Dr. Ritesh Tandon (right), associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and doctoral student Poonam Sharma study the effects of space radiation on human cytomegalovirus in an effort to help NASA better protest astronauts on long space missions. Their project is among the research efforts that garnered more than $153 million in external support for the university in fiscal year 2020. Photo by Joe Ellis/UM Medical Center