Researchers from Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences, the Indiana Geological and Water Survey, and the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington have received a total of $119,000 from the Translational Research Pilot Grant program. The grant will fund projects ranging from single cell research to treatments for diabetic foot ulcers.

This year's recipients, project titles and funding amounts include:

  • Lane Baker, James L. Jackson Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences: "A sampling, reaction and analysis platform for single cells," $25,000.
  • Michael J. Hannon Jr., research scientist, Indiana Geological and Water Survey: "Fractured Core Pressure-Pulse Decay," $19,198.
  • Irene Garcia Newton, associate professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences: "A honey bee bacterial symbiont protects against stressors," $25,000.
  • Christopher Raphael, professor of music informatics, School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering: "Empirical study of audio from music practice," $25,000.
  • Nicola Pohl, professor and Joan and Marvin Carmack Chair of Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, and Dean Rowe-Magnus, associate professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences: "Novel carbohydrate-modified antimicrobial peptides to treat diabetic foot ulcers," $25,000.
  • Baker said the project is motivated by the need to understand the chemical composition of individual cells and changes in the composition.

"Funding will aid in the development and testing of peptides containing novel carbohydrate modifications to create a new class of antibiotics," Pohl said in a news release  . "This new class would have the potential for greater stability and other properties needed to deliver an effective therapeutic."