People come to Georgia because they find the ideas, talent and support they need in an environment that is primed for success. In 2002, Ernst & Young’s Biotechnology Report ranked Georgia as the ninth-largest life science community in the U.S. Georgia's Office of Science and Technology provides the foundation to help our life science community grow.

Georgia is served by four medical schools: Mercer, Morehouse, Emory, and the Medical College of Georgia.

Click on one of our current projects to learn more about how Georgia is leading the way and making a difference in life sciences. Click on the GRA Eminent Scholars below to learn more about Georgia's life science research community.

Rafi Ahmed, Ph.D.
Vaccine Development - Emory University

Clifton A. Baile, Ph.D.
Agricultural Biotechnology - The University of Georgia

M. Bruce Beck, Ph.D.
Water Quality - The University of Georgia

Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D.
Tissue Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology

Jean-Lou Chameau, Ph.D.
Water and Land Quality Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology

Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D.
Structural Biology - Emory University

Ronald G. Cummings, Ph.D.
Environmental Policy - Georgia State University

Stephen Dalton, Ph.D.
Molecular Cell Biology - The University of Georgia

Robert E. Dickinson, Ph.D.
Global Environment - Georgia Institute of Technology

William S. Dynan, Ph.D.
Molecular Biology - Medical College of Georgia

Don P. Giddens, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology

Kristen M. Harris, Ph.D.
Synapses & Cell Signaling - Medical College of Georgia

Stephen C. Harvey, Ph.D.
Computational Structural Biology - Georgia Institute of Technology

Julia Hilliard, Ph.D.
Molecular Biotechnology - Georgia State University


Xiaoping P. Hu, Ph.D.
Biomedical Imaging - Emory University

William J. Koros, Ph.D.
Membrane Science and Technology - Georgia Institute of Technology

Michael J. Kuhar, Ph.D.
Neuropharmacology - Emory University

Robert J. Maier, Ph.D.
Microbial Physiology - The University of Georgia

Andrew L. Mellor, Ph.D.
Molecular Immunogenetics - Medical College of Georgia

Vasu Nair, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Drug Discovery - The University of Georgia

James H. Prestegard, Ph.D.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - The University of Georgia

Jin-Xiong She, Ph.D.
Genomic Medicine - Medical College of Georgia

Samuel H. Speck, Ph.D.
Molecular Pathogenesis - Emory University

Max E. Stachura, M.D.
Telemedicine - Medical College of Georgia

Steven L. Stice, Ph.D.
Animal Reproductive Physiology - The University of Georgia

Ralph A. Tripp, Ph.D.
Animal Health Vaccine Development The University of Georgia

Bi-Cheng Wang, Ph.D.
Structural Biology - The University of Georgia

Robert K. Yu, Med.Sc.D.
Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics - Medical College of Georgia