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2017

Dr. Brian Hermann Recognized at UTSA Innovation Awards - Recipients of Issued Patents
Dr. Hermann's patent is for a method used to lessen or render less severe chemotherapy induced infertility.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Garry Sunter Received a $1 Million DARPA Award to Aid Food Security
Dr. Sunter's goal is to develop a technology that enlists insects to deliver genetic therapies that improve the health of vulnerable, mature plants.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Matthew Wanat's Study Describes How Dopamine Tells You It Isn’t Worth the Wait
Dr. Wanat's new study in Cell Reports sheds light on how dopamine cells in the brain signal the passage of time.
» UTSA Today

The Biology Department Had Six Poster Presentation Winners at the 2017 College of Sciences Research Conference
Congratulations to Emmanuel Nyong, Juan Vasquez, Gabriella Rice, Jesus Romo, Juan Morales, and Jake Lehle.
» 2017 Conference Awards

Dr. Brian Hermann Has Received a $1.5 Million Grant from the National Institutes of Health
Dr. Hermann's laboratory focuses on stem cell research to preserve male fertility; they are examining the cells that make fertility possible in a way that has never been done before.
» Texas Public Radio
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Meet a Roadrunner: Biology Senior Bianca Obinyan
Bianca plans to go to medical school; she has worked in Dr. Nicole Wicha’s laboratory, gaining experience in cognitive neuroscience research.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Hyoung-gon Lee is Pursuing a New Frontier in Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Dr. Lee's current work suggests that there may be a new way forward in preventing and treating the illness.
» KLRN Video
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Dr. George Perry Creates Online Alzheimer’s Disease Course at UTSA
The massive open online course (MOOC) focuses on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease from molecular and genetic perspectives. The course is crafted to give undergraduate and graduate students a strong understanding of neurodegenerative disease.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Jose Lopez-Ribot Inducted into the UTSA Academy of Distinguished Researchers
The Academy of Distinguished Researchers selects and honors outstanding faculty who are accomplished scholars and who share UTSA’s continuing commitment to research excellence; to foster the highest quality of research and scholarly activity by UTSA faculty; and to promote the University’s vision as a premier public research university.
» UTSA Today

CMB Doctoral Student Yue Rachel Chen Received an American Society for Microbiology Travel Award
Rachel conducts research in Dr. Seshu's laboratory and will use the award to present a poster on her research.

Drs. Christopher Navara, Stanton McHardy, and Matt Hart Received a $150,000 San Antonio Medical Foundation Grant
The grant is a collaboration between SACTI/Pristem and CIDD to screen human PD patient derived dopaminergic neurons for neuroprotective compounds.

Dr. Alfonso Apicella Received a $1.29 million Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The grant will support Dr. Apicella's research in communication between the two halves of the brain.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Carlos Paladini Elected to the Governing Council of the International Basal Ganglia Society
The International Basal Ganglia Society (IBAGS) promotes understanding of normal and abnormal basal ganglia function. The Council is elected by the entire international membership of the Society.

Neurobiology Doctoral Student Crystal Rock Won Best Poster at the UT Austin Conference on Learning and Memory
Crystal conducts research in Dr. Alfonso Apicella's laboratory.

Biology Student Cory Nguyen Recognized with Goldwater Honorable Mention
Cory is a a Top Scholar and Honors College student; he has spent two years in Dr. Karl Klose's research laboratory.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Thomas Forsthuber Selected as a Biomedical Research Exemplar
The Research Exemplar Project honors individuals doing high-quality, high-impact, federally-funded research who also maintain an impressive reputation for professionalism and integrity in their work.
» The Research Exemplar Project

Dr. Bernard Arulanandam Elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology
The American Academy of Microbiology recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Edwin Barea-Rodriguez Received the Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award
» UTSA Today

Dr. Floyd Wormley Jr. Selected for a 2017-18 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award
The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Biology Senior Madeline Cortez Earns an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
The distinguished fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees.
» UTSA Today

We Are UTSA: Graduating Honors College Biology Senior Anusha Hussain
Recipient of the Great Conversation! Scholarship, Anusha Hussain is training to be a pediatrician one day.
» We Are UTSA

Dr. Brian Hermann's Study Describes Drug that Could Prevent Infertility in Cancer Patients
A new study led by Dr. Hermann shows promising evidence that a medication previously used to prevent infections in cancer patients can also keep them from becoming infertile.
» Rivard Report
» San Antonio Express News
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Dr. Janakiram Seshu Received a $404,250 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) Grant to Support Lyme Disease Research
Dr. Seshu's research focuses on better understanding and preventing the spread of Lyme disease; in particular, how the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium is able to adapt to its immediate environment inside the tick vector or infected mammalian hosts.
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