Final Words

Lauren Cornell will be joining the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research after graduation.

Health Advocacy

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Presidential Ambassador Rosalie Aguilar was featured on a podcast for her work with Salud America!

Science for Kids

The Pipette Kids Coloring and Activity Book is now on Amazon.

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.

Winning Awards

Congratulations to Jenny (Xiaoyu) Yang who has recently received the Horizon Award from Department of Defense.


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

Educating Science Leaders

Manpreet Semwal hopes to use her Microbiology degree to train future scientists once she graduates.

Researching the Brain

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

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.


Eithan Kotkowski’s First-Author Publication Is Now In Human Brain Mapping Journal!

Recent graduate Eithan Kotkowski, Ph.D. most recent first-author publication published this week in the journal Human Brain Mapping! Eithan is a student in the dual degree (M.D./Ph.D.) student who has just completed his Ph.D. in Radiological Sciences) with a focus in...
Read More →

Mikiten Graduate Symposium Invites NASA Speaker Steven Smith

“My grandfather told me if you see a line, get in it. In my life, I’ve taken that advice to mean that if you see an opportunity, take it,” said Steven Smith, this year’s Terry M. Mikiten Graduate Research Symposium keynote speaker. Smith, who currently works as a NASA STEM...
Read More →

2019 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Travel Awards

The Graduate Dean has established a mechanism for supporting qualified Doctoral and Masters Student’s travel to national scientific meetings for the presentation of their research. Instructions Applications will be accepted three times each year (February 1, June 1, October 1)...
Read More →

GSBS Ambassador Rosalie Aguilar-Santos Featured in Podcast

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Presidential Ambassador Rosalie Aguilar was featured on a podcast for her work with Salud America! Aguilar is currently in our Ph.D. in Translational Science program and she also serves as Salud America!’s national project coordinator....
Read More →


Dr. Tiffani Houston: Medicine, Dance, and the Move to Miami

Dr. Tiffani Houston, a graduate of the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program, will be walking the stage on May 18 as one of the four M.D./Ph.D. students set to graduate this year. After graduation, she will be moving to Miami to pursue a combined Internal Medicine and...
Read More →

Jordan Tanner: My Love For Anatomy

Jordan Tanner’s love for science first began because of her love of anatomy. In the 4thgrade, her class brought in sheep hearts for the students to dissect. “I thought to myself this organ that I’m looking at has a function and a purpose. I realized I can take it piece by piece...
Read More →

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

Liesl Lawrence recently received the prestigious Department of Defense Health Program Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Horizon Award. According to the Department of Defense, the Horizon Award supports junior-level scientists...
Read More →

Néstor A. Ruiz González: “Pursing Solutions via Research, Innovation, and Experimentation”

Néstor A. Ruiz González firmly believes that a solid theoretical background, a robust design of experiment, and sound empirical results are essential requirements in scientific research. “As scientists, we owe it to humanity to do better than our best ever in research. It’s not...
Read More →


Bacteriopets: The New Microbiology-Themed Science Game

Kids of all ages can grow their own bacteria colonies, unlock new species, and learn while having fun. This colorful game is intended for audiences in elementary and middle school. It is currently in testing to make sure it runs well on all devices and we are still also waiting...
Read More →

The Pipette Kids Science Coloring Book is now on Amazon!

Know any kids interested in science? Give them a free copy of the Pipette Kids Science Coloring & Activity Book.
Read More →

UT Health San Antonio Family Day A Bit Hit

UT Health San Antonio hosted its first Family Day, which featured food trucks, a petting zoo, a magic show, a balloon artist, music, interactive booths and more. “Family Day was a chance for students, staff, faculty, alumni to bring their families on campus” said Charlotte...
Read More →

Graduate School Celebrates National Periodic Table Day by Making A “Sugar Cookie Table”

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio celebrated National Periodic Table Day on Feb. 7 by decorating 118 sugar cookies to make a periodic cookie table. According to Compound Chem, the day was founded in May 2015 and the date February 7 was picked...
Read More →


Dr. Babatunde (Kay) Oyajobi has been appointed Associate Director in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Dr. Kay Oyajobi, Professor in the Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy, has been appointed Associate Director in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. In this role, Dr. Oyajobi will assist in the development and on-going renewal of institutional training grants, oversee regular...
Read More →

Dr. Ratna Vadlamudi Named Mentor of The Year at GSBS Mentor Appreciation Lunch

Dr. Ratna Vadlamudi, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy, has been named the GSBS “Mentor of the Year.” The award was given to Dr. Vadlamudi during the annual Mentor Appreciation Lunch which recognizes faculty who serve as mentors...
Read More →

Greehey cancer researcher receives UT System’s Rising STARs award

David Libich, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and structural biology in the Long School of Medicine and faculty member of UT Health’s Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, has received a Rising STARs Award from the UT System. The award for early-career...
Read More →

Accelerator Launches To Help Faculty Entrepreneurs

The new TechNovumTM accelerator program will provide an intense commercialization-oriented education designed to help faculty entrepreneurs validate their biomedical product idea through: Customer feedback and market analysis Develop business plans and investor pitches Create...
Read More →


Final Words: Trevi Ramirez Mancilla and the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program

Your name, program, mentor name. Trevi Ramirez Mancilla IMGP- Physiology, South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program (STX-MSTP) Gregory Aune, M.D., Ph.D. When did you realize you were passionate about science? I always loved learning about how things in the natural world...
Read More →

Final Words: Allison Garrison & Her Passion for Pharmacology

Your name, program, dissertation title. Allison Garrison, Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program (IBMS-PhD),  Physiology/Pharmacology discipline, The role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in modulating neuroinflammation Please tell me about yourself, why did you pick UT...
Read More →

Final Words: Andrea Shields, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Your name, program, dissertation title. Name: Andrea Shields, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Program: MSCI Dissertation title: Bridging the Evidence Gap: A Novel Method to Update the 2015 American Heart Association Statement on Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy Please tell me about yourself, why did...
Read More →

Final Words: Lauren Cornell

1) Your name, program, dissertation title. Lauren Cornell, Translational Science Ph.D., Utility of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Targeted Corneal Endothelial Cellular Delivery 2) Please tell me about yourself, why did you pick UT Health San Antonio, and your program. I had gotten my...
Read More →