Faculty researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are among the recipients of the inaugural Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards. Prof. Hai-Quan Mao, Dr. Patricia McGuiggan, and Prof. Peter Searson will join cross-divisional research teams to fuel important discoveries and solve global challenges.
The following research projects will be supported through this awards program:
- Engineering Artificial Lymph Nodes for Cancer Immunotherapy
- Collaborators: Hai-Quan Mao (Whiting School of Engineering) and Jonathan Schneck (School of Medicine)
- Nanoparticle-based Therapeutic Strategy to Target an RNA-binding Protein Termed TDP-43 in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Collaborators: Hai-Quan Mao (Whiting School of Engineering) and Philip Wong (School of Medicine)
- Reverse Engineering Ancient Ceramics
- Collaborators: Patricia McGuiggan (Whiting School of Engineering) and Sanchita Balachandran (Krieger School of Arts & Sciences)
- Human Performance: Role of Acute Exercise in Enhancing Cognitive Function
- Collaborators: Peter Searson (Whiting School of Engineering), Howard Egeth (Krieger School of Arts & Sciences), and Kerry Stewart (School of Medicine)
The Discovery Awards program is part of a $15 million commitment to cross-university, faculty-led research over three years. The full list of recipients and their projects is available on the Office of the Provost website.
- Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards given to 23 cross-divisional research teams (The Hub, July 6, 2015)