Graduation

Some photos from Graduation 2019.

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.

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

Newest Member of the GSBS Office: Mary Bradley, MLA as the Director of the Office of Career Development

We are so pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Mary Bradley, MLA as the new Director of the Office of Career Development at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio. Mary comes to us with a strong history of experiences in helping trainees in the...
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M.S. in Personalized Molecular Medicine Trains Next Generation in Patient-Powered Research

The Master of Science (M.S) in Personalized Molecular Medicine degree program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio is geared towards training new graduates to join the work force with the skills necessary to participate fully in the next...
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Radiological Sciences Program Celebrates 30th Year Anniversary

The Radiological Sciences program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is proudly looking back at its 30-year history while confidently moving forward with new leadership, a gathering of alumni and honoring a late professor. New director Dr. Geoffrey Clarke, director of...
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graduation 2019

Graduation 2019: Photos and Livestream

Over 70 master of science, pharmacy, and doctor of philosophy degree graduates crossed the stage on Friday, May 17 at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ Commencement ceremony at Holly Auditorium at UT Health San Antonio. This year’s graduation speaker was Dr....
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Students

Courtney Johnson: Inspiring Women in Science

Courtney Johnson is a student in the Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics discipline (now renamed Biochemical Mechanisms of Medicine) of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. From a young age, she loved science and kept asking how things worked eventually learning in...
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Q & A With Kristi Guerrero, Neurodegenerative Researcher

Kristi Guerrero is a student in our Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program (Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Medicine) in the lab of Dr. Naomi Sayre. 1) Tell me the story of when you realized you were passionate about science. I honestly can’t remember a time before I...
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Kate Saucke: From Math to Medical Health Physics

Growing up with parents who were math teachers, Kate Saucke knew that she would do something in math. When she learned about radiological health engineering at Texas A&M University, she was fascinated with radiation and a way to use her passion for math in a different wa...
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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...
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Community

Doing Science Outreach with Palo Alto College STEM summer experience participants!

The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program from UT Health San Antonio had such a good time today doing science experiments with Palo Alto College STEM summer experience participants! The youth were here as part of a visit through the Students in the STEM...
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PopUp Star Event on July 13 Seeks to Educate Community About Clinical Studies

Enhanced efforts to help our scientists tackle issues with clinical trial recruitment are being fueled by a global competition called PopUpStar! Each PopUpStar team has been challenged to create an event in their city designed to educate community stakeholders about the...
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Probiotics for Oral Health: Focus Group on July 24!

Greetings! Melanie Taverna MSDH, RDH, in the Department of Periodontics of the School of Dentistry, and the South Texas Oral Health Network (STOHN) study team are conducting a focus group for members of the community about probiotics for oral health. We would like community input...
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UT institutions earn top 5 spot in the world for U.S. patents granted

UT scientists and researchers are officially among the most innovative on the planet. They earned 187 USPTO patents last year, placing UT System No. 5 on the list of Top 100 universities worldwide granted U.S. patents. The list is issued annually by National Academy of Inventors...
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Faculty

Dr. José Cavazos Elected to Serve as Chair-Elect

Dr. José Cavazos, professor and assistant dean for the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program at UT Health San Antonio, was elected by his peers (M.D./Ph.D. program directors) to serve as chair-elect of the M.D./Ph.D. Section of the Association of American Medical...
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Dr. Lafer selected to receive the 2019 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award 

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. Congrats Dr. Lafer! Overall, the System named 27 faculty members from UT’s 14...
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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...
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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...
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Alumni

Postdoc fellow named Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar

Kelly McGlothen-Bell, Ph.D., RN,  nurse researcher and postdoctoral fellow at UT Health San Antonio, has been selected as a 2019 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She will be one of 50 scholars...
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Alumna Dr. Cara Gonzales featured in San Antonio Express-News for work on oral pain

Cara Gonzales, an associate professor at UT Health San Antonio’s comprehensive dentistry department, starting working with capsazepine several years ago, when she was studying ways to reduce pain from oral cancer. As part of that work, Gonzales examined how oral tumors activate a...
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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Andrew K. Benson, Director, Nebraska Food for Health Center

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. He graduated from UT Health San Antonio with a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in...
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10 Tips for Getting Started in Biomedical Sciences Consulting

Graduate students and postdoctoral scientists in the biomedical sciences often contemplate the next steps in their career. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Cellular and Structural Biology from UT Health San Antonio in 2013 and completed five years as a postdoctoral scientist at Texas...
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