Whether it’s exploring deep space or cyberspace, the human microbiome or the global ecosystem, one of the most powerful ways we make an impact is through our research.
From astrophysicists and climate scientists to bioinformaticists and geneticists, NAU’s talented research faculty are always aspiring to be leaders in their fields. They bring their passion for discovery to their labs and to their classrooms, mentoring students in scholarly inquiry and research methodology, providing unique opportunities for NAU students to engage in hands-on research.
Together, our researchers and students solve the most compelling problems, invent the technologies of tomorrow, and boldly explore the next frontiers of knowledge.
Novel therapy for noise-induced hearing loss
Audiologist O’neil Guthrie is investigating a technology based on carboxy alkyl esters with the potential to repair cells damaged by noise and prevent hearing loss.
Modeling blood flow
Amir Arzani, director of NAU’s Cardiovascular Biomechanics Lab, studies the mechanisms behind initiation and progression of different cardiovascular diseases, developing computational models that can capture the multiscale and multiphysics nature of cardiovascular disease.Read full story
NAU Associate Professor Inès Montaño and Professor Stephanie Hurst are co-leading a major collaborative initiative with the University of Arizona, funded through a $26 million NSF grant, to lay the foundations of the quantum internet.
Researcher invites teens to speak about mental health
Interdisciplinary Health PhD student and Assistant Clinical Professor Katie Mommaerts is continuously striving to improve her teaching skills, expand her scholarship, and deepen her research on adolescent mental health.
“Farfarout” furthest ever
NAU astronomer Chad Trujillo is on a team confirming a planetoid nicknamed “Farfarout” that is almost four times farther from the Sun than Pluto, making it the most distant object ever observed in our solar system.Read full story
Vaccines to prevent opioid addiction
Chemical biologist Naomi Lee works to improve healthcare for Native populations by developing vaccines to prevent opioid addiction as well as diseases like HPV and HIV.