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Southern Research teams investigate Zika virus and its damaging mechanisms

May 3, 2016 | | Drug Development, Drug Discovery, General | No Comments

Scientists at Southern Research are heavily involved in the global fight against Zika, and are examining five different strains of the virus in a broad-based effort to penetrate the mysteries…

Space Shuttle anniversary: How Southern Research helped the program log 542 million miles

April 29, 2016 | | Engineering, General | No Comments

NASA’s Space Shuttle blasted off for the first time 35 years ago, and engineers and scientists from Southern Research made critical contributions to the program during a journey that spanned…

Cancer researcher Bo Xu: ‘Everything is focused on DNA’ in the search for cures

April 25, 2016 | | Drug Development | No Comments

Dr. Bo Xu and his team at Southern Research are exploring exactly how the building block of life, DNA, plays a central role in cancer-cell formation and how penetrating these…

Southern Research appoints Paul Bushdid to direct DART program

April 7, 2016 | | Drug Development | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – April 7, 2016 – Paul Bushdid, Ph.D., has joined Southern Research to lead its Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology (DART) program, which performs complex preclinical studies to ensure…

Mary Trader: Unraveling leukemia’s mysteries in a Southern Research lab

March 28, 2016 | | General | No Comments

When Mary Trader joined Southern Research in 1966, she had a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Mary’s Dominican College in her hometown of New Orleans and plans to stick…

E.A. Dulmadge: Pursuing a research dream and attacking cancer

March 28, 2016 | | General | No Comments

Elizabeth Ann Dulmadge – E.A., as she was known to her friends — arrived at Southern Research Institute in 1956 with more than a decade of experience in a clinical…

Ruby James: Trailblazer in the Southern Research chemistry labs

March 28, 2016 | | General | No Comments

Ruby James was a chemistry major at Birmingham-Southern College when she got her first glimpse of the laboratories at Southern Research Institute. The tour opened her eyes to the power…

Southern Research scientists develop an assay to find a cure for Zika

March 22, 2016 | | Drug Development | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – As reports of the Zika virus outbreak began to emerge from Brazil and portions of South and Central America, infectious disease researchers in the Drug Discovery labs…

Southern Research works to recover rare earth elements from coal ash

February 4, 2016 | | Energy & Environment, General | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – February 4, 2016 – Southern Research is using $1 million in federal funding to develop and test a method to extract valuable rare earth elements (REEs) from…

Southern Research Engineer Lauded for Space Flight Contributions

January 22, 2016 | | Engineering, Staff | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Leaders from the nation’s space flight community gathered in Birmingham to honor Southern Research engineer John Koenig, whose work with NASA enhanced the safety of space missions…

Leading Oncology Researcher Janet Houghton Joins Southern Research Drug Discovery Team

December 8, 2015 | | Drug Discovery | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – December 8, 2015 – Southern Research announced today Janet Houghton, Ph.D., has joined the Drug Discovery Oncology Department as senior research fellow and endowed chair in cancer…

Southern Research Names Tom Blasey New Director of Intellectual Property

November 23, 2015 | | Staff | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – November 23, 2015 – Today, Southern Research announced that Thomas Blasey has been named director of intellectual property. Blasey will lead Southern Research’s IP functions, including the…

Southern Research Announces 2015 Excellence Award Winners and Presidential Award Winner

November 20, 2015 | | Staff | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – November 20, 2015 – Today, Southern Research celebrated its employee Excellence Awards program with an organization-wide event to acknowledge the winners. Individuals and groups at Southern Research’s…

Pharmaceutical-Biotech Veteran Dan Hayden Joins Southern Research Board of Directors

November 17, 2015 | | Board of Directors | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – November 17, 2015 – Southern Research announced today that Daniel O. Hayden has been appointed to its board of directors, effective November 10, 2015. Hayden brings almost…

Prominent Scientist to Lead Southern Research’s Drug Discovery Infectious Diseases Program

November 11, 2015 | | Drug Discovery | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – November 11, 2015 – Timothy Sellati, Ph.D., has joined Southern Research’s Drug Discovery division as senior research fellow and chair, Infectious Disease Department. Sellati will lead infectious…

Local High School Students Perform Life Sciences and Engineering Experiments in Southern Research Labs

October 23, 2015 | | General | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – October 22, 2015 – On Thursday, October 22, a total of 40 students from George Washington Carver High School, Holy Family Cristo Rey High School, Huffman High…

Southern Research Receives $7.5 Million Award to Discover New Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis Patients with Rare Mutations

October 21, 2015 | | Drug Discovery | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – October 21, 2015 – Southern Research has received an award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s nonprofit drug discovery and development affiliate, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. (CFFT)….

Southern Research Names New Associate Director of Water Research

October 12, 2015 | | Energy & Environment | No Comments

On Monday, October 12, Kristen Jenkins joined Southern Research as associate director, water research. This is a new position for the organization, as the Energy & Environment division continues to…

U.S. Department of Energy and Southern Research Sign $3 Million Agreement to Demonstrate a High-Temperature Solar Energy Storage System

September 16, 2015 | | Energy & Environment | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – September 16, 2015 – As announced today by the White House, Southern Research has signed a jointly funded cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy. This…

Southern Research and UAB Part of Multisite Study on Effects of Chemical Nerve Agents

September 8, 2015 | | Drug Discovery | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sept. 8, 2015 – Researchers at Southern Research and the University of Alabama at Birmingham are part of a multisite consortium sharing a new five-year, $3.8 million…

Southern Research in the news


No more 'SRI': Birmingham's Southern Research rebranding with 'refreshed' logo, message, design | AL.com - February 4, 2015

How the UAB, Southern Research collaboration AIMTech is progressing | Birmingham Business Journal - October 19, 2015

Meet the Most Influential: Art Tipton, Southern Research | Birmingham Business Journal - July 24, 2015

Fact Sheet: Continuing to Drive Growth in Solar Energy Across the Country | The White House - September 16, 2015

Southern Research fighting fossil fuel pollutants with Birmingham facility | Alabama Newscaster - November 12, 2015

Alabama lab working on cure for Zika virus linked to birth defects | AL.com - February 2, 2016

New concerns as the Zika virus gets closer to Alabama | ABC 33/40 - February 3, 2016

Treatment, cure for Zika virus could be born in Birmingham | WVTM 13 News - February 4, 2016

Southern Research lands $1M in federal funds for element extraction project | Birmingham Business Journal - February 4, 2016

Southern Research works to recover rare earth elements from coal ash | Alabama NewsCenter - February 4, 2016

Zika virus confirmed in Morgan | Decatur Daily - February 11, 2016

How a ‘stealth organization’ in Alabama is quietly solving the world’s hardest problems | Yellowhammer News - March 15, 2016

How Southern Research is working to limit the spread of the Zika virus | Birmingham Business Journal - March 22, 2015

Birmingham’s Southern Research develops test to detect Zika virus in infected cell cultures | Alabama Newscenter - March 22, 2015

Frederick scientists develop test to accelerate Zika virus research | The Frederick News-Post - March 25, 2016

New test for Zika | Weld for Birmingham - March 28, 2016