Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Rugmani Iyer, Senior Scientist with Merck Research Laboratories

1) When did you first become interested in science? It was in my tenth grade I got interested in science. My first lab experiment was when I joined a research institute as a summer intern and the excitement I felt when I accomplished first successful experiment helped me make the...
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Dr. Randall Lanier, Alumnus and Current Chief Science Officer of Chimerix Speaks to Students

Alumnus Dr. Randall Lanier spoke about his experiences in drug development as the chief science officer of Chimerix on May 28 at the Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy seminar. “Drug discovery is resource intensive in terms of time, human power, and money. You may go...
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Final Words: Macie Mattila and her love for dentistry, osteoporosis research and the next step of dental school

Your name, program, thesis title. Macie Mattila, Master of Science in Cell Systems and Anatomy, “Caspase-2 in Osteoclasts: A Tale of Deletion and Overexpression” Please tell me about yourself, why did you pick UT Health San Antonio, and your program. When I was seven years old, I...
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Final Words: Catherine Cheng and Biology of Aging

Your name, program, dissertation title. Catherine Cheng, Integrated Biomedical Sciences. “Sex differences in longevity and lifespan-extending drug efficacy in genetically heterogeneous mice: Age-specific effects and gonadal contributions.” Please tell me about yourself, why did...
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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Randall Lanier, Chief Science Officer of Chimerix

Dr. Randall Lanier, chief science officer of Chimerix, will be speaking on Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. in room Med 209L. Here is the link about the event. When did you first become interested in science? The answer depends on how you define science.  I was one of those kids who...
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Final Words: Trevi Ramirez Mancilla and the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program

Your name, program, mentor name. Trevi Ramirez Mancilla IMGP- Physiology, South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program (STX-MSTP) Gregory Aune, M.D., Ph.D. When did you realize you were passionate about science? I always loved learning about how things in the natural world...
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Final Words: Allison Garrison & Her Passion for Pharmacology

Your name, program, dissertation title. Allison Garrison, Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program (IBMS-PhD),  Physiology/Pharmacology discipline, The role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in modulating neuroinflammation Please tell me about yourself, why did you pick UT...
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Final Words: Andrea Shields, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Your name, program, dissertation title. Name: Andrea Shields, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Program: MSCI Dissertation title: Bridging the Evidence Gap: A Novel Method to Update the 2015 American Heart Association Statement on Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy Please tell me about yourself, why did...
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