Externally funded projects of Department of Biology faculty as of July 1, 2017.


Department Name of PI or Co-PI Title Agency Funded amount Begin Date End Date
Biology Forkner, Rebecca Insect-driven Changes in Autumn Phenology National Science Foundation $150,000.00 8/1/2014 12/31/2018
Biology Grant, Geraldine Fibrotic ECM Investigations Bristol Myers Squibb $239,988.00 12/15/2015 12/14/2018
Biology Weeks, Andrea Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: The Key to the Cabinets: Building and sustaining a research database for a global biodiversity hotspot National Science Foundation $95,591.00 8/15/2014 7/31/2018
Biology Weeks, Andrea DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Investigating the evolution of phalangerid marsupials on Sulawesi by incorporating morphology, molecular phylogenomics and biogeographic modeling National Science Foundation $16,390.00 6/1/2016 5/31/2018
Biology Weeks, Andrea DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Reassessing the role of the Great American Biotic Interchange in the evolution of the raccoon family: early immigrants, museomics and biogeographic modeling National Science Foundation $16,549.00 6/1/2015 12/31/2017
Biology Weeks, Andrea Population genetics of Northern St. John’s-wort (Hypericum boreale (Britton) Bicknell): a rare native plant species in Virginia Virginia Academy of Science $1,250.00 7/1/2015 12/31/2017
Biology Luther, David A Coupling remote acoustic recorders and camera traps with crowd sourcing for monitoring (or surveying) vertebrate biodiversity National Science Foundation $85,847.00 11/1/2014 5/31/2017
Biology Luther, David A Collaborative Research: Urban-dependent Selection on Bird Song: Proximate and Ultimate Causes, and Evolutionary Consequences National Science Foundation $434,457.00 3/15/2014 2/28/2018
Biology Gillevet, Patrick Martin/Fatah Kashanchi, PI  HIV neuropatho-genes related to exosomes containing HIV non‐coding RNAs  NIH $61,595.75  4/1/2016  3/31/2020
Microbiome Analysis
Gillevet, Patrick Martin Molecular Characterization of Environmental Samples and Sensors; Army/Molecular Samples and Sensors US Department of the Army $54,500 9/29/2015 9/28/2017
Biology/STEM Schwebach, James Reid The RADSS program (Rural and Diverse Student Scholars) National Science Foundation $643,925.00 4/1/2016 3/31/2021