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Picture of Leah A. Chase Leah A. Chase Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry

Grants + AwardsExternal Grants:

  • “A Beckman Scholars Program at Hope College” Beckman Foundation, May 2008-May 2011, $77,200, Dr. Leah Chase and Dr. Chris Barney P.I.s.
  • “Mechanistic Studies of the Peroxide-Mediated Regulation of System xc-,” Campbell Foundation, July 2007-July 2009, $60,000, Dr. Leah A. Chase P.I.
  • “Supplement to MRI: Acquisition of an Apotome/Fluorescence Microscope Imaging System for Enhanced Research in the Biological Sciences at Hope College” National Science Foundation. $13,715. May 2007-April 2008. Dr. Leah A. Chase P.I., Dr. Virginia McDonough and Dr. Greg Fraley co-PIs
  • “MRI: Acquisition of an Apotome/Fluorescence Microscope Imaging System for Enhanced Research in the Biological Sciences at Hope College” National Science Foundation. $147,642. July 2006-July 2008. Dr. Leah A. Chase P.I., Dr. Virginia McDonough and Dr. Greg Fraley co-PIs.
  • “Studies of the Regulation of System xc- Activity in a Dopaminergic Cell Line and Its Involvement in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease” Campbell Foundation. $30,000. July 2005-July, 2007. Dr. Leah A. Chase P.I.
  • “Studies of a Membrane Transport System” S & R Foundation. $10,000. May 2005-May 2006.
  • “Regulation of a neurotransmitter transporter by peroxide.” Campbell Foundation. $30,000. July 2003-July 2005. Dr. Leah A. Chase P.I.
  • “Development of a Project-Based Neuroscience Lab.” National Science Foundation. $57,000. June 2002-June 2004. Dr. Leah A. Chase and Dr. Christopher Barney CoPIs.
  • “Mechanistic and regulatory studies of a neurotransmitter transporter.” Campbell Foundation. $59,400. July 2001-July 2003. Dr. Leah A. Chase P.I.

Internal Grants:

  • “Investigating Neurotoxicity in Rats Using Microdialysis and High Performance Liquid Chromatography” HHMI Interdisciplinary Research Award. $10,000. May 5, 2008-October 1, 2008.
  • “Electric Fields in Agarose Gels” HHMI Interdisciplinary Investigative Case Study Development Grant. $2,500. June 2006. Dr. Cathy Mader, Dr. Graham Peaslee, Dr. Leah Chase and Dr. Kenneth Brown.
  • “Application for Release Time for Neuroscience Minor Program Director” HHMI Faculty Development Grant. $3,000. Spring 2006. Dr. Leah Chase.
  • “Use of Kinetics to Characterize the Mechanism of Cystine/Glutamate Exchange by the Transporter, System xc-“ HHMI Faculty Development Grant for Interdisciplinary Research. $10,000. Summer 2005. Dr. Leah Chase and Dr. Janet Andersen.
  • “Development of NSCI 411: Advanced Neuroscience Research I” HHMI Course Development Grant. $5,000. Summer 2005. Dr. Leah Chase and Dr. Greg Fraley.
  • “A Case Study on Alcohol Dependency – Genetic and Psychological Components” HHMI Interdisciplinary Investigative Case Study Development Grant. $2,500. Summer, 2005. Dr. Virginia McDonough, Dr. Leah A. Chase, Dr. Charles Behensky and Dr. Charlotte Witvliet.
  • “Organic Synthesis and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Diesters” HHMI Interdisciplinary Investigative Case Study Development Grant. $2,500. Summer, 2005. Dr. Elizabeth Sanford, Ms. Traci Smith, Dr. Leah Chase, and Dr. K. Greg Murray.
  • “Development of NSCI 211: Introduction to Neuroscience” HHMI Course Development Grant. $5,000. Spring, 2005. Dr. Leah Chase and Dr. Charles Behensky.
  • “Mechanistic and Regulatory Studies of a Neurotransmitter Transport System” Hope College Towsley Research Scholar Program. $16,000 + 1 semester sabbatical. May 2003-May 2006. Dr. Leah A. Chase P.I.
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E-mail: chase@hope.edu
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