Dr. Lisa Waidner, professor of biology at UWF, along with Captain DJ Johnson of Marine Services, Nine Henriksson, staff member of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation and graduate students Trupti Potdukhe and Carrie Daniel, venture out to multiple sites in Escambia County rivers, bays and bayous to measure the amount of Vibrio, the virus responsible for the flesh-eating necrotizing fasciitis, in the water on March 2, 2020. The scale of the survey is the area's largest, with 44 total sites.

UWF, Escambia County partner to test local waters for Vibrio bacteria

University of West Florida researchers are working with the Escambia County Natural Resources Management Department to test local waters for the presence and abundance of various Vibrio species, including those associated with the “flesh-eating” disease necrotizing fasciitis. Dr. Lisa Waidner, assistant professor, Dr. Jane Caffrey, professor, and Dr. Wade Jeffrey, professor, are heading up a […]

UWF researchers help preserve papers of former US chief justice

UWF researchers help preserve papers of former US chief justice

Two University of West Florida researchers have joined a project to preserve and make public letters and other material written by Roger Taney, whose long, controversial career in American politics saw him serve in President Andrew Jackson’s cabinet and as chief justice of the United States. In doing so, they also hope to chart a […]

UWF biology student and Dr. Scott Taylor conducting research.

UWF researcher earns grant to study retina regeneration in fish

Dr. Scott Taylor, assistant professor in the University of West Florida Department of Biology, has secured a $400,000 grant from the National Eye Institute to study how zebrafish regenerate photoreceptor cells in their eyes after they’ve been damaged. The research will focus on using Clustered Regularly Interspaced Palindromic Repeats, or CRISPR, genome-editing techniques to explore […]

Dr. Katherine Miller Wolf Fulbright Scholar in Copan, Honduras

UWF assistant professor of anthropology selected for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

Dr. Katherine Miller Wolf, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Miller Wolf will teach students from the National Autonomous University of Honduras at an archaeological site in Copan, Honduras from May to December 2020. “I am truly honored to be a […]

Dr. Jane Caffrey Estuary Research

UWF, UF researchers to study issues facing Northwest Florida estuaries

Researchers at the University of West Florida and the University of Florida will collaborate on a project that supplies new estuary programs throughout Northwest Florida with data. Dr. Jane Caffrey, professor in the UWF Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation, and Dr. Matthew Deitch, assistant professor at the UF-IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center […]

A K9 police officer with his dog.

UWF students work on product to assist military dogs, their handlers

A trio of students at the University of West Florida are developing a new camera-based system to help canine handlers in the military monitor and coordinate with their dogs. The idea sprang from the students’ experience in Hacking for Defense, a UWF summer course in which students work in teams directly with agencies and companies […]

Tattoo Stigma Still Exists, But Is Quickly Disappearing

University of West Florida professor Brian Elzweig didn’t set out to study tattoos. Elzweig, assistant professor in the UWF Department of Accounting and Finance, had previously written about how prospective employees’ social media profiles affected companies’ hiring policies. His interest in body modification and the workplace began because his much younger brother-in-law, who knew of […]

Florida college students get to tour the state to study water quality

Julianna O’Bar said she got to experience a “sampler plate” of research while taking part in a five-week course in which she and other college students were able to travel across Florida to study water quality issues. “I’m getting to see a lot of different ecosystems in Florida,” said O’Bar, a senior majoring in marine […]

Undergraduate research symposium highlights work of nearly 900 students

The research of almost 900 students spanning five academic colleges was on display April 18 at the annual the University of West Florida Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase at UWF’s Pensacola Campus. The symposium, which was organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research, was held at the University Commons Conference Center, the Center […]

Projects on Display for First Year of Research Triad Program

The Research Triad Program is the brainchild of Dr. Carla Thompson, the director of the UWF Community Outreach Research and Learning Center.

UWF to Offer New Course on Marketing Lionfish as Food

The course, Gulf Coast Business Issues: Lionfish Markets, will be taught by Dr. Bill Huth and Dr. Felicia Morgan in the College of Business.

Science, Art Meet at UWF Exhibit

Thomas Asmuth used a “photo dolly” to take bursts of underwater photographs at various distances from a solid backdrop to measure water turbidity.