Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Dr. Tim Devarenne, 979-862-6509, email@example.com COLLEGE STATION – The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The report, in Genome Announcements, comes after almost seven years of research, according to Dr…. Read More →
Victor Cardenas (MBIO), Nora McGuffey (BICH), Christina Higdon (MBIO/NUTR) and Marvin Wirianto (BICH Congratulations to everyone who participated and placed during the 20th Student Research Week. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was well represented and we are very proud of the hard work that you are all doing. Keep it up and you… Read More →
The March 27 issue of Nature Communications will include an important structure from the lab of Prof. Pingwei Li in the Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophyics at Texas A&M. Zika virus (ZIKV) is causing a global public health emergency. ZIKV infection, spread by mosquitos, is linked to severe congenital diseases and high incidence of Guillan-Barré syndrome. Currently,… Read More →
href=”http://aglifesciences.tamu.edu/biochemistry2/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2017/03/Charli-Baker-1-e1489175845648.jpg”> Charli Baker Make-A-Difference Memorial Award for WISE[/caption] Congratulations to Charli Baker who received the Susan Arseven Make-A-Difference Memorial Award on Feb. 18, 2017 at the annual WISE conference. Pictured with her, is her committee chair, Dr. Vishal Gohil. This award was established to encourage women pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering. It is… Read More →
Trina Gregory is still making us proud! Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, Trina was awarded the National Academic Advisors Association (NACADA) Region 7 award, which includes Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The award was for Excellence in Advising – Advising Primary Role. The award was presented at the Region 7 Conference in Tulsa, OK.
On February 15, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas, Rafael Almanzar received the 2017 TEXAAN Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. TEXAAN, which stands for Texas Academic Advising Network, serves as a professional representation of academic advising excellence in Texas by providing professional development, networking, recognition, and dissemination of information. Originally from the Bronx, New York, Rafael relocated… Read More →
A new paper, spearheaded by Michael Polymenis’ lab here in Bio/Bio, has recently appeared in The EMBO Journal. Underscoring the collaborative nature of research at Texas A&M, critical contributors to the study include Brian Kennedy’s lab at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Prof. Rodolfo Aramayo’s lab from the Texas A&M Department of Biology,… Read More →
A new paper from Lanying Zeng, a member of the Center for Phage Technology and the Texas A&M Biochemistry and Biophysics Department has just appeared in Nature Communications. First author on the paper titled “Cell fate decisions emerge as phages cooperate or compete inside their host” is Jimmy Trinh, a Bio/Bio grad student. Critical contributions… Read More →
At the 2017 Texas A&M AgriLife Awards Ceremony held on Jan. 9, 2017, Betty Cotton received the Office and Administrative Staff Award in Excellence. Mrs. Cotton has been with the department for 16 years and enjoys assisting the department head, faculty, staff and students. Formally, she is the assistant to the department head and supervises… Read More →
Last night at the Biochemistry Holiday Party, the BGA showed their annual video.