How Amphibious Plants Rewired a Gas Exchange Pathway to Survive in Water

Just as humans cannot breathe underwater, the tiny pores of plants can't exchange air underwater.

When grown on land, the amphibious plant Rorippa aquatica produces pores called stomata (left); but grown in water, it does not. Credit: Shuka Ikematsu.


McLellan Wins Major Awards from Welch Foundation, National Academy

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.


How a CRISPR Protein Might Yield New Tests for Many Viruses

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


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

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


Dan Dickinson Paper Selected as Top 5 of the Year

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


Dense Bacterial Populations Create Mutant Breeding Grounds for Antibiotic Resistance

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.


Students Win Big at International Synthetic Biology Competition

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



Texas Biologics to Bolster Research in Therapeutics

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


2022 CNS Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations Johann Eberhart, Awarded a 2022 CNS Teaching Excellence Award

Johann Eberhart


New Research Advances Fight Against Human Metapneumovirus

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

Graphic showing how antibodies attack viral proteins