Seven faculty members receive Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

July 26, 2018

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 […]

Presidential Award Winner: Sam Pardo

July 26, 2018

Employee Excellence Award Sam Pardo, senior research core facility technologist, Department of Biochemistry, Long 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 […]

Team discovers why drug fails to kill flatworm species

July 25, 2018

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 […]

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

July 25, 2018

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 […]

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

July 25, 2018

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. […]

New Award Presented to Bishnu Subedi, PHD

July 25, 2018

Bishnu Subedi, PHD has been recently selected to be awarded on the basis of his presentation at the 5th Annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum (SAPRF) that was held on September 21, 2017. The San Antonio Life Science Institute (SALSI) provided the award in recognition of his research achievements and poster presentation. For more information […]

CPRIT grant helps recruit top DNA repair scientist

July 25, 2018

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded $6 million to UT Health San Antonio to support the recruitment of internationally known biochemist Patrick Sung, D.Phil. Dr. Sung’s discoveries have increased understanding of how DNA can repair damage induced by radiation, carcinogens and other causes. Cancer cells are particularly effective at repairing […]

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Presidential Award winner: Jean X. Jiang, Ph.D.

May 9, 2018

  Distinguished Senior Research Scholar Jean X. Jiang, Ph.D., Ashbel Smith Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Long School of Medicine Remarks by Dr. Henrich at the March 1 recognition dinner: “Dr. Jiang is an Ashbel Smith Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology in the Long School of Medicine, where for […]