Esther Betrán, professor of biology, will utilize the high-tech tools in the North Texas Genome Center to shed light on the role of transposable elements, which make up a large fraction of the genome and are known as “jumping genes” as they change their position or copy themselves within the genome.
Minerva Cordero, an associate dean in the College of Science and professor of mathematics, will serve a one-year term as program director of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE and Hispanic-Serving Institutions programs, with the goals of increasing participation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers and increasing opportunities for HSIs.
The state-of-the-art facility, which will focus on interdisciplinary research around major health science challenges, will contribute to pushing the University forward as a leading health science research and teaching institution.
Qinhong “Max” Hu is using a $567,831 grant from the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program to investigate six different kinds of low-permeable rock formations to identify the most appropriate barrier materials to isolate nuclear waste.
Brad Pierce, UTA associate professor of biochemistry, recently received a $429,033 grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project, which will focus on the enzymes involved in metabolism of sulfur in the body.