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.

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

Congratulations to the 2020 Presidential Awards Winners!

Dear UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff, students and residents, Every day, our employees work tirelessly to advance our missions of education, research, clinical care and community service. Many deserving faculty and staff were nominated to be honored with a Presidential Award...
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Texas Expected To Face 71K+ Nursing Shortage By 2030

Texas is facing a major shortage of nurses, Cynthia O’Neal, Ph.D., RN, and Sara Gill, Ph.D., RN, IBCLC, FAAN, faculty in our Nursing Science Ph.D. program spoke with Texas Public Radio about the issue. To see the full program, click here.
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Volunteer as a Science Judge– Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb 22

It is time once again to request judges for the Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair (ARSEF). The Judges registration link is: https://forms.gle/Sdb5aCCsHvpGkgGc9 If you cannot access the link above, please contact me at RFanick@swri.org, and I will be happy to help you...
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Anand Kornepati Receives an F30 Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute

Anand Kornepati, a GS2 student in the South Texas Medical Scientist Training program, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellowship (F30) from the National Cancer Institute. The F30...
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Students

Clare Murray: The South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program Let Me Chose Both Science and Medicine

Clare Murray grew up in Houston, Texas where her parents both worked in the oil/gas industry. “Nobody in my family was in medicine or science so I chose chemical engineering as my major in school. I really enjoyed my major, but I did a one day externship at Exxonmobil and that’s...
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Kevin Kanda: From Nursing Student To Graduate Student

Kevin Kanda made a promise to his family to try to fight cancer. “I’ve lost some family and friends to cancer….my uncle died from lymphoma and I’ve known people with pancreatic and breast cancer as well,” he said. Initially Kanda thought nursing would be a good option for him. He...
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Jasmine De Mange: A Look at Healthcare From All Angles

Jasmine De Mange has seen healthcare from all angles—first she started work in healthcare administration as a patient service specialist in a Cardiology department, next she started a nursing assistant program, and now she’s in a research-based master’s program. Up next,...
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Di Wang Uses Deep Learning To Diagnose Diseases

Di Wang first became interested in deep learning through a seminar at the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research of NYU Langone Health. “The seminar is about deep learning application in medical imaging field. Everybody was talking about it so I wanted to take a...
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Community

Millennials flocking to San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas, is attracting a millennial population thanks to its affordability. Watch the video by Fox Business below: https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/6122571511001/
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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. The book follows the story of Taq and Poly as they...
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Time For Tea Workshop Teaches Students About Six Types of Tea

    The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recently hosted the “Time for Tea Workshop” which invited staff from The Spice & Tea Exchange® of San Antonio to give a detailed presentation about six types of loose leaf tea–white tea, green tea,...
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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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Faculty

Dr. Dahia receives UT System award to expand her research on rare endocrine tumors

Patricia Dahia, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, has been awarded a $1 million UT System Faculty STARs award to support her cancer genetics research. Dr. Dahia said the funding will be used to develop the infrastructure of a center for endocrine and hereditary tumors studies....
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Dr. Manjeet Rao was awarded a $2.1 million dollar grant from the National Cancer Institute to test a novel drug

Dr. Manjeet Rao was recently awarded a grant from National Cancer Institute ($2.1 million) to test the therapeutic efficacy of a novel drug that can inhibit the function of a protein that is highly expressed in cancers. Cancer cells use various mechanisms to manage their survival...
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Research scientist Dr. Jean Jiang named AAAS Fellow

Jean X. Jiang, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and structural biology and holder of the Zachry Distinguished University Chair at UT Health San Antonio, is a newly elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS announced her selection Nov....
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Dr. Bess Frost Named As a Texas Rising Star Researcher

Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders, and the Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy at UT Health San Antonio, is the recipient of the...
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Alumni

M.S. in Clinical Investigation and Translational Science (Class of 2016) graduate Dina Tom was featured for her work as a pediatrician

M.S. in Clinical Investigation and Translational Science (Class of 2016) graduate Dina Tom was featured for her work as a pediatrician. See the article, “Graduate with Heart for Service Dedicated to Students, Patients.”  
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Dr. Rafael Veraza was featured in TechBriefs for his work on a self-contained system called ULiSSES™

Dr. Rafael Veraza was featured in TechBriefs for his work on a self-contained system called ULiSSES™. Dr. Veraza, an alumnus of the Translational Science Ph.D. Program is now a senior scientist at Vascular Perfusion Solutions, Inc. He works with Tom DeBrooke, CEO & President...
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Dr. Catherine Cheng named the Joe H. Ward Jr. and Bettie B. Ward Award for Excellence in the Study of the Biology of Aging

Catherine Cheng, Ph.D., was chosen to receive the Joe H. Ward Jr. and Bettie B. Ward Award for Excellence in the Study of the Biology of Aging as a Graduate Student. Selection for this award was based on the faculty committee’s review of research originality, creativity and its...
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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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