Recent Grant Activity
Esteban Hernandez-Vargas (Project Director): NSF LEAPS-MPS: Controllable sets for nonlinear switched models with applications to infectious diseases, $250,000, 2023-2025.
Jennifer Johnson-Leung (Co-PI): CSDS - Fundamental Principles of Cybersecurity Project, $290,000, 2023.
Esteban Hernandez-Vargas (Sub-Project PI/Project Leader): NIH/NIGMS, COBRE Grant, Phase II: Multiscale Modeling for Preparedness against Contact-dependent Infectious Disease Transmission, $118.000, 2023-2024.
Audrey Fu (Co-PI): Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Idaho National Laboratory Collaboration Fund: Towards digital twin of geothermal engineering using multiphysics informed neural networks, $63,000, 2023.
Steve Krone (Co-Lead): NIH supplement to Center for Modeling Complex Interactions grant (PI: H. Wichman), $87,784 direct, 2023-2024.
Audrey Fu (Co-Investigator): USDA NIFA Foundational and Applied Science Program: Developing a novel liquid-phase plasma discharge technology for nonthermal and continuous milk processing, $590,000, 2022-2024.
Audrey Fu (Senior Personnel): NSF - Science Education Framework for Developing a Cicular Bio-based Building Economy, $3,974,309, 2021-2026.
Ben Ridenhour (PI, UI Subaward): NIH - R24: Research to improve and standardize marmoset nutrition and dietary husbandry, $179,759, 2021-2025.
Ben Ridenhour (Collaborator): IMCI Internal Pilot Grant - Using Wastewater to Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks in Rural Communities, $118,000, 2021.
Ben Ridenhour (PI, UI Subaward): Microbiome-mediated therapies for aging and healthspan in marmosets, $431,630, 2020-2025.
Chris Remien (Project Director) and Ben Ridenhour (Collaborator): NIH NIGMS, COBRE Phase II – Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation, Population Dynamic Models of Microbial Interactions (with PI Holly Wichman), $10,999,566, 2020-2025.
Somantika Datta (PI): Simons Foundation (Mathematics and Physical Science – Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians) - Frame theory in approximation and signal processing, $42,000, 2020-2025.
Frank Gao (Investigator and Group Leader): NSF EPSCoR - Leveraging Big Data to Improve Prediction of Tick-Borne Disease Patterns and Dynamics (with PI Xiaogang Ma), $5,830,709, 2020-2024.
Audrey Fu (Sub-Project PI/Project Leader): NIH/NIGMS, COBRE Grant, Phase II - A causal network approach to understanding transcription and methylation in breast cancer (with PI Holly Wichman), $450,000, 2020-2023.
Ben Ridenhour (Project Director) and Jennifer Johnson-Leung (Co-Project Director): NIH NIGMS, COBRE Phase II - Supplement for Modeling COVID-19 in rural communities (with PI Holly Wichman), $492,598, 2020-2021.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit genetic monitoring for recovery (with PI LP Waits and Co-PI J Rachlow J), $287,590, 2019-2024.
Frank Gao (PI): National Science Foundation, Ideas Labs - Collaborative Research: Integrating Physics and Generative Machine Learning Models for Inverse Materials Design, $312,016, 2019-2021.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): NSF Beacon - Who adapts faster: genomic and phenotypic change of males and females evolving under strong sexual selection (with PI K Fritzsche, PI M Ålund, and Co-PI A Jones), $91,905, 2019-2020.
Michelle Wiest (Biostatistician): NIH (Renewal) IDeA Clinical and Translational Research - Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) (with PI Parvesh), $20,300,000, 2018-2023.
Chris Remien (Key Personnel): DARPA - Prediction of Spillover Potential and Interventional En Masse Animal Vaccination to Prevent Emerging Pathogen Threats in Current and Future Zones of US Military Operation (with Co-PIs: Peter Barry, UC Davis; Brian Bird, UC Davis; Michael Jarvis, The Vaccine Group (UK); Scott Nuismer, UI), $1,730,879 to UI, 2018 – 2022.
Audrey Fu (Sub-Project PI/Project Leader): NIH/NIGMS, COBRE Grant, Phase I - A causal network approach to understanding transcription and methylation in breast cancer (with PI Holly Wichman), $199,000, 2018 – 2021.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): NWF Evolutionary Biology - Collaborative Research: Testing mechanisms of microgeographic adaptation (with PI CK Ghalambor, WC Funk, TB Ryder, TS Stillett), $1,053,606, 2018-2021.
Ben Ridenhour (Co-PI): USDA/NIFA - Tracking the spread of antibiotic resistance genes and plasmids in agricultural soils (with PI Eva Top and Co-PI Thibault Stalder), $500,000, 2018 – 2021.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - 2018 Recovery Challenge: Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit recovery (with PI LP Waits, and Co-PI JLW Rachlow), $66,270 ($57,252 direct), 2018 - 2021.
Chris Remien (Project Director): NIH NIGMS, COBRE Phase I - Bridging Mathematical and Statistical Models of Microbial Populations, $272,639, 2018 – 2020.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): Idaho Department of Fish & Game – Examining sibship reconstruction in gray wolves as a new approach for obtaining a minimum count of breeding packs in Idaho (with PI LP Waits, Co-PI D Ausband, and Co-PI CJ Conway), $8,318, 2018-2019.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): Association of Zoos & Aquariums – Genetic monitoring of the endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit (with PI LP Waits), $18,151, 2018-2019.
Michelle Wiest (Co-Pi): Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - Idaho Rx Awareness Campaign Evaluation (with PI Brown), $70,929.72, 2018.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): NIH NIGMS - Evolution of transmission in Tasmanian devils and their infectious cancer (with PI AT Storfer, Co-PI ME Jones, and Co-PI H McCallum), $2,324,299, 2017-2021.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): USDA NIFA - The role of eco-evolutionary dynamics in an expanding biocontrol agent (with PI R Hufbauer, Co-Pi E Bitume, and Co-PI D Bean), $474, 884, 2017-2020.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): Nevada Department of Wildlife – Genetic species identification of Nevada shrews (with PI LP Waits), $17,598, 2017-2018.
Jennifer Johnson-Leung (PI): “Gear Up!” Micron Foundation Gift, $5,000, 2017.
David Yopp (PI) and Rob Ely (Co-PI): NSF - Longitudinal Learning of Viable Argument in Mathematics for Adolescents (with Co-PI Anne Adams, Co-PI Chandra Lewis, and Co-PI Xin Wang), $2,999,640, 2016-2020 .
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Pygmy rabbit genetic monitoring (with PI LP Waits and Co-PI JLW Rachelow), $80,979, 2016-2019.
Linh Nguyen (PI): NSF - Mathematics of Tomography, $155,971, 2016-2019.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): U.S. Geological Survey – Examining the taxonomy and genetic distinctiveness of the red wolf (with PI LP Waits, Co-PI JR Adams, and Co-PI KR Andrews), $23,585, 2016-2017.
Erkan Buzbas (Co-PI): University of Idaho Vandal Ideas Project - Theory, Practice, and Social Aspects of Reproducibility in Science, $47,000, 2016 – 2017.
Michelle Wiest (Core Director): NIGMS COBRE - Center for Modeling Complex Interactions (with PI Holly Wichman), $10,682,948, 2015-2017.
Chris Remien: Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network IDeA-CTR sub award for Mathematical Modeling - Acetaminophen-Induced Liver Injury to Assess Eventual Outcome, $61,957, 2015-2016.
Chris Remien (Collaborator): NIH NIGMS COBRE Phase I, CMCI Pilot Grant - Modeling Variability in Persistence Induced from within by a Toxic Metabolite (with PI Christopher Marx and Co-PI Andreas Vasdekis), $89,997, 2015 – 2016.
Alex Woo (PI): Simons Foundation - Collaborations around Schubert Geometry, $35,000, 2015-2020.
Steve Krone: NIH/COBRE - Center for Modeling Complex Interactions, $10 million, 2015-2020 (with Holly Wichman as PI, et al.).
Paul Hohenlohe (Senior Personnel): NSF Evolutionary Biology – A comparative phylogeographic approach to predicting cryptic diversity – the inland temperate rainforest as a model system (with PI J Sullivan, Co-PI D Tank, and Co-PI B Carstens), $909.796, 2015-2018.
Paul Hohenlohe (PI): IBEST Pilot Grant – A novel system for the genetics of inflammation and cancer, $138,776, 2015-2017.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): IBEST Technology Access Grant – Draft sequence of the wireworm (with PI BD Robison and Co-PI ML Settles), $14,966, 2015.
Audrey Fu (PI): NIH K99 - Pathway to Independence Award - Causal inference of gene regulatory networks with application to breast cancer, $816,000, 2014 – 2019.
Somantika Datta (PI): NSF CIF - Stochastic Frames in Signal Processing, $257,000, 2014-2017.
Paul Hohenlohe (PI): NSF Evolutionary Biology – Dissertation research: the role of genetic interactions in adaptation (with Co-PI TD Hether), $18,823, 2014-2016.
Michelle Wiest (Co-PI): NIH Mountain West Research Consortium - Exercise and creative protein in young, overweight and obese adults (with PI Vella), $82,000, 2014-2015.
Lyudmyla Barannyk (Co-PI): Murdock Charitable Trust - Acquisition of an Adaptive Computation Server for Support of STEM Research (with PI Jim Alves-Foss, et al.), $240,000, 2014 – 2015.
Michelle Wiest (PI): USGS - Best Practices and Approaches to Managing Social Science Data, $59,473, 2014-2015.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): NSF EEID – Emergence, transmission, and evolution of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease (with PI A Storfer, Co-PI M Jones, Co-PI H McCallum, and Co-PI EP Murchison), $2,250,000, 2013-2017.
Erkan Buzbas (PI): University of Idaho Seed Grant - Simulation-based statistical methods for reconstructing the history of hybrid human populations, $9559, 2013 – 2014.
Alex Woo (PI): NSA - Combinatorics and Geometry on Generalized Flag Varieties, $39,000, 2013 – 2015.
David Yopp (PI): NSF - Learning Algebra and Methods for Proof (LAMP), $371,000, 2013-2016.
Lyudmyla Barannyk (Co-PI): USGS - Dynamic modeling of rule curve reservoir operations under stochastic climate conditions (with PI L. Elbakidze, et al.), $14,000, 2013 – 2014.
Michelle Wiest (Co-PI): NIH Mountain West Research Consortium - Effectiveness of Child Centered Nutrition Phrases to Improve Food Behaviors (with PI Ramsay), $54,000, 2013-2014.
Paul Hohenlohe (PI): Floragenex, Inc. – Population genetics of North American Rift valley fever disease vectors, $25,000, 2013-2014.
Lyudmyla Barannyk (Co-PI): IGEM - High Speed Digital Package Measurement and Modeling for Next Generation Memory Modules (with PI Fred Barlow, et al.), $150,000, 2013.
Lyudmyla Barannyk (PI): UI Research Fellowship - Micron Mechanics Modeling, $3,500, 2013.
Frank Gao (PI): Simons Foundation - Persistence of Random Processes, $35,000, 2012-2017.
Michelle Wiest (Biostatistician): NIH IDeA Clinical and Translational Research – Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) (with PI Larson), $20,300,000, 2012-2017.
Linh Nguyen (PI): NSF - Mathematics of Thermoacoustic and Photoacoustic Tomography, $104,000, 2012-2016.
Lyudmyla Barannyk (Co-PI): NSF - Acquisition of an Adaptive Computation Server for Support of STEM Research at the University of Idaho (with PI Jim Alves-Foss, et al.), $300,000, 2012-2015.
Paul Hohenlohe (Co-PI): NSF BEACON – The genetic architecture of multidimensional adaptation and speciation (with PI J Boughman, Co-PI EB Rosenblum, and Co-PI LJ Harmon), $187,255, 2012-2014.
David Yopp (PI): Montana State University - Examining Math Coaching, $126,000, 2012 – 2014.
Paul Hohenlohe (PI): NSF BEACON – An experimental evolution model for genomic islands of speciation (with Co-PI BL Williams), $85,193, 2012-2014.
Michelle Wiest (PI): Idaho Power Company - Monitoring fall Chinook salmon spawning in the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, Awarded $23,427, 2012-2013.
Lyudmyla Barannyk (PI): UI Research Fellowship - Micron Mechanics Modeling, $3,500, 2012.
Paul Joyce (PI): NIH - Patterns of Adaptive Evolution (with Co-PI Holly Wichman and Co-PI Craig Miller), $1.1 million, 2011-2016.
Jennifer Johnson-Leung (PI): NSA, Young Investigators Award - Special Values of L-functions and Motivic Elements for Abelian Surfaces with Complex Multiplication, $30,000, 2011 – 2013.