School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Congratulations to Dr Aziz Sancar

(PhD Molecular and Cell Biology, UT Dallas, 1977) on the award of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for having mapped and explained how the cell repairs its DNA and safeguards its genetic information. Dr. Sancar began his research on DNA repair as a PhD student at the Department of Biological Sciences. He is also recipient of the UT Dallas Distinguished Alumni award.

Sancar Is UT Dallas' First Nobel Laureate Alumnus

Dr. Aziz Sancar Dr. Aziz Sancar, who earned his PhD in molecular and cell biology from UT Dallas in 1977, is one of three scientists who received the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. read more

'Minecraft' Mod Offers World of Scholarship, Learning Opportunities

Polycraft World student The University is offering $5,000 scholarships for completing challenges in "Polycraft World", which was developed by a team of faculty, alumni and students who are also bringing the video game to classroom. read more

Tradition Brings Families Back Together for Day of Fun, Food

Family Day at UT Dallas About 1,000 family members have registered for Saturday's campus festivities, which will include crafts for children, a catered lunch, a volunteer project and live entertainment. read more

Doctoral Math Students' Career Options Multiply with Training Program

Georgia Stuart and Jonathan Popa The Department of Mathematical Sciences is offering new opportunities for doctoral students with an enriched training program, which is funded by a nearly $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. read more

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