Q&A: Rattlesnake Expert Matt Goode on the Seasonal Snooze

A UArizona wildlife ecologist shares what researchers know about when, where and why snakes are scarce in the winter, and how climate can change their behavior.

Nov. 18, 2019
A black-tailed rattlesnake coiled up outside of its den

From Clam Shells, Echoes of Past Climate

Just as scientists study trees to gain insights into the planet’s past and future climate, University of Arizona scientist Bryan Black has turned to the sea to gather new climate data—from an unassuming, if strange-looking, clam called a geoduck.

Oct. 29, 2019
A graphic illustration of a geoduck

Sangita Pawar Named Vice President for Research Operations

Sangita Pawar has been named Vice President for Research Operations in the Office of Research, Innovation & Impact, or RII.

Oct. 18, 2019

On Navajo Nation, Taking Clean Water Off the Grid

A group of faculty, staff and students sets out to build an off-the-grid system to power water filtration for communities across the Navajo Nation, where running water is not universal. But first, they set out to understand life on the reservation.

Sept. 26, 2019
House on Navajo Nation

Q&A: Stephanie Stewart Crunches Data from an Asteroid in Orbit

Get to know Stephanie Stewart, an undergraduate student whose contributions to NASA’s first-ever asteroid sample return mission will help ensure a flawless 5-second operation to capture dust from the surface of the asteroid Bennu.

June 20, 2019
Picture of Stephanie Stewart

Inside Bacterial Cells, a War Against Copper

While antibiotic resistance is on the rise, pharmaceutical companies are making fewer and fewer new antibiotics. UA immunobiologist Michael Johnson says this trend is in urgent need of reversal and believes copper might just be the key.

April 1, 2019
Streptococcus pneumoniae cells under microscope

Q&A: Ayumi Pottenger's Got Research on the Brain

Ayumi Pottenger is an undergraduate student studying molecular and cellular biology in the hopes of developing treatments for those with Parkinson’s disease while elucidating some of the mysteries of the brain.

Jan. 16, 2019
University of Arizona molecular and cellular biology undergraduate student Ayumi Pottenger handling a sample in the laboratory

Q&A: Mastering the Nervous System with Briggs Carhart

Briggs Carhart is a Master of Public Health student who studies the nervous system and is particularly interested in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Nov. 13, 2018
Briggs Carhart examining a sample under a microscope.

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