A research team led by Texas ChE Professor George Georgiou has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals and also lengthens the lifespan of models that develop chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The new treatment and results from preclinical trials are described in a paper published in the Nov. 21 issue of … Read the rest »
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Enzyme Safely Starves Cancer Cells in Preclinical Study
Undergraduate Brendan Chou Wins Goldwater Scholarship
Undergraduate biochemistry major Brendan Chou has been awarded a Goldwater scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Chou works in the lab of chemical engineering assistant professor Lydia Contreras.
Goldwater Scholarships are one- and two-year scholarships awarded annually to outstanding second- and third-year college students. The award … Read the rest »
Researchers Use Light to Understand Cancer Progression
Light is used as a diagnostic, therapeutic, and drug delivery tool. Alumna Laura Suggs, B.S. ChE ‘93, and her team of researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin believe light can also be used to help answer biological questions about the effect of extracellular matrix stiffness in relation to the progression … Read the rest »
George Georgiou Receives $1.7M Grant To Help The Immune System Eliminate Cancer Cells
Professor George Georgiou has received $1.7 million in funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for the development of a therapeutic enzyme to help the body’s immune system eliminate cancer cells.
Certain cancer cells survive by keeping the immune system from recognizing and eliminating them through an immunosuppressive molecule called Kyn. … Read the rest »
Sai Gourisankar Named Rhodes Scholar
George Georgiou Named Inventor of The Year
George Georgiou, professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named Inventor of the Year by the university’s Office of Technology Commercialization.
The award recognizes Georgiou for commercializing industry-changing technologies, preparing students to follow in his footsteps and proving that What Starts Here Changes the World… Read the rest »
Alumna Dr. Laura Suggs’ Work to Combat Cancer
By Taylor Birk, B.S. biomedical engineering ’13
Courtesy of Vector, the student engineering magazine
Editors-in-Chief: Arnold Hechanova and Lucy Xie
The engineering stars are among us – many of the best and brightest engineers in the world are right here on The University of Texas at Austin campus. As students, we often overlook the incredible … Read the rest »