Category Archives: Profiles

Hermann Muller: Genetic science pioneer

Tweet In the 1920s, J.T. Patterson, the chairman of the Department of Zoology at The University of Texas at Austin, wanted to push his school into the top ranks of genetic research. So he did what Texans do, he recruited a top player for his team. The recruit was Hermann J. Muller, a born-and-raised New […]

Chasing butterflies leads biologist to illuminate global warming trend

Tweet This story was published on the Research page of the University of Texas at Austin website. Camille Parmesan grew up in Houston, where oil was not only the city’s business, it was her family’s business. Her mother, Dorothy Johnson Parmesan was a geologist for Magnolia Oil Co., and Parmesan’s sister, Anne Gafford, now works […]