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Next Generation: Daniela Tizabi

October 1, 2018
Graduate student Daniela Tizabi's research focuses on marine natural products and drug discovery. She is studying the microbial community associated with a giant barrel sponge from the Caribbean, looking for compounds produced by these bacteria with anti-tubercular properties. She is interested in a group of bacteria known as actinomycetes, that are known to produce many potent compounds with therapeutic potential, such as anti-cancer, antibacterial, and anti-fungal.

Science-industry partnerships awarded for Maryland research

September 5, 2018
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science researchers have received grants from the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program to support new technology product development projects in Maryland. The projects, averaging $90,000 in value, each feature a collaboration between University System of Maryland faculty members and Maryland companies. Projects are jointly funded by both MIPS and participating companies. All funding goes to the university research.

Maryland Green Registry Award recognizes UMCES' leadership in sustainability

June 29, 2018
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Sustainability and Facilities teams have won the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award for 2018. The award recognizes organizations that have shown a strong commitment to the implementation of sustainable practices, the demonstration of measurable results, and the continual improvement of environmental performance.

Science and community unite to provide healthy protein to underserved

June 25, 2018
The United Way of Central Maryland, McCormick’s Flavor for Life® program, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) and JJ McDonnell joined together to announce the FISH Project, a collaboration between these local organizations that will positively impact the health of the central Maryland region. The group of local organizations gathered at Baltimore’s Franciscan Center, where guests of the center were served a healthy, bronzini lunch as part of this important initiative.

Students find success as entreprenuers after REEF program

May 24, 2018
Students participating in Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneur Fellowship at IMET have been carrying the ideas they developed in the program to outside pitch competitions. In the program’s four years, five of those ideas have been developed into real companies and this year alone, five students have won funding ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 for their companies.

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