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Congratulation to Dr. Greg Collins winning the ASPET’s 2021 Scientific Achievement Award.

January 14, 2021

          J.H. Woods Early Career Award in Behavioral Pharmacology Gregory T. Collins, PhD The ASPET Division for Behavioral Pharmacology is pleased to award Dr. Gregory T. Collins from University of Texas Health Science Center the 2021 J.H. Woods Early Career Award in Behavioral Pharmacology. This award recognizes outstanding original research by […]




Congratulations to Susan Mooberry, Ph.D. for being elected for the 2020 class of AAAS Fellows in the section of Pharmaceutical Sciences

December 9, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Mooberry. Dr. Mooberry was elected to the 2020 class of AAAS Fellows in the section of Pharmaceutical Sciences for “distinguished contributions to the field of cancer pharmacology particularly on discovery and development of natural product anti-microtubule agents for treatment of cancer.” General Information About the Fellows Nomination. A member whose efforts […]



William Clarke

Congratulations to Dr. Bill Clarke and Dr. Kelly Berg for most read article

November 13, 2020

        Congratulations to Dr. Bill Clarke and Dr. Kelly Berg for having their paper on biased signaling in the top 10 most-viewed papers over the last 12 months! Making Sense of Pharmacology: Inverse Agonism and Functional Selectivity Dr. Bill Clarke – “It is difficult to overestimate the importance of pharmacology for medicine […]




Cassandra Wolsh Receives Neuroscience T32 award

October 26, 2020

Cassandra Wolsh, a second-year student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program is one of the recipients of the Neuroscience T32 award. The T32 award is an award given by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to enable institutions to recruit individuals selected by the program leadership for advanced research […]




Congratulations to Dr. Alan Frazer recipient of the 2020 Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Master Research Award for Distinguished Mentor

October 16, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Alan Frazer recipient of the 2020 Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Master Research Award for Distinguished Mentor.  Dr. Hromas, Dean of the School of Medicine, will be recognizing his achievements during a virtual event, October 27 from 12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m. Congratulations again on this well-deserved recognition of your […]



J. Randy Strong, Ph.D.

Dr. Randy Strong receives P30 grant for the Nathan Shock Center

September 10, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Randy Strong for being awarded the Nathan Shock Center P30 – 5 year grant. Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence The Division of Aging Biology (DAB) of the NIA funds Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging across the U.S. There are currently six funded Centers, in Maine (The […]




Dr. David Morilak selected for the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (IJNP) field editor.

September 4, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. David Morilak for being selected as a field editor for the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (IJNP). Dr. David Morilak (Preclinical) is from UT Health San Antonio, Department of Pharmacology.   We wish him all the best for the future and are sure the two will make a great fit with their expertise […]



Gek-Ming Sia

Researchers Discover Proteins in the Brain That Protect Synapses From Being Eliminated

September 4, 2020

Gek-Ming Sia, Ph.D., of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, devoted his 2016 BBRF Young Investigator grant to comprehensive study of a protein called SRPX2, which had been linked with increasing the number of synapses formed by neurons in the brain’s cerebral cortex. In a paper recently published in Nature Neuroscience, […]



Gek-Ming Sia

Synapse-saving class of proteins discovered, opening intriguing possibilities in Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia

July 17, 2020

  Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) have discovered a new class of proteins that protect synapses from being destroyed. Synapses are the structures where electrical impulses pass from one neuron to another. The discovery, published July 13 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, has implications […]




Meet the Researcher – Samatha Yee

June 4, 2020

  My name is Samantha Yee, but I prefer Sam as my nickname. I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Dr. April L. Risinger’s lab in the Physiology & Pharmacology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program in the UT Health San Antonio Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS). Please tell me about yourself, […]