Research Spotlight

New grant will fund study on one of the most unique biomaterials known to humankind

Hagfish slime, which has been described as the grossest super-material in existence, might be one of the most unique biomaterials known known to humankind — and UNH scientist and assistant professor David Plachetzkihas received a grant from the Nat

Professor Pete Pekins leads a team of undergraduate and graduate students as they track radio-collared moose and their calves to chart their survival.

For my master’s thesis I am looking at the effects of ocean acidification on winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). I will be studying how the morphology of winter flounder inner ear bones, otoliths, change under acidified ocean scenarios. And since the otolith is associated with fish balance and hearing, I also want to understand the behavioral changes that could occur in fish that have grown up in an acidified ocean.

Advisor: Dr. Thomas M Davis

Research Topic: Genomic and phylogenetic analysis of strawberry species

Advisor: Dr. Sandra Rehan

Research Topic: Environmental and genetic signals of behavioral plasticity and social evolution

Advisor: Dr. Larry Harris

Research Topic: Phylogenetics, systematics of nudibranch mollusks; invertebrate ecology

Meet Xena, the synthetic cadaver who entered lab classrooms earlier this semester. Her guts, arteries, organs, blood flow and real-feeling flesh give the anatomy and physiology students who work with her a truly hands-on learning experience. 

UNH has been awarded a five-year, $10 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to accelerate the translation of its basic biomedical and bioengineering research into clinical and commercialization opportunities leading to improved diagnosi

One of Dr. Todd Guerdat's new "recirculating farm greenhouses," which will be used for farm-scale research with aquaponic systems at UNH Kingman Research Farm.

Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station have launched a research project that aims to develop the first varieties of strawberries specifically designed for organic