Awards & Funding

AWARDS

For Karin

  • 2009 – 2010: Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar. An honor given annually to one CSUN faculty member for their research contributions.
  • 2004 – 2006: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • 2000 – 2003: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Award.

 

For other lab members

  • Spring 2017 Marlyn Widjaja: Graduate Fellowship for Outstanding Research Promise (College of Science and Mathematics).
  • Fall 2016 Marlyn Widjaja: Sandra L. Jewett Graduate Scholarship (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry).
  • Spring 2015 Shayla Brooks: Graduate Equity Fellowship (CSUN).
  • Spring 2014 McKinzie Garrison: Wolfson Scholar Award (University-wide, given to only one student at CSUN per year).
  • Spring 2014 McKinzie Garrison: Klostergaard Award for Outstanding Graduating student (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry).
  • Spring 2014 McKinzie Garrison: Bianchi Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student (College of Science and Mathematics).
  • Fall 2013 Shayla Brooks: Sandra L. Jewett Graduate Scholarship (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry).
  • Spring 2013 Lusine Simonyan: Organic Chemistry Award (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry).
  • Spring 2013 Jan Maly: Bianchi Award for Outstanding Graduate Student (College of Science and Mathematics).
  • Fall 2012 Julie Jimenez: LSAMP student research grant (CSUN).
  • Fall 2011 Jan Maly: 2-year Graduate Scholarship (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry).
  • Fall 2010 Naveen Battala: CSUN Thesis Support Program award.
  • Fall 2009 Naveen Battala: Sandra L. Jewett Graduate Scholarship (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry).
  • Spring 2009 Thomas Schmidt: Hypercube Scholar Undergraduate Award (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry). This award is given to students who have been accepted to a doctoral program.

 

FUNDING

Current

  • 04/2016 – 03/2020: National Institutes of Health – Support of Competitive Research (SCORE SC3). Principal investigator. “In vitro and in-cell investigation of the acid-stress chaperone HdeA”. Project number: 1SC3GM116745.

 

Past

  • 06/2012 – 05/2017 (extended): National Science Foundation – Research in Undergraduate Institutions. Principal investigator. “RUI: NMR Investigation of the role of protein dynamics in the selective interactions between RGS and Galpha signaling proteins “. Project number: MCB-1158177.
  • 2015 – 2016: CSUPERB – Faculty Travel Grant. Principal investigator. Support of sabbatical research in Toronto.
  • 07/2010 – 06/2015 (extended): National Institutes of Health – Support of Competitive Research (SCORE SC2). Principal investigator. “Investigating protein dynamics in NT-4/5 and TrkB receptor interactions”. Project number: 1SC2GM094127.
  • 10/2010 – 09/2013: National Science Foundation – Major Research Instrumentation. Principal investigator. “MRI: Acquisition of a 600 MHz NMR spectrometer for research and teaching activities at California State University Northridge “. Project number: CHE-1040134.
  • 08/2010 – 12/2010: CSUN Competition for Research Scholarship and Creative Activity Award. Principal investigator. “Investigation of changes in protein flexibility in human RGS proteins in their unbound and G-alpha-bound forms”.
  • 08/2008 – 05/2010: CSUPERB – Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Seed Grant. Principal Investigator. “Probing the role of protein dynamics in human BDNF using NMR spectroscopy”.
  • 08/2009 – 12/2009: CSUN Competition for Research Scholarship and Creative Activity Award. Principal Investigator. “Probing the role of protein motions in the signal transmission preferences of human neurotrophins”.
  • 07/2007 – 06/2009: New faculty start-up funds, CSUN College of Science and Mathematics.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2008 – present: Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Association for Women in Science (AWIS), American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • 2005 – present: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), Canadian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology (CSBMCB)
  • 2002 – present: Protein Society