Bacterial Conversations in Cystic Fibrosis

“A large part of my research is thinking about how bacteria communicate,” says Sophie Darch. The postdoctoral researcher works with School of Biological Sciences Professor Marvin Whiteley, studying the social lives of bacteria.

Early-Career Astrobiologists Gather for AbGradCon 2018

Georgia Tech Ph.D. students and postdocs host AbGradCon 2018 this week. AbGradCon stands for Astrobiology Graduate Conference. The popular gathering provides a unique setting for attendees to share research, collaborate, and network.

The meeting is for and by early-career scientists addressing the broad questions of astrobiology: How did life start? Where else does life exist? How could humans search for life outside Earth?

Simon Sponberg Wins Major Funding to Study Insect Brains

“Movement is a defining feature of animals,” says Simon Sponberg. He is an assistant professor in the School of Physics and of Biological Sciences. How animals navigate their environments is the motivating question of his research program.

DC-Based Alumna Joins ScienceMatters Hall of Fame

Georgia Tech alumna Megen Wittling is the winner of the ScienceMatters Episode 8 quiz. She is our first winner from outside the Georgia Tech campus. Having graduated last May, she now works in the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Washington, DC. Her ScienceMatters prize is in the mail!

"I listen to ScienceMatters on my commute to work while I ride the Metro," Wittling says."I have listened to four episode so far, and love it!"

Chasing Cancer with Gold: Episode 10, Starring Mostafa El-Sayed

Georgia Tech's Regents Professor Mostafa El-Sayed (front) is one of the most highly decorated and cited living chemists. With his team for this research from left to right: Yue Wu, Professor Ronghu Wu, and Yan Tang. Credit: Georgia Tech / Christopher Moore

Episode 9 of ScienceMatters' Season 1 stars Mostafa El-Sayed. Listen to the podcast, read the transcript, or download the episode from here

Mostafa El-Sayed is the Regents Professor and Julius Brown Chair in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

Year-Round Cheers for the Periodic Table @ Georgia Tech

By Laura Mast, Contributing Writer

A unique treat awaits fans at the Yellow Jackets’ Jan. 22 men’s basketball home game. The Georgia Tech team will battle Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish for the hoops amid element cards, games, and prizes to celebrate 2019, the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements.  

Born 150 years ago, the periodic table is one of the most important and recognizable tools of science. To celebrate the table’s staying power, the United Nations proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.

If I only had a…spine?

Editor's Note: This story by Audra Davidson originally appeared on April 9, 2019, in Charged Magazine.

Georgia Tech Physicists Expand Access to Biophysics Research

Students who want to study complicated biophysics problems used to have to rely on pricey supercomputers. A new paper from School of Physics researchers promises a less expensive, more hands-on approach.

Thanks to advances in microcontrollers — powerful, integrated single chips — students will be able to simulate biophysical phenomena such as the movement of electric waves, including the spiral waves emanating from cardiac tissue.

Genetics and Cancer: Research Offers New Insights On Risks, Onset, Progression

A new study by researchers in the School of Biological Sciences raises new questions about a decades-old, award-winning theory regarding how many genetic mutations are necessary for cancer to develop in human cells.

3-2-1, InQuBATE: T32 Training Takes Off with Three Grad Students

This story is an update to the July 2021 announcement of this program: InQuBATE Training Program Integrates Modeling and Data Science for Bioscience Ph.D. Students

Three Ph.D. students — two from the College of Sciences — have been announced as the inaugural cohort for a new Georgia Tech training program designed to give biomedical researchers a deeper dive into quantitative, data-intensive studies. 

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