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November 18, 2020

OU Researchers Present Insights in the Search for New Antibiotics


University of Oklahoma researchers published an opinion article in the journal Nature Chemical Biology that addresses the gap in the discovery of new antibiotics.

The research team is composed of OU researchers Helen Zgurskaya, Valentin Rybenkov and Adam Duerfeldt, all in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, with researchers from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, led by Derek Tan, and corporate researchers from Merck & Co.

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November 16, 2020

Data Science Institute for Societal Challenges Names Two Associate Research Directors


Jennifer Koch, an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, and Erin Maher, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, have been named associate research directors of the University of Oklahoma Data Science Institute for Societal Challenges.

Founded in July 2020, the institute is designed to integrate data science expertise across the university and harness data science innovation to solve real-world problems.

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November 12, 2020

OU Researchers Create COVID-19 Models for Rural Areas

Charles Nicholson

New research out of the University of Oklahoma provides better insight into predicting how the coronavirus might spread in rural communities.

Led by Charles Nicholson, an associate professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Gallogly College of Engineering, the project applies machine learning techniques and data like social media, mobility, demographics and health factors to develop models to predict the spread of COVID-19.

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November 9, 2020

$7.4 Million U.S. Navy Grant to Make OU Home to the Nation’s Largest University-Based Near-Field Scanner for Antenna Measurements

Horas Radar

 A $7.4 million grant awarded from the United States Office of Naval Research to the University of Oklahoma will fund the development of a scanner and innovative digital radar solutions to support research, prototyping and testing of advanced digital radar concepts for the Navy and the U.S. Department of Defense. The project will also make OU home to the largest university-based scanner for near-field measurements in the nation.

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November 5, 2020

OU Researchers Develop 3D Printed Face Masks in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic


As coronavirus cases in Oklahoma see a new surge, personal protective equipment once again may become in short supply. Three University of Oklahoma researchers have validated 3D printed masks that may help.

At the start of the pandemic, Ken Marold, an assistant professor in the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture, was awarded internal funding from the university’s Vice President for Research and Partnerships to fund COVID-19 related research.

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