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Support -- THANKS!

Joan and Richard Komen Endowed Chair supports diverse student activities in the Daniel lab.  This endowment fuels nearly all of the recent intellectual ventures of the laboratory and has fostered new grants, student carreers, and general support for the Department of Biology. As of 2011, over 50 students have directly benefitted from this generous endowment!

The National Science Foundation (NSF): A collaborative grant with the Tom Irving at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Argonne National Labs that supports computational simulations and experiments on Manduca flight muscle.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR): A collaborative grant with Kristi Morgansen on flight control via distributed strain sensing on the wings of flying insects.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Programs (ERC): A collaborative grant supporting the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE). This program focuses on developing systems that assist people with mobility disorders and draws on developing devices that interact with and are inspired by neural systems. Click here to go to the CSNE Website

The National Institutes of Health (NIH): A collaborative grant with the Regnier Laboratory at the University of Washington Department of Bioengineering supports the computational simulations of many motor molecules in muscle.

National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biological Informatics (NSF): Supports Simon Sponberg's studies of information processing in the flight motor control system of Manduca.

National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biological Informatics (NSF): Supports Jon Dyhr's studies of flight control in animals and robots via airframe deformation.

The Office of Naval Research (ONR): A MURI grant under the leadership of Krisit Morgansen (UW Aero) in collaboration with our lab, UNC (Ty Hedrick), University of Maryland, and Boston University is aimed at understanding flight control in insects, birds and bats accomplishing drammatic maneuvers and complex course plans.

Vulcan: provided funds for planning meetings and design concepts in building design, using living networks as the inspriation.

The John D. and Kathryn T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship: provided funds in 1996 that to this day contine supporting graduate students in biology studying biomechanics.
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