Potential New Drug Target Could Boost Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Drugs

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.


William H. Tonn Professorial Fund Fellow

Congratulations Lulu Cambronne, William H. Tonn Professorial Fund Fellow

Lulu Cambronne Headshot


New Era at UT Austin Begins for Famous Long-Term Evolution Experiment

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


Bringing Developmental Biology to South Texas

Over the last two decades, John Wallingford has taught developmental biology short courses to students at two of the country's most highly prestigious and competitive biological...

Two undergraduate students sit on a couch next to developmental biologist John Wallingford


Scientists Hijack Bacteria To Ease Drug Manufacturing

Scientists have created biosensors from bacteria that will help speed up analysis of drug manufacturing, harnessing microbes to help detect therapeutic molecules.

E. Coli bacteria


Jason McLellan Named Finalist for Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

University of Texas at Austin molecular biosciences professor Jason McLellan was selected as a finalist for the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.

Jason McLellan in Sauer Structural Biology Lab working wit a cryo-EM machine


Lauren Ehrlich Named among The Alcalde’s Texas 10

Lauren Ehrlich, associate professor of molecular biosciences, has been named one of the Texas 10 by The Alcalde, the University of Texas at Austin alumni magazine.

Lauren Ehrlich


UT Biologist Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

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