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Two interdisciplinary research teams have been awarded 2021 Petit Institute Seed Grants. School of Biological Sciences' Alberto Stolfi is teaming up with Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering's Shu Jia to link novel biological discovery with transformative imaging technology. Liang Han (Biological Sciences) and Costas Arvanitis (Biomedical Engineering) will explore how sound and vibration interact with cell membrane proteins in hopes of creating noninvasive neuroscience tools.
New research from Georgia Tech finds that elephants dilate their nostrils in order to create more space in their trunks, allowing them to store up to 5.5 liters of water. They can also suck up three liters per second — a speed 30 times faster than a human sneeze. Researchers share that the animal's “Swiss Army Knife” could help build better robots.
An assistant professor from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences led a research team that has uncovered evidence of smoke aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere in the past, leading to possible new insight about global climate change's impact.
School of Biological Sciences’ Chung Kim shares about her experiences growing up in Korea and the U.S., fostering community and inclusivity with colleagues and kids, celebrating culture and diversity, and continuing the conversation on racial justice and equity.
School of Biological Sciences’ Jeffrey Skolnick and Hongyi Zhou are part of an award-winning NIH effort to create innovative, AI-powered platforms for discovering new pain management drugs — and identify immediate solutions.
Advanced materials with more novel properties are almost always developed by adding more elements to the list of ingredients. But quantum research suggests some simpler materials might already have advanced properties that scientists just couldn’t see, until now, thanks to new work from researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Tennessee–Knoxville.
Georgia Tech Institute for Materials (IMat) has created a new Science Advisor position and a team of Initiative Leaders to shape the future of IMat. School of Physics' Martin Mourigal will serve as 2021 Science Advisor, and Chandra Raman as 2021 Initiative Lead for Condensed Matter: Materials for Quantum Science and Technology.
In their study, the researchers identified a specific neuron population that controls itching in ‘glabrous’ skin -- the smoother, tougher skin that’s found on the palms of hands and feet soles. Itching in those areas poses greater difficulty for sufferers and is surprisingly common.
School of Biological Sciences’ Adam Decker led the initiative to add cadaveric specimens to anatomy curriculum at Georgia Tech. Now, with rapidly growing classes and labs, he’s looking at how technology and training can complement “hands-on anatomy”— a first-of-its-kind effort on campus.
The winner of the first Mark Borodovsky Prize in the College of Sciences is Bioinformatics Ph.D. student Devika Singh, who also completed her B.S. and M.S. at Georgia Tech. The award honors the top student in the Bioinformatics Interdiscipinary Graduate Program at Georgia Tech.