2015-2016 PIFRS Awardees

Life Sciences

•	Prashanth Rangan

Prashanth Rangan
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Proposal Title: Regulation of stem cell differentiation during Drosophila oogenesis

Cara Pager

Cara Pager
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Proposal Title: Regulation of Dengue Virus Gene Expression by the Cellular RNA DEAD-box Helicase DDX62

Jun Wang
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Proposal Title: High-throughput, Multiplexed Analysis of Single Migratory Cancer
Maksim Royzen
Mehmet Yigit

Maksim Royzen
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

and

Mehmet Yigit
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Proposal Title: Combating the breast cancer chemo-resistance using smart therapeutic nanoprobes

Liberal Arts and Humanities

David Hochfelder David Hochfelder
Associate Professor, Department of History
Proposal Title: 98 Acres in Albany: Digitally Reconstructing the Neighborhood Demolished to Build the Empire State Plaza
Daniel Goodwin Daniel Goodwin
Associate Professor, Art & Art History
Proposal Title: Picturing the "Anthropocene": Workshop and Artist Residency
Philip McCallion Philip McCallion
Distinguished Professor, School of Social Welfare
Proposal Title: Translating the Chronic Disease Self-management program for community dwelling adults with developmental disabilities
Benjamin Shaw

Benjamin Shaw
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy
Proposal Title: Population Aging Grant-Writing Boot Camp

Advanced Data Analytics

Zai Liang Zai Liang
Professor, Sociology
Proposal Title: Fragile Families and the Well-being of Young Children of Immigrants: A Bi-National Pilot Project
Kamiar AlaeiArash Alaei

Kamiar Alaei
Research Professor, Dept of Public Administration & Policy

and

Arash Alaei, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy
Proposal Title: Preliminary Data Analysis to Apply for Non-Traditional (international) Funding for Drug Use and HIV/AIDS Research in Turkey

•	Janet Marler Janet Marler, Associate Professor, Management Department
Proposal Title: A Multi-level Study of Advanced Human Resource Data Analytics, Firm Productivity and Employee Well Being
Tau Lu

Tao Lu, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Proposal Title: Modeling Varying Relationship between Biomarkers Based on Longitudinal-Competing Risks Survival Data

Forensic Science & Cybersecurity

Zheng Yan Zheng Yan, Associate Professor, Educational and Counseling Psychology
Proposal Title: The Best Firewall Project: Solving the 20-Year Puzzle Innovatively
Rabi A. Musah Rabi A. Musah, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Proposal Title: Application of Multivariate Statistical Analysis to Mass Spectrometry-derived Plant Metabolome Profiles for Forensic Identification of Plant Drugs of Abuse