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Floyd Wormley

July 3, 2013//

Meet Floyd Wormley, the recently appointed associate dean of research in the UTSA College of Sciences.

You have to set your goals high...

– Floyd Wormley

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 be able to work with researchers more. Research is something that he has been doing more than half his life.

"This will allow me to work closer with them to try and help them gain more funding," said Wormley. "I can also help them with their students to place them in a better position or assist them to obtain funding for their research projects."

Additionally, Wormley looks to help UTSA grow in research, graduate education and also put in place processes to help support the research infrastructure of the university and the College of Sciences in particular.

"The biggest challenge is going to be making sure that the College of Sciences is the college that brings in $100 million dollars in research funding," added 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 mycology. His balance will also include teaching two classes while maintaining his obligations to his family and church.

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