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Research Week Tours

Interested in learning more about research at UT? Take a tour of research lab or creative activity location during Research Week!  The list is growing, so check back often. Don’t see the area you are interested in? Email ugresearch@utk.edu and let us know what is missing!

We ask that you register for no more than two tours per person. We will have a waiting list of tours that are full or if you would like to see more than to places. All tours are limited to 25 people unless otherwise noted.

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Entomology and Plant Pathology with Dr. Kimberly Gwinn

From molds to mosquitoes….The EPP research lab tour will highlight research of Dr Trout Fryxell who raises mosquitoes and ticks, screens them for different pathogens, and uses their DNA/RNA to identify risk factors associated with disease outbreaks. Dr. Lamour will explore the use of genetic sequence data to track plant pathogen survival and spread. Dr. Gwinn will demonstrate effects of plant-based products on disease-causing organisms.

416 Plant Biotechnology Building
Tuesday, April 18 at 2 PM

College of Arts & Sciences

Center for Environmental Biotechnology with Dr. Steven Ripp

Research in the Center for Environmental Biotechnology includes Aquatic Nanotoxicology, Implantable Biosensors for In Vivo Theranostics, Autobioluminescent Zebrafish, Advanced Bioimaging, and Permafrost Microbiology. For more information on the Center visit http://ceb.utk.edu/.

732 SERF
Thursday, April 20 at 11:20 AM

Chemistry – Campagna Lab with Allen Bourdon

In the Campagna Lab, we are focused on the utilization of both analytical and organic chemistry techniques for the purposes of probing biological diversity. Our group facilitates biological research on campus by collaborating with over 50 different research faculty. Some of our major projects include the study of neuroscience in rodents, metabolic fluctuations in microbial cultures, and a medicinal chemistry approach for the synthesis of novel glucocorticoids.

Buehler 511
Wednesday, April 19 at 2:30 PM

Behavioral Neuroscience Research with Dr. Matthew Cooper

Dr. Cooper’s laboratory is focused on the behavioral, neural, and endocrine factors that regulate social stress. They use a variety of techniques to investigate the neurobiological mechanisms controlling conditioned defeat including stereotaxic surgery, intracranial microinjections, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, and immunohistochemistry. For more information visit http://cooperlab.weebly.com/.

Walters Life Science, A305
Tuesday, April 18 at 9:40 AM

Neuroscience Research with Dr. Rebecca Prosser

Dr. Prosser’s research focuses on circadian rhythms, largely utilizing in vitro electrophysiological recordings of the mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) circadian clock. Most of the current projects investigate cellular mechanisms through which mammalian circadian clock phase can be modulated, including intracellular signal transduction processes, receptor pharmacology, and extracellular signaling molecules.

Walters Life Science, A209
Wednesday, April 19 10:10 AM

College of Nursing

Health Innovation Technology & Simulation Lab (HITS) with Dr. Tami Wyatt

The mission of HITS is to advance the science of health information technology and ways HITS enhance consumer health and professional health education. HITS has more than 7,600 square feet of simulated healthcare space in which to provide a replica of the patient care environment where health care providers learn to apply cognitive, technical and psychomotor skills using an interdisciplinary approach. Visit their website to learn more http://ilab.engr.utk.edu/hits/.

Located in Temple Hall on Andy Holt Avenue, directly across from Fred Brown
Monday, April 17 at 11:30 AM

Tickle College of Engineering

Health Innovation Technology & Simulation Lab (HITS) with Dr. Tami Wyatt

(cross listed with Nursing)

The mission of HITS is to advance the science of health information technology and ways HITS enhance consumer health and professional health education. HITS has more than 7,600 square feet of simulated healthcare space in which to provide a replica of the patient care environment where health care providers learn to apply cognitive, technical and psychomotor skills using an interdisciplinary approach. Visit their website to learn more http://ilab.engr.utk.edu/hits/.

Located in Temple Hall on Andy Holt Avenue, directly across from Fred Brown
Monday, April 17 at 11:30 AM

UT Libraries

Make Break at Pendergrass Library*

Stop by the library for our last tour of the year April 20 at 2pm! Participants will see the library’s two 3D printers, view sample projects and discover classroom applications, explore software options for 3D design, and learn about the process for printing a 3D object. Registration for this event is by email to jsexton3@utk.edu.

Located in Pendergrass Library on the UTIA Campus

Thursday, April 20, 2-3 PM


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