Dr. Seán Brosnan spent his winter semester at the Texas A&M University as one of the 2015-2016 class of Faculty Fellows at the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS). This distinguished group includes top scholars who have been recognized for their outstanding professional accomplishments, and are members of their national scientific or professional academies.
(Dr. Seán Brosnan flanked by John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M System (L) and by Dr. John Junkins, Founding Director of TIAS, and Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering (R))
“Brilliant scholars are the foundation on which great universities thrive. TIAS is the cornerstone of that foundation at Texas A&M University.”
Seán was recognized at the TIAS “for his groundbreaking research into kidney and interorgan metabolism of amino acids and one-carbon units”. He will spend up to 12 months over the next three years collaborating “with faculty–researchers and graduate students from the departments of animal science, poultry science, and nutrition and food sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; from the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; and from the Texas A&M Health Science Center”.
A gala dinner was held on February 26th for the formal induction of year’s class of Fellows. As part of the ceremonial, Dr. Brosnan, accompanied by Dr. Margaret Brosnan, entered the Ballroom through an honorary sabre arch formed by cadets of the Ross Volunteer Company of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets. The Ross Volunteers are the official Honor Guard for the Governor of Texas.
Dr. Brosnan was presented with a bronze copy of “the Thinker” during the ceremony. Here he signs the “Honor Roll” under the eagle eye of Dr. Ed Fry, Distinguished Professor in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy