Candidacy Ceremony and Convocation 2021 Combined Into One Event

The ceremony was trimmed for length and only two guests with UT Health San Antonio badges were allowed to accompany this year’s candidates.

Hema Manogna Gudlavalleti: Meeting Alzheimer’s Patients Helps Me Become a Better Researcher

Neuroscience researcher Hema Manogna Gudlavalleti is passionate about working on neurodegenerative research.

Meet Ashley Braddom: The 2021 GSBS Presidential Ambassador Scholar

Ashley Braddom is this year's GSBS Presidential Ambassador Scholar.

Final Words: Abdulhafiz Imam Aliagan, IBMS, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Medicine

Abdulhafiz Imam Aliagan will be joining Pfizer as a Senior Scientist in the Biomedicine Design team in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Final Words: Killian Fischer, CHP, Doctorate of Medical Physics Student | Radiation Therapy Track

Killian Fischer will be starting a position as the medical physicist at Mercy Health Lorain Cancer Center in Elyria, Ohio.

Raksha Parthasarathy: My first memory of science was the Science Express, a science museum on wheels

When Raksha Parthasarathy was in the 6th grade, her science teacher took her entire class to see the “Science Express,” a 16 coach train sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Launches A Science Coloring and Activity Book

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio is proud to announce the creation of our new coloring book, the Pipette Kids Science Coloring and Activity Book. The book is available on for $12.99.


Announcement: Charlotte Anthony Will Be Leaving UT Health San Antonio

GSBS Community, After seven wonderful years of employment in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Charlotte Anthony is leaving UT Health San Antonio at the end of January.  Charlotte has been the Senior Marketing Specialist and her work has been nothing short of...
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GSBS End of the Year Party Gives Students Time To Relax Before Break

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held a holiday party on Dec. 15 to celebrate the end of the semester. The events included paper snowflake creation, ornament decoration, a photo station with silly hats and a snack station. “I really like this idea of hosting a...
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UT Health San Antonio Holiday Schedule 2021/2022

Employee Holidays Eligible UT Health San Antonio employees will receive the following holidays during the Fiscal Year 2022. In addition to the 12 set holidays, eligible employees receive three floating holidays, which must be used by the end of the fiscal year. ​​Holiday ​D...
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Dr. Angelica Riojas Selected As TL1 Scholar

Dr. Angelica Riojas, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Research Imaging Institute, has been selected as a Translational Science Training TL1 scholar for 21-22. Her mentor is Dr. Geoff Clarke. The Translational Science Training (TST) TL1 Program at UT Health San Antonio is...
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Shawn Flynn Selected As The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Highlighted Trainee Author For March 2022

Shawn Flynn, a student in the Physiology and Pharmacology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program, has been selected by The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics as the highlighted trainee author for March 2022 in recognition of his most...
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Q & A with John Sanchez, UT Health Link PREP scholar

UT Health Link PREP scholar John Sanchez won “best poster award” at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. The conference took place virtually on November 10-13, 2021. The PREP program at UT Health San Antonio is a highly structured post-baccalaureate...
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UT Health Link PREP Jordan Ortman Wins Poster Award at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

UT Health Link PREP scholar Jordan Ortman won “best poster award” at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. The conference took place virtually on November 10-13, 2021. The winning poster is titled “The Interaction Between Patient...
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Denisse Paredes Selected for the 2022 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology URM Near-Peer mentorship program

Denisse Paredes has been selected by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) as a Mentee participant in the 2022 ACNP URM Near-Peer mentorship program. She is a student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. Her mentor...
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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Martin Schwacha, A Musician and a Scientist

Classical music on the radio. The smell of turpentine and cigar smoke. These were some of Dr. Martin Schwacha’s memories of childhood. Dr. Schwacha grew up in a family that had a fondness for the arts. His father played the violin and was an accomplished artist who painted large...
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Dr. Philip LoVerde: A Lifelong Passion for Schistosomiasis Research

For almost 50 years, Dr. LoVerde has been working on schistosomiasis research and continues to travel around the world doing field research.
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Dr. Michael Liss study shows MRI technique improves detection of aggressive prostate cancer

Dr. Michael Liss specializes in cancer of the genitourinary system including kidney cancer and prostate cancer. The study, “Restriction Spectrum Imaging-Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Improve Prostate Cancer Imaging in Men on Active Surveillance,” was published in July in The...
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Dr. David Gius receives UT System award to advance research on aging and breast cancer

David Gius, MD, PhD, has been awarded a $1.6 million UT System Faculty STARs award to support his research on aging and breast cancer. The award will be used to purchase equipment to conduct more in-depth experiments in his laboratory at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for...
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Final Words: Jacob Zellner, Graduate Periodontics

Your name, program, dissertation title, mentor name. Jacob Zellner, Graduate Periodontics, Wound healing after ridge preservation: A randomized controlled trial on short-term (4 months) versus long-term (12 months) histologic outcomes, Dr. Brian Mealey, Clinical Professor,...
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Alumni Video Spotlight: Phillip Webster, Ph.D. speaks about his role in bioinformatics and personalized medicine

Name: Phillip Webster Class Year: 2019 What is your current profession? Genomics Scientist What led you to choose UT Health San Antonio? They had a few mentors who’s projects I was interested in. What did you do after graduating? I did a postdoc at the University of Michigan...
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Introducing Our New Alumni Video Spotlight Series

The Pipette Gazette will be featuring video spotlights of our alumni. Our first one features Jodie Gray, Ph.D. (Class of 2020, Radiological Sciences) Name: Jodie Gray Class Year: 2020 What is your current profession? Researcher- Private Industry What led you to choose UT Health?...
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TS PhD graduate Lauren Cornell was selected by NASA to participate in a simulated Mars study

Translational Science Ph.D. graduate Lauren Cornell was selected by NASA to participate in a simulated Mars study. Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, four people will live and work for 45 days inside a unique, ground-based habitat at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Designed to serve...
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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Makes A Grand Return To Volunteering In The San Antonio Community

Have you ever craved for the opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community, but were unable to do so? This is the rare situation that many people have faced over the past year and a half due to the pandemic. COVID-19 has greatly limited the options of participating in...
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Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos Conference, Feb 23-25

The Mays Cancer Center and Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez of UT Health San Antonio are excited to host the third bi-annual Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference, February 23-25, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas! Did you know Latinos are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer...
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Nahin’s student takeover of the GSBS Instagram

One of the most exciting things I’ve done so far at UT Health San Antonio was the takeover of the official GSBS Instagram page for a week. Instead of posting random photos and stories, I wanted to portray something unique, and that’s when the idea of “A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A GRAD...
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Delaying Tuberculosis Control in Bangladesh

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Bangladesh. Although a comprehensive expansion of TB control strategies is being implemented in Bangladesh and logistical challenges exist, there is significant uncertainty concerning the disease burden. As one of...
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