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May 6, 2019
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Jenny Hsieh - UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker

On May 28, 2019, Dr. Jenny Hsieh will deliver her talk titled "Gene Editing, Precision Medicine, and the Ethics of Designer Babies" for the UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series. This speaker series is the university’s gift to San Antonio in honor of its anniversary year. Spend an evening stirring your curiosity during these monthly talks featuring some of UTSA’s most renowned faculty, and learn how the latest research in their fields applies to our daily lives Read more  
Mar 27, 2019
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The Adult Brain Does Grow New Neurons After All, Study Says

Jenny Hsieh, a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio who was not involved in the new research, said the study provides a lesson for all scientists who rely on the generosity of brain donations. “If and when we go and look at something in human postmortem, we have to be very cautious about these technical issues.” Read more  
Feb 27, 2019
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APRIL 10th - Distinguished Public Lecture

On April 10th, the UTSA Neurosciences Institute and Brain Health Consortium present the 2019 Distinguished Public Lecture - "Translation of Gene Therapeutics in Neurological & Neuromuscular Diseases," with Brian Kasper, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of AveXis, Inc, a Novartis Company. Read more  
Jan 28, 2019
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San Antonio Scientists Weigh In On Issues Surrounding CRISPR

Dr. Jenny Hsieh of the UTSA Brain Health Consortium explains the way scientists are using CRISPR technology in the lab. Read more  
Dec 18, 2018
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1st BHC Investigator Workshop

The 1st BHC Investigator’s Workshop is scheduled for January 8, 2019. Over 25 UTSA faculty and staff are scheduled to present their ongoing work and research focus, across Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Education, Psychology, Computer Science, and Physics. The goal of this workshop is to discover areas of synergy and form collaborative teams focusing on interdisciplinary research in brain health. Read more  
Oct 23, 2018
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BHC Seed Grant - Student Awards

The UTSA Brain Health Consortium and the College of Engineering support the next generation of brain health researchers with $90,000 in grant awards! Read more  
Sep 12, 2018
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UTSA Leadership in Brain Health

“It’s really exciting,” Hsieh says about her research into epilepsy and the possibilities that await at UTSA. “We are trying to model human brain disorders in a dish. We’re collecting blood samples from patients who have our disease of interest; then we can use the blood sample and reprogram their cells to become what’s called a pluripotent stem cell, which is a stem cell that can become a brain cell or any cell in the body.” Hsieh is establishing a core facility at UTSA to do that type of reprogramming, and once the stem cell lines are made, they can be distributed to other researchers. Read more  
Jul 19, 2018
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UTSA Scientists using "mini brains" to research complex, incurable brain disorders

Read more about the ongoing projects in the BHC for brain disorders Read more  
May 17, 2018
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KLRN SciTech Now: Growing brain cells

KLRN SciTech Now: Growing brain cells Read more  
May 1, 2018
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Q&A: Jenny Hsieh, UTSA Brain Health Consortium

Q&A: Jenny Hsieh Read more  
May 1, 2018
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UTSA puts stake in the ground in battle against brain disease

UTSA puts stake in the ground in battle against brain disease Read more