As published by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement… 


RCSA Directors Approve 48 Research Awards; 2 Rutgers-Camden CCIB Faculty members received awards: Dr. Grace Brannigan and Dr. Jinglin Fu.   

The Board of Directors of Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) has approved a total of $2,445,000 in awards for 48 innovative research projects proposed by early career scientists at American colleges and universities. The awards cover a wide range of research in astronomy, chemistry, and physics.

“RCSA has always been about finding and supporting the next big scientific paradigm, the theory or discovery that will revolutionize and advance an entire field of study,” said RCSA President Robert N. Shelton.

He noted that all RCSA awards are subject to a critical peer-review process, which tends ensure that funding goes to the best and brightest among America’s young academic scientists, the men and women who are likely to be leaders in their fields in the coming decades. Over the past century, 40 scientists receiving RCSA support have also earned the Nobel Prize, and many others have received significant honors in the physical sciences.

The Cottrell College Science Awardees are:

  • Grace Brannigan, physics, Rutgers University, Camden, Effects of Cholesterol and Lipid Sorting on Aggregation of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors
  • Jinglin Fu, chemistry, Rutgers University, Camden, An Enzyme-Powered Nanomotor Propelled by Chemical Fuels

Both Dr. Brannigan and Dr. Fu are faculty members in the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology (CCIB) at Rutgers-Camden.

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