Plasma Explosion Imaging: Blowing up nanoparticles with ultrafast laser pulses

Scientists and engineers have been tinkering with lasers since the 1950’s, building a world in which lasers have become ubiquitous in our daily lives.

Exposing a possible Achilles’ heel in Gram-negative bacteria

Multidrug resistant bacterial infections are a major biomedical problem – how do we fight it?

Graduate Student Snapshot: Michael Skirpan

Michael is working on an art proposal that will bring STEM and art majors together.

How Salmonella Typhimurium survives in host macrophages by forcing them to eat blood

Salmonella enterica is a bacterial pathogen notorious for causing food poisoning symptoms that are uncomfortable at best and deadly at worst.

DAT isn’t all that: Cocaine also activates immune cells in the brain, increasing reward and addiction

By figuring out exactly what happens in the brain during drug use, researchers step closer to developing medication that can treat drug abuse.

Graduate Student Snapshot: Karim Derqaoui

“I cut my teeth on an 80’s dance floor,” says Karim.

The stress buffering effects of exercise

How running (literally) from your problems can increase your resistance to life’s stressors.