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Congratulations MBS recipients of the CNS Excellence Awards

2020 Teaching Excellence Award:

Congratulations Dr. David Taylor, Assistant Professor
David Taylor

The College of Natural Sciences is home to a large number of committed, innovative educators that help our students learn a demanding curriculum. The College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award celebrates the members of our faculty that excel in the classroom.

 

2020 Staff Excellence Award:

Congratulations Yvette Cañedo, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist

Yvette Cañedo


The College of Natural Sciences Staff Excellence award recognizes members of our community who go above and beyond the day-to-day responsibilities of their job, including outstanding dedication, competence, resourcefulness and customer service. 

Three MBS Faculty Receive Named Professorships, Chair

The Department of Molecular Biosciences is celebrating three professors who recently received honors in the form of named professorships and chairs. To celebrate their appointments MBS has scheduled zoom seminars by each of the new endowment holders. Harshey, Huibregtse and Payne will speak during the MBS Fall 2020 seminar series (listed below).

Photo of Rasika HarsheyRasika Harshey is now the Lorene Morrow Kelley Professor of Microbiology

Seminar date: December 9th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

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Jon Huibregtse
is now the Benjamin Clayton Centennial Professor of Biochemistry

Seminar date: November 18th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

 

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Shelley Payne
is now the Marie Betzner Morrow Centennial Chair

Seminar date: October 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Congratulations!  

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McLellan Awarded Young Investigator in Virology Prize

McLellan1Associate Professor Jason McLellan won the 2019 Viruses Young Investigator in Virology Prize. He will address attendees at the 2020 Viruses Conference in Barcelona, Spain (Feb 5-7, 2020), and receive a financial award and plaque.

"His work has led to significant advances in our understanding of broadly neutralizing antibody binding to the V1/ V2 domain of the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein the structural basis for neutralization of respiratory syncytial virus," said Viruses Editor-in-Chief, Eric O. Freed.

McLellan also was featured earlier this month in a cover article in the Austin American-Statesman about how the University of Texas System’s endowment supports recruiting top faculty members. McLellan, who joined the faculty in 2017, was already doing groundbreaking research with implications for potential therapies and vaccines to treat viruses such as HIV, RSV, MERS and SARS. He previously was a faculty member at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. 

Fall 2017 Letter from the Chair

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. More news from the Department is here and on the College website. Please consider a gift to help support our work.

Daniel Leahy
Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciences

 

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