Shruti Mishra: Finding Something New That No One Else Knows

If you had asked young Shruti what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have told you that she wanted to be a heart surgeon. “I knew very clearly I wanted to be a heart surgeon, not just a doctor but a heart surgeon. It was at the orientation process of medical school...
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Courtney Johnson: Inspiring Women in Science

Courtney Johnson is a student in the Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics discipline (now renamed Biochemical Mechanisms of Medicine) of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. From a young age, she loved science and kept asking how things worked eventually learning in...
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Q & A With Kristi Guerrero, Neurodegenerative Researcher

Kristi Guerrero is a student in our Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program (Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Medicine) in the lab of Dr. Naomi Sayre. 1) Tell me the story of when you realized you were passionate about science. I honestly can’t remember a time before I...
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Kate Saucke: From Math to Medical Health Physics

Growing up with parents who were math teachers, Kate Saucke knew that she would do something in math. When she learned about radiological health engineering at Texas A&M University, she was fascinated with radiation and a way to use her passion for math in a different wa...
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Dr. Tiffani Houston: Medicine, Dance, and the Move to Miami

Dr. Tiffani Houston, a graduate of the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program, will be walking the stage on May 18 as one of the four M.D./Ph.D. students set to graduate this year. After graduation, she will be moving to Miami to pursue a combined Internal Medicine and...
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Jordan Tanner: My Love For Anatomy

Jordan Tanner’s love for science first began because of her love of anatomy. In the 4thgrade, her class brought in sheep hearts for the students to dissect. “I thought to myself this organ that I’m looking at has a function and a purpose. I realized I can take it piece by piece...
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Liesl Lawrence: The Horizon Award, Teaching Science and Ewing Sarcoma Research

Liesl Lawrence recently received the prestigious Department of Defense Health Program Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Horizon Award. According to the Department of Defense, the Horizon Award supports junior-level scientists...
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Néstor A. Ruiz González: “Pursing Solutions via Research, Innovation, and Experimentation”

Néstor A. Ruiz González firmly believes that a solid theoretical background, a robust design of experiment, and sound empirical results are essential requirements in scientific research. “As scientists, we owe it to humanity to do better than our best ever in research. It’s not...
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