Biological Sciences Lab
The Department of Biological Sciences at UNT has internationally known researchers in the fields of Development and Integrative Biology (DIB), Plant Signaling, Environmental Science and more. Dr. Padilla's lab is part of the DIB group and collaboraes with members of the plant signaling group. The research buildings are set up as an open lab atmosphere which encourages interactions and collaborations. The department has weekly seminars from guest speakers. Additionally, the graduate students are able to present their work to a larger audience on a semester or yearly basis.
Denton TX is a fun, vibrant university community (UNT & TWU) with lots of activities nearby or within the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. In fact Denton is often voted one of the best places to live in the US or TX. See Why Denton is a great place to live or one of the most livable cities in TX. UNT is has a world renowned School of Music- which adds to the music scene and live bands in the area. Additional activities to do when away from the lab include outdoor activities at the surrounding lakes, cycling along trails (one of Padilla's favorite activites), catching a sports game (Dallas Cowboys, TX Rangers, Dallas Maverics, Dallas Stars), at or science museum visits or shopping in the DFW area. The Perot museum in Dallas actually has a C. elegans display. Now if only we can get some worm art into the Fort Worth Museums!