Going Big by Going Home
Feb 28, 2020Twelve years after earning her bachelor's in biochemistry at Texas A&M, biologist Jennifer Dulin '05 got the full-circle chance to return to Texas A&M, where she's pursuing her life's work of making the best of one of the worst situations currently affecting the lives of more than 300,000 people in the United States alone — spinal cord injury.
The Human Element
Feb 13, 2020Professors get their fair share of requests from their students. Last spring, Texas A&M chemist Simon North received his most unique to date when two former students in his freshman chemistry course, Julia Santell '19 and Josiah Day '19, asked him to officiate at their August 17 wedding. The rest, as they say, is history — er, chemistry.
Crucible of Curiosity
Nov 26, 2019Thanks and gig 'em to The Association of Former Students for contributing $75,000 toward the Texas A&M College of Science during the past academic year -- whoop! Read about the people, programs and progress that generous support helps make possible in the cover story from the November-December 2019 issue of "Texas Aggie" magazine.
Mar 30, 2020Texas A&M biologist Gil Rosenthal has been appointed as associate dean for international programs in the College of Science, where he will work to strengthen and expand the international experiences of undergraduate students and faculty members across all departments and the broader Texas A&M campus.
Mar 27, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M chemist Karen Wooley, one of seven faculty-researchers from Texas-based institutions elected as 2020 American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering Fellows, among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer.
Mar 26, 2020Texas A&M chemists led by Wenshe Liu are seeking to stop COVID-19 and other coronaviruses in their cellular tracks by developing drugs capable of preventing the virus from replicating once inside its human host and also neutralizing its presence in human plasma.
Seeing the Light
Mar 20, 2020Joint work between the laboratories of Texas A&M chemists Matthew Sheldon and Dong Hee Son has resulted in a breakthrough in the decades-long global quest to identify techniques for ultrafast optical control of magnetism using a classic material, gold. Their work, published in "Nature Photonics," could lead to alternate ways to generate electricity from light and possible new strategies for solar energy.
Mar 19, 2020Using a clever strategy to “trick” the system so that only viruses containing peptides with noncanonical amino acids are capable of reproducing, the Wenshe Liu research group in Texas A&M Chemistry has found a way to stack the phage display libraries construction deck, effectively expanding the genetic code of bacteriophages and paving the way for new peptide-based therapeutics.
Mar 18, 2020March 13 marked the untimely passing of Texas A&M physicist Melanie Becker, a world-respected expert in string theory described as one of the outstanding physicists of her generation and an international leader in theoretical particle physics who made many important contributions, including developing models for superstring compactification.
Survival is Relative
Mar 10, 2020A new study co-authored by Texas A&M biologist Charles Criscione in collaboration with colleagues in Canada provides rare genetic evidence to support a role for kin selection in the evolution of host-manipulating behaviors in lancet liver flukes — insight that suggests such altruistic traits can evolve simply because they improve the chances of survival and reproduction of genetically related family members.
Going Big by Going Home
Engineering Energy Efficiency
Feb 27, 2020A multidisciplinary international team of scientists and engineers led by Texas A&M chemist Sarbajit Banerjee has discovered a neuron-like electrical switching mechanism in a solid-state material and how it reversibly morphs between conducting and insulating behavior on command, bringing researchers one step closer to developing brain-emulating materials for energy efficient computing.