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Student News

news image Biology graduate Ranad Humeidi featured on Texas Public Radio » read more
news image Joshua Anderson and Javier Valencia received Best-in-Show at the 2018 Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase » read more
news image Neurobiology doctoral student Amadine Grenier invited to give oral presentation at the 25th Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society
news image We Are UTSA: How Diploma Dash is helping Biology senior Tuoyo Eresanara » read more

Faculty News

news image Dr. Matthew Wanat is part of the team awarded a $100,000 SALSI Innovation Challenge Grant to study novel approaches to substance abuse and its prevention » read more
news image Dr. Carlos Paladini invited to serve as a member of the NIAAA Board of Scientific Counselors
news image Dr. Chiung-Yu Hung receives five-year $1.9 million grant from the HHS to develop anti-fungal vaccine » read more
news image Dr. Jenny Hsieh and the Brain Health Consortium using “mini brains” to research complex, incurable brain disorders » read more


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

  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Neurobiology
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  • Lecturer I/II (Biosciences)
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UTSA Today: In Memoriam
Dr. Brian Derrick

Maria Lockwood
Memorial Scholarship Fund

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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.

faculty spotlight

This month's Faculty Spotlight features Dr. Brian Hermann.
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