowe Dr. Paul Jackson - Agricultural Sciences Influence of Defoliation on the Root Growth Potential of Container-Grown Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.) Seedlings
Logan Brown Patrick Hindmarsh - Biological Sciences Identifying retrotransposons in Candida lusitaniae
Jessica Cockrell Mark Murphey - Agricultural Sciences Evaluation of Consumer Preferences of Red Meat
Christina Cummings Laura Gentry - Agricultural Sciences The effect of desensitization (reactivity) intensity on physiological parameters of horses
Austin Etier Patrick Hindmarsh - Biological Sciences Inhibiting Candida albicans Growth Using Bacterial Conditioned Media
Maria Milczarek Emalee Buttrey - Agricultural Sciences Supplementation of Growing Cattle Grazing High-Quality Winter Pasture
Tanner Roberts Dr. Mark Murphey - Agricultural Sciences Consumer Perceptions of Grass-Fed Beef