UGA Research News

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

The UGA Office of the Vice President for Research has released the Spring 2012issue of Research magazine with several articles detailing the work of Franklin faculty, including:

Harry and Jane Willson Professor in the Humanities Bill Kretzschmar, on his work in language variations and complex systems. Associate professor of psychology Adam Goodie on the nature of pathological gambling. Responding to climate change as a research priority at UGA, featuring the work of climatologists Marshall Shepherd and Tom Mote, among others. 

The whole issue is informative and well done,...

Kannan receives NSF Career award

Posted 5 years 9 months ago


Congratulations to Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar Natarajan Kannan, whose work tracing the origins of a protein family that plays a key role in communicating environmental signals in the cell has been recognized by the National Science Foundation:


[Kannan]will use $969,822...

Genetics a key to better biofuels

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

In the public realm at least, biofuels have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride over the last 12-15 years, as their promise becomes mired in politics and regional agriculture issues. But in research labs across the country and at UGA, scientists have held steady.

A newly published genetic sequence and map of foxtail millet, a close relative of switchgrass and an important food crop in Asia, is giving scientists working to increase biofuel and crop yields a powerful new tool.


Lead author Jeffrey Bennetzen, Giles Professor and Georgia Research Alliance...

$1.5 million for energy research to two UGA chemistry professors

Posted 5 years 9 months ago
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Energy-related research, thankfully, continues to filter into numerous basic-science disciplines. Because it is going to take everything we know and more to make a decisive turn toward renewable fuels:

Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, two University of Georgia researchers will pursue innovative approaches to more efficient methods of energy transmission and storage that involve maneuvering microscopic particles. Tina Salguero and Gary Douberly, assistant professors of chemistry in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, will each receive $750,000 for five years...

Robinson wins Humbolt Award

Posted 5 years 10 months ago

Franklin Professor and Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry Gregory H. Robinson is among the awardees of the 2012 Humboldt Research Award.

The award, which is presented to up to 100 scientists worldwide annually, is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date and is...