What We Do

Integrating researchers with expertise in stem cells/precision medicine, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, psychology and behavior.

Answer fundamental questions

Answer fundamental questions regarding the mechanisms of brain health and disease

Use cutting edge technologies

Use cutting-edge technologies, identifying strategies to restore and improve brain function

Educate and train the next generation

Educate and train the next generation of scientists, propelling them into a career of novel scientific and human therapeutic discovery

Researchers On The Rise: Students Making a Name at UTSA

Congratulations to Vanessa Cerda (Wicha Lab) and Tara Flaugher (Wicha Lab) for both receiving incredibly competitive fellowships!

Vanessa is the recipient of the NIH D-Span award (Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience) which will help facilitate her transforamtion from a budding PhD student into a strong neuroscience postdoctoral researcher. Award link: https://neuroscienceblueprint.nih.gov/training/d-span-award-f99k00/d-span-awardees


Tara is the recipient of the 2021 Tillman Scholar Fellowship from the Pat Tillman Foundation (Building The Next Generation Of Leaders | Pat Tillman Foundation) which identifies remarkable military service members to empower them with academic scholarships to achieve their goals. Award link: Tara Flaugher | Pat Tillman Foundation


Welcome to the new Science and Engineering building: where brain health research is happening


Who We Are


Bringing together talent across UTSA to advance the understanding of the brain.

Meet Our Members

Stem Cell Core

Stem Cell Core

Providing investigators with customized pluripotent stem cells based on the latest cutting-edge technologies.

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