Tagged: Research Spotlight

Modernizing the Naval Selection Process

Recruiting and selecting the proper sailors for specific tasks in the U.S. Navy has proven tricky, with costs rising yearly as the military seeks to match sailors with appropriate specialties. A University of Houston...

Two Genes Regulate Social Dominance

Rank in social hierarchy is a condition not solely claimed by humans. Beau Alward, assistant professor of psychology with a joint appointment in biology and biochemistry, used the Nobel Prize winning method of gene editing to discover that two paralogous androgen receptor genes control social status in African cichlid fish.

Scholar Plot: Measuring Faculty Academic Performance

University of Houston computer science professor Ioannis Pavlidis’ Computational Physiology Lab led the creation of a user-friendly, online interface to evaluate aspects of faculty research performance. The interface, named Scholar Plot, has garnered the...