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Letter from the Chair, Fall 2017

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Dear Friends of UT Molecular Biosciences,​

What better example is there of how “What Starts Here Changes the World” than the legacy of our UT Austin alumni? This fall, the College of Natural Sciences inducted into its Hall of Honor alumna Gail Dianne Lewis, who has done life-saving research with Genentech to produce effective new treatments for patients with the aggressive HER2-positive form of breast cancer. Another alum, celebrated immunotherapy pioneer Dr. James Allison, made TIME magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences this year. Capping it all, the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was recently shared by our alum Michael Young for discovering the molecular circuits underlying circadian rhythms.

A revolution in human health is coming about not only because of our alumni, but through ongoing efforts at The University of Texas at Austin. The groundbreaking work our researchers are doing, increasingly in coordination with faculty in the Dell Medical School, is ushering in a new era of biomedical research and education on campus. You’ll find evidence of it with our outstanding new faculty members, our exciting new cryo-electron microscopy facility, and our remarkable graduate students and undergraduates. Your support for the outstanding research and amazing people in our Texas Molecular Biosciences community ensures that the “What Starts Here…” legacy continues for generations to come. Read on for more news from the Department, and please consider a gift to help support our work.


Dan Leahy
Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciences

 

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