Scientists propose seasonality of atmospheric ozone as a sensitive indicator of life in low-oxygen planets
May 21, 2018
Scientists are developing the use of dynamic biosignatures – based on seasonal changes in the Earth’s atmosphere – in the search for life in distant planets.
In the search for alien life, scientists hope that the use of dynamic biosignatures based on seasonal changes in the Earth’s atmosphere will eliminate false positives and false negatives
Paul Goldbart reflects on the gravitational-wave breakthrough and what’s next for the College of Sciences
May 16, 2018
Paul Goldbart, the outgoing dean of the Georgia Tech College of Sciences, reflects on the college's growth during his tenure.
We continue our conversation with outgoing College of Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart as he reflects on his time at Georgia Tech and shares his thoughts on the college's opportunities for future growth.
Cryo-electron tomography images enabled study of key membrane glycoproteins
May 14, 2018
Using cryo-electron tomography, Georgia Tech researchers have captured images of measles viruses as they emerge from infected cells.
The new images advance the understanding of measles and related viruses and could suggest antiviral drug strategies likely to work across multiple members of the family that includes measles virus.
Unraveling how the brain processes different types of autobiographical memories
May 10, 2018
Memories are essential for survival; understanding how the brain keeps these records is critical.
A study by School of Psychology Assistant Professor Thackery Brown and colleagues shows that various regions of the brain process different types of autobiographical memories in different ways. The findings have implications for applying neuroscience techniques in society and understanding the impact of brain damage on memory loss.
Paul Goldbart recalls the highlights of his tenure at the helm of the College of Sciences
May 9, 2018
Paul Goldbart looks back on how the College of Sciences has grown since he became its dean in 2013.
College of Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart has accepted a position as the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. In this first installment of a two-part audio story, Goldbart looks back on his time at Georgia Tech, which included exciting growth in research in astrobiology, microbial ecology, and gravitational-wave astronomy, as well as the exhilirating experience of the eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.
May 7, 2018
Researchers have found a "braking" mechanism in G protein signaling.
Using an informatics tool that identifies “hotspots” of post-translational modification (PTM) activity on proteins, researchers have found a previously-unknown mechanism that puts the brakes on an important cell signaling process involving the G proteins found in most living organisms.
Professor Emeritus Phil Sparling's newspaper columns are now a book of essays
May 7, 2018
Professor Emeritus Phil Sparling's neswspaper columns are now a book of essays
Professor Emeritus Phil Sparling's first book of creative nonfiction explores the intersection of sports, health, and life.
May 4, 2018
Tiny cancer signals of the glycoprotein sort evade detection, but they'll have a hard time dodging the new "chemical octopus."
Certain minuscule cancer signals easily evade detection, but perhaps no longer. Biomarkers made of glycoproteins are bound to get snared in the tentacles of this chemical octopus that Georgia Tech chemists devised over several years. The monstrous molecule could also be a windfall for the rising field of glycoscience.
Mixing gym lunges with talks of crustal deformation for earthquake research
May 4, 2018
Amy Williamson is graduating with a Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in Spring 2018.
Amy Williamson is headed to the University of Oregon as a postdoctoral researcher. She says Georgia Tech and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences prepared her well for this new role.
Valerie Montgomery Rice and Jan Davis will address graduates on May 4 and 5
May 3, 2018
Valerie Montgomery Rice and Jan Davis received degrees in chemistry and applied biology, respectively
College of Sciences alumnae Valerie Montgomery Rice and Jan Davis will address Georgia Tech Spring 2018 graduates on May 4 and 5, respectively