Eunsuk Kim, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, $15,000   kim
Professor Kim undertakes a three-pronged approach to increase the visibility of her research program. She is setting up a tradition of inviting outstanding scholars to Brown University after the Gordon conferences in Newport, RI. She is establishing a mentoring relationship with Professor Joan Broderick at Montana State University and sponsoring a departmental lecture series on Bioinorganic Chemistry.
Erica Larschan, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, & Biochemistry, $15,000   larschan
Professor Larschan utilizes Next Generation (NextGen) DNA sequencing in her work with several new proteins that are involved in targeting transcriptional regulators to specific chromatin domains. She collaborates with Dr. Peter Park and the Partners' Healthcare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine (PCPGM) in undertaking the NextGen DNA sequencing.
Jesssaca Leinaweaver, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, $15,000   leinaweaver

Professor Jessaca Leinaweaver will develop research collaborations and organize a two-day workshop on the topic of Global Relations: Kinship and Transnationalism.


Vesna Mitrovic, Assistant Professor of Physics, $15,000   mitrovic

Working in collaboration with Professor Li-Qiong Wang, Dr. Mitrovic proposes to build a Xe polarizer for solid state NMR applications in biological and materials science.

Elena Oancea, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, & Biotechnology, $15,000   oancea

Professor Oancea proposes using mutant mice to starting a new line of research focusing on how skin decodes solar UV radiation that leads to pigmentation. Additionally, she is establishing a collaboration with Dr. David Julius at UCSF and presenting her results at a scientific meeting in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Andrea Megela Simmons, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, $15,000   simmons

Professor Simmons works in collaboration with Professor Elba Serrano (New Mexico State University) to analyze nerve regeneration in the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis, specifically to compare and contrast gene expression patterns at different points during the behavioral recovery process.