Faculty Spotlight

16 Questions with Teppei Fujikawa, Ph.D.

From Nursing Student To Graduate Student

Kevin Kanda is currently studying the metabolism in Ewing Sarcoma.

My Experience At The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2019

Kristin A. Altwegg, a CPRIT Predoctoral Fellow and third year IBMS Cancer Biology program doctoral candidate, received an American Association for Cancer Research Associate Member Award for her poster at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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 Amazon.com for $12.99.

8 Questions with Biology of Aging Student Angela Olson

Angela Olson is passionate about science policy and Alzheimer's research.

Lily Espinoza: Science Moves Medicine Forward

In the clinic, you can diagnose a patient and treat them according to the most recent guidelines. As a scientist, you are charged with the duty to identify solutions to problems that are not completely understood, and in the process, you help expand our knowledge.

Inspiring Women in Science

Courtney Johnson was apprehensive to apply to graduate school because she didn’t have any role models who had science careers.

Liesl Lawrence: The Horizon Award, Teaching Science and Ewing Sarcoma Research

Currently, Liesl Lawrence is a student in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program in the Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Medicine discipline. She is working in the lab of Dr. Alex Bishop on research related to Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that affects mostly children and teenagers.

Aleeza Stephens: I’ve Seen How Brain Damage Can Affect Personality

Stephens is currently in the lab of Dr. Alan Frazer where she is looking at depression and antidepressant research.

Meeting Patients To Transform Research

Researcher Hema Gudlavalleti speaks about her experience meeting Alzheimer's patients and the impact it has had on her research.

Winning Awards

Eileen M. Lafer, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology has been selected to receive the 2019 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System.

STEM Outreach

During their visit to UT Health San Antonio, we led a few science experiments including “How to Build DNA with Candy,” “How to Build a Microscope with Your Cell Phone,” and “Extracting DNA from a Banana.”

GSBS Alumni

Dr. Andrew Benson is the Food for Health Presidential Chair and Director, Nebraska Food for Health Center in the Department of Food Science and Technology at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Starting On Your Own

Dr. Pramod Mishra speaks about his experience starting his own company, iGenomeDx, Inc.


Alum Dr. Dayna Averitt, talks about her position at Texas Woman’s University.

Researching the Brain

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


EnventureSA “Inspire” Seminar Series: Dr. Teresa Evans on Aug 12

My name is Carlo and I am a PhD student at UT Health. I am part of an organization called Enventure San Antonio, whose goal is to help accelerate the growth of San Antonio’s biomedical industry by connecting students with the local health&tech community. This semester, we...
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Alex McCoy Works on Paper Published in Neuropsychopharmacology

Alex McCoy has been working with Dr. Alan Frazer and Dr. Flavia Carreno to develop novel therapies for the treatment of major depressive disorder. She is a student in the Neuroscience discipline in the Ph.D. in Integrated Biomedical Sciences program. Recently, she worked on a...
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Labroots/UT Health San Antonio Science Writing Contest Submissions Due July 30

“If science, like art, is to perform its mission truly and fully….its achievements must enter not only superficially but with their inner meaning into the consciousness of people”—Albert Einstein. We were blown away by the quality of recent student-submitted articles we have...
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San Antonio Scientists Running Largest Remdesivir Trial in World Find Early Success

Results of the latest phase of an international clinical trial of the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir point to a shortened recovery time and reduced mortality rate for critically ill COVID-19 patients, according to officials at University Health System, which is conducting...
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Student Spotlight: 9 Questions With Amber Ather

1) Your name, program, mentor name. Name: Amber Ather Program: Endodontics Certificate with M.S. in Dental Science Mentor name: Dr. Anibal Diogenes 2) Tell me the story of when you realized you were passionate about science. I was exposed to science at an early age. As my entire...
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Q&A with Allison Crawford

1) Your name, program, mentor name. Allison Crawford, RN, PhD Candidate, UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, Dr. Lisa Cleveland, RN, PhD, PNP-BC, IBCL, APRN, FAAN. 2) Tell me the story of when you realized you were passionate about science. My life experiences driving me to...
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Meet the Researcher: Victoria Bry & Her Passion For Medical Physics

From a young age, Victoria has always aspired to understand how the world works and she became passionate about science as she learned it provides the foundation for this knowledge. Bry is originally from San Diego and received her bachelor’s degree in physics at Colorado...
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Meet the Researcher: 9 Questions With Justin Moroney

1) Your name, program, mentor name. My name is Justin Moroney and I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Paolo Casali’s lab in Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. I am part of the Molecular Immunology & Microbiology discipline in the Integrated...
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WISDOM Sponsored Collaboration – Letters to a Pre-Scientist

Looking for a way to inspire the next generation of scientists? WISDOM is excited to share a fun opportunity to do just that! WISDOM stands for Women in Science, Development, Outreach and Mentorship. It is a student-run organization established for the purposes of providing...
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Help Fill In A Map Showing Diversity Of Students And Research At UT Health San Antonio

I started this project over a year ago, when discussions about the border wall were intensifying. During that time, I noticed that even well-intentioned people were making unintentionally disparaging remarks about immigrants, such as “We need immigrants in this country, they...
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Enventure San Antonio – Engaging UT Health San Antonio Trainees and the Scientific Community

EnventureSA is an organization committed to the acceleration of San Antonio’s biomedical industry – empowering and connecting tomorrow’s leaders to the local life-science community. Even in this work-from-home era, EnventureSA is working to serve the needs of San Antonio’s...
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WISDOM’s 2020 executive officers

What is WISDOM? WISDOM stands for Women in Science, Development, Outreach and Mentorship. It is a student-run organization established for the purposes of providing support, professional networking, and mentorship opportunities for all graduate students with a focus on the...
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Faculty Spotlight: Diana M. Cavazos, Ph.D., MSN, RN

1) Please tell me about yourself. I was born in Laredo, Texas and I was raised going back and forth to the border town of Reynosa, Mexico where I completed my first nine years of school. This allowed me to grow up knowing the American culture and the Mexican culture at the same...
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Dr. Evelien Bunnik studying levels of immunity in COVID-19 survivors

Dr. Evelien Bunnik was featured on KSAT News for her work studying levels of immunity in COVID-19 survivors. Bunnik and her team are studying these antibodies in two unique ways. “First, we are looking at what we call longitudinal responses, so we try to follow people over...
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Faculty Spotlight: Daniel Lodge, Ph.D.

Please tell me about yourself. I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia where I completed my B.Sc. and Ph.D. at Monash University. I moved to the U.S. in 2004 to conduct postdoctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the Department of Pharmacology at UT...
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Faculty Spotlight: 21 Questions with Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S./Ph.D.

1) Please tell me about yourself. I am a clinician scientist with a D.D.S./Ph.D. dual degree.  I received my dental training in Brazil, and later a M.S. degree in Molecular Biology at University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at UT Health San Antonio where I also...
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Big-data analysis of brain imaging studies indicates promising future directions for depression research

A study by Jodie Gray, Ph.D., a recent graduate of UT Health San Antonio’s Radiological Sciences Program has found select brain areas which are reliably impacted by major depressive disorder (MDD). The study, Multi-Modal Abnormalities of Brain Structure and Function in Major...
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Alumna Quoted in her Work to Address COVID-19

Alumna Rachele Berria, M.D., Ph.D., was quoted in an article by Markets Insider for her company’s work to address COVID-19. Berria is currently the Vice President, U.S. Medical, Biopharmaceuticals of AstraZeneca. Read the full article “Vidscrip Announces...
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Hosting My Own Coronavirus Community Session

Earlier this week, I became aware that folks in my hometown of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas were not heeding the warnings of the CDC and WHO regarding the seriousness of the coronavirus situation. I was regularly checking social media in the hopes that I’d find distant...
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Dr. Nourhan Abdelfattah Receives Horizon Award

Congratulations to one of our Cellular and Structural Biology graduate program alumni, Nourhan Abdelfattah, Ph.D. who has just received a two-year Horizon Award (total costs, ~$250,000) from the Department of Defense FY19 Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program! Nour is currently...
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