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Alumni Spotlight: Catelyn Bridges

What is your academic background? My name is Catelyn Bridges and my hometown is Omaha, NE. I received my B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018. I pursued my M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering while working under Dr. Janie Moore at Texas A&M University. My thesis research focused on using a non-thermal treatment, atmospheric cold plasma, during the post-harvest processing of cottonseed meal.  Why did you choose BAEN at TAMU for your MS Degree? I chose TAMU for my MS degree because… Read More →

Dr. Searcy Retires After 40 Years of Service to Texas A&M

Dr. Stephen W. Searcy, head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, retired on Monday, August 31, 2020, after 40 years of service. Dr. Searcy began his road to academic success by earning a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1974. He went on to earn  a B.S. and an M.S. in Agricultural Mechanization also from the University of Missouri in 1976. He then went on to earn his Ph.D. in Agricultural  Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1980. Dr. Searcy began his… Read More →

BAEN-NCTM Collaboration on COVID-19

Dr. Nikolov, Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN) Professor and National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) Director, and his graduate students, Emma Foster and Laura Soto, have been collaborating with NCTM scientists to develop an optimal production and purification process for making two recombinant versions of the COVID-19 spike protein. Laura and Emma have been working since April 2020 on the development of a reliable purification process for spike proteins. The preliminary data suggest that making 50 mg of purified protein per liter of cell culture is possible with… Read More →