Please note: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will now be called "UT Health San Antonio."

Introduction

The Cancer Biology discipline at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is a vibrant and successful community of researchers and educators with expertise across the spectrum of bench research to bedside application and a track record of training successful graduates. UT Health has a long history of excellence in cancer research. Our 62 faculty members have successful programs in genomics/proteomics, DNA repair, genomics, cell signaling and receptor biology, structural biology, RNA biology, tumor immunology, metastasis, tumor microenvironment, radiology, radiation therapy, drug discovery, chemoprevention, experimental therapeutics and clinical trials. Our curriculum stresses both basic and translational research and provides our trainees with the skills and knowledge needed for success in academia and industry.

  • -Heather Hambright

    I was attracted to the Cancer Biology discipline because of the translational potential of my research to positively impact patient quality of life and survival.

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ADMISSIONS AT A GLANCE

Students receive a stipend of $26,000. Tuition, fees, and basic student health insurance are covered by the program.

Application Deadlines:

Fall/January 1st (Priority)

Fall/March 15th (Final)

DISCIPLINE CONTACT

Donna Navarro, 

Discipline Coordinator, 

navarrod3@uthscsa.edu

210-567-5075 

Dr. Alexander Pertsemlidis, 

Discipline Director, 

Pertsemlidis@uthscsa.edu

210-562-9062

Dr. Kay Oyajobi

Co-Discipline Director,

OYAJOBI@uthscsa.edu

210-567-0909