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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 CRISPR Protein Might Yield New Tests for Many Viruses

January 4, 2023 by Marc Airhart

New insights about a CRISPR-associated protein called Cas12a2 could lead to a new approach to diagnostics for a wide range of viral illnesses.

A protein unwinds a double stranded DNA helix

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

Students Win Big at International Synthetic Biology Competition

November 14, 2022 by the Department of Molecular Biosciences

A team of 12 undergraduate students at UT Austin received top awards at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition, including placing in the...

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Announcements

Texas Biologics to Bolster Research in Therapeutics

October 13, 2022 by Christine S Sinatra

A cross-disciplinary effort made up of world-renowned faculty members and researchers working across all areas of therapeutics has launched at UT Austin.

A researcher in lab coat, goggles and gloves pipettes in a web lab

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

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