Faculty & Alumni Spotlight: 18 Questions with Beatriz Hicks

1) Please tell me about yourself. I am an alumnus of UT Health San Antonio and graduated with my Certificate in Dental Hygiene in 1986. I then received a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Education at Incarnate Word College in San Antonio. I further pursued and received my...
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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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Professor and Alum Dr. Jannine Cody Featured in San Antonio Woman Magazine

Jannine Cody, Ph.D. (Class of 1997), was featured in San Antonio Woman’s magazine for her work with chromosomal 18 abnormalities. Dr. Cody graduated from the Cellular and Structural Biology Ph.D. program in 1997 and is currently the a Professor of Pediatrics at The...
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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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