Funding

National Geographic Society COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators, 2021, Role: PI

National Science Foundation I-Corps National Program, 2010-2013, Member of a Team from MIT, Role: Contributor and key personnel (Industry Mentor)

North Carolina Biotechnology Center Biotechnology Innovation Grant, 2019, “Targeting superior yeast metabolisms from insects for improved food and flavor products using a proprietary cultivation pipeline” Role: Co-PI (Conceptualized and wrote grant, submitted by RRD due to organization restrictions)

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Director’s Grant, 2018, “Community of Microbes: A pop-up science and art exhibit” Role: Co-PI

North Carolina State University Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, 2017, “Isolation of novel yeast species from insects and their use in the development of new fermented malt beverage products, an eco-evolutionary approach” Role: Co-PI (co-conceptualized and co-wrote the proposal, submitted by JS and RRD due to organization restrictions)

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Microbiology of the Built Environment Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014-2016, “Household arthropods as unique sources of microbes in the built environment” Role: PI

National Science Foundation’s Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program (Administered by Brown University), Workshop and Travel Award, 2012, Role: PI

Tufts University Graduate School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, 2013, “Microbial diversity across host species, space, and stress level” Role: PI

Tufts University Graduate School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, 2012, “The effect of chronic stress on gut microbiota diversity in wild-caught House Sparrows (Passer domesticus)” Role: PI

Tufts Institute of the Environment, 2012, “The effect of chronic stress on the gut microbiota diversity of wild-caught House Sparrows (Passer domesticus)”

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Grant-in-Aid of Research, 2012, “The effect of chronic stress on gut microbiota in a wild-caught population of house sparrows” Role: PI

National Science Foundation’s Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program, 2012, Travel Award (administered by Brown University) Role: PI

International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), 2012, Travel Award, Role: PI

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Charlotte Mangum Student Program Award, 2012. Role: PI

American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Grant, 2011, “Is it who you are or where you live that matters? Location and host species effects on microbial biogeography of communities associated with a native and invasive paper wasp” Role: PI

American Museum of Natural History Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant, 2011, “‘Is it who you are or where you live that matters?’ Location and host species effects on microbial biogeography of communities associated with two paper wasp species” Role: PI

Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, 2011, “Location versus host species determinants of fungal communities associated with an invasive paper wasp” Role: PI

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010-2013, “Cryptic Vectors, Lurking Pathogens, and Novel Chemistry, ‘Is it who you are or where you are that defines your community?’: Microbes Associated with a Native and Invasive Wasp Species” Role: PI

Tufts University Graduate School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, 2010, “Characterization of a novel fungal species from an invasive paper wasp nest” Role: PI

Wellesley College Graduate Research Fellowship (Grant), 2010, Role: PI

Tufts University Graduate School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, 2009, “Invasive paper wasps: vectors of plant pathogens?” Role: PI

Tufts Institute of the Environment Fellowship (Grant), 2009, “Cryptic Vectors, Lurking Pathogens, and Novel Chemistry: Culturable Microbes Associated with a Native and Invasive Wasp Species” Role: PI

 

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