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Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program         
Phase 6 (2015 Deadline)

Projects Selected for Joint Funding                                                          

The following projects are being funded on the Pakistani side by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and
on the US side by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID):

Application of Molecular Methods for the Development of a Pathogen-Free Certification Program for Grapevine in Pakistan
US partner: Adib Rowhani, University of California, Davis, and Maher Al Rwahnih, University of California, Davis
Pak partner: Shagufta Naz, Lahore College for Women University

Assessing the Cause of Groundwater Nitrate Pollution in Pakistan and the Development of Environmental Chemistry Research and Curriculum at Abdul Wali Khan University
US partner: Greg Michalski, Purdue University
Pak partner: Muhammad Balal, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan

A Sustainable Point-of-Use Filtration Unit for Treating Pesticide Contaminated Groundwater
US partner: Eakalak Khan, North Dakota State University
Pak partner: Asad Khan, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore

Capacity Building in Research, Education, and Practice for High-Performance Energy-Efficient Buildings and Homes
US partner: Salman Azhar, Auburn University
Pak partner: Muhammad Khan, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

Codec: Composition and Management of E-Government Processes in the Cloud of Public Services
US partner: Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University
Pak partner: Basit Shafiq, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Empowering of Pakistani Women Through Translational Research in the Sciences: Waste-to-Energy Conversion and Water Purification Technology Development

US partner: Abdessadek Lachgar, Wake Forest University
Pak partner: Najma Memon, University of Sindh, Jamshoro

Genome-Wide MicroRNAs and Single Gamete Based Genetic Profiling of Sweet Sorghum Varieties for Biofuel Production
US partner: Ahmad Aziz, Tennessee State University
Pak partner: Muhammad Younas Barozai, University of Balochistan, Quetta

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Production for Economic Development and Conservation in Swat Valley, Pakistan: Improving Livelihoods and Mitigating Climate Change
US partner: Rainer Bussmann, Missouri Botanical Garden
Pak partner: Hassan Sher, University of Swat, Odigram

Multidrug-Resistant Pathogen Surveillance in Pakistani and U.S. Hospitals

US partner: Gautam Dantas, Washington University
Pak partner: Saadia Andleeb, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad

Novel Compounds by Structural Modifications of Anti-HIV Drug (Delavirdine) and their Antiviral Screening
US partner: Raymond Schinazi, Emory University (No funding requested on the U.S. side) 
Pak partner: Sana Aslam, Government College for Women University, Faisalabad

Research Collaboration Between Pakistan and the United States on the Development of Innovative Technical Textiles and Medical Textile Products
US partner: Martin King, North Carolina State University
Pak partner: Tahir Jamil, University of the Punjab, Lahore

Targeted Surveillance of Avian Influenza in High Risk Groups of Avian and Human Population

US partner: Richard Webby, St. Jude's Children Research Hospital
Pak partner: Mamoona Chaudhry, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore

Understanding the Mechanism of Arsenic and Fluoride and Reducing Exposure by Targeting Low Arsenic and Fluoride Aquifers in Rural Punjab, Pakistan
US partner: Alexander Van Geen, Columbia University
Pak partner: Abida Farooqi, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad