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Xuexia Wang and Julia Christian Ayalde presenting at poster session
A UNT researcher and a 16-year-old student are working together to fight cancer with mathematics.
Yu-Luen Ma
Yu-Luen Ma, professor of insurance and risk management, and her team studied Usage-Based Insurance or Pay-As-You-Drive-And-You-Save. 
Ritik Patnaik
TAMS student Ritik Patnaik works with the college of Engineering, and the college of Health and Public Service to tackle issues of cybersecurity.
Dr. Dixon and Dr. Shulaev
College of Science biological science professors Richard Dixon and Vladimir Shulaev have so much expertise in their respective fields they’ve become the go-to source for expert researchers. 
Dr. Idean Salehyan
Professor Idean Salehyan is recognized by the American Political Science Association as one of the most cited faculty members in his field.
Helen Wang
Xuexia Wang was awarded $413,479 for her research on childhood cancer treatment-related adverse outcomes such as therapy related cardiac disease and subsequent malignant neoplasms.
UNT Associate Professor Ana Alonso (standing) and postdoc Cintia Arias
Associate professor Ana Alonso is leading a research project to study a unique type of seed oil produced by the pennycress plant. 
Shelter prototype with researchers and students
Researchers at UNT have built a stronger and safer tactical shelter for military personnel.
Ceballos Cartwright Carey
Three UNT professors have been awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to begin the work of increasing cultural competency in therapists.
Alexis Scott
UNT alum Alexis Scott was named one of the “Hidden Figures of Dallas: Top Women of Color in STEM” by the National Society of Black Engineers’ Dallas-Fort Worth chapter.
Madison and Sky McClure
UNT alums Madison and Sky McClure are founders of Cortex Therapy Solutions, a mobile application that stores therapy activities for speech-language pathologists and their patients.
Alan Kumar
UNT alum Alan Kumar, assistant professor of pharmacology at the National University of Singapore, is researching how to help women with metastatic cancer respond better to chemotherapy.
David Copps
UNT alum Dave Copps, founder of DFW-based startup Brainspace, produced technology that can read and learn from hundreds of millions documents simultaneously.
José R. Torres-Ramos has spent the past year completing fieldwork on mariachi music culture in Mexico as part of a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship.
UNT alum Kathryn Ostermeier used her dissertation to study how different identities at work or at home impact people on the job.