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.


Career Corner: Upcoming Events and Opportunities 1/19

F-Troop Workshop Wednesdays, now starting January 20, 5pm-7pm Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FTroopSpring2021 F-Troop is a hands-on writing workshop that targets pre- and postdoctoral trainees who are preparing an application for a fellowship award (e.g., F30, F31, or...
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Free 6 Week Bootcamp: Bioinformatics Bootcamp Advanced Topics: Single Cell RNA-Seq

The Bioformatics Interest Group is proud to present Bioinformatics Bootcamp Advanced Topics: Single Cell RNA-Seq. This free 6-week workshop will teach attendees how to analyze and interpret single-cell RNA-Sequencing data, culminating in a supervised miniproject. The workshop...
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Long School of Medicine Research Week Scheduled For April 5-9

LSOM Research Week 2021 will take place on April 5-9, 2021.  Registration details to be announced soon.  Contact Ashley Jordan at jordana1@uthscsa.edu or 210-450-8392 with any questions.
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Blood Drives in January and February

As the surge continues,  we continue to encounter a critical shortage in the blood supply. Of note, there is no deferral if you have received one of the mRNA vaccines. The protocol is the same as the previous ones. Please see below for instructions. Attached you’ll find the...
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My COVID-19 Vaccination Story

My name is Mahmoud Amr, and I am a 4th year Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate in the joint program between UTSA and UT Health San Antonio. Since the pandemic started and throughout 2020, I kept on doing my part, wearing a mask, washing my hands all the time, and maintaining...
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MSTP student Ryan Reyes Gets Two First Author Papers Accepted In Excellent Journals On The Same Day

Ryan Reyes, a fourth-year graduate student (6th year MSTP student) in the lab of Tyler Curiel, M.D. MPH, just had two first author papers accepted in excellent journals on the same day. The Curiel lab studies cancer immunotherapy and has expertise in using mouse models for...
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Meet The Researcher: Maria Prado Works on Osteoporosis Research

Maria Prado is a second-year Ph.D. student in the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) and UT Health San Antonio Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering. She works in Dr. Hugo Giambini’s Musculoskeletal & Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory where she is spending...
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John-Paul Andersen Publishes New Papers, One Of Which Is The Cover of Molecular Metabolism

John-Paul Andersen, a 6th year student in the Physiology/Pharmacology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program, has published several papers recently, one of which was used as the cover art of Molecular Metabolism. He is in Dr. Yuguang Shi’s lab....
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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 a professor...
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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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Final Words: 5 Questions With Ivan Xavier Albino Flores

1) Your name, program, mentor(s), thesis title. Ivan Xavier Albino Flores, Master of Science in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program, Dr. Andrew Robles, Dr. Peter Houghton Characterization of Mechanisms of Resistance to Altertoxin II 2) Please tell me about yourself, why...
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Final Words: 7 Questions with Autism Researcher Danielle Santana Coelho

1) Your name, program, dissertation title. Danielle Santana Coelho, Neuroscience Discipline, Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. Investigating the pathophysiology of maternal inflammation-induced autistic-like phenotype:  From rodents to primates. Her mentor was...
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Dr. Jodie Gray Receives the 2020 Armand J. Guarino Award for Academic Excellence

Congratulations to recent graduate Jodie Gray, Ph.D. who has received the 2020 Armand J. Guarino Award for Academic Excellence in Doctoral Studies. The award, named after the founding dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), and is typically presented at the...
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Ronald Cutler Receives 2020 Armand Guarino Award for Academic Excellence in Masters Studies

Recent graduate Ronald Cutler has received the 2020 Armand Guarino Award for Academic Excellence in Masters Studies. He was also the 2020 recipient the Rennels Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies given by the Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy and the 2020...
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New NCATS/FDA Translational Science Interagency Fellowship – Applications due February 15, 2021

The Translational Science Interagency Fellowship (TSIF) is a new postdoctoral fellowship opportunity developed by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Fellows will be jointly mentored by NCATS and FDA...
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Submit Your Photo for Image of Research By March 12

Briscoe Library’s 4th Annual Image of Research Photography Competition is now open for submissions! This 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...
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Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award Contest Deadline February 15

Calling All Students! Make use of your winter break by entering the Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award contest! In recognition of the historical implications of the current world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, applicants this year are encouraged to consider topics...
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SACNAS/GSBS Career Exploration Series: Steve Ramirez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Boston University

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 hosted a Career Exploration Series Talk in Oct. 2020 with Dr. Steve Ramirez, assistant professor at Boston...
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