Springboard awards foster collaborative research

Three projects involving School of Engineering faculty members received Tufts Springboard Awards for their innovative research.
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As an R-1, very high research activity university and a member of the Association of American Universities, Tufts places an emphasis on supporting faculty in their research through initiatives like the Tufts Springboard Awards. In the latest round of funding, three projects involving School of Engineering faculty members received Springboard Awards. An intramural grant program sponsored by the Office of the ProvostOffice of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), and Tufts Medicine, the awards fund high-quality, high-impact research, scholarship, and educational initiatives that have an explicit plan leading to extramural funding or other outcomes that further influence research, scholarship, and/or policy. All three projects involving SOE faculty were in Tier 2, which provides up to $35,000 and funds projects for up to one year. 

Development of an On-chip Light-sheet Microscope for Measuring Endometrial Tissue Morphogenesis
Team Lead: Juan Gnecco (SOE)
Team Members: Aseema Mohanty and Mariana Riquelme (SOE)

Reconstructing the Large Scale Olive Oil/Agricultural Economy of North Africa in the Roman Empire
Team Lead: R. Bruce Hitchner (A&S)
Team Members: Magaly Koch (SOE, Boston University), Abigail Kosnik (A&S), Carolyn Talmadge (TTS), and Uku Uustalu (TTS)

Employing HTS and Deep Learning Approaches to Dramatically Enhance the Discovery of VHH Antibodies (Nanobodies) to Therapeutic Targets
Team Lead: Charles Shoemaker (Cummings)
Team Member: Lenore Cowen (SOE)

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