Richardson, TX--The Lumata group was recently awarded with a High-Risk, High Impact grant of $200,000.00 for 2 years from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The Lumata group will utilize the highly-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique known as hyperpolarized 13C MRI to non-invasively track and image metabolic biomarkers in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a highly aggressive form of brain cancer. The hyperpolarization technology will enhance the MRI signals of two key amino acids in GBM by 10,000-fold and used it for non-invasive metabolic and diagnostic imaging of this pathology. Furthermore, a UTD cancer imaging facility CPRIT grant led by Dr. Kenneth Hoyt of Bioengineering, was also funded for the purchase of small animal MRI scanner and other cancer-related imaging modalities. It's a great day for UT Dallas! More information about the CPRIT 2018 awards can be found at: http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/news/cprit-surpasses-2-billion-milestone-with-64-new-grants/
Richardson, TX--The UT Dallas Department of Physics will call a new 186,000-square ft, multi-story building home by Spring 2020. The new physics building, named Science Building, will house the Physics Department and the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences. It features several classrooms, offices and teaching and research labs. According to UTD, the new physics building will have also have 150-seat and 300-seat lecture halls, and an open courtyard with green space and seating areas. Artist conception of the building is displayed on the left, while the current construction to date is shown on the right. Finally, UTD physicists will be in one new, state-of-the-art building!
Richardson, TX--Joseph Grisbauer, an NSF REU (National Science Foundation-Research Experience for Undergraduates) recipient working in the Lumata lab, presented his research on NMR spectroscopic investigation of aberrant cancer metabolism and factors that affect nuclear relaxation at the UT Dallas Research Symposium. Great job, Joe!