Named for our former faculty colleague, the John Mack Prescott award recognizes outstanding senior graduate students in their research accomplishments, in the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Texas A&M University. The 2013 winner is Krystal Morales from the Igumenova lab. Krystal joined the department in 2008 after getting her B.S. in Chemistry from the… Read More →
On Friday February 22, 2013, six of our grad students presented their work in the 21st annual Biochemistry and Biophysics Research competition. The six talks were chosen from 23 submitted abstracts. As usual, the judges had a hard time choosing the winner from the six excellent presentations. The 2013 winner is Rachel Jordan from the… Read More →
This Friday, February 22, 2013 at 4PM CST, the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics will hold its annual Graduate Student Research Competition. Talks were selected from 23 submitted abstracts describing outstanding work being done by grad students in the department. Cash prizes generously provided by our sponsoring vendors will be awarded for the top three… Read More →
Last Saturday, a team of students, faculty, and staff went to Aggieland Saturday to tell visiting high school juniors and seniors (and their parents), about why Biochemistry and Genetics are two great majors for students at Texas A&M.
Spring 2013: Congratulations to Riddhi Bodani for being among 50 undergraduates at Texas A&M chosen to receive this award which acknowledges academic achievement, leadership, service and campus activities. The selection for this award was reviewed by a committee of faculty, staff and students appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Once again congratulations Riddhi!
Attention current graduate students: The 21st Biochemistry and Biophysics Research Competition will be held February 22nd as part of our annual graduate recruiting weekend! This is a chance to show off your cool results, practice your presentation skills, and win cash prizes: First place: $500 Second place $300 Third place $200 Students MUST submit an abstract for… Read More →
Work from the Devarenne and Holzenburg labs is highlighted on the cover of this month’s issue of Eukaryotic Cell. Weiss et al used quick-freeze deep-etch electron microscopy to localize liquid hydrocarbon sequestration in a biofuels algae, Botryococcus braunii. This work suggests ways to engineer the algae to secrete their hydrocarbons directly into the medium, improving… Read More →
Brian Noland (PhD Biochemistry and Biophysics 2001) has started a clever Kickstarter project to use iPhones as personal mobile laboratories:
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Prof Vytas Bankaitis, the subject of this 2009 profile in Biotechniques has joined the faculty at Texas A&M. Dr. Bankaitis is a new professor in the College of Medicine and is a joint member in our department.