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SponsorAmountPrincipal InvestigatorProject Summary

National Institute of Health-SCORE3
8/1/2011 - 7/31/2015

Project Title:
The Role of Mammalian Sperm Acrosome in Fertilization

$400,000 Dr. Subir Nagdas

The long range goal is to identify the biochemical mechanisms regulating the fusion of egg and sperm. The two aims to achieve the goal are: to identify the function of the 64kDa calcium-binding protein of the bovine sperrmatozoan outer acrosomal membrane and; the role of syntaxin and synaptophysin in membrane fusion will be assessed in permeabilized sperm models using function blocking antibodies

Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration
8/8/2014 - 8/7/2015

Project Title:
Strategic Recommendations to Attract Private Capital to Fund Hog Waste-to-Energy Ecosystems

$24,893 Mr. Greg McElveen

Economic Development Administration grant award 04-06-06979 funding supports an animal waste management feasibility study that will advise regional stakeholders of potential new market opportunities for hog waste that can result in a significant value-add to the farming/food production sector. North Carolina is the second leading hog farming state in the country, with almost 2,000 hog farms and 9 million hogs. Over 50% of these hogs are concentrated in the target region of this study. This project will help advance new, innovative ideas on how a current regional by-product from the agriculture cluster could be capitalized to foster greater business and job opportunities for people of the region.

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