UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Stephen Kania

 On the frontlines to protect our furry friends. The endless battle to stay one step ahead of drug-resistant bacteria isn’t limited to humans; our four-legged friends are in the fight as well. Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, the bacteria behind staph infections, is the most common opportunistic pathogen in dogs. Dogs with underlying health problems, such as persistent… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Brian Long

Unlocking the Potential of Polymers Did you know that the thin plastic garment sleeves protecting your dry cleaning hold the potential to be bullet proof? It all depends on tweaks to the plastic’s structural properties at the molecular level – and that’s University of Tennessee Associate Professor Brian Long’s specialty. In the Department of Chemistry,… Read More

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