Dr. Paul Hardin recognized as 2020 AAAS Fellow
Dr. Paul Hardin has been recognized as a 2020 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), honored by his peers with the prestigious distinction this year for distinguished contributions to the field of biological rhythms, particularly for discovering molecular feedback loops that govern circadian timekeeping in all eukaryotes. Please take a moment to congratulate Dr. Hardin and read about the fellowship in the TAMU Science Article!
Dr. Christine Merlin Named 2020 Presidential Impact Fellow
Dr. Christine Merlin, an Associate Professor in Department of Biology, has been honored among the 2020 Presidential Impact Fellows. The award was initiated by President Michael K. Young to recognize rising stars in their respective fields, and who embody the university’s commitment to advancing knowledge through transformational learning, discovery, innovation and impact for Texas and the world. Please take a moment to read the TAMU Science Article, and be sure to congratulate Dr. Merlin!
Texas A&M Biologists Identify Mechanism Behind Clock Control of Protein Production
Scientists have known for some time that the biological clock controls many functions related to human health. But can these clock-regulated processes and the resulting feedback that affects their timing share a common trigger? Texas A&M University biologists have determined the answer is yes, thanks to a fundamental and conserved mechanism that contributes to how the circadian clock regulates rhythms in protein production. Read more about the newest PNAS paper out from the Bell-Pedersen Lab in the TAMU Science Article.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Zhaolan Ding
This month’s Graduate Student Spotlight highlights Zhaolan Ding. A student in the Bell-Pedersen Lab, Zhaolan works on circadian clocks in Neurospora crassa. Learn more about Zhaolan and her graduate experience in this month’s Spotlight.
Dr. Mark Zoran 2020 Recipient of Women’s Progress Administrator Award
Congratulations to to Dr. Mark Zoran for receiving the Women’s Progress Administrator Award from the Accountability, Climate, and Equity (ACE) Awards for 2020! This award is given to those who encourage and direct attention to an improved environment for women through policy formation, goal-setting, programs, staff selection, and who positively promote women’s issues in the workplace. Read more about the ACE Awards and the 2020 Recipients!
Dr. Richard Gomer Appointed as University Distinguished Professor
Congratulations to Dr. Gomer, who is among the seven Texas A&M University faculty appointed to the rank of University Distinguished Professor! Dr. Gomer is globally renowned as a prolific researcher and pioneering inventor with a strong track record of translating his research findings into societal benefit, learn more about Dr. Gomer and his achievements in the TAMU Science Article.
Texas A&M Biologists Celebrate Biotech Start-Up’s $1.4 Billion Sale
Congratulations to Dr. Richard Gomer and Dr. Darrell Pilling on the sale of their Biotech company Promedior Inc., which is focused on research into fighting fibrotic diseases! Learn more about their work and the sale in the TAMU Science Article.
Dr. Deb Bell-Pedersen Named to Inaugural Class of 2019 University Professorships
Dr. Deborah Bell-Pedersen, professor of biology and associate head of operations in the Department of Biology at Texas A&M University, has been named as one of five inaugural holders of a University Professorship, a new faculty honor announced Wednesday (May 1) by Texas A&M Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Carol A. Fierke.
Dr. Christine Merlin’s Research featured by TAMU Science
Biologists at Texas A&M University are making strides in understanding biological clock function in several model organisms and translating these studies into broader implications for human health in, “Texas A&M Biologists Find Genetic Evidence for Clock Control and Vitamin A Regulation of Seasonal Responses in Monarchs”, November 26, 2019.
Dr. Jerome Menet’s Research featured by TAMU Science
Dr. Paul Hardin Earns Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Award
On Sept. 28, 2018, Dr. Paul E. Hardin, University Distinguished Professor and holder of the John W. Lyons Jr. ’59 Chair in Biology at Texas A&M University, has been honored by the Indiana University Bloomington Department of Biology with its inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award. via TAMU Science
Dr. Deb Bell-Pedersen Research featured by TAMU Science
Texas A&M Research Shows Biological Clocks Could Improve Brain Cancer Treatment. Timing may be right for glioblastoma as a candidate for chronochemotherapy — treating cancer at specific times of day for maximum impact. January 9, 2018.
Dr. Christine Merlin Honored as Klingenstein-Simons Neuroscience Fellow
Dr. Christine Merlin, assistant professor of biology at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as one of 14 recipients of the 2017 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship in Neuroscience. September 7, 2017.
Dr. David Earnest interview with The Texas Tribune
On April 11, 2016, an interview with Dr. David Earnest entitled “The Q&A: David Earnest” was published by The Texas Tribune.
Dr. David Earnest interview with KBTX
On April 11, 2016, an interview with Dr. David Earnest entitled “ Wrong foods at wrong times may mimic ‘jet lab’” was published by KBTX.
Dr. David Earnest’s Research Featured in Cosmopolitan
On April 7, 2016 Dr. David Earnest’s research was featured in Cosmopolitan in the article “This Is the Best Time of Day to Eat a High-Fat Meal.”
Dr. David Earnest interview with Huffington Post
On April 27, 2015, an interview with Dr. David Earnest entitled ” The Main Cause Of All Those Sleepless Nights” was published by the Huffington Post.
Dr. David Earnest Featured on WTAW Newstalk Radio
On January 15, 2015, and interview with Dr. David Earnest entitled ” How Did the Lack of Sun Affect You?” was featured on WTAW Newstalk radio.
Drs. David Earnest and Chaodong Wu Published on the Futurity Website
On May 20, 2014, an interview with Drs. David Earnest and Chaodong Wu entitled “ Do high-fat diets make body clocks run late?” was published on the Futurity website.
Dr. David Earnest featured on the Texas A&M Health Science Center Website
On May 19, 2014, an interview with Dr. David Earnest entitled “ Battle of the bulge” may be linked to body clock in immune cells was featured on the Texas A&M University Health Science Center website.