"I joined UT Dallas from North Carolina State University, where I had served since 1998 as head of the Chemistry Department and a chaired chemistry professor in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Attracted by the ambitious agenda set forth by our upper administration, I stand ready to meet the challenges associated with elevating this institution into the Tier One research university rankings."
"My background in chemistry, metabolism and imaging provides me with unique insights that many chemistry professors never have the opportunity to have experienced. I am motivated by the feeling that my research can make an impact in society."
"Joining the UT Dallas family is a tremendous opportunity, and I am honored to represent the prestigious Welch Foundation. A very successful future of growth and collaboration is clearly set for the Chemistry Department and UT Dallas, and I look forward to being a part of it."
"I have always been very proud to contribute to the education of a very large number of excellent students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in biological sciences, and to work hard to enhance UTD's reputation and strengths in biological research."