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Brian Cummings

Brian Cummings, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and director of the university’s Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program, has developed new drug delivery methods that target prostate cancer.

Krzysztof Czaja

Krzysztof Czaja, an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is revealing new insights into causes of—and potential solutions for—the obesity epidemic.

Mehrsa Baradaran

Mehrsa Baradaran, a J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law, has received national recognition for her research, which explores issues of poverty as they relate to the financial system.

John Campbell

John Campbell, associate professor and the Ernst & Young Faculty Fellow in the Terry College of Business, explores whether accounting and disclosure rule changes have their intended effects—or create unintended consequences.

Mary Caplan

Mary Caplan, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, uses debates, case studies, role-playing and multimedia to help her students develop critical thinking skills.

Jim Leebens-Mack

Jim Leebens-Mack, a professor of plant biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, investigates the history of plant life on our planet and compares genome sequences to better understand the genetic basis of biological innovations that are of…

Marin Brewer

Marin Talbot Brewer, assistant professor of plant pathology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, uses her research on fungi to solve problems affecting our foods, fibers and forests.

Sergiy Minko

Georgia Power Professor of Fiber and Polymer Science Sergiy Minko directs UGA’s Nanostructured Materials Lab, which creates advanced fibers, textiles and other functional materials with applications that range from biotechnology to consumer goods.

Robert Bringolf

Robert Bringolf, an associate professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, helps students learn to evaluate information and to think critically and objectively about environmental issues.

Cheryl Gomillion

Cheryl Gomillion, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, shows students how the basics of science, technology and engineering can be applied to medical challenges.

Y. George Zheng

Y. George Zheng, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy who develops new drug molecules and therapeutic strategies to fight cancer, teaches students medicinal chemistry principles and tactics to enable great new discoveries.

Cynthia Ward

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Cynthia Ward enjoys helping students to see how the principles they learn in the classroom apply in practice at the Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where she serves as chief medical officer.

Richard Hall

Richard Hall, an associate research scientist with a joint appointment in the Odum School of Ecology and the department of infectious diseases in College of Veterinary Medicine, links core scientific concepts to real-world challenges in his classes.

Carolyn Medine

Carolyn Medine, professor of religion and African American studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, emphasizes that reading, writing and thinking critically and creatively are skills that students can use in any class.

Joe Phua

Joe Phua, assistant professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, helps students apply classroom concepts through hands-on experiences, such as designing digital advertising campaigns for local small businesses.

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, founding director of the Games and Virtual Environments Lab in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, is exploring how digital technology can be used to encourage better food choices, more physical activity and better…