Faculty members Banglin Chen and John R. McCarrey have been selected for membership in the UTSA Academy of Distinguished Researchers. Chen is the Dean’s Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry; McCarrey is professor and Kleberg Distinguished Chair in Cellular and Molecular Biology.
They were inducted May 4 in a luncheon ceremony on the Main Campus.
“These faculty are accomplished researchers with impressive careers in creating knowledge, stretching boundaries and furthering their field for the public good,” said Bernard Arulanandam, assistant vice president for research support.
Chen and McCarrey were selected by the 11 current members of the academy based on their research impact, including publication and citations, said Hamid Beladi, associate dean of research the College of Business and Tom C. Frost Endowed Professor in International Business. Beladi serves as chair of the Academy of Distinguished Researchers.
“We look for someone who has made an impact in their profession, and Dr. Chen and Dr. McCarrey really have made significant contributions in each of their areas,” Beladi said. “They are creators of knowledge in their respective fields.”
McCarrey is a leading researcher in the areas of stem cell biology, epigenetics and reproductive biology. He has published more than 130 papers in peer-reviews journals including Nature, Science, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Genetics and others.
Chen’s research focus is on metal-organic framework materials. He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, and he holds 11 patents.
The Academy of Distinguished Researchers was established in 2015 to recognize outstanding UTSA faculty who are accomplished scholars and who share the university’s continuing commitment to research excellence; to foster the highest quality of research and scholarly activity by UTSA faculty; and to promote the university’s vision as a premier public research university.
Source: Rebecca Luther, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs