Posts By: Lola Alapo

Postdoctoral Student Featured in International Business Times Story about Pluto, Charon

The International Business Times featured Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, a UT postdoctoral student, in this story about NASA’s flyby of Pluto on July 14. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will gather data to help scientists better understand the dwarf planet. Pinilla-Alonso will be the lead investigator of a new seven-day series of observations beginning July 23.

In Memoriam: Robert A. Gorman

Bob Gorman

Bob Gorman, a longtime and beloved member of the UT family, passed away Friday, July 3, after a long illness. He was professor emeritus of political science.

Scientific American: Goannas Dig the Deepest, Twistiest Burrows Of All

Scientific American recently featured the research of Sean Doody, adjunct professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Doody and his colleagues examine the complex, spiraling nest burrows produced by the yellow-spotted Australian monitor lizard, Varanus panoptes.

In the News: NIMBioS Tuberculosis Vaccine Study

Knoxville News Sentinel

A team of UT researchers is working with undergraduate students from across the country to better understand how the human body responds to tuberculosis infection by linking mathematical and biological studies.

BBC: Is the Himalayan Yeti a Real Animal?


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently featured Vladimir Dinets, assistant research professor in the Department of Psychology, in a story about the Yeti, a mythical creature described as an enormous, shaggy ape-man with huge feet and aggressive sabre-like teeth. Scientists suggest various theories about what the creature is, ranging from a bear to an ape. “There are

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Biologists search local rivers to shed light on mudpuppies

Knoxville News Sentinel

The News Sentinel recently featured Ben Fitzpatrick, associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in a story about mudpuppies, one of the largest aquatic salamanders in the eastern US. Fitzpatrick’s research focuses on population genetics, conservation biology and vertebrate biology. Read the full News Sentinel story online. (login required)