University of Southern California

Research

Previous Zumberge Fund Recipients

2014 Zumberge Interdisciplinary Awardees

Henrike Moll, Psychology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Elsi Kaiser, Linguistics, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Shrikanth Narayanan, Signal & Image Processing, Viterbi School of Engineering
 “Challenging Questions: Young Children’s Comprehension of Ambiguous Questions”     

Leana Golubchik, Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering
Jill McNitt-Gray, Human and Evolutionary Biology, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Fei Sha, Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering
 “Towards Data-Driven Human Performance with Applications to Personalized Intervention”     

Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, USC School of Pharmacy
William Stohl, Medicine, Keck School of Medicine
Wendy Mack, Preventive Medicine – Biostatistics, Keck School of Medicine
Martin Heur, Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine
 “Development of a Tear Biomarker Panel for Sjögren’s Syndrome Diagnosis”

2014 Zumberge Individual Awardees

Alison Hirsch, Architecture, USC School of Architecture
“Landscape Architecture as ‘Thick Description’ – Ritual, Performance, Memory”

Ann Owens, Sociology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Hispanic Neighborhood Ascent across U.S. Cities”

Barbara Sargent, Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
“Development and Validity of an in-home infant Kicking Activated Mobile (iKAM)”

Diana O’Brien, Political Science, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Representing Women: Presence, Power, and Policy”

Jon-Paul Pepper, Otolaryngology, Keck School of Medicine
“Peripheral nerve grafts engineered from mature human fibroblasts”

Karen Woo, Surgey, Keck School of Medicine
“Defining Surgical Quality in Dialysis Access: a RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Study”

Liana Asatryan, Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmaceutic Econ & Policy, USC School of Pharmacy
“The role of P2X7 receptors in alcohol-induced neuroinflammation and degeneration”

Megan Rosenbloom, Health Sciences Libraries, USC Libraries
“Travel support for death history book research”

Neetu Khanna, Comparative Literature, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Progressive Feeling: Visceral Realisms and Marxist Aesthetics in the Literature of Decolonizing”

Smaranda Marinescu, Chemistry, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Metal-Organic Surfaces for Solar Energy Conversion”

Xin Tong, Information & Operations Management, Marshall School of Business
“Information Exchange in Social Networks: a Finite Population and Communication Perspective”

Zsolt Toth, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Keck School of Medicine
“Regulation of the establishment of KSHV latency by the Latency-Associated Nuclear Antigen (LANA)”

Previous Awardees: Interdisciplinary  Individual