2005-2006 CAFA Faculty Development Grants

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Kylie Hsu - A Linguistic Study of Chinese Spoken Discourse

The proposal asks for funding to pay for student assistance and the purchase of the Adobe Photoshop CS2 software. This project involves audio/video recording, transcribing, and illustrating spoken Chinese discourse/conversations. It is for an invited monograph entitled, ¡§Pragmatic Functions of Shuo in Chinese Spoken Discourse,¡¨ to be published by the Edwin Mellen Press, an international publisher that specializes in publishing Chinese linguistic studies. Dr. Hsu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, California State University, Los Angeles. She received her B.A. in Linguistics (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, her M.A. in Linguistics (Distinction) from California State University, Northridge, and her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (Presidential Fellow) from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Wendong Huang - Rejuvenate Aged Liver by A Nuclear Receptor Mediated Signaling Pathway

The proposed research project aims to study the molecular mechanism involved in liver regeneration after injury. Funds are requested to purchase mice, chemicals and antibodies that are required for this research. Dr. Huang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gene Regulation and Drug Discovery, the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope. He received his B.S. in Biology from Zhejiang University in 1991, his M.S. in Biophysics from Zhejiang University in 1994, and his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 2000.

Sheryl Tsai - Structure-based Inhibitor Design: Towards the Therapeutics for Tuberculosis and Cancer

This proposal asked for funding to purchase the software license ICM-Pro that is for a drug design project in Dr. Tsai's laboratory. The project is to design drugs for treating tuberculosis. Dr. Tsai is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry at University of California, Irvine. She received her B.S. in Organic Synthesis from National Taiwan University in 1990, her M.S. in Organic Synthesis from National Taiwan University in 1992, and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Organic Synthesis from University of California, Berkeley in 1999.

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