Research Spotlights

The Recent Discovery of the How and Why of DNA Replication Timing

Dr. Takayo Sasaki & Dr. David Gilbert

For the last 60 years, the sequence of DNA replication has been a mystery. The Gilbert laboratory has focused their efforts on cracking this code to better treat conditions like pediatric leukemia and premature aging.

Dr. David Gilbert

FSU Translational Science Lab Helping to Solve Genomic Puzzles

Yanming Yang

As a primary faculty member at the Translational Science Lab (TSL) at the FSU College of Medicine, Dr. Yanming Yang is responsible for next-generation sequencing (NGS) services. Together with other TSL members, he has been providing NGS services to over 180 principal investigators from about 120 institutions around the world.

Dr. Yanming Yang

Understanding Designs of Auction Markets through Monte Carlo Simulations

Matthew Gentry

Matthew Gentry, associate professor in the FSU Department of Economics, studies the design of auction markets by conducting mathematical simulations. Dr. Gentry’s research looks at patterns in specific data to learn about certain economic features in auction markets, such as bidders’ willingness to take on risk.

Julia Wang studies diabetes through a molecular lens

Dr. Julia Wang

Dr. Julia Wang is an assistant professor in the Biomedical Sciences department of the FSU College of Medicine. The primary focus of her research is understanding diabetes from a molecular perspective using single-cell transcriptomics.

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Zooming in on the Ocean by Researching the Submesoscale Process

Xu Chen

Dr. Xu Chen, a research associate at Florida A&M University and Florida State University in the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS), and his colleagues are using RCC resources to resolve the oceanic submesoscale process.

Dr. Xu Chen

Computational Techniques in Biophysics

Dr. Wei Yang

Dr. Wei Yang has been involved with chemistry since his college days. His interest in the subject has led him all the way to FSU where he conducts meaningful research as a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at FSU’s Institute of Molecular Biophysics. Working in computational biophysics, the primary focus of Dr. Yang’s research is to develop special computational techniques that allow him to simulate functional proteins of biological molecules.

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Solving Fluid Science Equations and its Community Impact

S. Unnikrishnan

Thermal and fluid sciences is an important sub-domain of mechanical engineering that focuses on aero-propulsion. This specific field explores fundamental aviation topics such as aerodynamics, propulsion, and controlling the noise and drag of airplanes. Dr. Unnikrishnan, an assistant professor at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and Florida State University, is an expert in thermal and fluid sciences at FSU’s Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics, and Energy (AME) center.

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How the U.S Responded to a Global Pandemic through Twitter

Miranda Phillips

COVID-19 is a large-impact historical event that sent many of us online in the absence of in-person events, specifically online to social media platforms. Miranda Phillips is an FSU student and UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities program) participant who dissects the intersection between social media and COVID-19.

Sample chart showing that anger and surprise were two most common emotions in the Twitter data

3D Imaging of Molecular Structures

Dr. Scott Stagg

The primary focus in the field of structural biology is to determine the structures of the molecules in our cells and figure out exactly how they work. Dr. Scott Stagg, FSU researcher and chemistry/biochemistry professor, uses a special technique called cryo-electron microscopy (CryoEM) to create three-dimensional structures of these molecules to better learn how they make bonds, break bonds, assemble and disassemble.

Headshot of Scott Stagg, Ph.D.

Glycoproteins and COVID-19

Christian Bleiholder, Ph.D.

Dr. Christian Bleiholder, FSU professor and principle investigator at the Bleiholder Laboratory, is developing ion-mobility spectrometry–mass spectrometry (IMS-MS) techniques to characterize the structure of these proteins and further develop these methods for research.

Christian Bleiholder, Ph.D. headshot