Division and Alumni News
After being suspended since 2019 due to the pandemic, the Celebration of Science returns to Texas Woman’s University Oct. 20-21. The main event is on Friday, Oct. 21, in the Ann Stuart Science Complex and includes presentations by six speakers, headlined by Sherine O. Obare, PhD. Friday’s event is free and open to the public.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant to Daisy Cantu, a graduate student in the Texas Woman's University biology division.
The grant of $34,635 is for Cantu's project, "Sex Differences in Stress-Exacerbated Orofacial Pain in a Rat Model of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder."
Several Texas Woman's University biology faculty and students spent part of their summers giving presentations at conferences around the country.
A natural library on the Texas Woman’s Denton campus is providing valuable resources for various scientific projects as well as for educational activities and community outreach and service.
Camelia Maier, director and curator of the The Dr. Bettye Myers Butterfly Garden, said the herbarium has acquired new specimens, especially from the Carroll Abbott Memorial Wildflower Sanctuary area of the showcase garden by the Texas Pond.
TWU biology doctoral student Erica Garcia is investigating the strange relationship between breast cancer and human cytomegalovirus, attempting to solve a mystery that could lead to better treatment of breast cancer and better outcomes for patients.
"The thought that I could improve lives is a big motivation," Garcia said.