Press Releases

Texas A&M, Cornell Collaborate to Advance Education Research, Expand Pipeline for Underrepresented Students

Texas A&M and Cornell universities have joined forces to advance research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in veterinary medical education and to expand the pipeline for underrepresented students in the field. Funded by a $300,000 federal grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), researchers from both universities […]

Texas A&M Study Links Breast Cancer, Body’s Internal Clock

For years, doctors have associated the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations with an increased risk of breast cancer. But researchers at Texas A&M University have now identified another gene that may have an impact on breast cancer—associated with the body’s circadian rhythm. Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) professor Weston Porter […]

Three CVM Profs Awarded for University-Level Distinguished Achievement

  Three faculty members at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences are among the 24 university faculty and staff to be recognized with a 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award by Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students (AFS). University-level Distinguished Achievement Awards were presented to Joanne Hardy and Michelle Pine […]

CVM Alumni Recognized for Contributions to Fields, Communities

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) recognized five alumni for their commitment, service, and leadership in the veterinary and biomedical sciences fields, as well as to their communities. The annual Outstanding Alumni reception and dinner, held on April 27 at Bryan’s Miramont Country Club, honored 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award winners […]

Leif Andersson

Texas A&M Study Offers New Virus-Host Protein Insight, New Possibilities for Antiviral Development

Viruses have a very limited set of genes and, therefore, must use the cellular machineries of their hosts for most parts of their growth. In a new study, scientists at Texas A&M and Uppsala universities have discovered a specific host protein that many viruses use for their transport within the cell. The human gene, ZC3H11A, […]

Scott Dindot

A&M Research Receives FDA Orphan-Drug Designation for Angelman Syndrome Treatment

College Station, Texas — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan-drug designation to GTX-101 for the treatment of Angelman syndrome, a rare neurogenetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 15,000 people. GTX-101 is the first drug candidate for startup GeneTx Biotherapeutics, LLC (GeneTx). “No approved treatments for Angelman syndrome exist today,” said Allyson […]

Leading the Flock

As the new director of Texas A&M’s Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, Dr. Sarah Hamer brings an array of professional experience and, most importantly, a passion for studying and preserving native and exotic bird species. As a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Dr. Sarah Hamer spent countless hours inspecting trees and bushes and […]

Angelman Syndrome Treatment Being Investigated

Research from the laboratory of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) associate professor Scott Dindot has become the basis for an investigational antisense drug that researchers hope will lead to the treatment of Angelman syndrome (AS). Investigational-new-drug-enabling studies on the potential therapeutic are currently underway with GeneTx Biotherapeutics LLC (GeneTx), a […]

Teddy Surgery

CVM to Host 25th Annual Open House March 24

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences will host its 25th annual Open House on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open House is an exciting, free-to-the-public, completely student-run event during which people of all ages can venture behind the scenes at one of the nation’s top veterinary schools! […]

New Veterinary Building at West Texas A&M

CANYON, Texas – The Texas A&M University System Regents today announced plans for a $22.8 million building for veterinary education, research and workforce opportunities in the Panhandle as part of almost $90 million in new commitments to the state agriculture industry on the West Texas A&M University campus. In a special telephonic meeting Thursday morning, […]