January 2022 Grants and Contracts

We are pleased to share the success of SJSU's principal investigators who were awarded grants and contracts during January 2022:

Monthly Awards at a Glance
20 Awards Received: Valued at $1,226,763.


Katy Kao, Biomedical, Chemical & Materials Engineering
Collaborative Research: Deciphering Complex Phenotypes in Bacteria Aided by Continuous Genome Shuffling and High Throughput Analytical Technologies
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $328,714.

Hongrui Liu, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Proposal to Test/Research Market Clearing Systems For ISO New England
Sponsor: ISO New England – $25,000.

Anand Ramasubramanian, Biomedical, Chemical & Materials Engineering
Blood-Based Biomarkers for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Sponsor: Open Medicine Foundation – $39,662.

Health and Human Sciences

Vicky Gomez, Rachel Berkowitz, Health Science and Recreation
Santa Clara County Health Equity Agenda Qualitative Research Project
Sponsor: Community Health Partnership – $50,000.

Humanities & The Arts

Katherine Harris, Alena Sauzade, English & Comparative Literature
Public Art as Resistance in San Jose
Sponsor: Cal Humanities – $5,000.

Joseph Stenberg, Philosophy
Ethics with Buridan
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities – $60,000.

Office of Research

Richard Mocarski, Office of Research
Developing a Toolkit for Transgender and Gender
Diverse-Affirming Health Communication: A Community-Based
Participatory Research Partnership Approach
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – $179,587.


Dustin Carroll, Moss Landing Marine Lab
1) A Catchment to Coast Paradigm: Impact of Spatially and
Temporally Varying Nutrient and Freshwater Fluxes on the Gulf
of Mexico Dead Zone; 2) Using a Data-Constrained Global-Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry Model to Study the Role of Biological Pump and Ocean Circulation in Driving Ocean Carbon Cycle Variability
Sponsor: NASA – 1) $18,192. and 2) $46,782.

Elaine D. Collins, Science, Dean's Office
SJSU MESA Schools Program - Bridges Academy (of Franklin
McKinley School District)
Sponsor: Franklin-McKinley School District – $4,862.

Minghui Diao, Meteorology & Climate Science
Aerosol Indirect Effects on Cirrus Clouds Based on NASA Flight
Campaigns and Global Climate Models
Sponsor: NASA – $90,457.

Luke Gardner, Moss Landing Marine Lab
Identifying Factors Influencing Suspensions Feeding to Optimize
Culture of the Purple-Hinge Rock Scallop Crassadoma
Sponsor: UC, San Diego – $34,099.

Adam Kochanski, Meteorology & Climate Science
Coupled Interactive Forecasting of Weather, Fire Behavior, and
Smoke Impact for Improved Wildland Fire Decision Making
Sponsor: Colorado State University – $35,769.

Aaron J. Romanowsky, Physics & Astronomy
New Tests of Failed Galaxy Formation and Fuzzy Dark Matter:
Kinematics, Mass, and Stellar Populations in Mega-Dwarfs
Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Laboratory – $17,000.

Elizabeth Skovran, Biological Sciences
Efficient Recovery of Rare Earth using Methylobacterium
Sponsor: UC, Berkeley – $118,232.

Julie S. Spitzer, Mathematics & Statistics
Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Project 21-22 (ESSA Federal
Sponsor: Regents of The University of California – $24,223.

Edward Thornton, Moss Landing Marine Lab
Coastal Land-Air-Sea Interaction- Thornton Portion
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research – $10,000.

Social Sciences

Anat Balint, History
Payment from the Israeli Consulate into the Jewish Studies
Sponsor: Consulate Gen Israel to Pacific NW – $2,000.

Sean P. Laraway, Psychology
Test Subject Recruitment Office - Task Order No. 2
Sponsor: ASRC Management Services – $19,927.

Susan M. Snycerski, Psychology
Future Vertical Lift: Collaborative Research on Flight Control,
Autonomous Rotorcraft, and Human-Systems Interface Design
Sponsor: NASA – $117,256.