Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Elaine Hardman graduated in 1993 with a Ph.D. in Cellular and Structural Biology. She is now a Professor Emeritus at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia.

Diversity in Science

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.

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.

Mouthwash May Treat Oral Cancer

Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D., is exploring the compound thymol as an anti-cancer agent.

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

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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Dr. Tim Raabe Joins UT Health San Antonio as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Tim Raabe will be joining the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. “I am eager and excited to take on the role of Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in GSBS and I look forward to working with everyone to...
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UT Health San Antonio Hosted First Ever New Student Interprofessional Orientation

UT Health San Antonio hosted its first New Student Interprofessional Orientation on August 30 which brought together over 80 students from its five schools (School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions and Graduate School of Biomedical...
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Students

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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Francisca Acosta: A Chance Encounter Led Me To Biomedical Engineering

Francisca Acosta didn’t always know Biomedical Engineering was for her. “Up until I went to college, I thought I would go into medicine and be a doctor. I grew up not knowing what a Ph.D. was and I definitely didn’t know about biomedical engineering,” said Acosta who was born in...
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Meet Larry Broome, the Graduate Student Association President

“Curiosity is the most important aspect for a researcher, once you lose it it’s hard to keep going” said Larry Broome, a second-year student in the Cell Biology, Genetics, & Molecular Medicine discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. Broome is from...
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Jodie Gray wins award

Jodie Gray: Medical Physics Helps Me Combine My Love for Computer Science, Philosophy, and Physics

Jodie Gray found her passion for physics during senior year of high school when she enrolled in a physics class. While in college at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, she realized that she was not only interested in physics but also in computer science and philosophy....
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Community

Dr. Chiquita Collins Visits Topic in Translational Science Class

Student Gabriel Catano writes about guest speaker Dr. Chiquita Collins‘ visit to the “Topics in Translational Science” class. Introduction to Dr Chiquita Collins: Dr. Collins was appointed in September 2017 as the Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer, Vice-Dean for...
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UT Health San Antonio’s SACNAS Chapter Participates in Seminar at Texas Lutheran University

The UT Health San Antonio SACNAS Chapter spoke on Sept. 7  at Texas Lutheran University (TLU), as part of the university’s seminar series. The seminar was intended to inform students about the various careers in biomedical research, introduce them to SACNAS and its mission...
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UT System Scientist Wins Nobel Prize

Dr. Jim Allison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, is connected to two UT institutions. He earned two degrees from UT Austin and is now the chair of immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Allison was awarded the prize along with Dr. Tasuku Honjo of Japan for...
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Learning from Leaders: Role Models for Women in the Life Sciences

Catherine Cheng writes about role models from the Life Science Women's Conference 2018.
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Faculty

Dr. Paolo Casali awarded a T32 Training Grant

Dr. Paolo Casali, chairman of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics (MIMG), was awarded a T32 Training Grant for his Graduate Research in Immunity Program (GRIP) from the National Institutes of Health. The five-year grant began September 1, 2018, and...
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Mouthwash May Treat Oral Cancer

Mother Nature has a way of hiding cures for diseases in plants and minerals, awaiting human discovery. This may be the case with thymol, a compound found in several plants, including thyme, oregano, rosemary and bay leaves. “Thymol is already known to have anti-microbial,...
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Congratulations to Dr. Bess Frost on her new publication in Nature Neuroscience

Congratulations to Dr. Bess Frost on her new publication in Nature Neuroscience.
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Spotlight on Dr. Swati Banerjee

Dr. Swati Banerjee, an assistant professor in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology is currently exploring three research themes using the fruit fly Drosophila as her model system. Her studies are relevant to vertebrate myelination and are important to understand...
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Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Amanda Muñoz

Dr. Amanda Muñoz graduated in 2017 with a degree in Cellular and Structural Biology. She is now working in Dr. Alexei Tumanov’s lab at UT Health San Antonio.  When did you first become interested in science? I have always been interested in science and knew that I would...
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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Elaine Hardman, Professor Emeritus at Marshall University School of Medicine

Dr. Elaine Hardman graduated in 1993 with a Ph.D. in Cellular and Structural Biology. She is now a Professor Emeritus at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. When did you first become interested in science? I have always enjoyed science and math...
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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Armand Brown

When did you first become interested in science? I have always been interested in science. Growing up, I aspired to become a paleontologist since I loved studying all things related to dinosaurs. After some nice experiences with my pediatric dentist, I decided that I wanted to...
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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Fernando B. de Moura Works as a Postdoc at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

When did you first become interested in science? My path into science was convoluted. I grew up with my father, who is a mathematician, and in youth, his two significant others (including his wife) were/are both biologists. My mother is a computer scientist that works with...
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