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Ifana Mahbub
Ifana Mahbub will create a new tool that may lead to treatments for chronic pain and stroke recovery.
David Hoeinghaus
David Hoeinghaus is partnering with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to protect the fish and others in their ecosystem.   
fana Mahbub (center), assistant professor of electrical engineering, works on a microchip with students, Pashupati Raj Adhikari and Nishat Tarannum Tasneem
Ifana Mahbub is using the latest energy-harvesting technology to develop a wireless, wearable fitness tracker that will never need to be charged.
Kent Chapman is questioning decades-old assumptions in plant biochemistry to find better ways of using lipids, the energy molecules found in all plants.
Reid Ferring holding skull
Reid Ferring is part of an international team of scientists who have developed a breakthrough method of identifying the sex and species of animals in fossils more than a million years old.
Dr. Amie Lund
Cardiovascular toxicology researcher Amie Lund has found that exposure to certain air pollutants may cause weight gain, especially when coupled with a high-fat diet.
Dr. Calvin Henard
Calvin Henard is passionate about microbiology and its role and influence on our everyday lives.
Brianne Soulen
Ever since a visit to the aquarium as a child, Brianne Soulen has been fascinated by marine mammals.
Haifeng Zhang
Haifeng Zhang earned a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy to work on a solution for what he believes is a critical sensor problem in nuclear power plants. 
Mehta, Choi, Kim
Gayatri Mehta and Wonbong Choi received an NSF Early-Concepts Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) for their sensor project.
Jincheng Du
Jincheng Du, professor in UNT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has received major national and international recognition for his glass research.
Giorgio Di Salvo and Xuexia Wang
Xuexia Wang and undergraduate Giorgio Di Salvo are developing a novel and powerful statistical model to identify susceptible genes for complex diseases.
Skylar King
Skylar King and Chipo Gray, in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently authored a paper in Cell Death & Differentiation about the cell death pathway and the CISD gene family.
G. Andrés Cisneros and his team at UNT’s Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling have received $1.5 million in grants from the NIH the NSF to look at how mutations of certain proteins may be related to cancer.
Rachel Moran
An historian of health, medicine and modern U.S. politics, Rachel Louise Moran is delving into how society has defined and diagnosed the disease that affects 1 in 9 U.S. women.