TROY researcher leads team in developing new lung surfactant for premature babies

The researchers are aiming to replace Infasurf with a synthetic surfactant. (Image courtesy ONY Biotech)

The researchers are aiming to replace Infasurf with a synthetic surfactant. (Image courtesy ONY Biotech)

Troy University researcher Dr. Suzanne Farver Lukjan is the lead scientist on a team helping to develop a synthetic lung surfactant used to prevent and treat respiratory distress in premature babies. 

Surfactants are substances that decrease surface tension where liquids interface with other liquids, gases or solids. In addition to their use in medicines, they…

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TROY professor named Fulbright Scholar to study in Estonia

Dr. Michael Guo-Brennan will spend six months in Estonia conducting research and lecturing as a Fulbright Scholar.

Dr. Michael Guo-Brennan will spend six months in Estonia conducting research and lecturing as a Fulbright Scholar.

Troy University public administration associate professor Dr. Michael Guo-Brennan has earned the prestigious title of Fulbright Scholar and will spend six months abroad in Estonia to conduct research and offer lectures at Tallinn University in the School of Governance, Law and Society.

TROY has had six Fulbright scholars since 1987. These scholars have visited Ghana, Ukraine, Russia,…

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Troy University arboretum added to Alabama Birding Trails

The arboretum joins over 280 sites and is only the second location in Pike County to make the list.

The arboretum joins over 280 sites and is only the second location in Pike County to make the list.

Troy University’s arboretum is home to 75 acres, over eight miles of walking trails and a Champion Tree, and now it’s officially listed as a designated stop on the Alabama Birding Trails.

The Alabama Birding Trails highlight the best public locations for watching birds year-round in Alabama across eight geographic regions and over 280 stops—…

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How To Specialize in Artificial Intelligence

Earning TROY’s Master’s degree in Computer Science is one of the most effective ways to enter the AI field.

Earning TROY’s Master’s degree in Computer Science is one of the most effective ways to enter the AI field.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way we work — and live. From helping us solve social challenges and improving business outcomes to boosting our productivity and enhancing our creativity, the possibilities and potential of AI seem endless. 

But while recent innovations have brought AI into the spotlight, the artificial intelligence field is not new,…

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