The Polymenis lab has some exciting results about how cell growth is coupled to lifespan in a model organism. This connection could be used in screening for drugs that affect aging in other organisms, including humans. This video from last Fall talks about what his team learned about going from basic science to a drug… Read More →
Come out and enjoy our annual BBQ and softball game on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the Bachmann Park (formerly known as Southwood Athletic Park). This is an annual event and everyone is invited to meet our new graduate students and welcome them to our department. You may watch or participate in the softball game… Read More →
The Rye lab has a notable paper in the June issue of Cell “Visualizing GroEL/ES in the Act of Encapsulating a Folding Protein”. Proteins have to fold into their correct native structures in order to perform their functions and avoid the negative consequences of misfolding. Although the information to determine the correct structure is inherent in its… Read More →
The Department is inviting interested and qualified people to apply for up to two lecturer positions. See the linked pdf for details.
Trina Gregory, our Undergraduate Academic Advisor, just got one of the 2013 President’s Academic Advising Awards. Five Texas A&M advising staff have been named winners of the prestigious President’s Award for Academic Advising. Established in 2004, the awards recognize outstanding individuals who exemplify the qualities and practices of exceptional academic advising and service to students. Congratulations… Read More →
Spring 2013: On April 13, 2013, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences held its annual Convocation during Parent’s Weekend where they recognize all outstanding students, faculty and staff. This year our very own Riddhi Bodani and Kayla McEnery were awarded the Senior Merit award, which is the top award given to students in the… Read More →
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.