Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology

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Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology

The Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology is a vibrant department of scientific discovery and academic excellence. A key to our success has been our ability to recruit dynamic faculty at both the senior and junior levels, thus ensuring that our research and educational programs will continue to grow in excellence with an infusion of new ideas and energy.

Our mission is to conduct high impact internationally recognized research and to educate and train the next generation of leaders in biological sciences. As a department of neuroscientists, and developmental and regenerative biologists, we focus on understanding organismal, tissue and cellular function from molecules to behavior in health and disease.

The Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology invites applications for the following positions

Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty (Neuroscience)
External Candidates | Internal Candidates

Assistant Professor (Bioinformatics)
External Candidates | Internal Candidates

We congratulate the following students who successfully defended their doctoral dissertations this fall

Erin Hurley, Ph.D.

Neuroscience Program
Mentor: Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D.

"Not(ch) Just Development: Role of Notch Signaling in Neurodegeneration"

Courtney McMahon, Ph.D.

Cell and Molecular Biology Program
Mentor: Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D.

"Modeling the Neurodevelopmental Effects and Implications of Prenatal COVID-19 Exposure"

Congratulations to our NDRB PhD students whose outstanding research activities have been recognized with prestigious awards from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense.
Tara Flaugher

Tara Flaugher – Neuroscience PhD program

★Department of Defense: Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Award
★Pat Tillman Foundation: Tillman Scholar Award

Celia Gagliardi

Celia Gagliardi – Neuroscience PhD program

★National Institutes of Health: F31 Fellowship (NIH F31) - Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Morgan Johnston

Morgan Johnston – Neuroscience PhD program

★National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

James Jones

James Jones – Neuroscience PhD program

★National Institutes of Health: F31 Fellowship (NIH F31) - Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Shannon Landon

Shannon Landon – DRS PhD program

★National Institutes of Health: F31 Fellowship (NIH F31) - Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Courtney McMahon

Courtney McMahon – DRS PhD program

★National Institutes of Health: F31 Fellowship (NIH F31) - Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award

News

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Brain Health Consortium expands transdisciplinary research with merger of research institutes at UTSA
UTSA Today »

Cheyenne Wilson

Congratulations to Cheyenne Wilson who was awaded the Arcie and Craig Jordan Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in the Sciences
NDRB Signals » (page 4)

Dr. Lindsey Macpherson

Dr. Lindsey Macpherson part of team awarded $9.8 million NIH grant
UT Health San Antonio »

Department Newsletter

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Interested in Applying to the DRS or Neuroscience Doctoral Program?

Applications are now closed for Fall 2023 admission.
Applications for Fall 2024 will open September 1, 2023.
Application deadline for Fall 2024 admission is December 1, 2023.
DRS PhD flyer  |  DRS PhD website
Neuroscience PhD flyer  |  Neuroscience PhD website


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