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 great practical importance for horticulture and agriculture.
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, 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.
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, 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, 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, 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.