Chemistry associate professor Guido Verbeck and a group of student researchers took a 40-pound mobile mass spectrometer to UNT's sub-Antarctic field station in Chile in December to collect air and water samples throughout the region.
The latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ ranks UNT among the nation's top-tier research universities, a key milestone in the journey toward increasing national prominence.
For nearly a month this spring, James Kennedy, Regents Professor of biology, and Tamara Contador ('06, '11 Ph.D.), a professor at the University of Magallanes, braved chilly weather and icy conditions to conduct research in Antarctica.
Through a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Guido Verbeck, associate professor of chemistry, will study the differences in the way cancerous and non-cancerous cells metabolize -- work that will help researchers develop treatments and possibly cures.
UNT, in partnership with the Universidad de Magallanes, the Chilean Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, and several U.S. and Chilean nonprofit organizations, opened the world’s first field station dedicated to environmental philosophy, science and policy at the southern tip of Chile in the village of Puerto Williams in January.