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

Grace Porter

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 […]

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

Paul ‘Anthony’ Martinez

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 […]

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Welcome new faculty member, Dr. Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D.

Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D.

Dr. Hiroi, joined the Department of Pharmacology June 1, 2019 as Professor of Pharmacology.  He was recruited from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  His  primary aim of research laboratory is to more fully understand the genetic bases of nicotine dependence and 22q11 syndrome. Determining the genetic mechanisms of psychiatric disorders is challenging and complex for […]

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Local Doctors developing drug considered a “longer lasting Narcan”

Charles France, Ph.D.

SAN ANTONIO – Local doctors on the front lines of the opioid crisis are working off the success of the anti-overdose drug commonly known as Narcan, and developing a new drug that they’re calling a gamechanger. Doctors say the new drug, called MCAM, will last longer and take away the high long after an overdose. […]

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Final Words: Allison Garrison & Her Passion for Pharmacology

Allison Garrison was asked several questions on her experience being a graduate student at UT Health  Basic Science program. “Plan, plan, plan! Plan ahead as much as you can, optimize your time spent working, and you’ll be done in no time. When you run into a problem (and you inevitably will), don’t dwell on it […]

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Dr. Jennifer J Donegan interviews with KSAT 12: Understand: Stem Cells

Understand: Stem Cells By Sarah Acosta – Reporter, Rob Garza – Photojournalist Posted: 9:41 PM, May 13, 2019 Click link to view interview                     SAN ANTONIO – Researchers claim stem cells have the potential to cure diseases such as cancer and diabetes and can even be used to build new […]

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Congratulations to Christopher Tschumi for defending his dissertation on April 23, 2019

  On April 23, 2019, Pharmacology graduate student Christopher Tschumi (pictured above) presented his dissertation defense titled: ‘Neurotensin-Induced Plasticity of Inhibitory NeurotransmissioniIn Midbrain Dopamine Neurons’ to a lecture hall audience, whose members included his defense committee. He then went through a review of his dissertation and a question and answer process with the defense committee, […]

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Congratulations to Allison Garrison for defending her dissertation on April 22, 2019

  On April 22, 2019, Neuroscience graduate student Allison Garrison (pictured above) presented her dissertation defense titled: ‘The Role of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Modulating Neuroinflammation’ to a lecture hall audience, whose members included her defense committee. She then went through a review of her dissertation and a question and answer process with the defense […]

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Congratulations to Corena Grant for defending her dissertation on April 12, 2019

  On April 12, 2019, Cellular & Integrative Physiology graduate student Corena Grant (pictured above) presented her dissertation defense titled: ‘Drup discovery for subtypes of triple-negative breast cancer’ to a lecture hall audience, whose members included her defense committee. She then went through a review of her dissertation and a question and answer process with […]

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Congratulations to Tara Barron for defending her dissertation on April 17, 2019

  On April 17, 2019, Neuroscience graduate student Tara Barron (pictured above) presented her dissertation defense titled: ‘Physiological Implications of Neuron-Oligodendrocyte Interaction’ to a lecture hall audience, whose members included her defense committee. She then went through a review of her dissertation and a question and answer process with the defense committee, before she was […]

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