U.T. Making a Big Bet on the Future of Algae
Just off a dirt road in northwest Austin stand hundreds of 12-foot-tall tubes filled with green liquid. Nearly 15,000 gallons of algae grow inside the tubes, which are housed in a massive structure called a shadehouse. Lab workers have to climb ladders to peek inside and tend to the tiny organisms.
Dr. Jeff Gross (MCDB), Dr. Marty Shankland (MCDB), and Dr. Dee Silverthorn (SBS) have all been awarded Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards for 2011...
09/15/10 Improving cotton is the goal of $3.8 million grant to Jeff Chen
09/01/10 Jerry Brand has been named the Jack S. Josey Professor in Energy Studies for 2010-2012. This award is in recognition of his ongoing contributions to development of algae as a source for biofuels.
Researching cell movements in developing frogs, John Wallingford (MCDB) and colleagues have revealed…
05/04/10 John Wallingford is selected to receive the
2010 Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence
. John was chosen for this award from the Texas Exes by a committee of students. He is the second member of the MCDB faculty to win this award in recent years, with Arturo De Lozanne winning it in 2008.
06/22/09 Stan Roux is one of three SBS faculty to be awarded the
Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.
03/26/09 John Wallingford is one of two CNS faculty to receive an
HHMI Early Career Scientist award
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