In an era of expanding global trade, the challenges that face the safety of our food supply have become more acute. Finding long term solutions for the safety of imported foods requires training professionals able to tackle the unique food safety risks of a globally integrated world. In response to this need, we will develop a doctoral training program focused on international food safety.
Acoustic monitoring of hunting activity in national parks and concessions designated for resource extraction provides unbiased information about the intensity of hunting pressure on wildlife that can be used to measure the effectiveness of intervention programs and guide improvements to those programs.
The Hawaiian Islands support the greatest levels of biodiversity per unit area in the World. The geological history of the archipelago has allowed certain early colonizing groups to undergo adaptive radiations on successively emergent volcanic islands. I have been studying all of the estimated 425 native species of the beetle family Carabidae (predaceous carabid beetles), and have studied the patterns of extinction in various groups based on historical and present-day collections from the field. Recent collaboration with Dr.
A method is developed to provide quantitative estimates of elephant population change over relatively short time intervals.
We have developed small-molecules that inhibit Aβ production in a cell model for Alzheimer's disease. We are now pursuing cell biology studies to determine the mechanism by which this class of small molecules act in the cell, with the goal of identifying the cellular target that would facilitate the optimization of this initial hit as a therapeutic agent in AD. These studies will allow us to pursue the development of therapeutic compounds that block the production of Aβ, the neurotoxic agent in AD pathogenesis.
Help the US public understand land grabs and transfer and interdependencies between Global North and Global South.
We are investigating the combined impact of high temperature and soil moisture stress on maize production both historically and under projected climate change scenarios. The goal is to identify opportunities for adaptation to climate change to minimize negative impacts on maize, an important food and feed crop in the U.S. and workl-wide.
Investigating the impacts (alone, and combined) of high temperature and drought on corn production. This includes identifying possible management and breeding strategies to reduce or eliminate the negative impacts of these climate stresses on corn production.
MoodRhythm helps people with bipolar disorder live a more naturally rhythmic day, ensuring that they can maintain balanced and healthy lives.