Q&A Posts

May 19th, 2020

Wind Energy with Dr. Rotea

Dr. Mario Rotea is the Erik Jonsson Chair and Professor and Department Head of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Rotea also serves as Director of UT Dallas’ WindSTAR Center. His research involves optimization and control of wind energy systems. Dr. Rotea took a beat to discuss why his research matters …read more

March 30th, 2020

Cannabis and the Brain with Dr. Francesca Filbey

Dr. Francesca Filbey is the Bert Moore Endowed Chair and Professor at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently funded Dr. Filbey’s research at the Center for BrainHealth, part of The University of Texas at Dallas $2.5 million to examine cannabis …read more

November 19th, 2019

Collaborative Think Tank with Dr. Ronald Smaldone

Dr. Ronald Smaldone is an Associate Professor of Chemistry with a research interest in nanoporous polymers. Along with Co-PIs Dr. Mihaela Stefan and Dr. Jeremiah Gassensmith, the team received a grant to host a workshop of a team of scientists from UT Dallas, and other prestigious universities, to discuss major problems and potential solutions in …read more

October 28th, 2019

Dr. Lawrence Reitzer, Defining Bacteria in UTIs

Dr. Lawrence Reitzer is a Professor in the department of Biological Sciences of the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at the University of Texas at Dallas. In collaboration with Dr. Philippe Zimmern of the urology department at the University of Texas Southwestern, Dr. Reitzer’s current research aims to understand and characterize the two major …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

September 30th, 2019

Big Cat Conflicts in Guyana with Andrew Stoeckel

Last summer, Andrew Stoeckl traveled to Guyana with Dr. Anthony Cummings of the Geospatial Information Science department at UT Dallas to look at human-wildcat interactions. Since returning, he has been analyzing obtained data to be included in various publications. During our conversation, Andrew reflected on his favorite aspect of research and lends advice to students …read more

September 18th, 2019

BONES with Dr. Danieli Rodrigues

Dr. Danieli Rodrigues is an Associate Professor in the department of Bioengineering at UT Dallas. She runs the BONE (Biomaterials for Osseointegration and Novel Engineering) lab to develop novel biomaterials for bone-contacting interfaces to address current challenges related to implant performance and biomaterial-implant-body interactions. Dr. Rodrigues was recently awarded a CoBRA (Collaborative Biomedical Research Award) …read more

August 22nd, 2019

The Future of Medicine in Virtual Reality with Joel Rizzo

Joel Rizzo is a student programmer in the Center for Modeling and Simulation, humans and synthetics lab with Dr. Majorie Zielke. He is currently working on an Emotive Virtual Patient (EVP) project which is a collaborative research effort between UT Dallas and UT Southwestern to create an augmented-reality patient with natural language processing (NLP) that …read more

August 1st, 2019

R.O.A.D. to DC: Dr. Catherine Thorn

Dr. Catherine Thorn is an Assistant Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas. Her research examines how learning-related changes in neural activity within the cortex and basal ganglia support memory encoding and behavioral performance improvement. We caught up with Dr. Thorn to discuss current progress with her research as well …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