My COVID-19 Vaccination Story

My name is Mahmoud Amr, and I am a 4th year Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate in the joint program between UTSA and UT Health San Antonio. Since the pandemic started and throughout 2020, I kept on doing my part, wearing a mask, washing my hands all the time, and maintaining...
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MSTP student Ryan Reyes Gets Two First Author Papers Accepted In Excellent Journals On The Same Day

Ryan Reyes, a fourth-year graduate student (6th year MSTP student) in the lab of Tyler Curiel, M.D. MPH, just had two first author papers accepted in excellent journals on the same day. The Curiel lab studies cancer immunotherapy and has expertise in using mouse models for...
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Meet The Researcher: Maria Prado Works on Osteoporosis Research

Maria Prado is a second-year Ph.D. student in the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) and UT Health San Antonio Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering. She works in Dr. Hugo Giambini’s Musculoskeletal & Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory where she is spending...
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John-Paul Andersen Publishes New Papers, One Of Which Is The Cover of Molecular Metabolism

John-Paul Andersen, a 6th year student in the Physiology/Pharmacology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program, has published several papers recently, one of which was used as the cover art of Molecular Metabolism. He is in Dr. Yuguang Shi’s lab....
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Sara Masoud Receives Outstanding Student Award For Her Work With Community Engagement

First year Translational Science doctoral student Sara Masoud was awarded the Outstanding Student Award from the UT Health San Antonio Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science. The award is part of the IIMS Community Engagement Hero Awards which is an awards program...
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Meet The Researcher: Sara Masoud Researches Family Caregivers and Persons Living with Dementia

First year Translational Science doctoral student, Sara Masoud is passionate about employing authentic and meaningful community engagement to produce research that is relevant and translatable into practice. Her research is focused on family caregivers and persons living with...
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Meet The Researcher: Jessye Castro Researches Protein Associated with Severe Developmental Disorders

Jessye Castro is originally from northeast Texas and moved to San Antonio for college. She attended Trinity University and completed a bachelor of science degree in biology and is currently in a second-year graduate student in the Personalized Molecular Medicine Program in Dr....
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Meet The Researcher: Jose Gutierrez Researches Metformin, Normally And Effectively Used To Treat Type II Diabetes, As A Possible Therapeutic For Advanced Prostate Cancer

Tell me about yourself, what year are you, what program/discipline? Who is your mentor? I am Jose Gutierrez. I grew up in a small town in South Texas. I started having a major interest in science in high school. I entered a science fair with a project doing basic quality tests on...
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