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Dr. Shuanglin Zhang

Shuanglin Zhang

PhD, Statistics

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Statistics

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906-487-2146
shuzhang@mtu.edu

A team of Michigan Tech mathematicians led by Professor Shuanglin Zhang, who was recently awarded the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Professorship in Mathematical Sciences, has developed powerful new tools for winnowing out the genes linked to some of humanity's most intractable diseases.

With one, they can cast back through generations to pinpoint the genes behind inherited illness. With another, they have isolated eleven genes associated with type-2 diabetes. The team spokesperson . . . 

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Dr. Jeffrey Allen

Jeffrey Allen

PhD, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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Fuel Cells

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906-487-2349
jstallen@mtu.edu

Jeffrey Allen, assistant professor in mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics, has received a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. His project will advance his investigations in capillary flow—how and why gases and liquids move (or fail to move) through tiny channels, such as those found in hydrogen fuel cells.

Two-phase flow, a branch of fluid mechanics, examines systems such as boilers, in which a gas and a liquid are present. Allen investigates two-phase flow through very narrow tubes, which has applications . . . 

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Dr. Ravi Pandey

Ravi Pandey

Professor and Department Chair

Expertise

PhD,  Theoretical Solid State Physics

Contact

906-487-2086
pandey@mtu.edu

Ravi Pandey was trying to determine if nanotubes would work as taxis to deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumors. Then he discovered something quirky about DNA that could revolutionize gene-sequencing technology.

Chemotherapy is a tried-and-true cancer therapy, but for many patients, the drugs are so toxic that the cure is worse than the disease. So, rather than dosing the entire person with healing poisons, scientists want to shuttle those drugs directly to the tumor, with carbon nanotubes serving as the shuttle.

First, however, they want to make sure they aren't making things worse. Nanotubes are, as their . . . 

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