UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Valeria Vásquez

 A Research Career Inspiring Innovation and Inclusion “I was trained in laboratories where innovation, hard work, and inclusion were the main driving force,” Dr. Valeria Vásquez comments as she reflects on her scientific research and opportunities to promote diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments in her profession. Vásquez is an associate professor in the Department of… Read More

490 BioTech wins Innov865 Alliance’s Startup Day; Dr. Peter Tsai is Recognized for Global Pandemic Support

Innov865 Week Ends with a Virtual Celebration of Trailblazing Entrepreneurs and Life-changing Impact KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The startup 490 BioTech, which developed bioluminescent human cells to show changes in cellular health, won the Innov865 Judges’ Choice Award at Startup Day 2020 with a pitch that explained how its technology can improve development of pharmaceuticals. “Healthy… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Jonathan Wall

A “team effort” for discovering how to diagnose and treat amyloidosis, a rare protein-folding disorder. Amyloidosis is a rare disorder that occurs when an abnormal amyloid protein deposits in organs and tissues, interfering with their ability to function normally. There are approximately 30 different types of amyloidosis, and the disease can either be systemic or… Read More