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UNT researcher Marcus Young is collaborating with industry leaders and researchers around the country to improve the manufacturing process of superconductive wires.

 New genomics laboratory positions UNT at frontier of science

A new state-of-the-art laboratory at the University of North Texas will advance next-generation research in genomics, one of the fastest-growing fields in modern science.

The quality of water matters. Declining quality poses challenges in meeting drinking water standards. UNT understands water quality. 

UNT researchers and their dedicated students work year-round in the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) — an incredible field lab — researching and restoring these sensitive ecosystems.

Materials scientist Marcus Young is investigating a secret underneath the final layer of paint on Alessandro Allori’s 500-year-old Portrait of Grand Duchess Bianca Capello de Medici with Her Son.

UNT biology and chemistry researchers have made breakthrough discoveries to advance the detection and treatment of cancer.

​UNT historian Constance Hilliard’s research supports the idea that the nation and region of origin of one’s ancestors contributes to the risk of developing certain medical conditions.

UNT composer Joseph Klein is working on an ambitious composition, An Unaware Cosmos, which in its most expansive form will require 70 musicians distributed across 24 ensembles, each performing its own distinctive music.

Kent Chapman, Regents Professor of biological sciences, is working to find ways to produce oil in plant tissues other than seeds and fruits, such as leaves. 

UNT alumnus and behavior analyst Pablo Juárez has partnered with Tennessee state agencies to deliver diagnostic and early intervention services to children with autism and families in rural and low-income areas. 

Since opening Doss Audiology and Hearing Center, the first and only audiology clinic in Schertz, outside of San Antonio in 2013, Phallon Doss has served more than 3,000 patients.

As a quality assurance engineer at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie, Nonso Chetuya is a working on making high-precision, high-altitude missiles safer for the military. 

Edward Boyden, associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, co-invented optogenetics, which uses light to control brain cells. The goal is to allow scientists to turn off cells that trigger epileptic seizures or turn on cells that lessen the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. 

As an epidemiologist for the National Cancer Institute, Heather Bowles is developing methods to better characterize dynamic lifestyle exposures and the role of physical activity in cancer prevention and survival. 

No matter what their major, UNT students are learning first hand how their innovations can impact art, science and culture.

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