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Welcome New Faculty

The Department of Biochemistry would like to welcome Dr. Patrick Sung, Dr. Eloise Dray, Youngho Kwon, James Daley, Bernard Fongang, and Barbara De La Pena Avalos.  

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Structure-guided design of a new generation of anti-parasitic drugs.

The  Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology published an article selected as the Featured Letter and shown on the cover of ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters The journal article is found here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsmedchemlett.8b00257 Labs involved include X-ray Crystallography Core Laboratory (Alex Taylor), Tim Anderson (Texas Biomedical Research Institute), John Hart (Biochemistry), Phil LoVerde (Biochemistry & Pathology) and […]

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2018-2019 Greehey Graduate Fellowship Award.

Congratulations to Courtney Johnson for receiving  The 2018-2019 Greehey Graduate Fellowship Award. Her research will be on the “Investigation of oncogenic fusion proteins involved in childhood sarcomas.”

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New Faculty: Weixing Zhao, Ph.D

Weixing Zhao earned his B.S and Ph.D. from Peking University, China, and received postdoctoral training at Yale University, where he focused on understanding homology-directed repair of DNA double-strand breaks that is dependent on the tumor suppressors BRCA1 and BRCA2. Currently, as a new faulty at Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology and Greehey Children’s Cancer […]

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Seven faculty members receive Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Seven distinguished members of the faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have been selected to receive the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System. Since 2008, the regents’ awards (ROTA) have recognized faculty members who deliver the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, laboratory, field […]

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Presidential Award Winner: Sam Pardo

Employee Excellence Award Sam Pardo, senior research core facility technologist, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine Watch the video Remarks by Dr. Henrich at the March 22 awards dinner: “Since 2009, Sam Pardo has been an outstanding employee in the Health Science Center’s Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. He doesn’t blindly use a “one size fits all” […]

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Team discovers why drug fails to kill flatworm species

New derivatives of compound being developed to treat parasitic infections Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center, now called UT Health San Antonio, have discovered why oxamniquine, a drug used to treat a global infection called schistosomiasis, is only effective against one species of the parasitic flatworm and not two others. Improving oxamniquine […]

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UT Health team finds way to measure key cell regulator’s activity

UT Health San Antonio researchers and co-authors in New York state on Sept. 4 reported an innovative approach that will enable scientists to study the most common regulator of our bodies’ cells, a molecule called guanosine-5′-triphosphate (GTP). Nature Methods, the world’s most prestigious journal for reporting novel biomedical technologies, published the team’s findings. The discovery […]

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Presidential Award winner: Eileen M. Lafer, Ph.D.

Remarks by Dr. Henrich at the March 6 awards dinner: “Dr. Lafer teaches a significant block of lectures dealing with amino acid metabolism, membrane transport and others. She has consistently embraced and pioneered the use of new learning modalities such as team-based learning, interactive lecture, soft chalk and case-based activities in an enthusiastic, results-oriented fashion. […]

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UT Health team finds way to measure key cell regulator’s activity

UT Health San Antonio researchers and co-authors in New York state on Sept. 4 reported an innovative approach that will enable scientists to study the most common regulator of our bodies’ cells, a molecule called guanosine-5′-triphosphate (GTP). Nature Methods, the world’s most prestigious journal for reporting novel biomedical technologies, published the team’s findings. The discovery […]

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