“I’m so proud of my students,” said Dr. Jose Cavazos, professor and assistant dean for the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program. “They are finding exciting opportunities that fit their families and are able to continue growing as physician-scientists.”
Jacob is from Lubbock, TX. He and his wife, Amanda, and two children, Lola and Tyler will be moving to Denver soon. Jacob obtained his B.A. (English) at Texas Tech, and M.A. at University of Kansas (Genetic Anthropology). He entered our MSTP in 2014, and pursued his Ph.D. in Physiology & Pharmacology (IBMS) in the laboratory of Dr. Ken Hargreaves with co-mentorship of Dr. Armen Akopian studying signaling cascades of pain mechanisms in several animal models. Jacob has a high-impact manuscript in final stages of peer-review, and 4 additional manuscripts. He earned a NIH F30 award, AOA election, and several other recognitions.
Kristen grew up in San Antonio, TX. She moved to Houston for undergrad, earning a B.A. in Kinesiology at Rice, and then obtained a M.S. at Univ. of North Texas in Medical Sciences. She entered our MSTP in 2012. She pursued her Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology (IBMS) in the laboratory of Dr. Sunil Ahuja examining genetic susceptibilities to HIV infection and allergy. Her work resulted in a manuscript in peer-review and co-author in a PNAS manuscript. Kristen and her husband, Alvin, and twin-daughters and son, are very excited to stay here in San Antonio. She will be working with three members of the National Academy of Medicine (Drs. Carlos Jaén, Robert Ferrer, and Amelie Ramirez) during her residency, in particular, examining the social determinants of health among HIV patients in San Antonio.
Eithan grew up in El Paso, TX. He started college at UT El Paso and then transferred to UT Austin, where he earned a B.S. in Psychology. He entered our MSTP in 2013. He pursued a Ph.D. in Neuroscience Imaging under the guidance of Dr. Peter Fox. He and his wife, Lauren, are excited to stay in San Antonio. He examined cognitive changes in the default fMRI network among people with metabolic syndrome, diabetes and obesity. He was supported by a NIH Supplement award, and a TL-1 award. While he will pursue his clinical residency in Neurology at UT Health San Antonio, he will continue working with Dr. Fox and Dr. Seshadri in cognitive neurology.
Trevi grew up in a military family moving often. She attended college at Wellesley, earning a B.A. in Biochemistry and Religion. She entered our MSTP in 2012. She finished some work with Dr. Mary Lindsey during her first rotation, and then pursued her Ph.D. in Physiology (IBMS) in the laboratory of Dr. Greg Aune, [doing this research]. She has three first-author manuscripts and a couple co-author manuscripts in peer review, as well as her two children, Ren and Phoenix. In all, she has 10 research manuscripts. She was supported by a TL-1 award. Her children along with her husband, Alejandro, are excited to move to an Internal Medicine residency near some of the nation’s most beautiful national parks. Trevi will have access to the rich health care outcome database of the national HCA system.