UAES Researcher Highlights

Vice President of Researcher Highlights - UAES Researchers


Jiming Jin

Robert Gillies

2014 Researcher of the Year - College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Department of Plant, Soils and Climate

Dr. Robert R. Gillies grew up in Scotland. His MA is in Geography from the University of Glasgow (with honors). After a short gap, Dr. Gillies attended The Pennsylvania State University, where he earned an MS in Meteorology, although some of that work was actually completed while he was employed at the University of Newcastle in the School of Architecture. 

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Layne Coppeck

Karen Mock

2014 Researcher of the Year - S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
Wildland Resources Department

Dr. Karen Mock's research is in the areas of molecular ecology and conservation genetics. Specifically, she studies genetic diversity patterns in natural populations, and uses these patterns to make natural resource management recommendations. 

 

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Jiming Jin

Jiming Jin

2012 Researcher of the Year - College of Agriculture
Department of Plant, Soils and Climate

Jiming Jin not only studies regional climates, he actively works to make weather and climate tools better through his development of numerical models. Learn how he uses Utah State's high-performance computing facilities to simulate and reliably predict regional weather, while also positively impacting the field as a whole.

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Layne Coppeck

Layne Coppock

2012 Researcher of the Year - College of Natural Resources
Department of Environment and Society

Layne Coppock values the research freedom he has at Utah State, where he is able to pursue his self-described "unusual endeavors as a researcher." Learn how he uses his experience working as a researcher in Ethiopia to help improve the lives of people living in marginalized regions of the world.

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Layne Coppeck

Maria Norton

2012 Researcher of the Year - Emma Eccles Jones College of Education, and Human Services
Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Maria Norton has felt a great amount of support from Utah State throughout her 30 years as a professor and during her 20 years of dementia research. Learn more about how Dr. Norton's academic environment where high-quality science is a priority influences her own research endeavors.

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Lance Seefeldt

Lance Seefeldt

2012 D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Awardee
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

A former Researcher of the Year, Dr. Lance Seefeldt can now call himself a D. Wynne Thorne Research Award recipient for his work in biochemistry and chemistry. Learn more about Dr. Seefeldt's innovative work and his love of pushing the frontiers of scientific understanding in the pursuit of unearthing previously undiscovered knowledge.

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