The University of North Texas (and Texas A&M) offer congratulations to Richard Dixon for his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society in London, joining the ranks of Issac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, and countless others!
Congratulations to Rebecca Dickstein for being part of an over $5million NSF Plant Genome grant, together with one of her former graduate students Dr. Catalina Pislariu, who is on the faculty at Texas Woman's University, and a consortium of other scientists.
The Brian Ayre lab is focused on improving crop performance in cotton through altering plant architecture and production. See their recent publication in Plant Physiology, McGarry, R.C., Klocko, A.L., Pang, M., Strauss, S.H., Ayre, B.G. (2017) Virus-induced flowering: An application of reproductive biology to benefit plant research and breeding. Plant Physiology article.
Dr. Ron Mittler along with researchers from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem discovered a drug that almost completely stops breast cancer tumors from developing further. Read more at https://research.unt.edu/researcher/chipping-away-cancer and see the CBS story about it at http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/09/14/unt-researchers-make-breast-cancer-breakthrough/