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Michelle Wilson

Michelle Wilson

Associate Professor of Instruction - Biological Sciences

Not currently accepting undergraduate or graduate students


Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Biochemistry
Baylor College of Medicine - 2002
M.S. - Biology
Bowling Green State University - 1997
B.S. - Chemistry
Bowling Green State University - 1994


Sinha, R., & Wilson, M. (2021). The Effects of Marine Microplastics on Marine Life and Human Health in the Bay of Bengal . Journal of Student Research, 10(1).
2021 - publications
Dowhan DH, Hong EP, Auboeuf D, Dennis AP, Wilson MM, Berget SM, O'Malley BW. Steroid hormone receptor coactivation and alternative RNA splicing by U2AF65-related proteins CAPERalpha and CAPERbeta. Mol Cell. 2005 Feb 4;17(3):429-39. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2004.12.025. PMID: 15694343. 2005 - publications


Inaugural • 7-Stranded Beta Barrel Jelly Roll Graduate Student Teaching Award - Baylor College of Medicine [1999]

Additional Information

Director, Grants and Contracts (Dec 2011- Aug 2012)
Center for Vital Longevity, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas·   Managed awards for compliance with costs, effort, IRB, reporting·   Drafted, negotiated and monitored multiple subcontracts from federal awards·   Provided monthly updates on spending of awards·   Assisted with package preparation of new awards·   Provided proofing of figures, power points and publications·   Identified funding sources for Center PIs, post-docs and grad students·   Monitored Center costs for allowability and allocability·   Developed boilerplate pieces for each agency to provide cohesive presentation of applications·   Tracked indirect cost return·   Monitored Key Personnel effort for compliance·   Reviewed and validated records in Ecert system during effort certification periods·   Sourced and monitored personnel in compliance with grants·   Reconciliation, monitoring, processing of all accounts·   Manage all Center expenses·   Processed purchase orders, personnel action forms, interdepartmental transfers and check requests·   Peoplesoft experience
Director, Office of Sponsored Projects (Oct 2008 – Dec 2011)
Office of the Vice President for Research, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas·   Led, managed, and oversaw University-wide activities for the expeditious and timely submission of research grant proposals to external sponsors including federal, state, local, and private agencies, industrial entities, and the processing of subsequent awards·    Supervised a team of eight consisting of four Grants and Contracts Specialists, a Computer Programmer, an Administrative Associate and a graduate and an undergraduate student·   Executed signatory authority for university research contracts and grants·   Worked with the Associate Vice President for Research to develop and implement mechanisms that provide faculty, departments, and deans with timely and accurate information on relevant research opportunities ·   Facilitated and oversaw the preparation and execution of agreements and subcontracts with industrial sponsors and other nonfederal sponsors·   Designed and led implementation of web-based grant proposal submission system, Database of Research Administration (DoRA), currently in Beta testing·   Developed, revised and implemented Standard Operating Procedures and Policies for improved workflow and efficiency·   Promoted the professional development and advancement of OSP staff·   Oversaw the preparation of an annual report of OSP activities for the Office of the Provost as well as designed custom reports for Tenure review and Periodic Performance Evaluations·   Provided statistics on sponsored research activities to academic schools and departments·   Provided reports to federal and state agencies as required for compliance with grant awards, including American Recovery and Reinvestment Act  of 2009 (ARRA) and Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)·   Monitored Prime awards and subcontractors for compliance with applicable Federal and State laws and regulationsSelected Highlights:·   Improved overall efficiency of the office by providing electronic forms and new filing methods·   Decreased negotiation and completion times on research agreements·   Invited to speak at  regional NCURA meeting covering negotiation and processing of  Material Transfer Agreements, April 2011·   Participated as Subject Matter Expert in Oracle Peoplesoft design, configuration and implementation for Grants module – 2009-2011·   Initiated and Hosted NIH Program Officer Visitation Day- Oct 2009
Associate Director, Cooperative Research (Dec 2005 – Oct 2008)
Office for Technology Development, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas·   Supervised five Contract Specialists and an Administrative Associate·   Developed procedures for efficient contract review including a contract review training manual·   Designed and developed Research Contract Tracking Database (see accomplishments under prior position)·   Assisted specialists with review and negotiation of research agreements·   Negotiated master commercial research agreements, consortium agreements and affiliation agreements·   Coordinated and spoke at UT System meetings for contract specialists Selected Highlights:·   Decreased negotiation and completion times on research agreements·   Successfully negotiated several million dollar + research agreements·   Invited to speak on three national panels covering negotiation and processing of  Material Transfer Agreements ·   Participated in a work group for development and Beta Testing of a National Material Transfer Agreement database


MARC Career Mentor 2023 - 2026
oSTEM faculty advisor
Fall 2019 - present
Periodically Girly Faculty Advisor
Spring 2015 - Spring 2019
Science Fair Judging
Plano ISD Regional 2023 - present
Regeneron ISEF 2023
McMillen High Schoool - 2019 - present
Murphy Middle School - 2015 - present
CV mentor for capstone projects
Green Fellowship Advisor
UT-Partnership in Advancing Clinical Transition (UT-PACT) Faculty Member
Graduate Student Teaching Experiences
Molecular Biology 1998-99, Anatomy and Physiology 1996-97, Biology I for Majors 1995-96