Elebeoba E. May, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, received a $215,032 Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) award from the National Science Foundation.
The award supports her year-long appointment at the NSF as a program director of the Systems and Synthetic Biology Cluster within the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Division.
As a program director, May will make funding recommendations; influence new directions in the fields of science, engineering and education; and support cutting-edge interdisciplinary research.
“It’s a really unique opportunity,” May said. “I get to engage the seemingly disparate research communities and generate a multidisciplinary conversation.”v