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.


Call For Nominations: New Student Awards

Each year the graduate school awards 6 travel awards for deserving students to travel to a scientific conference. The certificates for these awards are presented during the Student Government Awards ceremony, typically in late April. In lieu of the traditional travel awards for...
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SACNAS/GSBS Career Exploration Series: Kimberlei Richardson, PhD, Associate Professor

The UT Health San Antonio SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) Chapter and the GSBS Office of Career Development welcomed Dr. Kimberlei A. Richardson, associate professor at Howard University College of Medicine in December 2020...
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Primer for F-Troop – Spring 2021

Primer for F-Troop is a 6-week, seminar-format, introductory workshop for pre- and postdoctoral trainees wanting to learn about the NIH and fellowship applications. Primer for F-Troop will prepare trainees for F-Troop, a hands-on writing workshop targeted to trainees who are...
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Bioinformatics Bootcamp: R for Biologists

The Bioinformatics Interest Group is proud to present Bioinformatics Bootcamp: R for Biologists. This free 12-week workshop will teach attendees R programming and data science skills for use in a biological research setting. The workshop will take place over Zoom from 5-6:30PM...
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Meet The Researcher: Kristin A. Altwegg Speaks About Her NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship And Her Passion For Cancer Research

1) Your name, program, mentor name.  Kristin A. Altwegg, M.S., Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Ph.D. in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program, Cancer Biology Discipline in the lab of Dr. Ratna K. Vadlamudi, Ph.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology   2)  Tell me...
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Ashlie Glassner First-Author Paper Focuses On Stigma By Engaging Persons Living With Dementia In Research

Ashlie Glassner, a student in the Nursing Science Ph.D. program, published a first author paper entitled “Fighting Stigma by Engaging Persons Living with Dementia in Research” in Issues in Mental Health Nursing about how the stigma around dementia has affected the level of...
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Kristin Altwegg selected for AACR Early Career Hill Day

Kristin Ann Altwegg, a fourth-year student in the Cancer Biology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at UT Health San Antonio, was selected to participate in the AACR Early Career Hill Day on Feb. 25. Altwegg is an affiliate member of the Mays Cancer...
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Kristin Altwegg Receives 3rd Place at Virtual Mays Cancer Center Retreat

Kristin Ann Altwegg, a fourth-year student in the Cancer Biology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at UT Health San Antonio, received 3rd place for the predoctoral poster presentation category at the Virtual Mays Cancer Center annual symposium....
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Dr. Evelien Bunnik Featured in San Antonio Magazine About Her Research On COVID-19

Evelien Bunnik, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UT Health San Antonio, was interviewed by the San Antonio Magazine about her work researching COVID-19. Bunnik shifted her focus in April, working with an infectious...
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Dr. Martin Paukert Quoted in Article About How Alcohol Limits The Ability To Pay Attention

Dr. Martin Paukert, assistant professor in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology was quoted in KSAT.com in a news article about how alcohol limits the ability to pay attention. Read the article, “Researchers in San Antonio discover how alcohol limits the...
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Three faculty members selected to UT System’s Shine Academy

UT Health San Antonio faculty members Babatunde “Kay” Oyajobi, MD, PhD, MBA; Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, PhD, OTR; and Moshtagh Farokhi, DDS, MPH, have been selected as members of The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education. Dr. Oyajobi is the interim...
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Dr. Susan Mooberry elected to the 2020 class of AAAS Fellows in the section of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Susan Mooberry was elected to the 2020 class of AAAS Fellows in the section of Pharmaceutical Sciences for “distinguished contributions to the field of cancer pharmacology particularly on discovery and development of natural product anti-microtubule agents for treatment of...
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Alumna Jordan Tanner Receives Early-Career Publication Award From The American Association For Anatomy

Jordan Tanner, a 2019 graduate of the Master of Science program in Cell Systems and Anatomy, is the recipient of an Early-Career Publication Award from the American Association For Anatomy. Her award-winning publication “A Three‐Dimensional Print Model of the Pterygopalatine...
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Dr. Grace Lee Receives American Pharmacists Association Immunization Champion Award (Honorable Mention)

GSBS alumna Grace Lee, Pharm.D., Ph.D. was recognized as “Honorable Mention” for this year’s Immunization Champion Award from the American Pharmacists Association Foundation. Dr. Lee graduated in 2016 from the Translational Science Ph.D. Program. She currently...
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Final Words: Camila Pacheco-Pereira, DDS, MBA, MSc, MS, PhD

1) Your name, program, dissertation title. Camila Pacheco-Pereira, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Title: Trends in Oral and Maxillofacial Career: A survey 2) Please tell me about yourself, why did you pick UT Health San Antonio, and your program. I am a wife to a devoted...
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Alumna Dr. Neelam Mukherjee Publishes Short Story About COVID-19

Alumna Dr. Neelam Mukherjee recently published a short story in Pandemic Magazine entitled “Dear Mr. Corona.” The story is about experiencing the pandemic through a child’s perspective. “This is my first non-science publication,” Dr. Mukherjee said....
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GSA Science Sketches Contest

This semester, the Graduate Student Association is excited to announce it is hosting a Science Sketches Competition! This contest is open to ALL graduate students to create a 2 minute video giving a summary of their project or work in their lab (fo...
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“World In Pixels”: Photography Contest from March 23 through April 12, 2021

The Graduate Student International Club presents “World In Pixels”: Photography Contest. The contest is open to all GSBS students and is limited to one entry per participant. Entries are accepted from March 23 through April 12, 2021.   3 submissions will be selected...
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Connecting Science and Society: 5 Lessons from Dr. Fanuel Muindi

The student-led Women in Science: Development, Outreach, and Mentoring (WISDOM) organization hosted Dr. Fanuel Muindi, founder of STEM Advocacy Institute (SAi), on Feb. 23 to discuss diversity and inclusion in science. Dr. Muindi is originally from Tanzania, and he completed his...
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Volunteer Opportunity: Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair

There is a call for judges for the Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair (ARSEF). Judging for ARSEF judging will held on Saturday February 20, 2021.  Over 250 judges are needed for ARSEF.  This event will be a little different this year.  It will be holding it virtually. ...
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