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Congratulations to Daniel Chupp who placed second at the Mikiten Graduate Symposium

May 8, 2019

  Daniel’s poster presentation was entitled “Construction of humanized mice, kinetics of human immune system development and induction of matured class-switched specific antibody and autoantibody responses”. Daniel was one of 45 graduate students presenting work from not only UT Health San Antonio but also UTSA and UTMB. Congratulations again!




Congratulations to Carlos Rivera for placing third at The Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science 10th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day

May 7, 2019

  The title of Carlos Rivera’s poster presentation was “Induction of T cell-independent hypermutated and protective IgG and IgA antibody responses by engagement of TLR4 or TLR5 and BCR.”   Each winner received a certificate and a $500 travel award! Congratulations to Carlos!



Congratulations to Ileana Pedraza for placing third at The Texas American Society for Microbiology Branch Spring Meeting

April 9, 2019

“Pedraza works in the lab of Dr. T.R. Kannan whose lab studies Mycoplasma pathogenesis. Pedraza’s work focuses on a new virulence determinant of Mycoplasma pneumoniae known as the CARDS toxin. At the Texas ASM Spring Meeting, she presented her current work involving the characterization of neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against CARDS toxin. This work helps to provide the […]



Congratulations to Drs. Brian Wickes and Nathan Wiederhold for their recent publication in Nature Communications

January 11, 2019

      Congratulations to Drs. Brian Wickes and Nathan Wiederhold for their recent publication in Nature Communications entitled “Molecular Diagnostics in Medical Mycology.” Since its publication last month, Drs. Wickes and Wiederhold’s work has been circulating social media. It is ranked “in the 91st percentile of the 190,300 tracked articles of a similar age […]




Congratulations to Dr. Keith Krolick!

January 11, 2019

Congratulations to Keith!   Dr. Keith Krolick has been awarded the 2019 Presidential Award in the category of Sustained Excellence in Teaching!   Dr. Krolick has dedicated over 36 years to teaching students and molding the minds of future scientists. He has been, and continues to be, a wonderful influence on a generation of UT graduates. […]




MIMG Chairman Awarded NIH Training Grant

August 15, 2018

  Read more about our educational programs on our Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics website or NIH T32 Graduate Research in Immunology Program (GRIP)    



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Sergio Cepeda and Dr. Ann Griffith Awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

August 15, 2018

    MIMG’s Sergio Cepeda, PhD Candidate, and Mentor, Dr. Ann Griffith, awarded Gilliam Fellowships Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Read more about this exciting and prestigious award here: http://gsbs.uthscsa.edu/blog/sergio-cepeda-and-dr.-ann-griffith-awarded-howard-hughes-medical-institute




Article featuring Dr. Ruprecht, “Rivard Report”

August 7, 2018

    Local Scientists Reveal Breakthrough in HIV/AIDS Research      




The Long School of Medicine’s Xiangya Certificate Ceremony

July 13, 2018

  On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the lab of Dr. Paolo Casali (the Antibody Lab), celebrated the achievements of Huoqun “Cindy” Gan at the Long School of Medicine’s Xiangya Certificate Ceremony. Cindy joined the Antibody Lab in 2016 as part of the Xiangya Medical Student Research Program. Participants are selected by the Xiangya School of […]




New Study Targets Infection and Relapse Prevention in Cancer Patients

June 28, 2018

Immunologist and Assistant Professor, Dr. Ann Griffith, has dedicated her research to the study of thymus biology and its effects on the immune system. Initially focusing on health during the aging process, in 2017 she was awarded the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Award, allowing her research to expand into cancer therapy. Since receiving the […]