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.

Science for Kids

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

Winning Awards

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

Allie Sharp Receives the 2019-2020 Predoctoral Research Training Award

I am excited to be apart of this program because it’s bridging an important gap between neuroscience and cancer.

Starting On Your Own

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

GSBS Alum

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.

Academics

Researchers Projected 142% Rise in Latino Cancer by 2030

Amelie Ramirez, Dr.P.H., co-editor of the book said, “Our book, Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos, takes an unprecedented look at Latino cancer from many disciplines to encourage the kind of collaboration among diverse professionals that we need to move the field...
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Lily Espinoza Awarded American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Lily Espinoza, a student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program, has been awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral fellowship. The American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship is a training grant which supports students on...
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Enter the Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award competition for a chance to win $250!

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library is seeking submissions for the 2020 student essay competition. The essay can be on any topic related to the history of the health sciences, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health or any other health science...
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Briscoe Library’s 3rd Annual Image of Research Photography Competition Is Open!

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. For the first time, they...
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Students

8 Questions with Biology of Aging Student Angela Olson

1. Your name, program, mentor name. Angela (Angie) Olson, IBMS- Biology of Aging, Dr. Veronica Galvan. 2. Tell me the story of when you realized you were passionate about science. While volunteering one summer at a sea turtle rescue in Costa Rica, I had a chance to rea...
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Lily Espinoza: Science Moves Medicine Forward

While in college at St. Mary’s University, Lily Espinoza participated in her first research experience studying the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, which played an instrumental role in nurturing her growing interest in the field of research. Enticed by this new interest, she...
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Shanae Rhodes: Helping San Antonio’s Diabetic Community

Shanae Rhodes, a student in our Nursing Science Ph.D. program, would like to focus her research on vulnerable populations and the effects of culture, stress, and resiliency on perceptions of health. She is currently assisting in three different projects involving vulnerable...
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Nia Reynea Lane: Focused on Community Research

Your name, program, mentor name. My name is Nia Reynea Lane and I am enrolled in the BSN to Ph.D. in Nursing. I am in my second year. Tell me the story of when you realized you were passionate about science. When I was a young girl, I’ve always had an interest in science. My...
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Community

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. The book follows the story of Taq and Poly as they...
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Time For Tea Workshop Teaches Students About Six Types of Tea

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recently hosted the “Time for Tea Workshop” which invited staff from The Spice & Tea Exchange® of San Antonio to give a detailed presentation about six types of loose leaf tea–white tea, green tea, matcha tea,...
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Interprofessional STEM Scholars Program Teaches 4th/5th Graders About Alzheimer’s Disease

The STEM Scholars Program, a new interprofessional community outreach program at UT Health San Antonio provides a platform for dental, graduate, health professions, medical and nursing students to interact and collaboratively design and present health-related topics at local K-12...
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Interprofessional STEM Scholars Program Teaches 4th/5th Graders About Cancer

The STEM Scholars Program, a new interprofessional community outreach program at UT Health San Antonio provides a platform for dental, graduate, health professions, medical and nursing students to interact and collaboratively design and present health-related topics at local K-12...
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Faculty

Research scientist Dr. Jean Jiang named AAAS Fellow

Jean X. Jiang, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and structural biology and holder of the Zachry Distinguished University Chair at UT Health San Antonio, is a newly elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS announced her selection Nov....
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Dr. Bess Frost Named As a Texas Rising Star Researcher

Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders, and the Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy at UT Health San Antonio, is the recipient of the...
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Dr. Rena Bizios named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Rena Bizios, Lutcher Brown Chair and professor in the joint UTSA/ UT Health San Antonio biomedical engineering program, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The honor recognizes Bizios for demonstrating a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or...
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Dr. Xiao-Dong Li’s recent paper in The Journal of Immunology was selected as a “Top Read”

Dr. Xiao-Dong Li’s recent paper in The Journal of Immunology entitled “Immune Sensing of Aeroallergen-Associated Double-Stranded RNA Triggers an IFN Response and Modulates Type 2 Lung Inflammation” was selected as a “Top Read” by the journal editors and reviewers, a new feature...
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Alumni

Dr. Catherine Cheng named the Joe H. Ward Jr. and Bettie B. Ward Award for Excellence in the Study of the Biology of Aging

Catherine Cheng, Ph.D.,was chosen to receive the Joe H. Ward Jr. and Bettie B. Ward Award for Excellence in the Study of the Biology of Aging as a Graduate Student. She will receive a $2,000 award is based on the faculty selection committee’s review of your research originality...
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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Adriana D. Benavides, Associate Editor for Cancer Immunology Research for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Dr. Adriana D. Benavides is the Associate Editor for Cancer Immunology Research (CIR) for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). She graduated in 2014 with a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology. She was a member of Dr. Ellen Kraig’s lab studying the effects of...
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GSBS Alumnus Dr. James Jackson Publishes in Journal of Cell Biology and Recognized in Scientific American

Congratulations to one of our CSB Graduate Program alumni, James G. Jackson, Ph.D. on his paper just published in Journal of Cell Biology entitled “Chemotherapy-induced senescent cancer cells engulf other cells to enhance their survival.” His research found that some cancer...
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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Ken Peterson, a reflection back

Kenneth M. Peterson, graduated with a Ph.D. in Microbiology in 1988 (now the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program—Molecular Immunology & Microbiology discipline). His mentor was Dr. John Alderete and his dissertation was on “Studies on the Biology of a...
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