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Jackson State awarded $300K for project aimed at tumor therapy

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The National Science Foundation has awarded $300,000 to Jackson State University for a STEM project aimed at improving the outcomes of those undergoing tumor therapy treatments.

This project, entitled “Research Initiation Award: Thermal Decomposition of Four-membered Heterocyclic Peroxides, Data Mining in Nonadiabatic Trajectories, and Chemiexcitation Efficiency” is under the direction of Professor Jian-Ge Zhou, Ph.D.

The goal of the project is to use a novel application of machine learning to discern what atoms in a light emitter dominate its chemiexcitation efficiency to improve bio-imaging devices.

Further, the project strives to make significant advancements in knowledge of machine learning of thermolysis and assist in the synthesis of a new generation of light emitters that advances image quality for bioluminescent imaging and improved treatment outcomes for tumor therapy.

Research Initiation Awards provide support for STEM faculty to pursue research activities to further their research capabilities and effectiveness and enhance STEM research and undergraduate education at HBCUs.

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