Productive Year: UNT saw record growth productivity last year, with the total number of research proposals rising 17% from $213 million in fiscal year 2020 to $251.4 million in fiscal year 2021. The university secured its highest-ever level of external funding, with a 25% increase from $39.9 million to $50.0 million in sponsored awards.
Blood-clotting Breakthrough: Department of Biological Sciences professor Pudur Jagadeeswaran believes he has identified a way to manipulate a protein called TFPI with a drug currently being used in cancer treatments to treat clotting disorders more efficiently with few side effects.
TAMS is Tops: Three students at UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences took first place in the Amazon Web Services DeepRacer Student League Competition, the world's first autonomous car racing league.
Reprogramming Cells: Clement Chan, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and member of UNT's BioDiscovery Institute, and Faruck Morcos, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and member of UTD's Center for Systems Biology, have created a coevolutionary modeling approach that engineers mutations in combined proteins to ensure their compatibility and eliminate costly, time-consuming trial and error.