Graduate Researcher Norah Ashoura wins the Science in Plain English contest, sponsored by UT’s Science Communications Interest Group, by giving remarks comparing cancer to Darth Vader and the hapless immune system to Jedi Knights in the Star Wars universe. She won a trip to one of the largest gatherings of scientists, which is happening this […]
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The November Nature Medicine issue focused on recent progress in influenza vaccine research, and published two critical papers from our group highlighting how influenza vaccines may be improved. http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v22/n12/abs/nm.4224.html http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v22/n12/abs/nm.4223.html https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161115145854.htm http://che.utexas.edu/2016/11/15/flu-vaccines-effectiveness-can-be-improved/
George Georgiou, a professor of engineering and molecular biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, and his colleagues have developed a hybrid antibody that neutralized 99 percent of HIV-1 strains tested. The antibody is based on so-called “broadly-neutralizing antibodies,” a group of antibodies from HIV-infected patients that are able to take down an array […]
A research team led by scientists at The University of Texas Austin has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals and also lengthens the lifespan of models that develop chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The new treatment and results from preclinical trials are described in a paper published in the Nov. 21 […]
Congratulations to Dr. Scott Kerr who has accepted a position at BioFire Diagnostics!
Congratulations to Dr. Daechan Park who has accepted a position at KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology)!
Congratulations to alum Dr. Ki Jun Jeong on his promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure at KAIST! http://proteineng.cafe24.com/xe/
Congratulations to Ahlam Qerqez who has been accepted to the graduate program at UT Austin in the Chemical Engineering Department. Ahlam will join alum Jennifer Maynard’s lab. https://sites.google.com/site/maynardlabatut/Home
Congratulations to Giulia Agnello for successfully defending her thesis, “Development of Human Enzymes for Amino Acid Depletion Therapy,” April 2016. Giulia has accepted a Research Scientist position at Aeglea Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Congratulations to alum Dr. Navin Varadarajan on being promoted to Associate Professor at University of Houston! http://singlecell.chee.uh.edu/
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