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Engineer, inventor, researcher and leader

Elizabeth Loboa, a biomedical engineer with a proven track record of building and supporting strategic partnerships, will join SMU in July as provost and vice president for academic affairs.

2020-01-09T09:48:46-06:00 January 5, 2020|

Plant-based drug could stem the spread of HTLV-1 virus

Thanks to SMU scientists, there’s hope on the horizon for the estimated 10–15 million people infected with the HTLV-1 virus, a “cousin” to HIV. While there is no cure or treatment, the new research suggests that the drug oleandrin could prevent the HTLV-1 virus from spreading.

2020-01-04T15:39:45-06:00 January 4, 2020|

Teasing out history’s big picture with digital tools

Jo Guldi injected technology into her love of history to write one of the most influential books of the past 20 years. She’s teaching students to apply big data search tools to giant topics like inequality, capitalism and climate change.

2019-02-03T15:54:06-06:00 February 3, 2019|

Big data solves leaf-size conundrum

A global team of researchers, including SMU's Bonnie Jacobs, sifted through tens of thousands of measurements to crack the mystery of leaf size, providing scientists with another tool for predicting climate-related changes in vegetation.

2018-10-17T14:35:41-05:00 October 2, 2017|

SMU Magazine

SMU Magazine is updated monthly on this website and the print edition is published each spring and fall.

Browse the Archives