Oct 30, 2021Beyond being the most abundant type of immune cell found in human blood, neutrophils are believed to be among the first lines of defense at sites of infection and tissue damage. Texas A&M biologist and TIRR Foundation Fellow Dylan McCreedy is exploring their role in spinal cord injuries in order to develop targeted technologies and therapeutic strategies to aid in the long-term neurological recovery of damaged spinal cords and also treat inflammation observed in other central nervous system afflictions or disorders.
Oct 22, 2021Texas A&M chemist Osvaldo Gutierrez and University of Rochester colleagues have succeeded in using iron as a cheaper, faster and safer route for complex chemical synthesis — a promising development that has broad application to both practical and large-scale synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, pesticides and a host of other materials used in industry, healthcare and environmental sectors.
Creating a Physicist
Sep 29, 2021A team of physicists and learning scientists at Texas A&M and the University of Texas at Austin surveyed more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students involved in presenting multiple physics outreach programs at Texas A&M, determining that students gain as much from their experiences as their audiences do, namely positive effects on their identities as science professionals that can offer invaluable insight into their persistence and retention in STEM and preparation for 21st century careers in science and other areas.
Transformational ImpactFour of the eight Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Fellows for 2021-22 will be hosted by or affiliated with Texas A&M Science, including three members of the National Academies and one who also is a recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Sep 28, 2021It’s one thing to question how human genetics work, but it's quite another to question whether science can create a new genetic system altogether. Thanks to two new National Science Foundation grants totaling nearly $2 million, Texas A&M chemist Jonathan Sczepanski hopes to do both.
Innovation in Action
Sep 27, 2021Texas A&M biologist Jennifer Dulin '05 has been selected by the TIRR Foundation to receive the 2021 Jerry Johnston Andrew Award for Spinal Cord Research recognizing related excellence and potential progress for the nearly 300,000 Americans currently afflicted with spinal cord injury.
Global Top 50
Sep 20, 2021Three academic programs in the Texas A&M College of Science are among the world's top 50 in the Shanghai Ranking 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS), an annual survey of more than 4,000 international universities in a total of 54 subjects across the natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.
Sep 08, 2021Texas A&M chemist Wenshe Ray Liu is among 13 campus-wide faculty announced September 8 as Texas A&M University's 2021 class of Chancellor's Enhancing Development and Generating Excellence in Scholarship (EDGES) Fellows — mid-career faculty who are making significant marks in their disciplines as promising researchers and educators.
COVID-19 Game Changer
Aug 26, 2021A discovery by Texas A&M chemist Wenshe Ray Liu and his research group leads to an agreement with a California biopharmaceutical company to develop a drug that could be the most effective treatment yet for patients with COVID-19, including more aggressive variants of the virus such as Delta and others.
Leading Detector R&D
Jul 30, 2021Texas A&M physicists led by Rupak Mahapatra have been awarded a three-year, $1.27 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy in support of their world-leading detector research and development work that continues to play a key role in the SuperCDMS dark matter search experiment and other major projects at the forefront of new physics.
Jul 28, 2021Congratulations to Texas A&M chemist Andy Thomas, one of 35 recipients of the 2021 Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award recognizing his research achievements and untapped career potential.
Jun 28, 2021A worldwide audience can virtually explore the past, present and future of material transformation along with its potential in green chemistry and sustainability, thanks to a new Google Arts & Culture-featured exhibit developed by the Science History Institute in partnership with Texas A&M's National Science Foundation-funded Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry.
Jun 02, 2021Texas A&M chemistry Ph.D. candidate Jezrielle Annis ’22 is one of 32 recipients nationwide of a U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship — the second chemist and third overall honoree among the current Texas A&M student body within the past four years.
May 24, 2021Texas A&M chemist Lei Fang has been recognized with a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in support of his research on conjugated polymers and novel organic materials with unprecedented electronic or optical properties and application.
AI Design Meets Energy
May 21, 2021Congratulations to 2020 Texas A&M chemistry Ph.D. graduate and postdoctoral research associate Rachel Davidson '19, recipient of a 2021 Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in support of her work toward artificial intelligence-driven design of energy materials.