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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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Hosts Virtual Candidacy Ceremony

Over 300 people tuned in for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio’s first ever virtual candidacy ceremony on Aug. 21 which celebrated the achievements of graduate students who have passed their qualifying exam. The graduate scho...
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George Parra Receives the Greehey Graduate Fellowship in Children’s Health

George Parra, a second-year student in the Biochemical Mechanisms of Medicine discipline in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program, has received the Greehey Graduate Fellowship in Children’s Health. The Greehey Graduate Fellowship Award in Children’s Health was established by...
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Virtual Chat with the Dean

Join us for a chat with Dr. David Weiss. Based on student input, we will have an alternating schedule. Schedule Friday, August 28 at 4 p.m. Add to Calendar Friday, September 11 at 4 p.m. Add to Calendar Thursday, September 24 at 4 p.m. Add to Calendar Friday, October 9 at 4 p.m....
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Labroots/UT Health San Antonio Science Writing Contest Submissions Due July 30

“If science, like art, is to perform its mission truly and fully….its achievements must enter not only superficially but with their inner meaning into the consciousness of people”—Albert Einstein. We were blown away by the quality of recent student-submitted articles we have...
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Voelcker Fund awards $650,000 to cancer researchers on the rise

The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund is awarding $650,000 to UT Health San Antonio to support innovative cancer research projects conducted by rising star faculty members. The Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Award provides each recipient $150,000 per year over three years,...
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When it comes to DNA repair, it’s not one tool fits all

Study shows great specificity of action by enzymes to correct double-strand breaks Our cells are constantly dividing, and as they do, the DNA molecule – our genetic code – sometimes gets broken. DNA has twin strands, and a break in both is considered especially dangerous. This...
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