CSA News

LSOM Research Day Congratulations – Santosh Timilsina & Tolga Delibasi!

March 28, 2024

Congratulations to Santosh Timilsina, a postdoc in Manjeet Rao’s lab, and Tolga Delibasi, a medical student working in Juli Bai’s lab, for being selected to give the only oral presentations in the categories postdoctoral fellow and medical student, respectively, during the LSOM Research Day today. Congratulations also to the mentors!


Ellen Kraig – New IIMS Pilot Translational Research Grant!

March 25, 2024

Congratulations to Ellen Kraig for receiving a new IIMS pilot translational research grant!


Ms. Desirae Morales & Ms. Maia Smith – Recent Success of Two Students Mentored by CSA Faculty Lily Dong!

March 12, 2024

Ms. Desirae Morales: She was Dr. Dong’s MSc student and is currently in her first year as a Ph.D. student in the Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Medicine Discipline at UTHSA. We just learned she was selected as one of this year’s Top 3 Abstract Award Winners by the annual conference committee for the Pediatric […]


Dr. Carrie Elzie, Dr. Laura Johnson & Dr. Oyajobi – STAR Educators Recipients!

December 18, 2023

Congratulations to our CSA STAR Educators Recipients – Carrie Elzie, Laura Johnson and Kay Oyajobi!


Russ Reiter – Ranked one of the Best Scientists in the world!

December 11, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Russ Reiter on being ranked at 102 nationally and 145 internationally as one of the Best Scientists in the world by Research.com! In recognition of this achievement, he is also distinguished with 2023 Best Scientist Award!


Rebecca Aristotelidis & Francesca Toscano – Osteopathic Medicine Programs!

November 20, 2023

Congratulations to two former preprofessional students, Rebecca Aristotelidis (1st cohort) and Francesca Toscano (2nd cohort), for acceptances into Osteopathic Medicine Programs!


New Publication in Journal of Clinical Investigation!

November 6, 2023

Congratulations to Drs. Peng Zhang, Guo Ge, Feng-Chun Yang, Mingjiang Xu, Pinpin Sui, former CSA MSc student Ivan Rubalcava, and more for a new publication in Journal of Clinical Investigation! Targeting lysine demethylase 6B ameliorates ASXL1 truncation-mediated myeloid malignancies in preclinical models  Published November 2, 2023


Habil Zare & Shiva Kasempour – New Nature Medicine publication!

October 17, 2023

Congratulations to Habil Zare and Shiva Kasempour for their new Nature Medicine publication! Gonzales, Mitzi M., et al. “Senolytic therapy in mild Alzheimer’s disease: a phase 1 feasibility trial.”  Nature Medicine (2023): 1-8  


Skanda Hebbale – Acceptance to Medical School at UTSW on a Full Scholarship!

October 16, 2023

Congratulations to Skanda Hebbale, an undergraduate student working in Luke Norton’s lab, on his recent acceptance to medical school at UTSW on a full scholarship!


Rekha Kar – Selected to Participate in the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar!

October 12, 2023

Congratulations to Rekha Kar for being selected to participate in the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar!