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Denzel Middleton: From Manhattan to the sheep farms

WVU Ph.D. candidate

Across the United States, a blood-feeding parasite preys on sheep. In order to figure out the cause, West Virginia University Ph.D. candidate Denzel Middleton is monitoring two things: how parasites affect a more susceptible breed of sheep (Suffolk) and how sheep native to the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix) are able to build their immune systems against parasites.

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Geah Pressgrove: The communicator

Before the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in West Virginia, Geah Pressgrove pondered two questions: “What is the perception of the vaccine? How can we use these perceptions to ensure all residents get vaccinated?”

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Joseph Malcolm: Leading step-by-step through the IRB

The Institutional Review Board is a step that every researcher at West Virginia University needs to take when conducting certain studies. Joseph Malcolm can help you up that step.

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Minh Do: Out of her Element

WVU Ph.D. candidate

As a global collective, many different industries are looking at clean alternatives. Here at West Virginia University, Ph.D. candidate Minh Do, along with her colleagues in the lab of Carsten Milsmann, are working to find a cleaner approach in chemistry.

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Joy Edwards: The Conflict of Interest Office Director

Every researcher at West Virginia University has filled out a research conflict of interest form at some point before starting their projects or studies. This means that every single researcher at WVU has either indirectly or directly encountered Joy Edwards.

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Aamer Mahmood: A new journey as Shared Research Facilities director

In summer 2021, Aamer Mahmood joined the Mountaineer family as the new director of the Shared Research Facilities at West Virginia University.

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Erienne Olesh: Spurring Innovation

A familiar face in the research and innovation circles of West Virginia University has been named executive director of student and faculty innovation.

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Katherine Goodrich: Conducting out-of-this-world research

In 2019, NASA chose to fund the Tandem Reconnection and Cusp Electrodynamics Reconnaissance Satellites (TRACERS), which will study the interactions between the magnetic fields of the sun and Earth. Katherine Goodrich is helping with this mission, which will launch in 2024.

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