Middle Georgia State Receives $480,000 Federal Grant For Metabolomics Research


Information Technology professors, Dr. Yingfeng Wang and Dr. Myungjae Kwak

Faculty and undergraduate research into metabolomics – an emerging technology with significant implications for medical science – has earned Middle Georgia State University a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $480,000, the largest award of its kind in the institution’s history.

Two Information Technology professors, Dr. Yingfeng Wang and Dr. Myungjae Kwak, are directing the research funded through the award, which begins this month and lasts until January 2022. The research is crucial because metabolomics, a technology for detecting, identifying, and quantifying metabolites in biological samples, is strongly correlated to microbiology, pharmacy, and medical science. For example, accurately identifying metabolites can help with many medical diagnoses including detection of some specific types of cancers.

The award is the largest Middle Georgia State (MGA) has ever received for research purposes.

Learn more about how the grant will “help build Middle Georgia State’s reputation in research.”