Faculty Accomplishments

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NSF MRI Grant, “Acquisition of integrated laser scanning/spinning disk confocal microscopy system to advance multidisciplinary research and training at Mount Holyoke College” (co-PI with Ken Colodner, Kyle Broaders, Kerstin Nordstrom, and Jared Schwartzer), September 2018 - August 2021

Craig Woodard received a National Science Foundation (NSF) DBI Grant, "UBM-Institutional: Collaborative Research: Four College Biomath Consortium," with Amherst, Smith and Hampshire Colleges. (Mount Holyoke co-PI: Martha Hoopes), September 1, 2011-August 31, 2016.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2008 Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Grant (with Janice Hudgings) September 2008 - August 2012

Craig Woodard received a grant from the George I. Alden Trust Grant “Microscopy Equipment for Introductory and Intermediate Science Labs” (PI--working with several other faculty) March 2008 - February 2009

The George I. Alden Trust

NSF MRI Grant, “Acquisition of Genomics Instrumentation at Mount Holyoke College” (Co-Author with PIs: Sarah Bacon, Amy Frary, Lilian Hsu, Megan Nunez and Sharon Stranford)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Mini-Grant “Seeding commitments to diversity: Disseminating effective retention and mentoring programs” (with Wendy Raymond of Williams College and others)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2004 Undergraduate Science Award (with Sean Decatur) September 2004–August 2008

NSF RUI Grant, “Tissue-Specific Gene Regulation in Drosophila” August 2001–July 2005

NSF Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Grant, “Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope at Mount Holyoke College” (Co-PI; PI: Steven Dunn, Other Co-PIs: Wei Chen, Melinda Dyar, and Amy Frary), July 2002–June 2005

NSF Major Research Instrumentation/ Research at Undergraduate Institutions (MRI/RUI) Grant, “Acquisition of Instrumentation for High Resolution Light Microscopy and Image Processing at Mount Holyoke College” (Co-PI; PI: Sue Ellen Gruber; Other Co-PIs: Sarah Bacon, Susan Barry, and Sharon Stranford), July 2002–June 2005

Charney, N., Kubel, J.E., Woodard, C.T., Carbajal González, B.I., Avis, S. [MHC ’19], Blyth, J., Eiseman, C.S., Castorino, J., Malone, J.H. (2019). Survival of Polyploid Hybrid Salamander Embryos. BMC Developmental Biology, 19, 21. doi:10.1186/s12861-019-0202-z

Packard, B. W., Marciano, V., Payne, J.M., Bledzki, L. A., Woodard, C.T. (2014). Negotiating Peer Mentoring Roles in Undergraduate Research Lab Settings. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. doi: 10.1080/13611267.2014.983327

Bond, N., Nelliot, A., Bernardo, M.K., **Gorski, K., **Ayerh, M., Hoshizaki, D.K. and Woodard, C.T. (2011). "ßFTZ-F1 and Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 are Required for Fat-Body Remodeling in Drosophila." Developmental Biology. 360: 286-296. doi:10:1016/j.ydbio.2011.09.015
**Undergraduate author