- You are here:
- GT Home
Mark Hay Earns Regents Professor Title
Professor Marc Weissburg Awarded $2.5 Million RIPS Grant
Since his arrival on campus in 2004, molecular biologist and Tech Professor John McDonald has been hard at work developing new solutions and strategies for targeting and treating cancer. Some of his latest research concerns the use of nanoparticles to seek out and deliver treatments to ovarian cancer cells without damaging the body’s healthy cells. Designing this technology has required collaboration between the McDonald Lab in the School of Biology and Andrew Lyon’s lab in the School of Chemistry.
Posted on Oct 28 2014 - 6:54am.
The sheer volume of cyanobacteria in the oceans makes them major players in the global carbon cycle and responsible for as much as a third of the carbon fixed. These photosynthetic microbes, which include Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus, are tiny – as many as 100 million cells can be found in a single liter of water – and yet they are not the most abundant entities on Earth. That distinction goes to viruses, up to 100 million of which can be found per 1 mL of seawater. However, researchers know very little about the viruses in the water, other than that there are three kinds of viruses, and that they are capable of drastically decreasing cyanobacterial populations, affecting the global regulation of biogeochemical cycles.
Posted on Oct 17 2014 - 7:06am.
Georgia Tech scientists aren’t content with just making discoveries, they want to contribute to the community as well. That’s why this summer, Tonya Shearer, research scientist in the School of Biology, opened the Discover Science Center (DSC), a science enrichment lab serving the metro-Atlanta area.
Posted on Oct 17 2014 - 7:00am.
Researchers from Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, Oregon State University, and Zoo Atlanta report that sidewinders improve their ability to traverse sandy slopes by simply increasing the amount of their body area in contact with the granular surfaces they’re climbing. They've put that knowledge to work helping a snake-like robot.
Posted on Oct 9 2014 - 1:20pm.