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“A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.” - Italian Proverb

Julianne Jett, won the 2014 Department of Pharmacology Student of the Year Award., at this year’s annual Pharmacology Graduate Student Symposium. Julianne is a Neuroscience student working in Dr. David Morilak's lab, where she is investigating the mechanisms by which chronic stress can lead to deficits in cognitive flexibility.


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Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) 2014 in San Antonio

ABRCMS (@ABRCMS) is one of the largest national minority conferences for mostly undergraduate students majoring and doing research in the STEM fields. While the conference attracts mostly undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty attend as well.


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A Bond That Won’t Be Forgotten

Life can be viewed as a series of events. Days, weeks, and months are condensed into little, neat packages like “Kindergarten” or “My First Job.” The effect of these events can reverberate long after the experience has passed. Moreover, these events transform us into the people that we are today by shaping our beliefs, values, and interests. Ramon Coronado experienced such an event as a young boy, which led him to create a business called Mobile Stem Care, LLC.


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Science and the Media: A Symbiotic Relationship

The idea that science should be communicated through the media might be difficult for some to grasp. How can scientists compete with popular culture and new social trends? Do people really want to know about new scientific breakthroughs? Well, through the Communicating Science Workshop, attendees learned the answers to these important questions.


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“Come Fill Your Thirsty Ears”

In an effort to build a connection between our UTHSCSA community and the Greater San Antonio Area, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) believed it was time to hit the radio waves. ...


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Congrats Dr. Xin Bao: Newest Graduate of the Molecular Medicine Program

Dr. Xin Bao successfully defended her dissertation on October 29, 2014. The title of her thesis was “Ubiquitin Mediated Proteolysis in Yeast.” We then asked Dr. Bao a few questions about her experiences as a graduate student.


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Seminar Showcase: Dr. Nikita Gamper

The onset of debilitating and fatal diseases, such as epilepsy and sudden cardiac death is suspected to be correlated to the cellular dysfunction of ion channels or their regulation. Dr. Gamper, who is scheduled to present a seminar this month, is working to determine the regulatory mechanisms of specific ion channels.


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GSA’s Inaugural Career Day Was a Huge Success

On Thursday, October 30, the Graduate Student Association hosted the inaugural Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Career Day. Career Day was attended by undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from StMU, UIW, TBRI, USAISR, UTHSCSA and UTSA, and consisted of a keynote speaker, 12 exhibitors, a Photo Booth sponsored by the UTHSCSA Postdoctoral (UP) Association, and 8 dynamic career development workshops.


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Uncovering Our Sense of Touch: Dr. Ellen Lumpkin

Our sense of touch allows us to interact with the world around us. Through touch we are able to distinguish objects as rough, smooth, or slippery, but have we ever stopped to think about how we are able to do this? Well, Dr. Lumpkin and her team have dedicated their lives to uncovering the "how" in regards to our sense of touch.


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From Forensic Chemist to Program Manager: A Successful Career in the DEA

The Office of Forensic Sciences within the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provides the scientific and technical support in regards to federal investigations. Ultimately, the DEA relies on talented, professional scientists that can manage the analysis of crime scene evidence. April Taylor is one of those exceptional forensic chemists who has been able to expand her responsibilities beyond the laboratory into the Office of Forensic Sciences Headquarters in Arlington, VA as a program manager.


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Congrats Dr. Caroline L. Hall: Newest Graduate of the GSBS Microbiology and Immunology Track Program

Dr. Caroline Hall successfully defended her dissertation on October 29, 2014. The title of her thesis was “Baboon T Cell Immunity Challenges Conventional Paradigms of Immune Aging.” We then asked Dr. Hall a few questions about her experiences as a graduate student.


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Teen Meetings Outside the Box (TeenMOB): a Program to Build Science Communication Through Networking

Over the last year, the innovative science outreach initiative, Teen Meetings Outside the Box (TeenMOB), led by Dr. Teresa Evans, has assembled a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, K-12 science teachers and UTHSCSA faculty to bring science and health education to area teens. The TeenMOB team planned and executed a highly successful Science Night in a rural Texas community.