News: Faculty

Read the latest news from the Department of Molecular Biosciences.

Accolades

Torii Awarded a Bateson Named Lectureship from John Innes Centre, UK

January 27, 2023 by the Department of Molecular Biosciences

Keiko Torii Headshot

Accolades

McLellan Wins Major Awards from Welch Foundation, National Academy

January 23, 2023 by Marc Airhart

Jason McLellan, a structural biologist at The University of Texas at Austin, has won two highly prestigious awards—the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Award in...

Jason McLellan wearing a white lab coat standing in front of the cryo-electron microscope at The University of Texas at Austin.

Research

How a Plant Stem Cell Commits to Its Fate and How Plant Growth Stays in Check

December 30, 2022 by the Department of Molecular Biosciences

A pair of discoveries from the Torii Lab were recently published in Nature Plants.

Three flowering plants of the same variety with small blossoms grow, though one is much shorter

Accolades

Dan Dickinson Paper Selected as Top 5 of the Year

December 21, 2022 by the Department of Molecular Biosciences

The paper from late 2021, titled 'Rapid extraction and kinetic analysis of protein complexes from single cells,' was selected for the honor by editors of Biophysical...

Dan Dickinson headshot in circle with graphics in burnt orange

Research

Dense Bacterial Populations Create Mutant Breeding Grounds for Antibiotic Resistance

November 17, 2022 by Esther Robards-Forbes

New discovery could make it easier to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Overlapping purple circles with orange highlights represent bacterial swarms. Dandelion-like seeds float away representing the mutant bacteria pushed to the edges of swarms.

Accolades

2022 CNS Teaching Excellence Award

September 27, 2022 by the Department of Molecular Biosciences

Congratulations Johann Eberhart, Awarded a 2022 CNS Teaching Excellence Award

Johann Eberhart

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