News Center

To request a media interview, please reach out to experts using the faculty directories for each of our six schools, or contact Jess Hunt-Ralston, College of Sciences communications director. A list of faculty experts is also available to journalists upon request.

Follow @GTSciences on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Latest News

Sea cucumbers and coral
In a first-of-its-kind study, the researchers discovered that sea cucumbers protect coral from disease.
The campus community is invited to participate in a week of events that increase awareness of and encourage actions that advance the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
James Sowell, director of the Georgia Tech Observatory. Photo: Rob Felt
This year brings another February 29. Why do leap years occur?
Georgia Tech Energy Materials Day 2024
Energy materials facilitate the conversion or transmission of energy. They also play an essential role in how we store energy, reduce power consumption, and develop cleaner, efficient energy solutions.
Sloan Researchers
Sloan Fellowships are among the most prestigious awards for early career faculty
Chunhui (Rita) Du and Alex Blumenthal
Alex Blumenthal and Chunhui (Rita) Du are among 126 early-career researchers who have been awarded Sloan Research Fellowships for 2024.
A human eye - Image from Unsplash
Georgia Tech chemists are exploring the behavior of a complex protein associated with glaucoma — characterizing one of the largest amyloid-forming proteins to date.

Experts In The News

Coral reefs all over the world are in serious danger. However, a critical way to keep reefs healthy likely comes from an unexpected place: the humble sea cucumber. According to a study published February 26 in the journal Nature Communications led by School of Biological Sciences researchers Mark Hay and Cody Clements, about 25 percent of coral reef’s health is dependent on sea cucumbers that keep the reefs clean. 

Popular Science February 26, 2024

The CDC says right now, there is no routine screening or early diagnostic test for ovarian cancer. But that’s something that researchers like Jeffrey Skolnick and John McDonald at Georgia Tech's School of Biological Sciences are hoping to change. The researchers are developing a new test they say detects ovarian cancer with a 93% success rate. Skolnick explained that after patients give a blood sample, artificial intelligence scans the metabolic profile to determine the probability that someone does or does not have cancer.

Atlanta News First February 22, 2024

Ocean waters are constantly on the move, traveling far distances in complex currents that regulate Earth's climate and weather patterns. How might climate change impact this critical system? Oceanographer, College of Sciences Dean, and Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Chair Susan Lozier dives into the data in her TED Talk. Her work suggests that ocean overturning is slowing down as waters gradually warm — and her talk takes us on board the international effort to track these changes and set us on the right course while we still have time.

TED February 22, 2024