(July 3, 2013) -- Meet Floyd Wormley, the recently appointed associate dean for research in the UTSA College of Sciences.
Wormley has been at UTSA since 2005 and is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology in the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. The center was established to focus state and national attention on UTSA in the fields of molecular microbiology, immunology, medical mycology, virology, microbial genomics, vaccine development and biodefense.
In his new role, Wormley will work alongside George Perry, dean of the College of Sciences, to promote the advancement of research within the College of Sciences. Additionally, Wormley plans to help UTSA grow its extramural research funding and graduate education, and develop processes to support the research infrastructure of the College of Sciences and the university.
"The biggest challenge is going to be making sure that the College of Sciences is the college that brings in $100 million in research funding," said Wormley. "I have faith that it can happen, and so we are going to push for that. You have to set your goals high, and if you fall one to two million short, then we should still be okay."
Wormley says he still plans to balance his service obligations to UTSA with his ongoing research efforts in microbial pathogenesis and medical mycology. His balance also will include teaching two classes while maintaining his obligations to his family and church.
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