Four faculty members have received Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation for 2019.
UT biophysicist Rachel Patton McCord has been awarded a $1.84 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from the National Institute for General Medical Science to investigate how the 3D folded structure of the human genome reacts to physical stress in health and disease.
Liz Howell, longtime professor in UT’s Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, passed away April 9.
Tessa Burch-Smith, assistant professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, explains how chocolates and flowers—two of the most common Valentine’s Day gifts—have chemical components designed to attract others.
A new study, co-authored by a UT professor and student, could change the way scientists look at one of the most essential enzymes in medicine in hopes of designing better and more cost-effective drugs in the future.
Green tea has always been known to have beneficial health effects, but how these effects come about has been a mystery. Now, a team collaborating across the UT System has discovered molecular mechanisms through which key chemicals in green tea work.
UT’s Sindhu Jagadamma and Rachel Patton McCord are recipients of the 2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). Chancellor Beverly Davenport recently presented plaques to Jagadamma, assistant professor of biosystems engineering and soil science, and McCord, assistant professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, in recognition of the
WBIR TV Channel 10 recently interviewed Bruce McKee, UT professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, for a story examining genetic testing.
Gizmodo recently had a story examining how mitochondria — the powerhouse of the cell — might be a little more powerful and hotter than once thought. The story is based on a new, but not yet peer-reviewed, study conducted by an international team of scientists–including UT’s Maitreyi Das.
Three undergraduate students at UT are researching Rett syndrome, a progressive neurological disorder that afflicts one in 10,000 females. They want to raise awareness about the disorder and hope their discoveries translate into improved care for patients.
The Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons in attacks on its own people is raising questions in the research community about the need to counteract such activity, according to two experts at the University of Tennessee. The Knoxville News Sentinel recently interviewed Jeremy Smith, a governor’s chair researcher at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Elena Shpak, associate professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, will present “The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms” at this week’s Science Forum, set for noon Friday, February 17.