(March 6, 2015) - Andrew Tsin, professor of biology in the UTSA College of Sciences, has been named a Gold Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology for his dedication and exemplary contributions in the field. Tsin will receive the honor at the 2015 ARVO Annual Meeting, May 3-7 in Denver.
Tsin’s research focuses on understanding the biochemical and cellular molecular events in the eye related to normal vision functions and abnormal disease conditions. A major emphasis is investigating the mechanism of pigment regeneration in the cone visual system. Over the long term, Tsin’s research team hopes to better understand why humans develop diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
"I am delighted to be recognized by ARVO for such a high honor, said Tsin. "I will continue to be a very active participant in this Association to promote basic research and community outreach."
An internationally recognized biochemist and cell biologist for more than 30 years, Tsin has helped UTSA obtain more than $68 million in grant funding to establish programs aimed at under-represented minorities. Over his 30-plus year career at UTSA, he has successfully mentored more than 130 students in his vision research laboratory, including a dozen doctoral students.
His latest recognition as an ARVO Gold Fellow is the third national honor he has received over the last five years for lifetime contributions to his field.
In 2011, President Barack Obama recognized Tsin with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring. The award recognizes the crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying science and engineering, particularly those who belong to groups underrepresented in these fields.
In 2013, Tsin received the Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for facilitating education and research changes at UTSA that have led to a significant production of Hispanic American doctorates in the biological sciences.
Founded in 1928 in Washington, D.C., the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology is the world's largest and most respected eye and vision research organization with nearly 12,000 researchers in more than 75 countries. The organization advances research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders. The membership is multidisciplinary and consists of both clinical and basic researchers.
Learn more about Andrew Tsin’s research.
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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