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Lab plans major expansion, including education center

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is growing, with near-term plans to open an 8,300-square-foot, four-classroom and lab addition in May and long-term plans to erect an $18-million Marine Education Center. The Mississippi Press reports the Marine Education Center is the education and outreach arm of the lab, and both are part of the University of Southern Mississippi. ...

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New Jersey lab director chosen to lead Southern Miss' GCRL

OCEAN SPRINGS — The University of Southern Mississippi has named Rutgers University professor Eric Powell as the new director of USM’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs. The Sun Herald reports Powell teaches at the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory at Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Science in New Jersey. He had served as director of the Haskin ...

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NOAA to continue partnership with Northern Gulf Institute

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University-led research institute and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will continue their collaborative partnership for an additional five years. The federal agency has announced that, following a review, the NOAA Research Council determined that the university’s Northern Gulf Institute’s research over the past four years has helped advance NOAA’s goals and mission, as well ...

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New marine research lab opens at Cedar Point

OCEAN SPRINGS — The new $2-million Marine Environmental Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs will be used for ecosystem research. Laboratory officials hosted a tour this week. The lab is located at University of Southern Mississippi’s Cedar Point site, which part of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. GCRL director William Hawkins says the facility is divided into a wet area and ...

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Accuri honors USM faculty

Accuri Flow Cytometers, a company specializing in cell analysis products and software, has presented one of two Creativity Awards to two University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science faculty members. The award to assistant professor Karen Orcutt and assistant research professor Kjell Gundersen comes with a full-featured analytical Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer System worth $44,000. The portable system, which ...

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NOAA awards grants to NGI

HANCOCK COUNTY — Two federal grants worth more than $8.5 million have been awarded to expand the scope of the Northern Gulf Institute (NGI), a research collaborative led by Mississippi State University (MSU). U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced that a $4.49-million grant has been issued to the Mississippi State University Research and Technology Corp. to help construct a NGI ...

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