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Dr. Ulrich G. Mueller

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Phone: (512) ***-****  
Email: u***@***.edu
Local Address:  Texas , United States
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station B6600
Austin , Texas 78712
United States

Company Description: The University of Texas at Austin, the largest component of The University of Texas System, is a major research university and home to more than 48,000 students,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Post-doctoral Fellow
    University of Texas


  • PhD
  • Ph.D. , Cell and Molecular Biology
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • B.S. , Microbiology
    New Mexico State University
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Ulrich Mueller, 28 Jan 2006 [cached]
Ulrich Mueller, Ph.D.
Ulrich has extensive experience in molecular biology and biochemistry, and is highly knowledgeable in the biotechnology and medical device sectors.Ulrich is currently a member of the business development team at The University of Texas, M.D.Anderson Cancer Center Office of Technology Commercialization where he was directly involved in launching five start-up companies, licensing university technologies to existing companies and managing diverse intellectual property portfolios.Ulrich was a Post-doctoral Fellow at The University of Texas, M.D.Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.Ulrich received a B.S. in Microbiology from New Mexico State University; a M.S. in Biology from Texas A&M University; and a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine.
Healthcare & Life Services, 7 April 2007 [cached]
Ulrich Mueller, PhD
Contact: Ulrich ..., 22 Feb 2011 [cached]
Contact: Ulrich Mueller 512-232-5775 University of Texas at Austin
"The same is true for human farmers," says Ulrich Mueller, professor of biology. "Some of our crops come originally from the tropics, and humans have had to select them over time to grow in colder climates. But we are still limited by our abilities to select and adapt crops to local conditions."
Mueller and his colleagues found that even within Texas the fungus is more tolerant of cold at its northern edge near Dallas, and less tolerant of cold at its southern edge near Brownsville.
At Fort Belknap, just northwest of Dallas, Mueller says the ants "are just hanging on."
Leafcutter ants are largely tropical, and the Texas leafcutter ant, Atta texana, is one of only three leafcutter ant species found in the United States. The species arrived in the region about 10,000 years ago after the retreat of the glaciers and the end of the last Ice Age.
"The ants may have only been in Fort Belknap for a few hundreds or thousands of years," Mueller says.
IMAGE: Dr. Ulrich Mueller, professor of integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin, inspects a Texas leafcutter mound at the Brackenridge Field Lab in Austin, Texas. Click here for more information.
The finding provides a perspective on symbiotic relationships, which are normally thought of as being beneficial to both organisms.
"We normally think that forging a symbiotic relationship enriches lives-that each organism is helping the other," says Mueller.
"Texans are uniquely positioned to monitor the effect of environmental change on U.S. biodiversity," says Mueller. "It will be interesting to see what happens with these ants over the next 10 to 20 years with global warming. Will they expand to Oklahoma and across the Mississippi River, or will cold snaps like those we just experienced knock them back?"
Mueller's research was supported by the National Science Foundation, the W.M. Wheeler Endowment and numerous Texas landowners who allowed ant collection on their properties.
Contact: Ulrich ..., 22 Feb 2011 [cached]
Contact: Ulrich Mueller 512-232-5775 University of Texas at Austin
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