Last summer, during an internship at TAMUCC, Del Mar biotechnology major Danial Azadani discovered a bacteriophage associated with Enterococcus faecalis, a bacterium that can cause infection in humans.
With the recent rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria, it's more important than ever to find new tools to fight them, said Jeff Turner, assistant professor of Marine Biology at TAMUCC, who supervised Danial's research.
opened its doors to a four year curriculum in 1994, the natural constituency of potential students who desire non-traditional courses from the University has increased dramatically.
TAMUCC is distinctively located on a cultural border with Latin America, giving the institution unique opportunities to provide rich curricular and co-curricular experiences to diverse students as a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI).
Albrecht leads TAMUCC's Division of Student Engagement and Success, which is comprised of 63 full-time and 4 part-time student affairs professionals across a host of campus offices, including career services, recreational sports, disability services, judicial affairs, the University Counseling Center, and residence life.
When he learned of TAMUCC's selection as a Most Promising Place to Work, Albrecht shared, "We are deeply honored to receive this designation.
As a research institution uniquely devoted to serving the needs of South Texas, TAMUCC
and its Division of Student Engagement and Success are dedicated to engaging diverse students and staff on campus and in the community.
Diversity and inclusion are guiding principles of the Division of Student Engagement and Success at TAMUCC. Celebrating diversity and its many benefits also leads staff to recognize how power, oppression, marginalization and privilege operate both in society and on campus.
At TAMUCC, and especially within the division, diversity and inclusion are core tenets of excellence and success.
This research would not have been possible without the members of the Fisheries Ecology Lab at TAMUCC
, and the authors particularly thank J.
The authors thank Suzanne Dilworth (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TAMUCC
) and Bart German (retired) for assistance in the field.