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Grants + Awards

  • Investigating Neurotoxicity in Rats using Microdialysis and High Performance Liquid Chromatography. HHMI Faculty Development Grant for Interdisciplinary Research. $10,000, 2008. Co-PI – Dr. Leah Chase
  • A Beckman Scholars Program at Hope College. Beckman Foundation. Three Years, $77,200, 2008. Co-PI – Dr. Leah Chase
  • Physiological Changes Related to Perceived Racism. HHMI Faculty Development Grant for Interdisciplinary Research. $5,000, 2008. Co-PI – Dr. Mary Inman
  • Ruth and John Reed Faculty Achievement Award. Hope College. 2007.
  • Investigative, Interdisciplinary Case Study on Light and the Process of Vision for Use in Biology 260 and Physic 106, HHMI Interdisciplinary Case Study Development Grant. $2,500, 2005. Co-PI – Dr. Cathy Mader.
  • Strengthening the Bonds: Joint Research in Biology and Chemistry at Hope College. Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program, Three Years, Co-PI – Dr. Joanne Stewart, $60,000, 2005.
  • Symposium on Diversity in the Sciences Travel Award. HHMI. $2,000, 2005.
  • Preparing Undergraduate for Careers in the Biological Sciences at Hope College. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Four Years, Member of the Grant Proposal Committee, PDs – Dr. James Gentile (2004) and Dr. Christopher Barney (2005-2008), $1,500,000, 2004.
  • A Beckman Scholars Program at Hope College. Beckman Foundation. Three Years, $70,400, 2002.
  • Development of a Project-Oriented Neuroscience Laboratory, National Science Foundation CCLI Program, Two Years, Co-PI – Dr. Leah Chase, $27,760, 2002.
  • Wright State University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. Wright State University, 2002.
  • T. Elliot Weier Endowed Professorship. Hope College, 2001.
  • Making New Bonds: Research at the Interface of Biology and Chemistry at Hope College, Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program, Three Years, Co-PI – Dr. Joanne Stewart, $60,000, 2001.
  • Studies on the Role of Angiotensin II in Regulating Metabolic Rate in Rats, Simon den Uyl Summer Fellowship, $2,800, 2000.
  • REU Site: A Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Program in the Biological Sciences at Hope College, National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, Three Years, Co-PI - Dr. Virginia McDonough, $156,000, 1999.
  • Studies on the Physiological Role of Vasopressin-Activated Calcium Mobilizing Protein in Rabbits and Rats, Hope College-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Co-PI - Dr. Burnatowska-Hledin, $15,000, 1998.
  • Development of Instructional Laboratory Exercises for Four New Biology Core Courses, Hope College-Howard Hughes Institute, $5,000, 1997.
  • Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Ligand for a Vasopressin-Activated Calcium-Mobilizing Receptor, American Heart Association, Co-PI with Dr. Maria Burnatowska-Hledin, $29,546, 1996.
  • Physiological Effects of a Novel Ligand for a Vasopressin-Activated Calcium-Mobilizing Protein, Hope College-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, $5,000, 1996.
  • Short Term Consultation Award, Pew Midstates Science and Mathematics Consortium, $900, 1996.
  • Physiological Modulations of the Biomechanics of Human Movement, Hope College-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, $5,000, 1995.
  • REU: A Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Program Focusing on Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, Five Years, Co-PI with Dr. David Netzly, $250,250, 1994.
  • Short Term Consultation Award, Pew Midstates Science and Mathematics Consortium, $700, 1993.
  • Effects of Thermal Dehydration on Lithium-Treated Rats, Hope College Faculty Development Award, $2,400, 1993.
  • REU: An Undergraduate Research Participation Program in the Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, Three Years, $149,696, 1991.
  • Research Support for Metabolic and Water Balance Studies, Hope College - Howard Hughes Medical Institute, $5,500, 1991.
  • Studies on Thermal Dehydration Induced Thirst in Hypertensive Rats, Knight Fellowship, $6,000, 1991.
  • REU: An Undergraduate Research Participation Program in the Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, $39,700, 1990.
  • REU: An Undergraduate Research Participation Program in the Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, $39,600, 1989.
  • REU: Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation Research Experiences For Undergraduates Program, $39,800, 1988.
  • Thermal Dehydration-Induced Thirst in Rats, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Three Year R01 Award, $217,128, 1987.
  • Purchase of a Computerized Data Acquisition System for an Undergraduate Physiology Laboratory, National Science Foundation College Science Instrumentation Program, $8,870, Matched by Hope College, 1986.
  • Effects of Physiological Alterations on the Metabolic Activation of Promutagens, Towsley Fund Award, $2,800, 1986.
  • Determination of Hypothalamic Norepinephrine Levels by HPLC with Electrochemical Detection, Biomedical Research Support Grant Award, $1,500, 1985.
  • Hypothalamic Norepinephrine Content of Thermally Stressed Normotensive and Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Biomedical Research Support Grant Award, $1,200, 1984.
  • Determination of Hypothalamic Norepinephrine Content by HPLC, Towsley Fund Award, $1,731, 1984.
  • Studies on Thermoregulation in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Biomedical Research Support Grant Award, $1,500, 1983.
  • Effects of Food Deprivation on Homeostatic Mechanisms in Rats, Hope College Faculty Development Award, $1,600, 1983.
  • Body Water Status and Temperature Regulation in Rats. Hope College Faculty Development Award, $1,500, 1981.
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Contact Details

Phone: 616-395-7710
Fax: 616-395-7125
E-mail: barney@hope.edu
Office: SSC 2019

Office Hours

Please e-mail Dr. Barney for an appointment