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Dr. Win Phillips
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Research Briefs

Edge of Africa

Graduate Student Carlton Ward Jr. has combined his love of the environment and photography to the benefit of both

A Research Cornucopia

Since 1888, the Flrida Agricultural Eperiment Station has partnered with the state's farmers to develop hundred of new varieties of fruits, vegetables and other crops

Rolling Stone

Journalism Professor William McKeen has spent his careers chronicling rock 'n' roll

Greening UF

From "green" buildings to carbon-neutral campus, UF is a national leader in sustainability

Phage II

70 years ago, phages lost out to antibiotics as the treatment of choice for infections, but as bacteria become hardened against antibiotics, these beneficial viruses are making a comeback.