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.


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.


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: 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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Eithan Kotkowski’s First-Author Publication Is Now In Human Brain Mapping Journal!

Recent graduate Eithan Kotkowski, Ph.D. most recent first-author publication published this week in the journal Human Brain Mapping! Eithan is a student in the dual degree (M.D./Ph.D.) student who has just completed his Ph.D. in Radiological Sciences) with a focus in...
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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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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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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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Chai Time: An evening for chai, chutney and chat!

After a great success last year, the Graduate Student International Club (GSIC) hosted the event, ‘Chai Time’ on April 25. As the flyer suggested it was an evening for chai, chutney and chat! The event was attended by over 35 people from the graduate school and was a huge...
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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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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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Alumna Dr. Neelam Mukerjee Receives New Discoveries Research Young Investigator Award

Dr. Neelam Mukerjee, who graduated from the Cellular and Structural Biology program (focus on Cancer Biology) in 2015, has just received the New Discoveries Research Young Investigator Award from Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. According to BCAN’s website, The New...
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Meet Ileana Pedraza, a Master of Science degree in Immunology and Infection graduate

Ileana Pedraza was one of the many students who participated at the UT Health San Antonio Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Commencement ceremony last month. Pedraza graduated with a Master of Science degree in Immunology and Infection, a two-year program focused on...
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Amy Brito Delgado: Medical Physics is a Field That Mixes Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Medicine

Amy Brito Delgado grew up in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, 200 miles south of Tucson, Arizona. She was interested in science because she had a biology teacher who gave her the chance to do research at a young age. “Everyone wanted to be an astrophysicist like Carl Sagan, and I did...
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21 questions with GSBS Alum: Dr. Rugmani Iyer, Senior Scientist with Merck Research Laboratories

1) When did you first become interested in science? It was in my tenth grade I got interested in science. My first lab experiment was when I joined a research institute as a summer intern and the excitement I felt when I accomplished first successful experiment helped me make the...
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