The 2020 Core Facility Assistance Grant program resulted in 14 new grants with approximately $100K being awarded to CU Boulder faculty across disciplines.

Project TItle PI Name Category PI Unit / Department
Improving remote operations and safety of the Stem Cell Research and Technology Resource Center Rowland, Teisha Improving health and safety within cores MCDB
Application for acquisition of IT infrastructure and tools to increase remote accessibility, support and remote training methods and protocols Erbse, Annette Improving health and safety within cores Department of Biochemistry
Equipment and example analyses for teaching remotely while social distancing Davidheiser-Kroll, Brett Improving health and safety within cores Geological Sciences
Achieving safe, fully remote access to the Raman Microspectroscopy Laboratory for Research, Training, and Education Ellison, Eric Improving health and safety within cores Geological Sciences
In vivo structure and function MRI analysis for disc degeneration Neu, Corey Pilot data for new research Mechanical Engineering
Development of a pick-and-place technique for hybrid integrated quantum photonics circuits Sun, Shuo Pilot data for new research Physics
Production and characterization of monocytes and macrophages from human pluripotent stem cells Warren, Cody Pilot data for new research MCDB
Modeling deep-brain activity from functional near-infrared spectroscopy (FNIRS) data Ceko, Marta Pilot data for new research Institute of Cognitive Science
Novel use of electrophysiology to study Alzheimer’s disease-associated sleep-related pathology in neuronal cultures derived from human pluripotent stem cells Link, Christopher Pilot data for new research Integrative Physiology
FEI Vitrobot Mark IV, replacement part and repair Morgan, Garry Equipment purchases and repairs MCDB
Essential data storage for the Titan Krios Electron Microscope Schnizer-Luger, Karolin Equipment purchases and repairs Biochemistry
Improving research infrastructure and collaboration through purchase of a water purification system for the Biochemistry Cell Culture Facility Nahreini, Theresa Equipment purchases and repairs Biochemistry
Multinuclear NMR for the characterization of organic molecules and reactive intermediates Sammakia, Tarek Equipment purchases and repairs Chemistry
Investing in an advanced image analysis software for precisely measuring and quantifying morphology of neurons In culture and animal tissue Ball, Jayson Equipment purchases and repairs Psychology & Neuroscience