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.


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.


Mikiten Graduate Research Forum Schedule 2019

Your Graduate Student Association is organizing the annual Mikiten Graduate Research Symposium on Saturday May 4 and we are in need of volunteers! The symposium is from 8-5 and we’ll need volunteers before, during, and after to help out with things like registration,...
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Everything You Need To Know About the 2019 GSBS Graduation

Dear Graduate School Graduates: Commencement exercises for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the UT Health San Antonio’s Holly Auditorium. Please be aware of the following important details for those of you who plan to...
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Voices 2019 Event: 5 Inspirational Stories of Why Future Healthcare Leaders Chose UT Health San Antonio

UT Health San Antonio hosted the annual Voices Event which featured student speakers from all five schools. This year’s speakers included Charles Ratcliff from the School of Health Professions, Natasha Bukunda from the School of Nursing, Tara Barron from the Graduate School...
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Rosalie Aguilar named 2019 GSBS Presidential Ambassador

Rosalie Aguilar has been named the 2019 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Presidential Ambassador. Rosalie is a South Texas native and graduate of Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX. Growing up along the Texas and Mexico border she dreamt of finding a way...
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Jordan Tanner: My Love For Anatomy

Jordan Tanner’s love for science first began because of her love of anatomy. In the 4thgrade, her class brought in sheep hearts for the students to dissect. “I thought to myself this organ that I’m looking at has a function and a purpose. I realized I can take it piece by piece...
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Liesl Lawrence: The Horizon Award, Teaching Science and Ewing Sarcoma Research

Liesl Lawrence recently received the prestigious Department of Defense Health Program Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Horizon Award. According to the Department of Defense, the Horizon Award supports junior-level scientists...
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Néstor A. Ruiz González: “Pursing Solutions via Research, Innovation, and Experimentation”

Néstor A. Ruiz González firmly believes that a solid theoretical background, a robust design of experiment, and sound empirical results are essential requirements in scientific research. “As scientists, we owe it to humanity to do better than our best ever in research. It’s not...
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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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The Pipette Kids Science Coloring Book is now on Amazon!

Know any kids interested in science? Give them a free copy of the Pipette Kids Science Coloring & Activity Book.
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UT Health San Antonio Family Day A Bit Hit

UT Health San Antonio hosted its first Family Day, which featured food trucks, a petting zoo, a magic show, a balloon artist, music, interactive booths and more. “Family Day was a chance for students, staff, faculty, alumni to bring their families on campus” said Charlotte...
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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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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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Greehey cancer researcher receives UT System’s Rising STARs award

David Libich, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and structural biology in the Long School of Medicine and faculty member of UT Health’s Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, has received a Rising STARs Award from the UT System. The award for early-career...
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Accelerator Launches To Help Faculty Entrepreneurs

The new TechNovumTM accelerator program will provide an intense commercialization-oriented education designed to help faculty entrepreneurs validate their biomedical product idea through: Customer feedback and market analysis Develop business plans and investor pitches Create...
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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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Alumnus Dr. Suleman Hussain Receives AACR-AstraZeneca Stimulating Therapeutic Advances through Research Training Grant

1) What have you been up to since graduation? I am a research fellow in the Dept. of Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Prior to this, I was a graduate student at UT Health San Antonio, working with Dr. Addanki P. Kumar on understanding the...
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Alumna Dr. Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde Speaks About Life as a Military Scientist

Dr. Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde spoke to a group of graduate students at April’s Graduate Student Association meeting as the final speaker of the Conversations with Alumni Conversation series. Dr. Hinojosa-Laborde grew up in San Antonio and went to St. Mary’s University. “I realized...
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Alumna Dr. Monica Mann: Life As A Patent Agent

Alumna Dr. Monica Mann returned to campus on March 14 to speak at March’s Conversations with Alumni Series hosted by the Graduate Student Association where she spoke about her career as a patent agent at Parker Higherlander, PLLC in Austin, Texas. She completed her Ph.D. in the...
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17 Questions with Alumna Dr. Caroline Hall, Flow Cytometry Field Application Scientist with ThermoFisher Scientific

1. When did you first become interested in science? A lot of my science influence came from my parents and relatives whose occupations and interests revolved around various aspects of healthcare. My mother was very career oriented as a public health officer in the United States...
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