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Cycle 2 Grant Recipients

Africa

PI: Feleke Zewge Beshah, Addis Ababa University
U.S. Partner: David Sabatini, University of Oklahoma
 
Ghana - Project 2-251: Development of edible and medicinal mushrooms as functional foods in Ghana
PI: Mary Obodai, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Food Research Institute
U.S. Partner: Steven J. Schwartz, The Ohio State University 
 
PI: Willis Owino, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, with co-PI Jane Ambuko, University of Nairobi
U.S. Partner: James Giovannoni, USDA-ARS, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University
 
PI: Joyce Gichiku Maina, University of Nairobi
U.S. Partner:  Irene Kimaru, St. John Fisher College
 
PI: Mary Baaru, Kenyatta University
U.S. Partner: Ethan Allen, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
 
PI: Steven Runo, Kenyatta University
U.S. Partner: Mike P. Timko, University of Virginia
 
PI: Dorothy Wanja Nyingi, National Museums of Kenya
U.S. Partner: Henry Bart Jr., Tulane University
 
PI: Salomao Bandeira, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
U.S. Partner: Ilka C. Feller, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
 
PI: Idris Bugaje, National Research Institute for Chemical Technology
U.S. Partner: Bernard J. Van Wie, Washington State University
 
PI: Morufat Balogun, University of Ibadan
U.S. Partner: Wayne Curtis, The Pennsylvania State University
 
PI: Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla, Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop
U.S. Partner: Jeremy Pal, Loyola Marymount University
 
PI: Yacine Badiane Ndour, Institut Senegalais de Recherches Agricoles
U.S. Partner: Richard P. Dick, Ohio State University
 
PI: Andrew McKechnie, University of Pretoria
U.S. Partner: Blair Wolf, University of New Mexico
 
PI: Colin Everson, University of KwaZulu-Natal
U.S. Partner: Marek Zreda, University of Arizona
 
PI: Lesley Gordon Underhill, University of Cape Town, with co-PI Robert Peter Millar, University of Pretoria
U.S. Partners: Walter Jetz, Yale University, and Robert Guralnik, University of Colorado at Boulder
 
PIs: Madundo Mtambo and Burton Mwamila, The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology
U.S. Partner: Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University
 
PI: Godfrey H. Kagezi, Coffee Research Center, National Agricultural Organization
U.S. Partner: Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan
 


Asia 

PI: Ahammadul Kabir, Asia Arsenic Network
U.S. Partner: Lutgarde Raskin, University of Michigan
 
Bangladesh and the Philippines - Project 2-4: Validation of salt tolerance determinants in rice (Oryza sativa L. indica) landrace Horkuch and its segregating population by 2b-RAD sequencing and RNA-seq analysis under stress
PI: Zeba Seraj, University of Dhaka, with co-PI Abdelbagi Ismail, International Rice Research Institute
U.S. Partner: Thomas Juenger, University of Texas at Austin
 
PI: Phauk Sophany, Royal University of Phnom Penh
U.S. Partner: Kevin Johnson, Illinois Natural History Survey
 
India - Project 2-61: Targeting low-arsenic and low-fluoride groundwater to reduce exposure in rural Punjab, India
PI: Chander Kumar Singh, TERI University; with co-PIs Saumitra Mukherjee, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Umesh Kumar Garg, Adesh Institute of Engineering and Technology; and Manpreet Singh Bhatti, Guru Nanak Dev University
U.S. Partner: Alexander Van Geen, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
 
PI: Krushnamegh Kunte, National Center for Biological Sciences
U.S. Partner: Chris Simon, University of Connecticut
 
PI: Kamarza Mulia, Universitas Indonesia
U.S. Partner: Lisa Hunter, University of California, Santa Cruz
 
PI: Heri Kuswanto, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
U.S. Partner: Richard Grotjahn, University of California, Davis
 
PI: Rohani Ambo-Rappe, Universitas Hasanuddin
U.S. Partners: John J. Stachowicz and Susan L. Williams, University of California, Davis
 
PI: Made Pharmawati, Universitas Udayana
U.S. Partners: Forest Rohwer and Paul H. Barber, University of California, Los Angeles
 
PI: Sri Yudawati Cahyarini, Indonesian Institute of Science (Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia), with co-PI Intan Suci Nurhati, Surya University
U.S. Partner: Mike Evans, University of Maryland
 
PI: I Made Wiryana, Universitas Gunadarma
U.S. Partner: Campbell Webb, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
 
PI: Baatarbileg Nachin, National University of Mongolia
U.S. Partner: Amy Hessl, West Virginia University
 
PI: Pay Drechsel, International Water Management Institute, with co-PI Vijayaraghavan M. Chariar, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
U.S. Partner: James Elser, Arizona State University
 
PI: Anchalee Aowphol, Kasetsart University, with co-PIs Niane Sivongxay, Wildlife Conservation Society and National University of Laos; and Huy Duc Hoang, University of Science, Ho Chi Minh City
U.S. Partner: Bryan L. Stuart, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
 
PI: Amnat Chidthaisong, The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, with co-PI Khin Lay Swe, Yezin Agriculture University
U.S. Partners: Merryl Alber and Monique Y. LeClerc, University of Georgia
 
PI: Dang Thuy Binh, Nha Trang University
U.S. Partner: Kent E. Carpenter, Old Dominion University
 
Vietnam - Project 2-496: Technical development and field-testing of a self-contained, inexpensive wave energy converter device
PI: Tho H. Nguyen, Tan Tao University
U.S. Partner: Brian Bingham, University of Hawaii
 
PI: Pham T.K. Trang, Hanoi University of Science
U.S. Partner: Benjamin Carlos Bostick and Alexander Van Geen, Columbia University
 


Europe and Eurasia
 
PI: Khachatur Meliksetian, Institute of Geological Sciences, Armenian National Academy of Sciences
U.S. Partner: Charles Connor, University of South Florida


 
Latin America
 
PI: Thiago Parente, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
U.S. Partner: Mark Hahn, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
 
PI: Aristóteles Góes-Neto, Centro de Excelência em Bioinformática, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)
U.S. Partner: Priscila Chaverri, University of Maryland
 
PI: Bruno Henrique Pimentel Rosado, Centro de Gestão de Pesquisa, Desenvolvimento e Inovação – CGPDI
U.S. Partner: Scott Saleska, University of Arizona
 
PI: Juan Castaño, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira
U.S. Partner: Jay Martin, The Ohio State University
 
Colombia - Project 2-487: Integrated humanitarian logistics system for developing countries
PI: Victor Cantillo, Universidad del Norte
U.S. Partner: José Holguin Veras, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 
PI: Eduardo David Sagredo Robles, Universidad Tecnológica Santiago
U.S. Partner: Naphtali David Rishe, Florida International University
 
PI: Jorge Alberto Huete-Pérez, Universidad Centroamericana
U.S. Partner: Martin Polz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
PI: Luis Suarez, Universidad Continental
U.S. Partner: Detlev Helmig, University of Colorado at Boulder
 
PI: Bram Leo Willems, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
U.S. Partner: Christopher Scott, The University of Arizona 


 
Middle East
 
PI: Alaa Ibrahim, American University in Cairo
U.S. Partner: Allison Steiner, University of Michigan
 
PI: Christy Jo Geraci, The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
U.S. Partners: Ann Rypstra and David Berg, Miami University of Ohio
 
PI: Mahdi Ibrahim Aoda, Baghdad University
U.S. Partners: G. Phillip Robertson and Alvin J.M. Smucker, Michigan State University
 
PI: Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology
U.S. Partner: George Jenerette, University of California, Riverside
 
Jordan - Project 2-366: Optimizing water usage of irrigation systems using wireless sensor networks in Jordan
PI: Samer Samarah with co-PI Mohammed Ghazi Al-Zamil, Yarmouk University
U.S. Partner: Mehmet Can Vuran, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
 
PI: Naji N. Khoury, Notre Dame University-Louaize
U.S. Partner: Michael A. Mooney, Colorado School of Mines
 
PI: Zoubeida Kebaili Bargaoui, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis
U.S. Partner: Kelly Caylor, Princeton University
 
PI: Issam A. Al-Khatib, Birzeit University
U.S. Partners: Defne S. Apul, University of Toledo, and Steve Burian, University of Utah