CSA News

Dr. Jenny De Los Santos – Successful Defense of her EdD Dissertation Yesterday!

March 21, 2023

Congratulations to Jenny De Los Santos on the successful defense of her EdD dissertation yesterday! Yes, it is now Dr. De Los Santos! This is what CSA is about – helping every member of the department achieve their goals and potential.


Luiz Penalva and Sandeep Burma – New Award from the Thrivewell Cancer Foundation!

March 21, 2023

Congratulations to Luiz Penalva and Sandeep Burma on a new award from the Thrivewell Cancer Foundation: Targeting Senescence Escape to Prevent Tumor Recurrence in Glioblastoma!


Rekha Kar and Alan Sakaguchi – New publication in Anatomical Sciences Education!

March 20, 2023

Congratulations to Rekha Kar and Alan Sakaguchi on a new publication in Anatomical Sciences Education! This involved other faculty across the country. Please see the link: Essential Anatomy for Core Clerkships: A Clinical Perspective


Michihiro Hashimoto – New Evans MDS Young Investigator Award!

March 20, 2023

Congratulations to Michihiro Hashimoto, PhD, on a new Evans MDS Young Investigator Award! Michihiro is a senior postdoc in Gang Huang’s lab. Congratulations also to Gang.


Ellen Kraig and other multi-PI’s Dean Kellog, Jr., Tomm Patterson and Doug Seals (U Colorado) – New Grant!

March 14, 2023

Congratulations to Ellen Kraig and other multi-PI’s Dean Kellog, Jr., Tomm Patterson and Doug Seals (U Colorado) on receiving a grant titled, “Pathophysiological mechanisms of PASC: Inflammatory mediators of endothelial dysfunction in the RECOVER cohort.” This is a subcontract from NYU to study long covid.  


Laura Johnson and co-authors – New Publication!

March 8, 2023

Congratulations to Laura Johnson and co-authors on their new publication. It’s the first one for Laura from her CSA affiliation! Analysis of statements in documents of gift for academic body donation programs in the United States, and recommendations for future practice.  American Association For Anatomy, 21 February 2023.


Dr. Feng-Chun Yang and Yusra Eisa!

February 6, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Feng-Chun Yang and former CSA MSc student Yusra Eisa on a new publication! The Role of PHF6 in Hematopoiesis and Hematologic Malignancies published in Stem Cell Reviews and Reports.


Kay Oyajobi and Multi-PI’s – Competitive Renewal of the IMSD as a T32!

January 25, 2023

Congratulations to Kay Oyajobi (contact PI) and multi-PI’s David Weiss and Ann Griffiths on competitive renewal of the IMSD as a T32! IMSD Program Awarded $1.9M T32 Grant


Juli Bai – Increasing Brain Protein Could Be a Treatment For Obesity!

January 24, 2023

Congratulations Juli Bai on the UT Health San Antonio Newsroom article! Increasing brain protein could be a treatment for obesity Posted on January 20, 2023 at 10:53 am. Shared by Will Sansom    


Lily Dong & Co-Authors – New Publication in Diabetologia

January 17, 2023

Congratulations to Lily Dong and co -authors on their new publication Diabetologia (~IF 10) Xiao, Y., Wang, Y., Ryu, J., Zou, H., Liu, W., Zhang, R., Yan, Y., Dai, Z., Sun, L., Liu, F., Zhou, Z., Dong, L.Q. Up-regulated TGF-β contributes to hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes via potentiating glucagon signaling. Diabetologia, 2023, in press. […]