Topics & Research
Sustainable Dams – Are They Possible? CSU Expert Weighs In
N. LeRoy Poff, professor of biology, studies the ecological impact to rivers from human-caused changes, such as dam building, and how these modified river systems can be managed for resilience.
Bringing Chemistry HOME with $1.1 Million Sloan Foundation Grant
An unprecedented scientific inquiry into the chemistry of the indoor environment is being launched by CSU researchers. Delphine Farmer, associate professor of chemistry, is co-leading the project.
Undergrad Presents Research at International Psychology Meeting
Undergraduate Karen Gilbert uses psychology for a lot of things: to figure out priorities and goals, to study effectively – and to find the best way up a climbing wall.
GRANT AWARD: Next-Generation Biofuels with Modified Algae
The aim of this project is to increase oil, or lipid production, which will enable next-generation biofuels and bioproducts. The scientists will work to optimize metabolic networks in photosynthetic microalgae called diatoms.
CSU Grad Student Researches Plague Vaccine to Protect Endangered Black-Footed Ferrets
Biology graduate student Debbie McCuen hopes her research will give the endangered black-footed ferret a fighting chance against plague.
Not So Different After All: Human Cells, Hardy Microbes Share Common Ancestor
Single-celled microorganisms called archaea are like ancient mariners, surviving among the most extreme conditions on Earth, including volcanic vents in the deep ocean.
CSU’s Diana Wall Inducted into California Academy of Sciences
CSU Professor Teaches Biology to Monks in India
CSU Associate Professor of Biology Meena Balgopal spent part of her summer teaching biology to Buddhist monks in India–and learning about teaching from them.
CSU Chemistry Faculty Receives Prestigious Awards for Polymer Research
For his work in polymer science, Assistant Professor and CSU alumnus Garret Miyake won the 2017 ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry Mark Young Scholar Award.