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Faculty of Science News

Dr. Atanu Sarkar and Dr. Derek Wilton

Ordinarily Dr. Derek Wilton, a professor Earth Sciences, might not be expected to have much in common, with Dr. Atanu Sarkar, a public health physician in the Faculty of Medicine.

But a potential uranium mine in Labrador is bringing together these two very different researchers at Memorial.

An announcement of $2.3 million investment in 17 Memorial-led R&D projects was made on the St. John’s campus July 8. The projects will address opportunities and challenges related to harsh and Arctic environments.

Dr. Mark Berry

The Department of Biochemistry welcomes Dr. Mark Berry as its new head of department. Dr. Berry took up his new position on July 1. He succeeds Dr. Phil Davis who served as acting head for just over three years.