Research & Academics

A fish performs a tail-flip jump and a roll.

From water to land and back, the mosquitofish is on a roll

Research helps answer questions about how animals make the transition to new habitats. Continue reading

A field of blooming Scotch broom.

NSF-funded research to examine long-term effects of invasive shrub

Invasive species influences survival and growth of Douglas fir trees in the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading

A historical and modern view of Indians Gardens in the Grand Canyon.

Repeat photography partnership to aid scientists in understanding climate change

Historical photos to be compared with modern ones to see changes in environment. Continue reading


NAU’s Power of Data project recognized by national STEM organization

The project is one of 42 nationwide and the first in Arizona featured in Change the Equation's STEMWorks database. Continue reading

Deaver Herbarium

Universities meet to increase Native American student use of natural history collections

Collections can increase science education opportunities for Native American students. Continue reading

Diane Stearns with co-author and NAU nursing student, Janice Wilson.

Study may help explain link between uranium exposure and skin cancer

Diane Stearns and team of researchers investigate photoactivation of uranium and its effects on skin cells. Continue reading

Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awards $1.5 million to NAU for expansion of physician assistant program

Physician assistants are increasingly being relied upon as primary care providers. Continue reading

Dental hygiene student with a patient.

NAU receives $1 million in health professions scholarship funding

Scholarships assist nursing, dental hygiene students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Continue reading

Adult female narrow-headed gartersnake

NAU researchers help save narrow-headed gartersnakes from after-effects of Slide Fire

Team organized survey and rescue mission for threatened gartersnake species in Oak Creek Canyon. Continue reading

Brent Nelson and Kiisa Nishikawa in the lab.

W. M. Keck Foundation awards NAU $1 million for transformative muscle research

Prestigious grant award reflects NAU's ongoing bioscience leadership. Continue reading

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