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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 Participates in Girls Inc. Eureka! Internship Program

August 20, 2015 | | General | No Comments

The Girls Inc. Eureka! Internship Program provides young girls with hands-on experience in nontraditional fields for women, particularly in STEM-related fields. So, when Southern Research Associate Director of Engineering Johanna…

Southern Research to Host Birmingham Innovation Week Events

August 18, 2015 | | General | No Comments

Birmingham Innovation Week is an annual celebration of innovation in Birmingham, Alabama. Throughout the week, at various venues, speaking and networking events take place all over the city, featuring the…

Southern Research Drug Discovery Continues J-1 Scholar Training Program

August 13, 2015 | | Drug Discovery | No Comments

Since its founding in 1941, Southern Research has been actively participating in training the next generation of scientists. Various faculty members in Southern Research’s drug discovery division hold academic appointments…

Southern Research Awarded 5-Year, $4.5M NIH Grant to Develop Opioid Drugs with Diminished Side Effects

August 12, 2015 | | Drug Discovery | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – August 12, 2015 – Southern Research won a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health to develop opioid drugs…

Southern Research Helps Power Plants Meet New Mercury Emission Standards

August 10, 2015 | | Energy & Environment | No Comments

Southern Research’s Mercury Research Center in Birmingham is helping power plants, fuel suppliers, and technology suppliers meet new mercury emission standards that went into effect earlier this year. The Mercury…

Airborne Imaging and Recording System (AIRS) Tenth Anniversary

July 26, 2015 | | Engineering | No Comments

July 26, 2015, marked the tenth anniversary of NASA’s Space Shuttle Return to Flight. On July 26, 2005, the Space Shuttle Return to Flight occurred with the launch of STS-114,…

Southern Research Names Jim Tucker Director of Materials Research

July 13, 2015 | | Engineering | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – July 13, 2015 – Southern Research announced, today, that James R. Tucker joined its Engineering division as director of materials research. Tucker will lead a team of…

Southern Research Awarded New $22 Million NIAID-DAIDS Contract to Support Ground-Breaking HIV Cure Research

July 7, 2015 | | Drug Development | No Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – July 7, 2015 – Southern Research has been awarded a seven-year contract of up to $22 million to support research that could contribute to the cure of…

Southern Research in the news


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

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

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

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

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