Seven faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS fellows are chosen annually by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Accelerating the evaluation and development of new vaccines for emerging health threats is the goal of University of Texas at Austin researchers who recently received $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
University of Texas Chemist Receives Major Grant to Improve Detection of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Developing a simple, paper-based test for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is the goal of a University of Texas at Austin chemist, whose project just received a $1.6 million point-of-care diagnostics grant through Grand Challenges in Global Health, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Grace Eckhoff, an undergraduate at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a Marshall Scholar, one of 40 scholars from across the nation who earned the scholarship to study abroad in the United Kingdom.
Yuxuan Wang, a senior majoring in biochemistry, has won the $20,000 grand prize in the 10th annual University Co-op George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence for undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.
Resistance Fighter: When Grace Eckhoff went to Afghanistan last summer to study multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) infection rates, it was a kind of return to her childhood. Eckhoff, who's now a third-year biology major, grew up in Haiti, where her parents were doctors at a small hospital. While her parents were working, she'd often pass the time playing with the kids in the chronic illness ward, most of whom had tuberculosis. They were being treated there, rather than at home, precisely to preempt the development of drug resistant strains of tuberculosis.
We asked 10 faculty from the College of Natural Sciences a big question: "What development in your field is likely to have the greatest impact on the way that we live over the next 25 years? How?" Here are their answers. Select the faculty names below to jump to the expanded answers. J Strother Moore… » Continue Reading