Petra Jans Pederson Publishes in the Journal of Natural Products

Petra Jans Pederson was first author on the paper “Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells Exhibit Differential Sensitivity to Cardenolides from Calotropis gigantea” which was published on July 10 in the Journal of Natural Products. Pederson is a recent graduate and...
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Samantha Yee Featured on SA People Project

Graduate student Samantha Yee was recently featured on SA People Project. Yee, a rising fourth year Ph.D. student in Dr. April Risinger’s lab in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program in the Physiology & Pharmacology discipline, is also the 2020-2021 Student Government...
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Final Words: Pooja Yadav

Congratulations to one of our CSA graduate students Pooja Yadav, MS (Cancer Biology discipline) who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on June 25! Since joining the IBMS Program, Pooja has had many distinctions. She was the recipient of the David Carillo Memorial...
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WISDOM’s 2020 executive officers

What is WISDOM? WISDOM stands for Women in Science, Development, Outreach and Mentorship. It is a student-run organization established for the purposes of providing support, professional networking, and mentorship opportunities for all graduate students with a focus on the...
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A graduate student’s life adapting to the new routine on campus amidst: COVID19

Returning to the campus after the brief shutdown, has been different. I won’t say it has been scary or awkward but different and intimidating to some extent. The entire team of UT Health San Antonio has been working very hard to make new policies, implementing safety and hygienic...
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Office of Career Development launches Career Exploration Series

Dr. Saurabh Sen, principal scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim, recently gave the first career talk to UT Health San Antonio trainees as a part of the new Career Exploration Series. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Helsinki, Finland and completed his...
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Voelcker Fund awards $650,000 to cancer researchers on the rise

The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund is awarding $650,000 to UT Health San Antonio to support innovative cancer research projects conducted by rising star faculty members. The Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Award provides each recipient $150,000 per year over three years,...
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When it comes to DNA repair, it’s not one tool fits all

Study shows great specificity of action by enzymes to correct double-strand breaks Our cells are constantly dividing, and as they do, the DNA molecule – our genetic code – sometimes gets broken. DNA has twin strands, and a break in both is considered especially dangerous. This...
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