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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GSBS Alumnus Named As New Director for the Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center at New Mexico Highlands University

Dr. Kelly Trujillo is the new director for the Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center (ARMAS) at New Mexico Highlands University. The nationally acclaimed ARMAS Center provides comprehensive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) support services to...
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Dr. Armand Brown Publishes First Author Paper in American Society for Microbiology’s mBio

Dr. Armand Brown is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).  He graduated with a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 2014.  His first author publication,...
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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Daniele Provenzano and his work at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

When did you first become interested in science? Raised in the Swiss Alps, my parents instilled in me a keen appreciation for the arts, humanities and nature; values that motivate me to this day.  I honestly did not find science particularly fascinating during my early schooling...
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Alumna Dr. Aparna Gorthi Receives AACR-AstraZeneca Stimulating Therapeutic Advances through Research Training Grant

Dr. Aparna Gorthi, was in the IMGP Cancer Biology track in Alex Bishop’s lab, graduated with her Ph.D. degree in August 2015. While in the program, Aparna was the recipient of the department’s Rennels Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies in 2013, an annual award that...
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