science fridayVTPP Science Friday conversations continue to be stimulating and helping develop more interactions. Faculty are encouraged to attend these important VTPP research- and mission-focused discussions. The next Science Friday discussions are scheduled via Zoom for Thursday 8:30AM, March 11 and March 25. Faculty are encouraged to initiate similar interactions and discussions. If you have specific interests in leading any Science Friday discussion/topic or have specific aims to outline or develop, just let Dr. Suva know and come present and stimulate the conversation.

VTPP Seminar Series
The Spring seminar series is here and Dr. Clement has enticed some terrific speakers to join us for seminar. On March 12 VTPP will host a seminar from Pushkar Lele, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, TAMU entitled “Regulation of allosteric interactions in flagellar motors by mechanical forces” and on March 26 Jean-Philippe Pellois, Ph.D. Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics, and Chemistry, TAMU will present a VTPP seminar entitled “Drug/molecule delivery systems and exosomal signaling”

Seminars are held via Zoom, 2-3 PM. As always, please push, encourage and direct your graduate students and trainees to attend the VTPP seminar.

Research in the COVID19 era at Texas A&M University

Much is still happening with ongoing research. With research activities nearing full swing, protective measures remain essential. Please continue to monitor the VPR website regarding the latest information available regarding changes to research related to dynamic COVID-19 conditions.

Please remember to wear masks in all TAMU locations and minimize occupancy of elevators in all buildings, including all of the research buildings.

Upcoming NIH Grant Deadlines and Opportunities
March 5: Revision, renewal R01 applications
April 8: F Series Fellowships (including F31 Diversity–NOT-OD-17-029) New, renewal, resubmission, Individual National Research Service Awards
For more details and upcoming submission dates go to:

VTPP Research Infrastructure
VTPP continues collecting details of the major equipment and technical capabilities that exist in VTPP research laboratories. This effort will develop a framework to support VTPP investigators identify skills and equipment resources in VTPP. By identifying VTPP resources these can be leveraged multi-investigator grant applications, but also help identify where we may lack important equipment. Current resources information is available on our VTPP website. If you have not done so, please send DH your most recent grant resources page so we can continue to compile the information.

VTPP Research metrics
I am excited to include the track record of VTPP research grants and awards from 2016-2020. In the January VTPP Success, I inadvertently included erroneous data. The correct data regarding submissions and awards through AgriLife and TAMU 2016-2020 are now listed below