2019 News


Dr. Christopher Navara Recognized at UTSA Innovation Awards - Recipients of Intellectual Property
Dr. Navara's patent is for mitochondrial inhibitors for use in culturing pluripotent stem cells. The patent team also included David Alvin Tyvoll, James P. Collman, and Christopher Jeffrey Barile.
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Dr. Alfonso Apicella, Alice Bertero, Paul Luc Caroline Feyen, and Hector Zurita Discover New Pathways in the Brain’s Amygdala
Their study, "A non-canonical cortico-amygdala inhibitory loop," was published in The Journal of Neuroscience and was featured on the October 23 cover.
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Dr. Lindsey Macpherson's Research Explores Brain-Stomach Interaction and Holiday Overeating
The Macpherson Lab investigates the sense of taste and the molecules, cells and circuits involved in chemosensation from the tongue and gut to the brain.
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50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Dr. Karl Klose Discusses the Global Antibiotics Crisis
In honor of its anniversary year, UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series are monthly talks featuring some of UTSA’s most renowned faculty.
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Dr. Bernard Arulanandam Named UTSA Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise
Dr. Arulanandam will cultivate the university’s research partnerships, shape UTSA’s research operations, commercialization activities and centers and institutes, and more fully integrate the university’s economic development initiatives into the knowledge enterprise to guide UTSA in achieving its 10-year strategic plan.
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UTSA Study: Newly Developed Neurons Impact the Frequency of Epileptic Seizures
This new finding is a collaboration between Professor Jenny Hsieh and Parul Varma at UTSA and researchers Rebecca Brulet and Ling Zhang at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
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Biology Graduate Bharath Ram Has Been Awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
Each year, Phi Kappa Phi selects 50 students who have demonstrated the highest levels of academic achievement, research, service, and leadership.
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Dr. Vanesa Nieto Estévez Receives a $50,000 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the American Epilepsy Society
Dr. Nieto Estévez is modeling genetic epilepsy using cells from patients who have gene mutations that lead to the development and onset of seizures.
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Dr. Todd Troyer's Research Shows a Bird’s Practice Really Makes Perfect
Dr. Troyer is interested in how the brain coordinates circuits during learning and much of this research is to try to figure out how the brain areas work together to organize complicated actions.
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Dr. Bernard Arulanandam Inducted into the National Academy of Inventors
The honor recognizes Dr. Arulanandam for demonstrating a prolific spirit of innovation in creating and facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
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Dr. Althea Campuzano Is a Born-and-Bred UTSA Scientist
Dr. Campuzano has spent her entire collegiate career at UTSA. She did undergraduate research under Dr. Seshu, Cell and Molecular Biology doctoral program research under Dr. Wormley, and is now conducting postdoctoral research under Dr. Hung.
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Dr. Jurgen Engelberth's Research on Stress in Plants Points to Surprising Benefits
Dr. Engelberth's research indicates that stress in the plant kingdom is far less destructive to plants than it is to humans.
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UTSA Expands Research Opportunities for Doctoral Students in Areas of Combat Casualty Care and Infectious Diseases
Through an agreement with Texas Biomedical Research Institute and the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, doctoral students in the Cellular and Molecular Biology program will now have access to nearly 20 new research laboratories.
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Dr. Matthew Wanat and Post-Doctoral Fellow Idaira Oliva Uncover the Disconnect between the Brain’s Dopamine and Cocaine Addiction
Their research has revealed significant insight into cocaine addiction. Their new data shows how the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine changes when working for cocaine.
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Dr. Floyd Wormley Jr. Elected an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow
The AAAS bestows the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow in recognition of a member's extraordinary achievements in advancing science. Dr. Wormley's election by his peers recognizes his "distinguished contributions to the field of medical mycology, immunology and host-pathogen interactions."
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