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A photo of Jared Barnes (right), a senior biology major from Grenada, talks about his biodegradable drug delivery system research during a poster presentation for the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Group Grant program. Photo by Shea Stewart/UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Immersed in Summer Research

Undergraduate program opens doors to new creative scholarship September 15, 2021 By Shea Stewart Sydni Davis found herself in rewarding new territory this summer. The University of Mississippi sophomore from Tupelo spent the summer conducting interviews with Black women, gaining valuable
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A photo of Tamar Goulet is taking the crew of CBS's 'Mission Unstoppable' to explore coral reefs off the coast of the Florida Keys for the new episode of the program, which airs at 7 a.m. Saturday on CBS stations. Image courtesy 'Mission Unstoppable'

Biologist Talks Science on CBS’s ‘Mission Unstoppable’

IF/THEN ambassadorship gives Goulet national platform to encourage young women OCTOBER 28, 2021 BY JB CLARK Tamar L. Goulet loves sharing her passion for the sciences with anyone who will listen, especially young women interested in pursuing a career in the male-dominated field. This
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This green tree frog in Louisiana is part of a project that UM biologist Michel Ohmer participated in via a Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program grant through the Department of Defense. Ohmer and a team of scientists from 11 universities are using a five-year National Science Foundation grant to study how frogs and other amphibians resist pathogens and environmental change to learn how humans can do the same. Photo by Michel Ohmer

Consider the Amphibian

UM biologist part of institute studying species’ resiliency against disease October 13, 2021 by Shea Stewart Humans have a lot to learn from amphibians. This class of animals – frogs, salamanders and caecilians – has been decimated by the emergence of new infectious diseases, along
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Dr. Ohmer in the field photograph

Get to Know Dr. Michel Ohmer

Dr. Michel Ohmer has joined the University of Mississippi as an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Queensland in Australia, and then went on to do postdoctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh with Dr. Cori Richards.
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Biologist Pablo Bacon (left) and Rachel Anderson, a graduate of the UM Department of Biology, collect macroinvertebrate samples from a field in the Mississippi Delta. A new UM research project at sites such as this is exploring holding runoff water on agricultural landscapes after crops are harvested, which could reduce the pollution of downstream waterways, improve soil health and crop yields and provide crucial food and habitat for migratory birds. Photo courtesy Larry Pace

Helping Farms Be In Harmony With Nature

EPA grant involves researchers, Mississippi Delta farmers exploring agricultural runoff water AUGUST 25, 2021 BY Shea Stewart A University of Mississippi professor is using an Environmental Protection Agency grant to explore the potential benefits of holding runoff water on agricultural
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