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The Genetics of Disease in the Forests of Ecuador

“In the jungle, you have to do things differently.” It’s a simple statement, too simple to fully capture what Dr. David Rodriguez does. On the one hand, the cutting-edge technology he uses performs all the same functions as a normal on-campus...
11-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Eye of the Beholder

From today’s perspective, the idea of computer systems that track our tiniesteye movements may seem like a far-off futurist’s dream.
11-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Narcotics Traffic Devastating Central American Rainforests, Fueling Climate Change

Drug trafficking and, paradoxically, efforts to slow it are rapidly driving the deforestation in Central America's most vulnerable tropical rainforests, new research conducted in part by Texas State University reveals.
9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers tackle data breaches that threaten healthcare

ust read the daily headlines to find them — cybersecurity breaches of healthcare organizations both large and small. Even the popular medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” turned to ransomware when choosing a storyline plucked from real life.
7-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researcher Ties Political Divisiveness to Homophobic Bullying

Being a teenager is hard enough, but Dr. Yishan Shen, an assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University, has uncovered additional challenges for youths between 10 and 19 who are targets of bullying during...
3-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jack the Ripper: A Wrongful Conviction Based on Flawed DNA Analysis

Research published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences claiming to identify the notorious 19th century murderer through DNA analysis grabbed headlines around the world in the spring of 2019.
30-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify Relationship Between Motor Competence and Executive Function in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research has found that both motor competence and executive function can be directly tied to school performance. Children with poor fine motor function may focus on physical tasks such as holding a pencil or using scissors instead of listening to...
25-Sep-2019 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Decoding Data to Cure Chronic Rising Medical Costs

Data mining tools developed at Texas State University can help auditors stop fraud and wasteful spending to save taxpayers billions annually.
23-Sep-2019 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 188,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.


  • Dr. Amitai Abramovitch

    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

    Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience
  • Dr. Chris Johnson

    Clinical Professor

    Aging and the Life Course Dementia Studies Family, sociology of religion, Global Perspective
  • Dr. Jennifer Irvin

    Associate Professor

    Electroactive polymers, Energy Storage, Sensors, Static Dissipation Synthesis, Dominate Ion, coatings and polymeric materials
  • Dr. Lawrence Fulton

    Associate Professor — School of Health Administra

    Machine Learning, Optimization, Simulation, Decision Sceince, R Coding, Python, Statistics, Sustainability
  • Dr. Maureen Keeley-Vassberg

    Professor — Department of Communication Studies

    Nonverbal Communication,, Family Communication , Relational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Family Communication , End Of Life, "Final Conversations", verbal and nonverbal messages, terminal diagnosis
  • Dr. Pete Blair

    Grant Director, Non-Faculty — ALERRT Center

    Mass Casualities, mass shootings, guns, terror attack, ALERRT, Texas, San Marcos, Higher Education, Active Response Training
  • Dr. Ron Walter

    Professor and University Chair in Cancer Research

    Cancer, Cancer Research, fish, Science, Xiphophrus, Molecular genetic response , Genetics
  • Dr. Tania Betancourt

    Associate Professor

    Biomaterials, Nanomedicine, Nanomaterials, Diseases, Vitro, VIVO, Biosensors, Texas, San Marcos, Texas State University, Higher Education
  • Dr. Ty Schepis

    Associate Professor — Psychology

    Adolescent, Psychology, psychology & social behavior, Medication, Opiod, Opiod abuse, Texas, San Marcos, Texas State University, Higher Education


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