Do or Dye with Dr. Chika Nwachukwu

Using different dyes, Dr. Nwachukwu, a previous Cary Council Early Research Grant recipient, or “DocStar,” will walk you through color-changing experiments that mimic the way HPV is detected in patient samples.

This video is part of The Cary Council’s 2021 fundraising event: An Evening with DocStars at Home.

An Evening with DocStars at Home was hosted by The Cary Council on May 1 as a safe, yet interactive, drive-thru pick-up party on the UT Southwestern campus. The pick-up party included different stations to collect fun swag, at-home experiment kits from DocStar grant recipients, gourmet treats and a photo opportunity. 

Thanks to sponsors and attendees of this special drive-through celebration, The Cary Council was able to provide significant grants to three early-career researchers at UT Southwestern this year.

2021 An Evening with DocStars Sponsors

The Eugene McDermott Foundation


Sewell Automotive Companies

Jennifer and John Eagle

Bev and Larry Dale

PlainsCapital Bank

Southwestern Medical Foundation

Susser Family Foundation Fund of Coastal Bend Community Foundation

The Beth F. Kahn Family

The Patricia Dedman Family Foundation


Dana and Mike Arnold

Collins-Fisher Foundation

Nancy and William Collins

Alison and Pete Dale

Mandy and Bill Dillard/Amanda and Charlie Shufeldt

HPS Investment Partners

Fox Rothschild LLP

Amanda and Chris George

J.P. Morgan Chase

Tori and Ross Mulford

Margot B. Perot

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Schlegel

Vinson and Elkins, LLP

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Woolley

The Cary Council is dedicated to advancing early-stage research at UT Southwestern, in partnership with Southwestern Medical Foundation. Through engaging programming, they are catalyzing a new generation of community leaders and working to raise awareness of the important cause of academic medicine, research, and medical education in our community. The signature fundraising event, An Evening with DocStars, is a unique opportunity to help support early-stage biomedical research at UT Southwestern with the Cary Council.

In the past five years since The Cary Council’s founding, our generous community has made it possible to award 12 substantial grants to early-stage research investigators at UT Southwestern. The Cary Council’s former grant recipients have secured nearly $7 million in additional funding, allowing them to translate their research into life-changing advances in medicine.

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Click on a video below to watch another experiment demonstration from An Evening with DocStars at Home!