Grants Awarded in 2022

The FBF is pleased to sponsor 20 outstanding projects in 2022-23, with awards totaling $208,714. 

Hao Cheng, Animal Science, UC Davis
Andres Legarra, Animal Genetics, INRAE
Genomic evaluation including intermediate omics data

John Coates, Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
Karim Benzerara, Institut de Mineralogie, Physique des Matériaux et Cosmochimie, Sorbonne Université
Biosolubilization of phosphate minerals

Ali Mesbah, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley
Augusto Stancampiano, GREMI UMR7344, Université d'Orléans  
Artificial Intelligence and Cold Plasma for Real-time Detection of Skin Tumors

Carolin Sutter-Fella, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Philip Schulz, IPVF, UMR9006, CNRS
Multimodal Investigation of Dynamic Interfaces (MIDI): case study on 2D/3D halide perovskites

Joelle Frechette, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley
Frederic Restagno, Physics,  Unversité Paris-Saclay
Structural forces and nanolubrication in Polymerized Ionic Liquids

Grace Gu, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Jose Bico, Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes, ESPCI-Paris (École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris)
Machine learning-based design of shape-morphing structures for bedsore prevention

Benjamin Blackman, Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
Nicolas Langlade, Sunflower Genetics and Genomics, NRAE-CNRS Laboratory of Plant-Microbe-Environment Interactions, Toulouse
Harnessing natural variation in reproductive plasticity to drought in sunflower

Tiffany Lowe-Power, Plant Pathology, UC Davis
Caroline Baroukh, LIPME, INRAE                                                                                                                                              
The Metabolic Interface of a Globally Important Plant Disease

Eva Nogales, MCB, QB3, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Carsten Janke, Genome integrity, RNA and Cancer (CNRS UMR3348), Institut Curie / CNRS                                
Characterizing Molecular & Structural Determinants of Cytoskeletal Homeostasis

Jonathan Wurtele, Physics, UC Berkeley
Caterina Riconda, Physics, Sorbonne                                                                                                                                    
Plasma Photonics for Extreme Optics       

Paola Bacchetta, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, UC Berkeley
Sandeep Bakshi, Études Anglophones / LARCA UMR-8225, Université Paris Cité                                                       
Transnational Archiving of Sexualities: Engaging Plural Pasts

Emily Zazulia, Music, UC Berkeley
Philippe Vendrix, Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance, Université de Tours - CNRS.
Mapping Renaissance Musical Networks: The Case of Josquin des Prez (1450–1521) 

Barry Eichengreen, Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley
Eric Monnet, Economie, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales 
Foreign reserve holdings and the evolution of global currencies  

Robert Braun, Sociology,  UC Berkeley
Claire Zalc, History, EHESS/CNRS
Intergroup Solidarity and Social Integration: Micro-level evidence from the Holocaust in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Poland     

Jan Kern, Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hugo Lebrette, Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Moléculaires – Centre de Biologie Intégrative, CNRS / Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier 
Structural dynamics of oxidoreductases crucial for the survival of human pathogens 

Gang (Gary) Ren, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Wai Li Ling, Département de Biologie Structurale et Cellulaire intégrée/Institut de Biologie Structurale, Université Grenoble Alpes 
Liquid-phase transmission electron microscopy imaging of 3D structure and dynamics of human innate immune protein interactions in solution

Michael Yonan, Art and Art History, UC Davis
Marlen Schneider, Département d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie, Université Grenoble Alpes
A Multifaceted Rococo   

Mahesh Srinivasan, Psychology, UC Berkeley
Isabelle Dautriche, Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive (UMR7290), CNRS/Aix-Marseille University
Evaluating Current Theories of Word Learning

Evan Variano, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Romain Ceolato, DOTA - Optronics Department, ONERA, The French Aerospace Lab
Artificial Intelligence approach for Aerosol Indoor propagation using micro-lidar measurements

Stefan Minasian, Chemical Sciences Division,  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Grégory Nocton, Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire, Ecole Polytechnique
Quantum Coherence in Molecular Heavy Element Clock Qubits