Please help welcome our two new staff to the department. Tamara Torres will be assisting the Genetics Graduate Program with Dr. Carol Vargas and Lindsey Munyon will be assisting the Undergraduate Biochemistry and Genetics advisors, Vanetta Geiger and Khara Spears. Tamara is in room 109 and Lindsey is in room 104. Stop in and tell… Read More →
Dr. Greg Reinhart and Dr. Lanying Zeng were please to hear that Ms. Qiuyan Shao was selected for this year’s Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Award for Research from the Department of Biochemistry and Biphysics. Qiuyan joined the department in 2011 and has made tremendous contributions to basic science already and we feel confident, she will continue… Read More →
Friday, August 26, 2016 we welcomed our new incoming class of 20 graduate students with another friendly softball game and BBQ at Sue Haswell Park in Bryan, TX. The weather looked questionable but the faculty prevailed for yet another great win against the graduate students. The final score was 7 to 4 and the battle… Read More →
May 5, 2016 Writer:Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Dr. Jean-Philippe Pellois, 979-845-0101, email@example.com COLLEGE STATION — A team of researchers who two years ago announced a “Trojan horse” method of entering a cell without harming it have now found, in effect, the lock to the cellular “trap door.” The research, led by Dr. Jean-Philippe Pellois,… Read More →
On April 6, 2016 the Devarenne Lab published a paper in Nature Communications describing the isolation and characterization of an enzyme from the green alga Botryococcus braunii responsible for the production of hydrocarbons in this alga. This enzyme, known as lycopaoctaene synthase (LOS), initiates the production of a hydrocarbon known as lycopadiene. LOS is unique… Read More →
The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) has named Professor Dave O. Peterson as a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Academic Advising Award. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students. Congratulations Dr. Peterson!
The Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence Program recognized outstanding achievements by personnel of Texas A&M AgriLife, comprised of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M Extension Service, Texas A&M Forest Service, and the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and recognizes these employees in 17… 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 →
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.
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