Nia Reynea Lane: Focused on Community Research

Your name, program, mentor name. My name is Nia Reynea Lane and I am enrolled in the BSN to Ph.D. in Nursing. I am in my second year. Tell me the story of when you realized you were passionate about science. When I was a young girl, I’ve always had an interest in science. My...
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Hannah Elam: Soldiers Also Suffer From Psychosis Along with PTSD

  Neuroscience researcher Hannah Elam recently received the prestigious T32 fellowship which will fund her project to look at the mechanisms that underlie psychosis and ways to treat it. Elam works in the lab of Dr. Daniel Lodge who recently received a grant from the Department...
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Hema Manogna Gudlavalleti: Meeting Alzheimer’s Patients Helps Me Become a Better Researcher

Neuroscience researcher Hema Manogna Gudlavalleti is passionate about working  on neurodegenerative research. After college, she found a job in Los Angeles for a start-up pharmaceutical company where she was working on Alzheimer’s disease research. “The company invit...
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Raksha Parthasarathy: My first memory of science was the Science Express, a science museum on wheels

When Raksha Parthasarathy was in the 6th grade, her science teacher took her entire class to see the “Science Express,” a 16 coach train sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Each of the coaches has models, audio-visual displays and hands-on...
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Katie Lillis: I Was Drawn To The Tight Sense of Community at UT Health San Antonio

Katie Lillis loves the tight sense of community that has formed within the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. “We all work together during the day and do activities outside of lab as a group,” she said. “It feels very homey here and...
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Jason Hadley: Aging Research Is A Growing Field

If you asked Jason Hadley why he wanted to be an aging researcher, he would respond that aging is the key to stopping other diseases. “Aging is not this inevitable process, it’s like any other disease that has a program and you can alter that program,” he said. “It also has a lot...
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Rathipriya Viswanathan: International Club, Alzheimer’s Research, and The Super Resolution Microscope

Rathipriya Viswanathan is currently a Ph.D. student in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program in the Neuroscience discipline. “I was attracted to UT Health San Antonio because of the student friendly atmosphere. The other places I applied to seemed more rigid and not very...
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Alex McCoy: We Need To Create Better Antidepressants

Neuroscience student Alex McCoy is passionate about creating better antidepressants and also raising awareness about mental illnesses. “Depression and psychiatric disorders are physical illnesses, it’s well-documented that there are physical changes to the brain that happen with...
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