2011 NSU Research and Technology Transfer Brochure

Nova Southeastern University is active in basic and applied research in many fields of the social, physical, and life sciences. Significant areas of strength in basic research include molecular biology of disease states, marine biology, environmental biology and zoology, and human physiology. Strengths in applied research include clinical psychology, family therapy, childhood development, cultural diversity, clinical pharmacology, metabolism, exercise physiology, coral reef science, environmental science, physical oceanography, biomedical informatics, HIV prevention, drug discovery, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and cardiovascular therapeutics. Jose Lopez, Ph.D., an associate professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center, is measuring the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on marine sponges and symbiotic microbial communities . Researchers from NSU’s College of Pharmacy, led by Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, Ph.D., are developing unique sublingual, rapidly-dissolving tablets to treat anaphylaxis . NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences professor Yair Levy, Ph.D., is developing secure authentication for Web-based systems . BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH Jose Lopez, Ph.D. Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, Ph.D.