Student Spotlight: 9 Questions With Amber Ather

1) Your name, program, mentor name. Name: Amber Ather Program: Endodontics Certificate with M.S. in Dental Science Mentor name: Dr. Anibal Diogenes 2) Tell me the story of when you realized you were passionate about science. I was exposed to science at an early age. As my entire...
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Q&A with Allison Crawford

1) Your name, program, mentor name. Allison Crawford, RN, PhD Candidate, UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, Dr. Lisa Cleveland, RN, PhD, PNP-BC, IBCL, APRN, FAAN. 2) Tell me the story of when you realized you were passionate about science. My life experiences driving me to...
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Meet the Researcher: Victoria Bry & Her Passion For Medical Physics

From a young age, Victoria has always aspired to understand how the world works and she became passionate about science as she learned it provides the foundation for this knowledge. Bry is originally from San Diego and received her bachelor’s degree in physics at Colorado...
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Meet the Researcher: 9 Questions With Justin Moroney

1) Your name, program, mentor name. My name is Justin Moroney and I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Paolo Casali’s lab in Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. I am part of the Molecular Immunology & Microbiology discipline in the Integrated...
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Q&A With Samantha Yee

Your name, program, mentor name. My name is Samantha Yee, but I prefer Sam as my nickname. I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Dr. April L. Risinger’s lab in the Physiology & Pharmacology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program in the UT Health San Antonio...
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Richard De La Rosa: Helping The Field of Science

Richard De La Rosa’s earliest science project was creating a battery out of a potato for his 3rd grade class. “I cut a potato in half, put a nail on both ends and a penny. Then I tied a copper wire around the nails in order for the electrons to move through the system,” he sai...
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Clare Murray: The South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program Let Me Choose Both Science and Medicine

Clare Murray grew up in Houston, Texas where her parents both worked in the oil/gas industry. “Nobody in my family was in medicine or science so I chose chemical engineering as my major in school. I really enjoyed my major, but I did a one day externship at Exxonmobil and that’s...
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Kevin Kanda: From Nursing Student To Graduate Student

Kevin Kanda made a promise to his family to try to fight cancer. “I’ve lost some family and friends to cancer….my uncle died from lymphoma and I’ve known people with pancreatic and breast cancer as well,” he said. Initially Kanda thought nursing would be a good option for him. He...
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