Alumni Spotlight: Dr. David Bearss, Chief Executive Officer, Tolero Pharmaceuticals and Chief Scientific Advisor, DSP Cancer Institute

When did you first become interested in science? I was raised in a home with a father that was a Ph.D. chemist and I’ve always had a curious side that I was encouraged to pursue from a young age. I love learning about things I don’t understand or want to understand better.  This...
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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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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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