Graduate and Professional Research

Graduate students at Mercer work closely with highly published, cited and funded faculty. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment give students in the fields of science, medicine and technology the skills and experience necessary to thrive in a professional research environment.

Students earning degrees in disciplines such as education and theology work alongside experienced faculty members to complete projects that not only increase the value of their degrees, but also make a difference in their fields of study.

The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of our graduate research programs turn students into scholars who gain a competitive edge through their work.

Researchers work at an archaeological site in Kenya

Featured Project

Professor’s work in Kenya investigates site of newly discovered human remains

A Mercer University professor spent two weeks this summer excavating a prehistoric site in Kenya where a skull fragment of an early human ancestor was found late last year.

Additional Projects

Mohammad Uddin
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Mercer researcher working to increase stability of COVID mRNA vaccines during storage

A Mercer University professor has been studying strategies to make vaccines for COVID-19 and other diseases more stable for storage and transportation purposes and, therefore, more accessible on a global level.

Dr. Ajay Banga and Dr. Rita Nahta
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Two Pharmacy researchers in the top 2% of cited scientists

Two Mercer pharmaceutical science researchers, Dr. Ajay Banga and Dr. Rita Nahta, are in the top 2% of the most-cited scientists across all scientific fields, according to a study by Stanford University.

MUSM student selected to work on student research grant awarded by Sage Therapeutics

Medical student Kelby Bulles was selected to work on a student research grant awarded by SAGE Therapeutics to Jennifer Barkin, Ph.D., associate professor of community medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine.

Pharmacy researcher receives NIH grant to study novel blood vessel targets

The College of Pharmacy’s Raquibul Hasan, Ph.D., has received funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study two novel targets in blood vessels that may lead to improved understanding of how statins work in the body.

NIH awards grant to study how nanoparticles may help childhood epilepsy

A College of Pharmacy professor and researchers at Emory University were awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study whether oxytocin-encapsulated nanoparticles targeted to the brain will help lessen seizures and behavioral deficits in childhood epilepsy.