Students and faculty continue their tradition of working side by side on research at PSU that contributes to the greater good. A sampling:


Anuradha Ghosh, assistant professor of Biology, has been conducting a surveillance study for three years that investigates the distribution of three dominant tick species in Southeast Kansas, particularly the non-native Ixodes spp. that carries the pathogen for Lyme disease, and uses a molecular technique to detect tick-borne bacterial pathogens.

Virginia Rider, chair of Biology, has been overseeing students researching implantation and immunology of pregnancy in hopes that understanding the process will help women who want to have children someday.


Assistant Professor Kristi Frisbee and University Professor Barbara McClaskey, both in the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing, are collecting data at Ascension Via Christi Hospital regarding neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome. The second phase of their study will focus on intervention.

Polymer Chemistry

Ram Gupta, associate professor of Polymer Chemistry, is working with students to research bio-based polymers, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, bio-degradable metallic implants, and green energy production and storage using conducting polymers, among other things.