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  • Kennesaw State research team looks to expand mushroom production range

    Kennesaw State research team looks to expand mushroom production range

    November 29, 2021

    Demand for culinary mushrooms in Georgia and the wider region is far higher than supply, leaving both home cooks and chefs wanting. Mushroom-growing technology developed at Kennesaw State University could be poised to change that.

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  • Clint Penick

    Kennesaw State professor's work with insects draws attention

    October 08, 2021

    Early this year, Clint Penick’s voice floated over the airwaves on NPR and the BBC. His words appeared in scores of print and online media outlets, too. The assistant professor of biology at Kennesaw State authored a paper on a new discovery about ants—that they can shrink and regrow their brains—which appeared in the prestigious scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. He found himself in virtual chats with print and broadcast journalists from around the world, explaining the ability of Indian jumping ants to regenerate brain tissue.

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  • Troy Mutchler

    Kennesaw State professor's research moves upstream

    September 27, 2021

    Whether it’s in the shallows along the Florida Gulf Coast or a stream near Atlanta, Kennesaw State assistant professor of biology Troy Mutchler often finds himself knee-deep in his research. Mutchler studies human effects on underwater plant ecosystems, and he sought to find out why some coastal plants were dying at increasing rates.

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  • Birla Carbon symposium

    Kennesaw State recognizes Birla Carbon scholars

    August 20, 2021

    Kennesaw State University senior Ethan Wagner’s research into a durable polymer that can conduct electricity won the top prize on Thursday at the Birla Carbon symposium, where the College of Science and Mathematics recognized its 11 Birla Carbon Scholars.

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  • Jade Lugo

    Kennesaw State alumna pursues biomedical research through NIH program

    August 10, 2021

    Jade Lugo became a researcher almost by accident. Now, the Kennesaw State 2021 biochemistry graduate has secured a postbaccalaureate research position with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Lugo, who had pursued several majors before deciding that she wanted to be a neuroscientist, will participate in NIH’s Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award program, which allows college graduates pursuing advanced degrees to spend one to two years conducting biomedical research with leading NIH scientists.

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  • Hope Didier

    Kennesaw State graduate blends arts and science, evolves as researcher

    July 30, 2021

    Hope Didier forged her own path at Kennesaw State – an academic journey that blended divergent passions in dance and the sciences. The July graduate will earn two bachelor’s degrees this week in fields not typically paired: dance and molecular and cellular biology.

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  • Barrett Upton

    Biology major fast-tracks his Kennesaw State experience

    July 29, 2021

    Barrett Upton enjoys staying ahead of the game. He arrived at Kennesaw State in 2018 with college credits in hand through a dual enrollment program. By the end of his sophomore year, he realized that, with diligence, he could finish his undergraduate degree ahead of schedule and get an early start on becoming a chiropractor.

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  • Starling research

    Birds hold clues to humanity
    for Kennesaw State researcher

    July 12, 2021

    Aside from the rush of traffic from Interstate 75, European starlings could think they’ve found a nice spot in the country as they build their nests around Kennesaw State University’s Field Station on Hickory Grove Road. Nearby, KSU assistant professor of biology Sarah Guindre-Parker strolls up to one of the 100 or so nest boxes she built for her research on the starlings’ physiology and behavior, hoping to find signs of life—eggs, nesting materials and maybe an adult bird incubating the eggs. She sets up a ladder, climbs the two steps, lifts the lid to the nest box and peers inside.

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  • Michael Van Dyke

    Kennesaw State professor earns renewal of NSF grant for DNA research

    July 02, 2021

    Kennesaw State University associate professor of biochemistry Michael Van Dyke has received a renewal of a grant from the National Science Foundation worth more than $300,000 over three years. This grant also includes funding to engage undergraduate researchers in the process.

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  • Emily Bagwell

    Kennesaw State graduate indulges love of science at GBI

    July 01, 2021

    From a young age, Emily Bagwell knew she wanted to be a scientist — to work in a laboratory, to wear a white lab coat every day, and to be an expert on her topic. At Kennesaw State University, she picked up the wide range of skills that helped her achieve that goal, earning a recent promotion to firearms technical leader at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, five years after joining the GBI as a firearms analyst.

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