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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.

Genome facility will be major boost for research in North Texas and beyond
Genome facility will be major boost for research in North Texas and beyond

The new North Texas Genome Center, a partnership between UTA and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, will provide massive DNA sequencing capability for regional biotech and medical research.

Chemistry professor receives prestigious state, national awards
Chemistry professor receives prestigious state, national awards

Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta has been named the 2018 Distinguished Texas Scientist by the Texas Academy of Science and also was recently named the recipient of the 2018 American Chemical Society’s Division of Analytical Chemistry Chemical Instrumentation Award.

Scientist earns prestigious CAREER grant for her research
Scientist earns prestigious CAREER grant for her research

He Dong, associate professor of chemistry & biochemistry and joint associate professor of bioengineering, receives National Science Foundation funds to develop nanomaterials to treat antibiotic-resistant infections.

College of Science alumnus honored for excellence in healthcare
College of Science alumnus honored for excellence in healthcare

Dr. Ignacio Nuñez, M.D., a UTA Distinguished Alumnus, received the Fort Worth Business Press 2018 Healthcare Hero Award for his outstanding efforts as a physician and as a mentor to pre-med students.

UTA extends partnership with Apache Corporation on water quality study in West Texas
UTA extends partnership with Apache Corporation on water quality study in West Texas

The Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation at The University of Texas at Arlington and Apache Corporation have extended their partnership to study surface and groundwater quality in the Alpine High region of West Texas.

UTA researchers focus on pain management in older adults
UTA researchers focus on pain management in older adults

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are focusing their attention on pain management in older adults, a segment of the population which presents a specific series of challenges to health providers.