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May

Congratulations to Dr. Rein's student, Kymberlee Osborne

Dr. Rein's student Kymberlee Osborne won third place in the undergraduate poster competition at the Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition May 12-14th, 2011. The title of her poster was "Characterization of the Black Pigment of Coral Black Band Disease".

July

Dr. Moon was just awarded a grant from NIH totaling $836,571

Dr. Moon was just awarded a grant from NIH totaling $836,571 over the next four years to develop conjugated polymer nanoparticles for cancer specific labeling.

September

Bruce McCord received a $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice entitled " Rapid and selective extraction of male DNA from rape kits and other forensic evidence using pressure cycling." The proposal involves the application of high pressure pulsing combined with disulfide reducing agents for selective digestion of sperm cells and associated protamines followed by DNA extraction.

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"Dr. DeCaprio recently received two new research grants, one from the National Cancer Institute and one from the National Institute of Justice. The first grant is a research grant to develop new technology for measuring protein modifications as biomarkers of exposure to drugs, carcinogens, and environmental pollutants. The second grant will examine the ability of widely used screening assays in forensic toxicology to detect new designer drugs.

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October

Dr. Jose Almirall has recently received 3 new research awards totaling $ 441,423. to support ongoing research in his laboratory. The National Institute of Justice has awarded a 2-year project to study chiral separations of controlled substances using electrospray ionization ion mobility spectrometry coupled to mass spectrometry. The US Homeland Security Center of Excellence at the University of Rhode Island has renewed a grant for $ 80,000.

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