Summer 2020

Battling the unseen enemy

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe early this year, microbiologist Dr. John Schoggins was completing a coronavirus study he had started more than two years ago.

Cracking the TB code

COVID-19 has drawn the world’s attention to the dangers of infectious diseases that can quickly kill thousands.

Pathogenic invaders

An arms race is underway in the gut microbiome between commensal microbiota and invasive bacterial pathogens as UT Southwestern researcher Dr. Vanessa Sperandio watches the action on the front lines.


An investigator on the trail of killer viruses

Dr. Trish Perl has traveled the world advising nations and health care workers during contagious disease outbreaks.

Core Competencies

Close encounters of the 3D kind

Scientists trying to see small features in large tissue samples know it's a time-consuming, often frustrating task.


Honors times four

The National Academy of Sciences this year elected four UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists.

Behind the Research

Space-age science

Dr. Benjamin Levine’s career reads like an adventure novel.


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