TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio + posts Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Twitter Previous articleNew littering law could affect off-campus tailgatersNext articleQB Kenny Hill aims to be resilient, not perfect Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printTCU soccer fell to SMU Thursday night in a strong defensive showing from both teams. An early goal from the Mustangs proved to be the difference maker in the match as the Frogs couldn’t overcome the early deficit and were shutout for the second time this season.Following last Friday’s loss to Northeastern, a match that ended TCU’s three-game win streak, the Frogs came into Dallas for Thursday night’s rivalry game against SMU with the same perspective as they would for any other game.“We prepare the same for every opponent,” head coach Eric Bell said. “There wasn’t anything different for tonight’s match, we just faced a quality opponent.”Neither team began the first half with much determination. Both teams came out of the gates very flat with a lot of incomplete passes and balls deflected out of bounds.Roughly three minutes into the half, the Frogs amped up the pressure and began to dictate the pace of the half. TCU earned a few good scoring chances with strong play by senior forward Emma Heckendorn, first-year midfielder Yazmeen Ryan and sophomore midfielder Tara Smith, but could not find the back of the net.“In the first 20 minutes, we played well,” Bell said. “We weren’t very dangerous, but we had possession of the ball. In the next 2o minutes, [SMU] played much more aggressively and really took it to us. I think that’s where we lost the game.”The Mustangs broke the tie in the 26th minute off a corner kick. Junior defender Haley Thompson crossed the ball into the box from the right corner to redshirt junior forward Vanessa Valadez, who headed the ball into the bottom left corner of the net past first-year goalkeeper Emily Alvarado.At the half, the Mustangs led the Frogs 1-0. Defense was the name of the game in the first half and both teams finished the half with only one shot on goal.Within the first few minutes of the second half, the Frogs came out with a strong intensity to try to even up the score. TCU earned a corner kick and a free kick within the first four minutes of the half and had multiple opportunities to score that were intercepted by Mustang defenders and the Mustang’s junior goalkeeper Catie Brown.As the second half continued, neither team was able to find a hole in the opposition’s defense.In the final minute of the match, the Frogs created two corner kicks and a free kick, but still couldn’t break through the strong defensive wall the Mustangs built and held throughout the entire 90 minute match.“The second half was ours,” Bell said. “We had the ball and created a lot of chances, but couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.”The SMU Mustangs defeated the Horned Frogs 1-0, even though the Frogs outshot the Mustangs 11-6 in the game, with five shots on goal to SMU’s one. The Mustangs scored on their only shot on goal.Bell praised SMU’s team and gave their defense credit for their strong play on the night.“Credit to SMU for figuring out a game plan to win the game,” Bell said. “They were very strong, nice and steady. We put them under a lot of pressure and they were able to withstand that pressure.”The Frogs will complete the weekend road trip and wrap-up non-conference play Sunday against the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas. The game will kickoff at 1:00 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN3. What to watch during quarantine Frogs can’t overcome early goal and fall in defensive battle Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Facebook Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Facebook
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research recently made awards to five early career science scholars comprising the 2019 cohort of the Aramont Fund for Emerging Science Research fellows.The research fund is made possible by a generous gift from the Aramont Charitable Foundation and provides critical funding to advance high-risk, high reward science conducted by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.“We are grateful to the Aramont Charitable Foundation for their understanding of the importance of supporting exceptional scholars at the start of their scientific careers” said Rick McCullough, vice provost for research and professor of materials science and engineering. “This year’s fellows, as well as those awarded last year, are pursuing the most innovative frontiers of their respective disciplines. We are very excited to see this work come to fruition through this fellowship.”This year’s fellows are:Jia Liu, assistant professor of bioengineering at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, for his project “Soft nanoelectronics implantation through animal embryo development for whole-brain electro physiology mapping.”Real-time and high-speed recording of brain-wide cellular activities in behaving animals is important to understand brain functions. Liu intends to use “soft stretchable nanoelectronics” to build a whole-brain-electronics interface to study the developing brain. He believes this radical new technology will have a great impact not only on neuroscience but also on extended/enhanced sensing and cognition.Elizabeth May, fourth year doctoral student in molecular and cellular biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, for her project “Molecular mechanisms for establishing neuronal connectivity.”Neurological disorders such as autism, bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia are conditions that result from processes going awry during the development or maintenance of nervous system circuits. May’s project studies a family of proteins called clustered protocadherins and their role in establishing neuronal connectivity, specifically how they are organized on the cell membrane and how their movements contribute to establishing neuronal connectivity.Hao Sheng, second year doctoral student in bioengineering at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, for his project “In vivo assembly of conductive polymer with stretchable cuff electrode array as cellspecific intrafascicular bioelectrical interface for peripheral nerves.”Bioelectronics that enable high-resolution, bidirectional recording and controlling of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) are important for neuroscience, human-machine interfaces, and prosthetics. Sheng’s project proposes a novel method to address the challenge of building interfaces capable of addressing each type of cell within the PNS precisely. He aims to design and demonstrate a self-assembly of conductive polymer electrodes in a biocompatible manner, which could further function as bioelectronic interfaces to specific types of nerves within the PNS at single-cell resolution.Jiunn Song, fourth year doctoral student in genetics and complex diseases at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for his project “Protein transport to lipid droplets and implications in lipid storage and metabolic diseases.”Diseases of excess fat accumulation such as obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are an enormous public health problem that affects over 100 million people in the United States. Despite the importance of intracellular enzyme transport in fat storage and metabolic diseases, little is known how the transport occurs. The overarching goal of Song’s research is to define this mechanism and to investigate its role in metabolic diseases.Lynn Yap, sixth year Ph.D. student in neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, for her project “Activity-regulated neuropeptides in the control of inhibitory synaptic plasticity in the brain.”Neurons are continuously responding to signals from an organism’s internal and external environments. Activation of a transcriptional program in each neuron ensures that these signals are properly converted into long-lasting changes in neuronal structure and function. Defects in this process underlie a host of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric pathologies, including schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy. Yap proposes to combine genomics and electrophysiological approaches to uncover the function of secreted molecules in a specific type of neuronal transmission.