Researching the Brain

Mustafa Mithaiwala researches cognitive impairments associated with depression and anxiety disorders.

Winning Awards

Adrian Beckmann received the Joe and Bettie Ward Award based on his excellent academic performance, character, and leadership.

Eating Together

The graduate student international club hosted their second event called the International Potluck

Cassidy Daw: Learning Immunology From Scratch

Cassidy Daw is a 2nd year Master's student in our Immunology and Infection program. She will be joining the Integrated Biomedical Studies Ph.D. program in Infection, Inflammation & Immunity this fall.

Michael Guderyon: Being At The Forefront of Aging Research

From the flight line to the laboratory, this airman serves his country in fatigues and a lab coat.


The Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program- From Grad School to Industry

I am honored to be one of the first graduate alumni from UT Health San Antonio School of Biomedical Sciences to have been selected in the Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program (SMDP) program as a MedTech Scholar. I first heard about this program from Dr. Teresa Evans, who...
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Graduate Student International Club Hosts Potluck

On a chilly Monday evening with temperatures in single digits, the graduate student international club (GSIC) hosted their second event called the International Potluck since the group’s conception. The event was attended by over 20 people from the graduate school and saw...
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Four Graduate Students Win Briscoe Library’s Image of Research Photography Competition

Four graduate students have won prizes in the Briscoe Library’s Image of Research competition. The awards are sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Academic Faculty, and Student Affairs. According to the website, “The Image of Research...
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Why Is It So Hard For Us To Achieve Diversity?

Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff spoke to a handful of students and faculty at UT Health San Antonio on Oct. 9 about the cognitive processes that interfere with achieving diversity. Dr. Villa-Komaroff is one of the founding members of SACNAS, the Society for Advancement of...
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Mustafa Mithaiwala: Motivation, Character, and Flexibility

“If you want to achieve something great for yourself, you have to put in hard work” said Mustafa Mithaiwala, a student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. Mithaiwala became interested in medical pharmacology while as a student at...
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Adrian Beckmann: Recipient of the Joe and Bettie Ward Award

Adrian Beckmann, received the Joe and Bettie Ward Award based on his excellent academic performance, character, and leadership. The award is presented to a graduate student in recognition of outstanding achievement in aging research.  Beckmann is currently working under Dr. Bess...
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Amy Wu: Transition from Physical Therapy to Electrophysiology

Born and raised in Taiwan, Amy Wu trained as a physical therapist, but later found out that scientific research is her true passion. “In physical therapy, there was a lot of emphasis on making assessments on patients and coming up with a treatment plan, a lot of what and how, but...
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Meghan Monney: Winner of the Jonas Scholar Award

Nursing Science Ph.D. student Meghan Monney has been selected from a pool of nursing students throughout the United States to receive the prestigious Jonas Scholarship. According to the National League for Nursing website, the Jonas Scholarship promotes “evidence-based nursing...
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New therapies unveiled at San Antonio breast cancer conference

More than 7,000 physicians and researchers from around the world will converge on the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Dec. 4-8 to attend the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). Founded, owned and operated by UT Health San Antonio, SABCS began in 1977 as a one-day...
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Study: San Antonio’s health and bioscience industry generates $40.2 billion for local economy

San Antonio’s health care and bioscience industry accounted for $40.2 billion in sales of products and services and employed more than 1 in 6 of the metro area’s workers in 2017, according to a study released Tuesday by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce....
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Rivard Report: Bioscience leaders hone strategy to put San Antonio on the research map

Four leaders of San Antonio’s major research institutions – Dr. Larry Schlesinger at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Taylor Eighmy at UTSA, Dr. William Henrich at UT Health San Antonio, and Adam Hamilton at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) – have teamed up to develop a...
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Top 5 Things To Do During the Holidays in San Antonio

1) Urban-15’s Holiday Laser Show  When: Sunday, December 2nd, 4pm Where: Lila Cockrell Theater (200 E. Market, 78205) If you haven’t been to a laser show, you’re missing out! URBAN-15’s annual Holiday Laser Show is a collaborative production of laser artist Tim Walsh and...
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Texas Biomed scientists targeting factors involved in Hispanic childhood obesity

Dr. Melanie Carless and her collaborators will be studying an area of research called epigenetics – which describes changes to our DNA, RNA, or proteins that are affected by both the environment and genetic makeup and that regulate gene and protein expression. Her team will...
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Dr. Daniel Lodge was highlighted on Texas Public Radio for his work with schizophrenia

Dr. Daniel Lodge was highlighted on Texas Public Radio for his work with schizophrenia. Lodge’s research team is trying to pinpoint what exactly goes wrong in the nervous system of a person with schizophrenia. This may lead to new treatments, including one that uses stem cells...
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Dr. Daniel Lodge and Dr. Jennifer Donegan on KENS5 discussing schizophrenia

UT Health San Antonio pharmacology researchers Dr. Daniel Lodge and Dr. Jennifer Donegan discuss schizophrenia symptoms and stigma, along with research to understand the mental disorder. UT Health San Antonio is hosting a free public symposium about schizophrenia on Friday, Nov....
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Dr. Michael Wargovich: Cancer Prevention Starts with Your Eating Habits

Aside from being a professor in molecular medicine and a senior researcher in cancer prevention, Dr. Michael Wargovich is also an entrepreneur for a startup company called CanSurvive Cuisine. Dr. Wargovich met his current business partner Chef Iverson Brownell through a mutual...
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Final Words: 7 Questions with Dental Hygienist Christine Clowe

1) Your name, program, thesis title. Christine M Clowe, Master of Science in Dental Hygiene, Thesis title: Relative dentin abrasivity toothpaste survey: Are dental hygienists making evidenced-based recommendations? 2) Please tell me about yourself, why did you pick UT Health San...
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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Rachele Berria, Global Vice President and Head of Medical Diabetes at Sanofi

When did you first become interested in science? I remember being a kid counting cars driving through my neighborhood and grouping them based on colors and makes…those were my first statistical, observational attempts! The turning point happened at the age of 15 when, helping a...
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Dr. Nourhan Abdelfattah first author paper published in Nature Communications!

Congratulations to alum Dr. Nourhan Abdelfattah whose first author paper “MiR-584-5p potentiates vincristine and radiation response by inducing spindle defects and DNA damage in medulloblastoma” has been published with Nature Communications! She is also co-author on...
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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. August Blackburn, owner of Blackburn Statistics, LLC

Dr. August Blackburn graduated from the Integrated Multidisciplinary Graduate Program (IMGP) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (now called the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program) in 2013. He is now the owner of Blackburn Statistics, LLC. When did...
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