Year 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.

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.

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.

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.

Space-age science

 

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

Structural integrity

 

A world-renowned structural biologist and an equally esteemed scientist specializing in biochemical function combine their strengths to build lasting insights – and overcome challenges.

Brain power to the max

 

Whole brain microscopy allows researchers to peer inside neurons at the deepest cellular levels – and faster than ever before.

A head for brain science

 

Research and compassion meet in Dr. William Dauer, Director of UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute.