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.

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.

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

Briscoe Library sponsoring student contests

Submissions are now being judged for the 2019 P.I. Nixon Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award. The winner will be announced by March 1. Watch for an opportunity to hear a presentation by our winner later in the spring. Also, the next Image of Research (IoR)...
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UT Health Voices Student Event on April 4

Students will enjoy a free dinner, play a round of networking bingo, and listen to student speakers from each of the five schools. RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/utvoices2019 Student Speakers Charles Ratcliff – School of Health Professions Michael Bounajem- School of Medicine Daniel...
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GSBS Mentor Appreciation Luncheon on April 23

In an effort to recognize outstanding mentorship amongst our faculty, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences would like to formally invite mentors and mentees to a special luncheon on Tuesday, April 23rd from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Holly Foyer. RSVP Now Are you a student who...
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Reminder: Apply For The Spring 2019 Travel Award

Reminder: The Graduate School is accepting applications for the Spring 2019 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) Travel Award. Awardees will receive $1,500 to help defray travel expenses to a scientific conference. Criteria for the award are outlined on the scholarship...
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Students

Manpreet Semwal: Having a Ph.D. Will Help Me Train Future Scientists

Manpreet Semwal has always been fascinated with Microbiology. “These tiny little microbes invisible to naked eyes are present everywhere and play important roles around us. These unicellular organisms have remarkable ability to constantly mutate, challenging us to come up with...
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Rebecca Lane Researches A Virus Which Affects Over Half of the World’s Population

Rebecca Lane, a student in the Molecular Immunology and Microbiology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program recently won 1st place for her oral presentation “Neuropilin-1 is an Essential Host Factor for MCMV Infection” at the 7th Annual Vaccine Development...
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Shahida Flores Receives F31!

Shahida Flores, a student in the Cell Biology, Genetics & Molecular Medicine discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program has just received an individual National Research Service Award (F31 fellowship) funded by The National Institutes of Health/The...
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Mustafa Mithaiwala: Motivation, Character, and Flexibility

“If you want to achieve something great for yourself, you have to put in hard work” said Mustafa Mithaiwala, a student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. Mithaiwala became interested in medical pharmacology while as a student at...
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Community

Graduate School Celebrates National Periodic Table Day by Making A “Sugar Cookie Table”

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio celebrated National Periodic Table Day on Feb. 7 by decorating 118 sugar cookies to make a periodic cookie table. According to Compound Chem, the day was founded in May 2015 and the date February 7 was picked...
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UT Health San Antonio Family Day on March 30

UT Health San Antonio Family Day will be a two-hour fun filled event with food trucks, booths, activities, games, etc on Saturday, March 30 from 11-1. The goal is to strengthen the connection to campus by encouraging significant others, children, parents, siblings, relatives and...
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Interested in Service and Leadership?? SGA may be for you

Looking for an opportunity to serve your community? The graduate school has openings for 3 student representatives on the Student Government Association (SGA).
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NIH Renews South Texas Doctoral Bridge Program At Texas State

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced competitive renewal of the South Texas Doctoral Bridge program for another five years. The $1.5 million grant award is a partnership between Texas State University and University of Texas Health San Antonio. The South Texas...
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Faculty

Bernard Arulanandam elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Bernard Arulanandam, Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor in bioscience at UTSA and the university’s interim vice president for research, economic development, and knowledge enterprise, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Dr. Arulanandam is also a...
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Molecular medicine professor Dr. Morita receives Rising STARs award

Masahiro Morita, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular medicine in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, has received a Rising STARs Award from the UT System. The award for early-career investigators comes with a $250,000 grant. Dr. Morita is also a member of...
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Texas Biomed scientists targeting factors involved in Hispanic childhood obesity

Dr. Melanie Carless and her collaborators will be studying an area of research called epigenetics – which describes changes to our DNA, RNA, or proteins that are affected by both the environment and genetic makeup and that regulate gene and protein expression. Her team will...
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Dr. Daniel Lodge was highlighted on Texas Public Radio for his work with schizophrenia

Dr. Daniel Lodge was highlighted on Texas Public Radio for his work with schizophrenia. Lodge’s research team is trying to pinpoint what exactly goes wrong in the nervous system of a person with schizophrenia. This may lead to new treatments, including one that uses stem cells...
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Alumni

2019 San Antonio Housecalls Alumni Mixer on May 23

Meet the 2019 graduates, get together with your San Antonio alumni family and learn about exciting changes that are happening at your UT Health San Antonio. Thursday, May 23, 2019 6 to 8 P.M. La Fonda on Main 2415 N. Main Avenue San Antonio, Texas Please call 210.567.3051 with...
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Final Words: Mylinh Duong, Graduate Periodontics Program

Your name, program, dissertation title. Mylinh Duong, Graduate Periodontics Program, Evaluation of Healing at Molar Extraction Sites with and without Ridge Preservation: a Three-arm Histologic Analysis Please tell me about yourself, why did you pick UT Health San Antonio, and...
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12 questions with Alum Dr. Dayna Averitt, Assistant Professor of Biology at Texas Woman’s University

When did you first become interested in science? I enjoyed doing science projects as a kid, but it wasn’t until I was a Psychology Major at the University of Texas at Austin when I first experienced real research first-hand. My favorite college class was Physiological Psychology...
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Final Words: 7 Questions with Dental Hygienist Christine Clowe

1) Your name, program, thesis title. Christine M Clowe, Master of Science in Dental Hygiene, Thesis title: Relative dentin abrasivity toothpaste survey: Are dental hygienists making evidenced-based recommendations? 2) Please tell me about yourself, why did you pick UT Health San...
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