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Jun Yan, center, leads research to better understand immune dysregulation leading to acute respiratory distress in COVID-19 and other conditions. Yan and colleagues, including Anne Geller, right, discovered a specific type of immune cell associated with immune system overreaction in 2020 while treating COVID-19 patients. The work recently was funded by $5.8 in NIH grants.

UofL teams with Microsoft to explore AI in research

By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville is one of a handful of schools selected by Microsoft to explore how artificial intelligence can be used to help researchers.   UofL is one of seven Microsoft Academic Research Consultants, or MARCs, that will study how researchers might leverage the technology to, for example, sift through large data...
Aerial view of Grawemeyer Hall

UofL named a ‘Tree Campus’ for the 12th consecutive year

By Jill Scoggins No matter where you’re from, trees and green space are an integral part of the college experience. They make campuses more livable, healthy and beautiful, benefiting students and the environment as a whole. The University of Louisville has embraced this concept and for the 12th consecutive year, has been named among the Tree Campus...
Peyton Deaton, junior Chemical Engineering student, is shown with the leg brace he designed and 3D printed.

UofL students help Ronald McDonald House patient with 3D-printed leg braces

By Holly Hinson When University of Louisville political science student Caleb He met patient Harleigh Bond and her family at his job at the reception desk at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK), he recognized where he could be of service – and he found just the right resource to help make it happen. Six-year old...
UofL researchers (front to back) Hui Wang, Arjun Thapa and Milinda Bharatha apply a lithium titanate slurry coating to make lithium-ion electrode battery prototypes at UofL’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research. The coated anode material is paired with a corresponding cathode sheet to create lithium-ion batteries.

UofL industry/university research center receives additional funding to focus on electric vehicles, infrastructure

By Betty Coffman The announcement earlier this month that a second major automotive battery manufacturer is planning to build a large plant in Kentucky was welcome news for researchers at the University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, which leads fundamental and translational research on batteries. As part of a federally funded industry/research collaboration, Efficient...
Benne Holwerda, associate professor in the University of Louisville Department of Physics and Astronomy

UofL astronomer and team discover most distant megamaser yet found – 5 billion light years away

By Betty Coffman Benne W. Holwerda, associate professor in the University of Louisville Department of Physics and Astronomy, and an international team of researchers have discovered a powerful megamaser – a radio-wavelength laser emission usually indicative of colliding galaxies – that is the most distant such megamaser found so far. Working on a project called...
UofL astrosurgery team members George Pantalos, bioengineering student Sienna Shacklette, Tommy Roussel and bioengineering student Clara Jones in front of the Virgin Galactic VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo at Spaceport America in New Mexico.

UofL research and creativity on display at 2022 ACCelerate Festival

By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville’s groundbreaking innovation and culture-shaping creativity will be on full-display from April 8-10 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. That work will be part of the 2022 ACCelerate Creativity + Innovation Festival, a free and open-to-the-public national celebration of arts, science and innovation across Atlantic Coast...
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