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College of Science faculty, staff recognized for excellence with UTA, COS awards
College of Science faculty, staff recognized for excellence with UTA, COS awards

Excellence in research, teaching and service was honored during recent events hosted by UTA and the College of Science, with College of Science faculty and staff members receiving numerous awards and recognition for their efforts.

Chemistry graduate blends research into academic journey
Chemistry graduate blends research into academic journey

Misty Martin has excelled while balancing classes and lab research with being a mom. She plans to go on to medical school and make a career out of helping others through medicine and research.

UTA researchers investigate link between ovarian hormones and blood cholesterol levels
UTA researchers investigate link between ovarian hormones and blood cholesterol levels

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are investigating the link between ovarian hormones and the blood cholesterol balance in the body, itself a key determinant of cardiovascular health or disease.

UTA’s Marquerite Herzog awarded 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
UTA’s Marquerite Herzog awarded 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Marquerite Herzog, a biology doctoral student at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study the molecular genetic basis of changes in behavior seen when an individual loses during an aggressive conflict.

UTA expands efforts to develop water recycling technologies
UTA expands efforts to develop water recycling technologies

The Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation has expanded its partnership with Challenger Water Solutions to develop water recycling technologies that will transform waste from oil and gas development into reusable water.

UTA receives National Science Foundation grant to continue successful scholarship program for undergraduate math students
UTA receives National Science Foundation grant to continue successful scholarship program for undergraduate math students

The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Mathematics has received a new four-year, $998,652 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue a highly successful program that provides funds for high-achieving, financially disadvantaged undergraduate students to pursue degrees in mathematics.

SHIN STUDYING POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS, RISK OF AUTISM IN CHILDREN
SHIN STUDYING POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS, RISK OF AUTISM IN CHILDREN

Hyeong-Moo Shin, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is using a $436K grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study whether exposure to perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) at an early age is associated with risk for autism spectrum disorders.

PASSY STUDYING THE CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES OF RARITY IN FRESHWATER SPECIES
PASSY STUDYING THE CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES OF RARITY IN FRESHWATER SPECIES

Sophia Passy, associate professor of biology, is using a $199K grant from the National Science Foundation to learn more about the mechanisms that determine the patterns of inequality in species abundance in freshwater environments.

UTA researchers first to develop new device using biochemistry techniques to detect rare radioactive decays
UTA researchers first to develop new device using biochemistry techniques to detect rare radioactive decays

Assistant professor of physics Ben Jones and graduate student Austin McDonald are part of a team utilizing a biochemistry technique that uses fluorescence in their search for the radioactive decay called neutrinoless double-beta decay.

UTA startup AbeXXa Biologics, reimagining cancer immunotherapy with global pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim
UTA startup AbeXXa Biologics, reimagining cancer immunotherapy with global pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim

AbeXXa Biologics, named as one of the 40 Best University Startups in 2017, has received an initial investment from the Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund and signed a collaborative research agreement with the global corporation Boehringer Ingelheim.