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Xu receives $1.89 million NIH grant to study processes that lead to infertility
Sen Xu, assistant professor of biology at UTA, received a five-year, $1.89 million grant from the NIH to use cutting-edge genomic approaches to understand the genetic mechanisms of parthenogenesis, a form of asexual reproduction.
Gatchel retires from UTA following pioneering career in health psychology
Robert J. Gatchel, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, retired on September 1 following 21 years at UTA and a 47-year career in academia and research.
Cordero on mission to inspire women to pursue STEM career paths
Minerva Cordero, College of Science associate dean, is embracing a new role: Sharing her story and serving as a role model for middle-school girls to inspire them to pursue STEM pathways.
College of Science students collect toiletry donations for women in need
The College of Science Black Graduate Students Association (COSBGSA), together with biochemistry students from the class of Kayunta Johnson-Winters, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, collected donations of women’s hygiene products for the Episcopal Church of Arlington pantry, which is held on campus at the Maverick Activities Center on the first Saturday of each month.
Chen studying use of nanoparticles to reduce size of deep-seated tumors
Wei Chen, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Rhode Island and Brown University, recently published a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal. The team investigated the use of X-rays and copper-cysteamine (Cu-Cy) nanoparticles to treat deep-seated tumors, resulting in statistically significant reduction in tumor size.
Physics student wins prestigious award at national conference for second time
Niyousha Davachi, a first-year Ph.D. student in physics, earned the Pi Mu Epsilon Outstanding Student Speaker Award for her paper presentation at the Mathematical Association of America MathFest 2019 conference, held July 31-August 3 in Cincinnati.
Robitaille wins gold medal at International Mathematical Olympiad
Luke Robitaille, a member of The University of Texas at Arlington’s Mid-Cities Math Circle, earned a gold medal and helped lead a team of United States students to a first-place tie with a team from China in the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held July 11-22 in Bath, England.
Boll receives $390,000 NIH grant to study multidrug resistance in bacterial pathogens
Joseph Boll, assistant professor of biology, and lab students, from left, Misha Kazi, Feroz Ahmed, and Katie Kang, will examine ways that bacteria become resistant to antibiotics in order to improve patient treatment strategies.
Rion wins prestigious award for biochemistry research at international conference
Halie Rion, who received her B.S. in Biological Chemistry from UTA in May, received the Wiley Poster Award at the 43rd International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography in Fort Worth.
Chowdhury publishes study on proteins in cells that could help in treatment of disease
Saiful Chowdhury, associate professor of chemistry, and his lab group devised a novel proteomics method to study protein networks involved in the combined treatment of statins and pathogenic substances from bacteria.