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Assistant Professor Kelly Suter receives prestigious American Physiological Society award


Assistant Professor Kelly Suter (right) receives the APS award

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(May 25, 2010)--Kelly J. Suter, UTSA assistant professor of computational biology in the College of Sciences and the Neurosciences Institute, recently received the 2009 Arthur C. Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology and Medicine from the American Physiological Society (APS). Established in 1887, the APS is the nation's premier professional organization for physiology researchers.

Presented annually, the Arthur C. Guyton Award recognizes a pre-tenure investigator for demonstrating outstanding promise in research on feedback control systems, quantitative modeling and integrative physiology. Suter received the award for developing a research program investigating the physiological processes underlying the secretion of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). A hormone secreted in the brain's hypothalamus, GnRH is required for sexual reproduction.

Suter's research targets the GnRH "pulse" generator, the mechanism the brain uses to secrete intermittent bursts of GnRH, which reach their highest levels during adolescence. Her research findings have generated more than two dozen book chapters and scholarly publications including articles in the Journal of Visualized Experiments, The Journal of Physiology and the Journal of Computational Neuroscience.

"When we make progress in science, we stand on the shoulders of giants," said Suter. "Arthur Guyton was a giant, a giant scientist, a giant mentor and a relentless advocate for young people in science. I am humbled to have the work of my laboratory acknowledged in his name."

The American Physiological Society, which sponsors the Guyton award, supports the study of physiology from single cells to whole animals.

"Ultimately, what we learn about physiology and the cellular and neuronal level needs to translate into whole-animal physiology and behavior," Suter said. "This is how basic research leads to improvements in our health and well-being."



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

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Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

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Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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