PROTECT Researchers win major grants

Two recent grants of note have been awarded to PROTECT researchers.

Core D Investigator Ferdi Hellweger has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation entitled “Anthropogenic Nutrient Input Drives Genetic, Functional and Taxonomic Biodiversity in Hypereutrophic Lake Taihu, China”.  This $2 million grant will study the ecology of cyanobacteria. The project, a collaboration with three other universities, focuses on toxic algal blooms in Lake Taihu in China.  The findings will be relevant to many other lakes and reservoirs, including the Charles River in Boston.

Core D Leader David Kaeli has also recently secured a large grant from NSF, this time in the area of cybersecurity workforce development.  Dr. Kaeli is serving as co-Principal Investigator on a $4.5 mil­lion grant that will renew Northeastern’s schol­ar­ship pro­gram in infor­ma­tion assur­ance.