Accurately Editing Genes in Living Cells Means Grappling with Knots in DNA

Gene editing with CRISPR enzymes inside living cells could become more effective and accurate after researchers at The University of Texas at Austin unveiled how...

Professor Rick Russell (right) and graduate student Isabel Strohkendl conduct experiments using CRISPR enzymes. Image courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin.


Four Natural Sciences Faculty Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

​Carlos Baiz, Caroline Morley, Andrew Potter and Urbain Weyemi are among the 128 scholars from across the country selected by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to receive the 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Headshots of four scientists


Undergraduate Research Aims to Harness the Power of Mealworms to Degrade Plastic

Undergraduates at the UT Austin Inventors Program are exploring how mealworms, and the microbes in their guts, can naturally degrade household plastics.

Meal worms and plastic


Scientists Discover How Remdesivir Works to Inhibit Coronavirus



Gloved hands hold a glass vial of antiviral medicine remdesivir