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Research

New Research Advances Fight Against Human Metapneumovirus

September 20, 2022 by Esther Robards-Forbes

New research could pave the way for a vaccine for a common respiratory virus. 

Graphic showing how antibodies attack viral proteins

Research

Potential New Drug Target Could Boost Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Drugs

September 15, 2022 by Marc Airhart

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a large family of reverse transcriptases (RTs)—enzymes that are found in all organisms and...

This image is a superposition of two enzymes: G2L4 and GsI-IIC RT.

Accolades

William H. Tonn Professorial Fund Fellow

September 12, 2022 by the Department of Molecular Biosciences

Congratulations Lulu Cambronne, William H. Tonn Professorial Fund Fellow

Lulu Cambronne Headshot

Research

New Era at UT Austin Begins for Famous Long-Term Evolution Experiment

August 25, 2022 by Marc Airhart

The Long-Term Evolution Experiment began back when a dozen eggs cost 65 cents, the film Rain Man topped the box office and George Michael’s song...

Jeff Barrick examines a dish of E. coli

Featured Faculty

Bringing Developmental Biology to South Texas

August 18, 2022 by Marc Airhart

Over the last two decades, John Wallingford has taught developmental biology short courses to students at two of the country's most highly prestigious and competitive biological...

Two undergraduate students sit on a couch next to developmental biologist John Wallingford

Research

Scientists Hijack Bacteria To Ease Drug Manufacturing

July 7, 2022 by Esther Robards-Forbes

Scientists have created biosensors from bacteria that will help speed up analysis of drug manufacturing, harnessing microbes to help detect therapeutic molecules.

E. Coli bacteria

Accolades

Jason McLellan Named Finalist for Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

June 2, 2022 by Kevin Vu

University of Texas at Austin molecular biosciences professor Jason McLellan was selected as a finalist for the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.

Jason McLellan in Sauer Structural Biology Lab working wit a cryo-EM machine

Accolades

Lauren Ehrlich Named among The Alcalde’s Texas 10

May 13, 2022 by Esther Robards-Forbes

Lauren Ehrlich, associate professor of molecular biosciences, has been named one of the Texas 10 by The Alcalde, the University of Texas at Austin alumni magazine.

Lauren Ehrlich