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Congratulations to Dr. Kelly McGlothen-Bell for the Academy Jonas Policy Scholar Program’s 2019-2020 cohort.

November 19, 2019

Kelly McGlothen-Bell, PhD, RN, a posdoctoral fellow in Dr. Lisa Cleveland’s lab, has been selected for the the Academy Jonas Policy Scholar Program’s 2019-2020 cohort. Launched in 2014, the Jonas Policy Scholars program, generously funded by Jonas Philanthropies, supports early-career scholars seeking to shape nursing practice, education, and research policy. The Academy Jonas Policy Scholars […]




Congratulations to Noboru Hiroi on receiving an outstanding research award from the Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology!

October 15, 2019

Congress of Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology aims to encourage research, facilitate the communication of ideas in converging disciplines of Neuropsychopharmacology in Asia, develop pharmacotherapies for the treatment for psychiatric disorders, provide education and training opportunities, and empower patients and their families with scientific knowledge. https://www2.aeplan.co.jp/ascnp/ Congratulations to Noboru Hiroi for receiving an outstanding research award.




Allie Sharp Receives the 2019-2020 Predoctoral Research Training Award

October 8, 2019

Cognitive impairment with cancer therapy is a significant issue, and my dissertation project has begun to address way to improve the cognitive side effects associated with cancer treatment, particularly a hormone therapy for prostate cancer known as androgen deprivation therapy.   Read More >>>    




Aleeza Stephens: I’ve Seen How Brain Damage Can Affect Personality

October 8, 2019

Aleeza Stephens was a sophomore in high school when her cousin had a football injury. He was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury affecting his frontal lobe. Stephens is currently in the lab of Dr. Alan Frazer where she is looking at depression and antidepressant research. She explained that one of the areas of her […]




Congratulations to Denisse Paredes for winning the Jess Hay Chancellor’s Fellowship

September 17, 2019

The UT System Jess Hay Chancellor’s Graduate Student Research Fellowship rotates between ten UT system institutions benefiting an academic and health science center every year. This year, Denisse Paredes was selected to receive this prestigious award. Denisse is a fourth-year graduate student in the PH.D. program and is currently in the Neursoscience track in the […]




Congratulations to Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI) on being Published in the Journal of STEM Outreach!

August 15, 2019

A big congratulations are in order for Pharmacology’s own Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI) program and Teacher Enrichment Leadership Academy (TELA) on being published in the Journal of STEM Outreach! The paper is titled ‘Engaging the Community through Science Nights: An Elementary School Case Study.’ We are so proud of the TEI team and TELA leaders […]




Neurobiological perspective of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

August 6, 2019

      Congratulations Dr. Noboru Hiroi for publishing an article in the The Lancet Psychiatry journal.  Dr. Hiroi is a faculty member with the Department of Pharmacology and has affiliations with Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at […]




Dr. Jennifer Donegan: Novel gene therapy reduces schizophrenia symptoms

August 1, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Donegan, GSBS alumna and postdoctoral fellow at UT Health San Antonio was featured for her findings in preclinical testing that, capsazepine analogs have shown promise in killing oral cancer tumors while sparing healthy tissue. Read article from the San Antonio Express-News




Congratulations to Grace Porter for being accepted into the 2019-2020 Translational Science Training Tl1 Program

June 19, 2019

Congratulations to Grace Porter in Dr. O’Connors’s lab for being accepted into the 2019-2020 Translational Science Training Tl1 Program for her dissertation research on The Role of BDNF in mediating the PFC-dependent behavioral and neuroinflammatory response to peripheral immune challenge. The TST TL1 is a component of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) administered […]




Congratulations to Paul A. Martinez for defending his dissertation on June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019

On June 7, 2019, Pharmacology graduate student Paul Anthony (pictured above) presented his dissertation defense titled: ‘Biogenic aldehydes as therapeutic targets in Parkinson’s disease’ to a lecture hall audience, whose members included her defense committee. He then went through a review of his dissertation and a question and answer process with the defense committee, before […]