Grants Awarded in 2018


Adam Arkin, QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, UC Berkeley
Matthieu Barret, Emersys (Emergence, Systematics and Ecology of plant pathogenic bacteria), INRA - Beaucouzé
Engineering a pathogen-resistant seed microbiome

Jillian Banfield, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley
Simonetta Gribaldo, Département de Microbiologie, Institut Pasteur - Paris
Combining genome-resolved metagenomics and phylogenomics approaches to unravel the diversity and evolution of the Candidate Phyla Radiation (CPR) bacteria

Louise Berben, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis
Marc Robert, Laboratoire d'électrochimie moléculaire, UMR CNRS - Université Paris 7
Exploring Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction to Fuels with Small Molecular Iron Clusters

Benjamin Blackman, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
Hélène Bergès, CNRGV - Plant Genomic Center, INRA Toulouse
Examining the history and impact of gene content variation in sunflower

Jennifer Bussell, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Christophe Jaffrelot, Centre de Recherches Internationales, Sciences Po, Paris
Political Representation in India: The Berkeley-Sciences Po Indian Legislators Project

Danica Chen, Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology, UC Berkeley
Mélanie Hamon, Unité des Interactions Bactéries-Cellules, Institut Pasteur, Paris
Effects of aging on the immune system and risk of infectious diseases

Jacob Dalton, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Isabelle Charleux, Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités, CNRS-EPHE, Ivry-sur-Seine
Points of Transition: Ovoo and the Ritual Remaking of Religious, Ecological, and Historical Politics in Inner Asia

Daniel Farber, School of Law / Center for Law, Energy and the Environment, UC Berkeley
Yannick Perez, RITM, Faculté Jean Monnet: Droit, économie et gestion, Université Paris Sud 11
Electric Vehicle Deployment for Urban Residents: Policy and Lessons Learned between France and California

Daniel Feldman, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Daniel Shulz, CNRS / Institute des Neurosciences, Paris-Saclay
Multiwhisker Features Coding in Mouse Somatosensory Cortex

Mary Firestone, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley
Graeme Nicol, Laboratoire Ampère, Université de Lyon
Determining the interaction of viruses with autotrophic prokaryotic hosts in soil

Teresa Head-Gordon, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Jean-Philip Piquemal, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, Sorbonne Université
Advanced Potential Energy Surfaces for Condensed Phase Simulations: Theory and Applications

Rebecca Heald, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Denis Chrétien, Institut de Génétique et Développement, Université de Rennes 1
Understanding the structural basis regulating the size and architecture of the mitotic spindle

Todd Hickey, Department of Classics, UC Berkeley
Jean-Luc Fournet, Culture Ecrite de l'Antiquité Tardive et Papyrologie Byzantine, Collège de France, Paris
Everyday writing in a literary town: Some rediscovered tablets from late antique Panopolis

Stephen Leone, College of Chemistry / Department of Physics, UC Berkeley
Marino Marsi, Laboratoire de  Physique des Solides, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud
Attosecond dynamics in topological insulators

David Limmer, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Benjamin Rotenberg, Laboratoire PHENIX, Sorbonne Université
Understanding energy storage in highly concentrated aqueous salt mixtures

Todd Olson, Department of History of Art, UC Berkeley
Anne Lafont, Centre d'histoire et de théorie des arts, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Tabac/Chatbot: Education and Interaction in the Museum Exhibition

Eliot Quataert, Department of Astronomy, UC Berkeley
Benoît Cerutti, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, Université Grenoble Alpes
Where General Relativity, quantum electrodynamics, and plasma physics meet: first-principles models of emission from astrophysical black holes

Venkatesan Sundaresan, Department of Plant Biology, UC Davis
Emmanuel Guiderdoni, CIRAD-INRA-SUPAGRO, Université de Montpellier
Synthetic apomixis in rice: Enabling hybrid seeds for smallholder farmers

Nicholas Swanson-Hysell, Department of Earth & Planetary Science, UC Berkeley
Yves Goddéris, Géosciences Environnement Toulouse - Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Université Toulouse
New paleogeographic models and the onset of a major glacial event in the Ordovician

Alexander Von Rospatt, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Stéphane Gros, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS, Villejuif
New Directions in Himalayan Studies

Todd Dawson, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Sylvain Delzon, UMR Biodiversité Gènes et Communautés, Université de Bordeaux
Reconciling critical controversies in Plant Hydraulics

G. Mathias Kondolf, Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley
Giacomo Parrinello, Centre d'Histoire de Sciences Po, Paris
The Social Life of the Sediment Balance: A Social and Geomorphic Approach to the Transformation of River Systems and Deltas