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.


UT institutions rise to No. 3 in world for most patents granted

University of Texas institutions are among the most innovative in the world. UT institutions collectively are ranked No. 3 in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2019, released today by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property...
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COVID-19 safety precautions on campus

 As our community begins to steadily reopen, UT Health clinical activities continue to serve more patients with in-person and video visit options. Our academic and research community is also returning to campus. In order to protect our UT Health community, we are taking the...
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Scientists research a solution to the metabolic crisis

Scientists in Texas and Pennsylvania have identified a protein sensor that restricts how much sugar and fat our cells convert into energy during periods of starvation. It is possible, the scientists say, that the sensor could be fine-tuned to prompt more sugar and fat conversion...
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GSBS Launches Graduation Website To Celebrate Class of 2020

Dear GSBS Students: Please join us in wishing our Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Class of 2020 a huge congratulations! We have created a graduation webpage  to celebrate this year’s graduates. The webpage has a slideshow of all the members of the graduating class, as well...
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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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Collective Healing Virtual Roundtable Planned For June 10

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students and Residents: Universities aspire to have, at their cores, a central compass that invariably points to qualities we admire: fairness, respect, inclusivity, civility and diversity. As citadels of learning, they aspire to have receptivity to new ideas...
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Buddy Connections Featured on Impact COVID website

During this time of being apart, graduate school students are making new connections virtually. Sharing words of encouragement, their life stories, academic and research interests and personal hobbies with peers they’ve never met before is helping some students feel less alone...
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Briscoe Library’s 3rd Annual Image of Research Photography Competition Winners

Briscoe Library’s 3rd Annual Image of Research Photography Competition is an opportunity for UT Health San Antonio students, faculty, and staff from all five schools to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in a single visual image. This competition and its...
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Do Masks Really Help Reduce The Spread of Coronavirus?

Wearing a mask in public has become a mandate in many cities and states across the U.S. And as many craft individuals flock to Etsy to fulfill this demand, others wonder the efficacy of donning a mask to prevent infection. Recently, a company called Smart Air performed an...
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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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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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Local conference organized by alumnus shares expertise about point-of-care ultrasound to physicians

Dr. Nilam Soni, alumnus of the M.S. in Clinical Investigation & Translational Science program, and professor of medicine at UT Health San Antonio helped organize the 10th annual Point-of-care Ultrasound Workshop held Feb. 14 to 15 in downtown San Antonio. Dr. Soni, is also...
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