Johns Hopkins University recently announced 32 multidisciplinary endeavors that have been selected to receive support this year from the JHU Discovery Awards program. Several faculty affiliated with the Malone Center are part of those endeavors.

Each project team includes members of at least two JHU divisions or other entities who aim to solve a complex problem and expand the horizons of knowledge. Altogether, the winning project teams—chosen from a record 222 proposals—include 120 individuals representing 12 Johns Hopkins entities.

“This year’s proposals attested to the intellectual creativity and collaborative spirit of our university,” says Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University. “With these awards, faculty will have the freedom to pursue new avenues for discovery with colleagues across our community and to take up the most pressing questions we face as a society.”

Awarded projects that involve Malone faculty include:

Decoding the Biomechanics and Physics of Cetacean Biosonar – Rajat Mittal(Engineering), Sung Hoon Kang (Engineering), Cynthia Moss (Arts & Sciences), James West (Engineering) & Jung Hee Seo (Engineering)

Deep “X-map”for Acute Ischemic Stroke– Katsuyuki Taguchi (Medicine), Jerry L. Prince (Engineering), Nafi Aygun (Medicine), Ferdinand Hui (Medicine), Steven R. Zeiler (Medicine) & Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen (Engineering and Medicine)

Harnessing Untapped Expanse and Depth in Public Next-Generation Sequencing Data to Explore Cortical Neurogenesis– Carlo Colantuoni (Medicine), Ben Langmead (Engineering) & Brian Caffo (Public Health)

Noninvasive Seizure Localization in Epilepsy Patients via Multimodal Magnetic Resonance Imaging– Archana Venkataraman (Engineering), Emily Johnson (Medicine), Christophe Jouny (Medicine) & Haris Sair (Medicine)

Nerve-sparing Prostatectomy Using Neuromodulation-based Nerve Localization– Emad Boctor (Medicine), Arthur Burnett (Medicine), Jin Kang (Engineering) & Maged Harraz (Medicine)