U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan Announces $3.7 Million in Federal Research Grants to Kent State

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has announced $3,723,765 in federal research grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation to be

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (center) presents a giant check to Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren (left) and Kent State Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs Paul DiCorleto (right).
awarded to Kent State University.


“Kent State University has been at the forefront of academic research and education,” U.S. Rep. Ryan says. “It’s important we continue to invest in research to further push the boundaries of science and discovery. Our nation benefits greatly when our academic institutions, researchers and students are given the resources to pursue these innovative projects. This is why I continue to support and advocate for these types of federal research grants. These are well deserved and only further highlight Kent State’s outstanding academic record.”


Paul DiCorleto, Ph.D., Kent State’s vice president for research and sponsored programs, says the grants are testament to the strength of Kent State faculty.


“I cannot overstate how pleased we are that our faculty have been so successful in winning such substantial federal funding awards during these highly competitive times,” Dr. DiCorleto says. “Not only do these grants show impressive progress toward the university’s goal of increasing its national profile in research and innovation, but the range of projects really highlights the diversity of Kent State’s research strengths.”


Kent State has received the following six federal grant awards through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Multimodal probes for imaging neuroendocrine circuits and the neurovasculature received $73,394.
  • Emotion processing deficits and risk for impairment in child injury victims received $459,129.
  • Regulation of sperm metabolism and fertility by calcineurin and GSK3 received $75,000.
  • Sex differences in the developing oxytocin system received $450,000.
  • Specific Recognition of G-quadruplexes received $344,481.
  • Defining the in vivo role of Huwe1 in p53 regulation received $75,000.


Kent State has received the following six federal grant awards through the National Science Foundation:

  • CAREER: Manganese biogeochemistry and impacts on carbon storage in plant-soil systems received $487,222.
  • Collaborative Research: Connecting local storm-water decision-making to environmental outcomes received $236,633.
  • EAGER: Managing our expectations: quantifying and characterizing misleading trajectories in ecological processes received $175,624.
  • CAREER: Dense phases in neutron stars received $425,000.
  • Tail-free discotic liquid crystals received $499,282.
  • How do cytosolic proteins interact with lipid droplets? A bio-physical chemical approach to an unresolved biological problem received $423,000.


For more information about research at Kent State, visit www.kent.edu/research.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:54 PM
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