Division and Alumni News

TWU's Cantu earns NIH grant

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."

TWU biology faculty, students give presentations

Several Texas Woman's University biology faculty and students spent part of their summers giving presentations at conferences around the country.

TWU Herbarium is growing collection

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.

A medical detective story

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.

TWU biology's Dr. Pislariu earns $1 million grant

Research conducted by Catalina Pislariu, PhD, of the TWU Biology Department into rehabilitating farmland by planting crops that not only grow in depleted soil but also contribute to the regeneration of that exhausted earth has earned a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.