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.

Science for Kids

The Pipette Kids Coloring and Activity Book is now on Amazon.

Winning Awards

Congratulations to Jenny (Xiaoyu) Yang who has recently received the Horizon Award from Department of Defense.

Allie Sharp Receives the 2019-2020 Predoctoral Research Training Award

I am excited to be apart of this program because it’s bridging an important gap between neuroscience and cancer.

Starting On Your Own

Dr. Pramod Mishra speaks about his experience starting his own company, iGenomeDx, Inc.

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

Nicole Hensch Receives The Greehey Graduate Fellowship in Children’s Health

Nicole Hensch, third year Ph.D. candidate in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program, has recently been awarded the Greehey Graduate Fellowship Award. The Greehey Graduate Fellowship Award recognizes students researching children’s cancer within the Greehey Children’s...
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Joint Research Collaboration expedites launch of zebrafish embryos to space

Kristina Andrijauskaite, a Ph.D. candidate in our Translational Science program at UT Health San Antonio has been working on a space related project. Project McXIMUS, which stands for Microgravity characterization eXperiment in Microgravity Universal Spacelab, is the name of the...
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2019 Crush Foundation Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium Now Accepting Submissions

The 2019 Crush Foundation TBI Symposium Program will feature keynote lectures, free paper sessions, oral presentations and posters. The Symposium key dates are as follows: Call for Abstracts Now open! Call for Abstract Deadline December 1, 2019 Author Notifications December 9,...
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Words From Our GSBS Presidential Ambassador: Highlights from the 2019 President’s Gala

This past weekend I had the incredible opportunity of attending the 12th annual President’s gala, the largest our university has ever seen. The event took place downtown at the luxurious Grand Hyatt hotel, and had nearly 1,200 students, professors, and notable guests from our...
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Students

Lily Espinoza: Science Moves Medicine Forward

While in college at St. Mary’s University, Lily Espinoza participated in her first research experience studying the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, which played an instrumental role in nurturing her growing interest in the field of research. Enticed by this new interest, she...
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Shanae Rhodes: Helping San Antonio’s Diabetic Community

Shanae Rhodes, a student in our Nursing Science Ph.D. program, would like to focus her research on vulnerable populations and the effects of culture, stress, and resiliency on perceptions of health. She is currently assisting in three different projects involving vulnerable...
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Nia Reynea Lane: Focused on Community Research

Your name, program, mentor name. My name is Nia Reynea Lane and I am enrolled in the BSN to Ph.D. in Nursing. I am in my second year. Tell me the story of when you realized you were passionate about science. When I was a young girl, I’ve always had an interest in science. My...
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Hannah Elam: Soldiers Also Suffer From Psychosis Along with PTSD

  Neuroscience researcher Hannah Elam recently received the prestigious T32 fellowship which will fund her project to look at the mechanisms that underlie psychosis and ways to treat it. Elam works in the lab of Dr. Daniel Lodge who recently received a grant from the Department...
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Community

Interprofessional STEM Scholars Program Teaches 4th/5th Graders About Alzheimer’s Disease

The STEM Scholars Program, a new interprofessional community outreach program at UT Health San Antonio provides a platform for dental, graduate, health professions, medical and nursing students to interact and collaboratively design and present health-related topics at local K-12...
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Interprofessional STEM Scholars Program Teaches 4th/5th Graders About Cancer

The STEM Scholars Program, a new interprofessional community outreach program at UT Health San Antonio provides a platform for dental, graduate, health professions, medical and nursing students to interact and collaboratively design and present health-related topics at local K-12...
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Gifts for Children: We’re Not Just Here At Christmas!

There are always sick and hospitalized children as well as children in need year round. Please donate a NEW toy (do not gift wrap) or, you may make a monetary donation. Your department representative will handle the gifts and/or monetary donations and will bring them to: The UT...
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Interprofessional STEM Scholars Program Teaches 4th/5th Graders About Diabetes

The STEM Scholars Program, a new interprofessional community outreach program at UT Health San Antonio provides a platform for dental, graduate, health professions, medical and nursing students to interact and collaboratively design and present health-related topics at local K-12...
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Faculty

Dr. Paolo Casali Receives Grant From Lupus Research Alliance

Paolo Casali, M.D., Zachry Foundation Distinguished Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics and Professor of Medicine, has just been awarded the Target identification in Lupus grant from the Lupus Research Alliance. The grant was for a project entitl...
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UT Health gets a $306,000 grant to study Ewing sarcoma

Dr. David Libich was quoted in an article by Kens 5 for his work on Ewing sarcoma. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. One of those cancers, Ewing sarcoma, is the second most common type of bone cancer in children with only 200 diagnosed each year in the U.S. Thanks to...
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Coveted National Cancer Institute award comes to Sung

UT Health San Antonio biochemist Patrick Sung, D.Phil., one of the world’s leading experts on BRCA1 and BRCA2 cancer biology, has just received a highly competitive National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award. Dr. Sung is the first faculty member in UT Health...
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Dr. Charles France gives insight onto new street drug, Krokodil

UT Health San Antonio professor Charles France, Ph.D. was interviewed on KSAT News regarding the new street drug, Krokodil which is making its way around the streets of the Alamo City. The drug, made with codeine and toxic household chemicals, such as lighter fluid, matches...
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Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Adriana D. Benavides, Associate Editor for Cancer Immunology Research for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Dr. Adriana D. Benavides is the Associate Editor for Cancer Immunology Research (CIR) for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). She graduated in 2014 with a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology. She was a member of Dr. Ellen Kraig’s lab studying the effects of...
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GSBS Alumnus Dr. James Jackson Publishes in Journal of Cell Biology and Recognized in Scientific American

Congratulations to one of our CSB Graduate Program alumni, James G. Jackson, Ph.D. on his paper just published in Journal of Cell Biology entitled “Chemotherapy-induced senescent cancer cells engulf other cells to enhance their survival.” His research found that some cancer...
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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Ken Peterson, a reflection back

Kenneth M. Peterson, graduated with a Ph.D. in Microbiology in 1988 (now the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program—Molecular Immunology & Microbiology discipline). His mentor was Dr. John Alderete and his dissertation was on “Studies on the Biology of a...
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Dr. Maria Danet Lapiz Bluhm Receives Nursing Award

Dr. Maria Danet Lapiz Bluhm received the Excellence award from the Philippine Nurses Association of America at its national convention on July 25 and also will be inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, one of three faculty from the Nursing School. Dr. Bluhm,...
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