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CMB PhD student Yue Rachel Chen received an American Society for Microbiology (ASM) travel award to present a poster on her research

Neurobiology PhD student Crystal Rock won Best Poster at the UT Austin Conference on Learning and Memory

Biology student Cory Nguyen recognized with Goldwater Honorable Mention

Biology senior Madeline Cortez earns an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship


Dr. Alfonso Apicella received a $1.29 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Carlos Paladini elected to the governing Council of the International Basal Ganglia Society

Dr. Thomas Forsthuber selected as a Biomedical Research Exemplar
The Research Exemplar Project

Dr. Floyd Wormley Jr. selected for a 2017-18 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award

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The Department of Biology at UTSA invites applications for the following:

  • Brain Health Initiative Position
    - Professor/Endowed Chair

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The Department of Biology at UTSA hosts seminars given by guest speakers from around the world. Click the links below to see seminar schedules.



The BioBeat is a monthly newsletter created by the Biology Department.

This month's Faculty Spotlight features Dr. Bernard Arulanandam, Professor and Interim Vice President for Research. Dr. Arulanandam obtained his PhD at The Medical College of Ohio; he also has an MBA from UTSA.

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