OVPR Announces 2015 Research Infrastructure Investment Program Awards

Several MSI Principal Investigators were selected to receive Research Infrastructure Investment Program Awards for 2015 by the Office of the Vice President for Research. The awards are intended to facilitate interdisciplinary partnerships and strengthen the University’s research infrastructure. The MSI PIs receiving awards include:

Kenneth Beckman (University of Minnesota Genomics Center - Academic Health Center)
Broadening the Base: Next-Gen Library Creation Tools
MSI partners with the UMGC in developing genomic-analysis software.

Tim Griffin (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics - College of Biological Sciences, Medical School)
A Replacement MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer to Support Interdisciplinary Biomolecular Research
Professor Griffin uses MSI for several projects related to proteomics research using mass spectrometry. MSI is collaborating with him to develop new software and workflow tools for advanced applications in proteogenomics and metaproteomics.

Paula Ludewig (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Medical School)
Motion Imaging Data Acquisition for Musculoskeletal Mechanistic, Diagnostic, and Guided Treatment Research
Professor Ludewig uses MSI to support research into high accurate motion analysis methods to diagnose, treat, and prevent shoulder movement abnormalities.

Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari (Pediatrics - Medical School)
3D Bioprinting/Biofabrication Facility
Professor Panoskaltsis-Mortari uses MSI to render CT scans and other stacked 3D image files into the proper format for bioprinting.

Carol Shield (Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering - College of Science and Engineering)
Hydraulic Power Supply for the Mechanical Testing of Resilient and Sustainable Structures, Pavements, Geomaterials, and Medical Devices
Professor Shield uses MSI for finite-element modeling of the effects of earthquakes on buildings.

A complete list of the 2015 awards with the descriptions of the projects can be found on the OVPR’s website.