Awards Posts

October 21st, 2019

NIH Funds Dr. Jonathan Ploski’s Resarch on Memories and Fear

The National Institute of Health awarded Dr. Jonathan Ploski of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences $1.5 million for his research on Pharmacologically Enhancing the Modification of Strong Modification Resistant Memories. Dr. Ploski’s research focuses on developing methods to therapeutically attenuate maladaptive emotional memories. Students in Dr. Ploski’s lab investigate methods to enhance the …read more

October 14th, 2019

Q&A with Seed Grant Winner, Dr. Bart Rypma

Dr. Bart Rypma was recently awarded the Major Extramural Grant Award (MEGA) for Development of Calibrated fMRI at the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth Imaging Center. Dr. Rypma’s research is aimed at exploring the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of human memory and how those mechanisms are affected by aging and disease. Dr. Rypma is a …read more

October 8th, 2019

Dr. Kamil Sarac Awarded $4 million from NSF

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Kamil Sarac of the department of Computer Science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Sarac was awarded over $4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Sarac is the Director of Cyber Security Education Programs in the University’s Cyber Security Research and Cyber …read more

August 27th, 2019

2019 WOW Poster Competition

On August 22, 2019, the Office of Research hosted the 2nd annual Weeks of Welcome Poster Competition. Students from the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics presented recent work to a campus audience. You can view the submitted posters here.

June 26th, 2019

Seed Grant Winners

As a means to support continued research on campus, the Office of Research recently launched several seed grant initiatives to provide funding for faculty across a range of disciplines. The University’s award from the State of Texas National Research University Fund (NRUF) has helped us afford these internal funding opportunities. We are excited to see …read more

June 13th, 2019

Q&A with 2019 Mitchell Max Award Recipient

Dr. Michael Burton is an Assistant Professor in the Systems Neuroscience Program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Dr. Burton the 2019 Mitchell Max Award for his research on Delayed Onset of Neuropathic Pain in Aged Males After Peripheral Nerve Injury. Dr. Burton took a …read more

May 9th, 2019

Spring 2019 Poster Competition

PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering, Nastaran Nikooienejad presents her research at the Spring 2019 Poster Competition.

On April 18, 2019, the Office of Research hosted the Spring 2019 Poster Competition. The event is to promote student development, community involvement, and networking opportunities. You can view the poster submissions here.

November 1st, 2016

DARPA Young Faculty Award

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) is designed to give researchers a good look at the challenges and needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and national security as a whole. The purpose, like the other young faculty programs, is to give researchers the opportunity to build relationships and understanding …read more

June 16th, 2016

Three NSF Winners Recognized for Outstanding Research

In recent UT Dallas news, researchers Melanie Maurer, Arden Wells, and Maria Castaneda have made headlines, each securing a coveted Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF fellowship program aims to promote exceptional graduate students who are pursuing research-driven master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM fields. This prestigious award provides three years …read more