The Department of Mathematics wants to celebrate Dr. Rajeev Azad for receiving UNT's Early Career Award for Research and Creativity! This award is given to a full-time University faculty member within their first 10 years in a full-time appointment whose research accomplishments or creative endeavors have been outstanding and whose scholarly/creative products are considered to have had high impact in the faculty member's discipline and/or on society, as is the case with Dr. Azad's contributions to the fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
Research in the Azad lab is focused on development and application of interdisciplinary methods and approaches to understand how microorganisms innovate to adapt to changes in the environment. Dr. Azad and his team analyze large omics datasets to determine how organisms respond to stress at the molecular and physiological level, decipher structural and functional features in genomes and elucidate their relationships in the context of evolution. More specific information about Dr. Azad's recent research is available here.
Congratulations Rajeev !