UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Oudessa Kerro Dego

A Tenacious Search for a Mastitis Vaccine Assistant Professor of Animal Science Oudessa Kerro Dego is on the cusp of developing a groundbreaking effective vaccine to control mastitis in farm animals, especially dairy cattle. Mastitis, an inflammation of the mammary gland, is one of the most common diseases of dairy cattle, mainly caused by Staphylococcus,… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Darryl Quarles

The Clinical Investigator: A Path to Improving Patient Outcomes It’s not often the same doctor who treats patients in a clinical practice also conducts scientific research in a laboratory. But then again, L. Darryl Quarles isn’t a typical doctor. Darryl is a physician-scientist, or as he puts it, “both a clinician and investigator.” He’s currently… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Richards

A Course in Landing Your Dream Job, From Assistant Professor Jennifer Richards UT Assistant Professor Jennifer Richards builds educational curricula for a living, and in the process, she’s also built her dream job. Jennifer holds a split appointment as an assistant professor in UT’s Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) department and as the curriculum… Read More