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Read the latest news from the Department of Molecular Biosciences.

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

Accolades

UT Biologist Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

April 14, 2022 by Esther R Robards-Forbes

John Wallingford, professor of molecular biosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

John Wallingford Headshot

Research

New Vaccine Advances Could Help Against More Viral Illnesses

March 14, 2022 by Marc Airhart

Some of the same researchers at The University of Texas at Austin who created a key to all coronavirus vaccines used in the U.S. have...

Image of researchers Ching-Lin Hsieh and Jason McLellan at a computer screen reviewing data

Research

Dried Bacteria Could Revolutionize Testing, Laboratory Science

March 3, 2022 by Esther R Robards-Forbes

When you think of the type of labs driving biomedical discoveries, you may envision beakers and test tubes filled with a rainbow of chemicals, where...

Microscopic images of E.coli bacteria.