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July 2018 e-newsletter

Annihilating Anthrax with Antibiotics

Anthrax has an Achilles’ heel — one that could help researchers create a new antibiotic to defeat the deadly bacteria as well as more common infections. Shauna McGillivray, associate professor of biology at TCU, figured out how to render the bacteria harmless in mammals by subverting one of the key enzymes anthrax uses to create disease.

 

Spotlight: Dylan Barth ’18

Dylan Barth ’18, former physics, philosophy and math triple major, had an easy choice when deciding where to go to college. Attending a university where both of his parents work, and where he would be a fourth-generation TCU student, was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

 

 

In Memoriam: Dr. Mary Anne Gorman – My Friend and Colleague

Dr. Mary Anne Gorman, Ph.D., RD, LD, FAND was a faculty member in the Department of Nutritional Sciences from 1983 – 2015. A tenured faculty at the rank of Professor, she served as department chair and Director of the TCU Coordinated Program in Dietetics from 1991-1998.

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-health student shadows during historic fetal surgery

This summer four pre-health students had the unique opportunity to shadow doctors at the new Fetal Care Center at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas. This is the first and only program of its kind in North Texas. The Center provides services to patients with high-risk pregnancies, unborn babies with complex birth defects and those diagnosed with congenital abnormalities.

 

 

 

 

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