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.
Brian N. Williams, an associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, challenges students to think critically so that they can diagnose—and propose solutions to—underlying problems rather than surface symptoms.
Paula Lemons, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, conducts research that aims to improve science education across the nation while helping students at UGA develop independence, teamwork and problem solving skills.
Associate professor Brian Schwartz and professor Wayne Hanna develop turfgrass, ornamental and forage crop cultivars that benefit farmers and almost everyone who has a lawn, plays sports or enjoys a walk in the park.
Tai Guo, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, studies the relationship between early exposure to endocrine disruptors and diseases such as diabetes and asthma.
Assistant professor Rosanna Rivero and her students in the College of Environment and Design use geospatial tools to help communities plan for the future.
Jennifer Gay, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, conducts research that aims to help people incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives and currently is working on projects to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.…