Professor Works to Make Theologian’s Historical Records Accessible

Jeffrey Watt to complete decadeslong, high-profile Reformation period project with $365,000 grant

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi historian Jeffrey R. Watt has been working for 35 years to transcribe records kept by 16th century theologian John Calvin concerning the Consistory of Geneva. And thanks to two major grants to fund the painstaking work, he is closing in on the project’s completion. The documents provide a glimpseRead the story …

Acoustics Summer School Draws International Scientists, Students to UM

PASS 2022 features four days of lectures, discussions and demonstrations

OXFORD, Miss. – Graduate and postgraduate students from four countries are on the University of Mississippi campus this week to learn the latest in cutting-edge physical acoustics, including infrasound, medical acoustics, thermoacoustics, nonlinear acoustics, waves and bubbles. Physical Acoustics Summer School 2022 is hosted by the university’s National Center for Physical Acoustics, with support fromRead the story …

Pharmacology Professor Explores Curiosity with NSF Grant

Greg Roman is studying fruit flies for clues to genetic and neural drivers of inquisitiveness

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty member Gregg Roman is exploring the genetic and neural mechanisms responsible for curiosity after securing a grant from the National Science Foundation. A professor of pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy, Roman serves as principal investigator for a project that uses species of Drosophila, or fruit flies, toRead the story …

Biologist Explores Nutrient Removal in Mississippi River Backwaters

Findings could have impact on Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi biologist is working to understand how the Mississippi River’s floodplain lakes and wetlands, or “backwaters,” might help remove nutrients that contribute to Gulf of Mexico hypoxia, or as it’s more commonly known, the “Dead Zone.” With funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, biology professor Cliff OchsRead the story …

NSF Fellowships Give Students Means to Aim Big with Their Research

Students recognized with graduate research fellowships, honorable mention

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive prestigious National Science Foundation fellowships through the foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. MyKayla Williamson, a senior anthropology major; Austin Wallace, a senior chemistry major; and Benjamin Savino, a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering science, are the three students. Athena Flint, aRead the story …

Kristie Willett Receives University’s Top Research Award

BioMolecular Sciences chair shares toxicology expertise with students, community

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes parents are the best role models to follow. Kristie Willett may be an example of that. Lynn B. Willett, now a retired animal science and toxicology professor from Ohio State University, showed his daughter, Kristie, the world of toxicology from a young age. Kristie attended her first Society of Toxicology, orRead the story …

Biologist Helps Unlock Secrets of Galapagos Tortoises

Ryan C. Garrick publishes results of DNA comparisons in the journal Heredity

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor’s comparisons between two lineages of Galapagos tortoises is yielding new insights into the evolution of the ancient species, as well as opening new doors for biologists to study evolution. Ryan C. Garrick, associate professor of biology, co-authored a paper on “A new lineage of Galapagos giant tortoisesRead the story …

Engineer’s Research Charting New Waters in Fluid Studies

Wen Wu receives EPSCoR grant to study applications of novel drag-reducing approach

OXFORD, Miss. – Sharks have a built-in drag-reducing system in the scales that line their bodies. A University of Mississippi mechanical engineer is trying to use that same approach to make airplanes go faster and use less fuel, help pipelines pump more oil with less effort and even help doctors treat chronic lung ailments. WenRead the story …

Engineer Receives NSF Award to Help Develop Better Immunotherapies

Prestigious award for Thomas Werfel supports studies into targeted vaccines and cancer treatments

OXFORD, Miss. – Thomas Werfel, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Mississippi, has received a Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award from the National Science Foundation. The CAREER award, a five-year grant for $597,638, will fund Werfel’s efforts to create innovative biomaterials that will help human immune systems respond better toRead the story …

Physics Students Investigate Great Mysteries of the Universe

Undergraduates conduct particle physics research with Belle II experiment

OXFORD, Miss. – Four physics majors are working with a University of Mississippi professor and an international team of scientists to search for new particles and interactions that may help solve big questions about the universe. Along the way, they’re getting a head start on their own research careers. The students – Paul Gebeline, SakulRead the story …