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‘Little Brain’ or Cerebellum — Not so Little After All

Neuroscientist Martin Sereno, director of the SDSU MRI Imaging Center, and his collaborators discovered the cerebellum is much larger than previously understood, enabling future advances in research.

Spiders, Doomed Flies, and Tougher Textiles — Just Add Water

A DoD grant will help SDSU’s Gregory Holland further explore spider silk and its possible application toward incredibly tough biomaterials.

Classroom Equity App Gets NSF Grant

A nearly $1 million grant for SDSU’s Daniel Reinholz will allow further exploration of a tool to reduce longstanding forms of implicit bias.

Researchers Aim to Reduce LGBTQ Youth Suicide with $3.6M Grant to Fund Novel Intervention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth and young adults, behind unintentional injury, with suicide attempts much higher among LGBTQ youth (23% to 45%) than their heterosexual and cisgender peers (5%).

Researchers Tracing How COVID-19 Spreads, Mutates in the Environment

A multidisciplinary team of experts in virology and computer modeling has quickly assembled at San Diego State University to learn more about how the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads in the environment and how its trajectory can be better predicted.

Marine Microbiologist Receives Major NSF Career Development Award

The nearly $1 million grant will enable Nicholas Shikuma to further explore how bacteria cause metamorphosis in marine animals and corals.

Astronomers Pinpoint Two New Double-Star Planetary Systems

On behalf of the international team of 60 investigators, including SDSU astronomers William Welsh and Jerome Orosz, the work was presented by researcher Veselin Kostov at the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Honolulu on January 6.

‘Death Star’ Bacterial Structures Could Be Drug Delivery Tool

By scraping tubeworms off the bottom of boats in San Diego Bay to study them, SDSU researchers discovered a beneficial bacterium that aids in establishing colonies could also be a boon for human health, because the same process might already take place in the human gut.

Mimicking Photosynthesis to Make Fuel Cells Affordable and Green

Chemistry researcher and assistant professor Jing Gu, with San Diego State University, is focused on making hydrogen both affordable and green, through artificial photosynthesis that mimics the plants to convert solar energy into hydrocarbons that stores energy in chemical bonds.

SDSU Professor Official Member on Global eRosita Telescope Project

On July 13th, 2019 the eRosita X-ray space telescope was put into Earth’s orbit successfully. This instrument was developed by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany.


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SDSU’s College of Sciences is the region’s largest center for science education and research. Comprising eight departments and various specialties, our College offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as curricula for pre-professional students in medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry. Our coursework is enhanced by research centers that provide our students with real-world experience and seminars given by notable leaders in the field. We also maintain off-campus sites at the Mt. Laguna Observatory, Coastal Waters Laboratory, and nearly 9,000 acres comprising four biological sciences research stations. Our faculty remain leaders in their disciplines through their research, enabling our students to benefit from both practical classroom instruction, as well as hands-on laboratory work with our professors.



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