UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Rishi Kamaleswaran

Spotting the Signs of Disease Before You Even Know You’re Sick It sounds like a sci-fi movie plot: What if smart computers could spot disease hours, or even years, before symptoms are clinically detectable? Yet, this story is far from fiction. Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are turning the improbable… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Zhili Zhang

UT Professor Zhili Zhang’s Need for Speed Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it – unless you’re Zhili Zhang, Associate Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering. The University of Tennessee professor built a career around laser diagnostics and optical imaging, research that enables the visualization and study of ultrafast processes. He earned his PhD in… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Oudessa Kerro Dego

A Tenacious Search for a Mastitis Vaccine Assistant Professor of Animal Science Oudessa Kerro Dego is on the cusp of developing a groundbreaking effective vaccine to control mastitis in farm animals, especially dairy cattle. Mastitis, an inflammation of the mammary gland, is one of the most common diseases of dairy cattle, mainly caused by Staphylococcus,… Read More