Latest Research News

Miles named PI of TRACERS Mission

Monday, September 25, 2023
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy David Miles has been named Principal Investigator of the Tandem Reconnection and Cusp Electrodynamics Reconnaissance Satellites (TRACERS) Mission following the death of Craig Kletzing in August. In 2019, a team led by Kletzing won a $115 million contract from NASA for TRACERS, the single largest externally funded research project in University of Iowa history.

Language recognition is as much about brains as it is about hearing

Friday, September 22, 2023
University of Iowa researchers have learned that how efficiently people recognize spoken words depends as much on the mind’s working as on hearing. In a new study, the researchers examined how well adults across the life span process spoken language.

UI professor named math society fellow

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
University of Iowa professor has been named a fellow at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

College of Pharmacy associate professor receives NIH grant

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
A University of Iowa associate professor was awarded a grant to study the behavior of proteins, research that could be used for developing protein drug products.

UI seeks more flexibility for leasing, selling land at UI Research Park

Thursday, June 8, 2023
The University of Iowa is asking the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to bolster the appeal of the UI Research Park to biotech and medical research firms by allowing more flexible terms for securing land on which they build.

Graduate student earns prestigious NIH award

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Valeria Cota is a first-generation college student in the College of Pharmacy who's a recipient of a three-year National Institutes of Health Kirschstein National Research Service Award Pre-Doctoral F31 Fellowship — an extremely prestigious award.

UI Carver College of Medicine lands $28 million grant to take clinical research out into rural communities

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine has received a seven-year, $28 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The grant is focused on extending the reach and benefit of clinical and translational research into communities across Iowa by fostering multidisciplinary collaboration across the university and the state. 

Folland awarded NSF grant to study photonics in crystals

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
The National Science Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor Tom Folland a $604,691 grant for a project that will determine how certain classes of crystals can be used to control both direction, and orientation of light waves. These materials can form a key part of creating advanced optical technologies including laser imaging, optical biosensors, and quantum optics.

UI joins statewide initiative to make Iowa a national leader in biomanufacturing

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Researchers from the University of Iowa will play a key role in boosting Iowa’s position as a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing through a new project sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Study to assess how activity during pregnancy relates to child’s health

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
A University of Iowa assistant professor has received a grant to study how prenatal patterns in physical activity affect the health of the child.

Researchers trace genetic agent in life-threatening fungal disease

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
UI biologists have uncovered a shared genetic factor among disease-causing fungi, including one species that has been associated with hospital outbreaks in the US. Researchers found that one gene family has multiplied independently and evolved quickly in the fungal species that can cause disease.

CLAS philosophy professor receives $234,000 research grant

Monday, March 6, 2023
University of Iowa Professor Carrie Figdor has recently been awarded a grant from Templeton to support her research.

40th Presidential Lecture highlights how UI research affects state, world

Thursday, February 23, 2023
The 40th annual Presidential Lecture will highlight two University of Iowa faculty members whose research provides value within Iowa, across the country, and around the world in a lecture titled “Rivers of Discovery: UI Research, Iowa, and the World.”

Biologists show how brain’s immune system response worsens epilepsy

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
University of Iowa biologists have definitively linked the brain's immune system to epilepsy, through a series of experiments with fruit flies, which share with humans an ancestral gene that, when mutated, leads to seizures. The findings could lead to more effective drugs to treat epilepsy.

Iowa recruits national expert to lead top-ranked Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Thursday, February 9, 2023
The University of Iowa has made the first hire under its new Transformational Faculty Hiring Program, aimed at attracting world-class faculty to strategic programs and areas of excellence.

UI study: Pigeons use same basic learning process as AI

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Can a pigeon match wits with artificial intelligence? University of Iowa researchers tested pigeons’ learning abilities and concluded the birds employ the same basic process, called associative learning, as the most advanced AI technologies.

2 UI faculty named AAAS Fellows for 2022

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Two University of Iowa faculty members were named 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general-scientific society and publisher of the journal, Science.

Researchers are finding more genes directly associated with cleft lip and palate

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
In a new study, a research team led by the University of Iowa identified three genes that when deleted cause cleft lip or palate, a facial deformation that occurs in about 1 in every 1,600 babies born in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.