12 MSU Faculty Earn NSF CAREER Awards for 2023
MSU faculty have successfully garnered over $7 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their ongoing research. NSF CAREER Awards support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research and education. It is among the NSF’s most prestigious national honors and a major milestone for early career faculty.
"This cohort of CAREER award recipients represents one of the most diverse range of disciplines since we began submitting proposals to the program," said Doug Gage, vice president for research and innovation. "These awards demonstrate how creative our faculty are in telling their research story and in preparing a compelling application, and serve as excellent examples moving forward. I congratulate all of the awardees and wish them continued success."
Jason Bazil, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and in the BioMolecular Science Gateway in the College of Natural Science, will use his $888,014, five-year CAREER award to expand his ischemic heart disease research by demonstrating that ultrastructure (how the various compartments inside mitochondria are aligned, distributed and connected) is a major governing factor behind the metabolic behavior of mitochondria.
Tuo Wang, assistant professor in the College of Natural Science, will use his NSF grant for training and education for the next generation of biophysical scientists from kindergarten through postdoctoral training. He aims to make biophysical and biomolecular studies more accessible to a diverse pool of students.