Dr. Jenny Hsieh, Director, UTSA Brain Health Consortium
Dr. Jenny Hsieh is the Professor and Semmes Foundation Chair in Cell Biology and Director of the UTSA Brain Health Consortium. The UTSA Brain Health Consortium is a campus-wide multidisciplinary research initiative which spans neuroscience, regenerative medicine, stem cell biology, chemical biology and bioengineering with over 40 participating full-time faculty members.
Dr. Hsieh comes to UTSA from UT Southwestern, where she and her team made significant contribution to understanding the role of epigenetic and transcriptional regulation in adult neurogenesis. A major focus of her work was to understand the transcriptional/epigenetic regulatory circuitry that guides neural stem cell fate decisions in both normal and pathological states, and this work continues at UTSA through the Brain Health Consortium. Beyond her role at UTSA, Dr. Hsieh serves as a permanent study section member for the National Institutes of Health. She is also on the editorial board as a Reviewing Editor for Journal of Neuroscience and Epilepsy Currents.