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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 animal 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.
Cintia Arias and Ana Alonso with microscope
A Department of Energy grant will fund research at UNT’s BioDiscovery Institute on the pennycress plant and its use as a promising jet fuel.
students and oak leaves
Researchers at UNT have found that two oak tree species, widespread across the southern U.S., remove black carbon from the urban atmosphere.
student with Painted Bunting bird
This summer, a research team undertook the challenge of studying the mysterious nesting habits of the Painted Bunting at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area.
black hole image
Ohad Shemmer, professor of physics, is part of an international team of astronomers who recently discovered evidence of the most remote "cloaked" black hole ever found.