America – The land of opportunity or opportunists? The outcry of an international student

You may have heard about the new proposed rule pertaining to changes to the F-1 visa program that may go to effect on Oct. 26 if passed. Here is the link to the information on that topic.  The article below assess this rule through critical eyes of an international student. I am...
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Dealing with Grief During Grad School (and a Pandemic)

It’s no secret that grad school is often associated with unparalleled amounts of stress. From failed experiments, lack of a “work-life balance,” or professors that go missing in action when students are waiting for edits on manuscripts or thesis papers, the ins and outs of...
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Non-Scientific Policy Aims to Limit Non-Human Primates in Scientific Research

The use of non-human primates (NPH) for research has been a hot-topic button for several years. While the use of primates in research in the United States is tightly regulated and highly scrutinized by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to ensure that the...
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Kristian Odfalk Receives Neuroscience T32 Award

Kristian Odfalk, a second-year student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program is one of the recipients of the Neuroscience T32 award. The T32 award is an award given by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to enable...
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Trevi Mancilla First Author Publication in PLOS One About The Significance Of Non-Cardiomyocyte Cells

Trevi Mancilla, a student in the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program, has published a first-author publication in PLOS ONE. The title is “Doxorubicin-induced p53 interferes with mitophagy in cardiac fibroblasts.” Her mentor is Dr. Greg Aune. We interviewed...
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Cassandra Wolsh Receives Neuroscience T32 award

Cassandra Wolsh, a second-year student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program is one of the recipients of the Neuroscience T32 award. The T32 award is an award given by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to enable...
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Jennifer Ballesteros Receives the 2020 Debbie Canales Yrle Distinguished Service Award

Jennifer Ballesteros, a member of the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology Administrative Team, has been named as the recipient for the 2020 Debbie Canales Yrle Distinguished Service Award. The award is based on her outstanding performance and willingness to go above...
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Virtual Mikiten Graduate Symposium Scheduled for Sept 25, 2020

The Terry M. Mikiten Graduate Research Symposium promotes excellence in research through mentorship, collaboration, and student interaction. The event is organized by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio and is generously supported by the Mikiten...
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