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van Hoof named 2023 Darlington Mentor awardee

Faculty member Ambro van Hoof, PhD, is the recipient of the 2023 Paul E. Darlington Mentor Award for GSBS Faculty. van Hoof is a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics ...
October 18, 2023
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Aballay named new Graduate School dean

Aballay named new Graduate School dean

Alejandro Aballay, Pharm.D., Ph.D., a national leader in immune signaling and graduate education, will become the eighth permanent dean of the graduate school, effective Jan. 2, 2024. Currently, he serves...
October 4, 2023
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Farach-Carson named 2023 Oldham faculty award recipient

Farach-Carson named 2023 Oldham faculty award recipient

Faculty member Mary C. (Cindy) Farach-Carson, PhD, was named the 2023 recipient of the D. Dudley and Judy White Oldham Faculty Award. She is a professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences...
September 27, 2023
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Mattox to retire Nov. 30; Frost promoted to interim associate dean

Mattox to retire Nov. 30; Frost promoted to interim associate dean

After 30 years of dedication to Graduate School, Bill Mattox, PhD, will be retiring in November. Mattox has been a faculty member since 1993, affiliated with the Program in Genes and Development. In 2020...
September 19, 2023
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Ahmed Mansour standing with his marathon bibs.

Meet the Staff: Ahmed Mansour

As the GSBS software developer, Ahmed Mansour has worked diligently to familiarize himself with the software programs we utilize to keep the Graduate School operating smoothly. When he is not in the office...
September 12, 2023
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PhD student Jing Cai has research published in Cell Reports

PhD student Jing Cai has research published in Cell Reports

Neuroscience PhD student Jing Cai published a first-author paper titled “AgRP neurons are not indispensable for body weight maintenance in adult mice,” in the July 25 Issue of Cell Reports...
August 30, 2023
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Paul E. Schulz, MD, the Rick McCord Professor in Neurology with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, was senior author of a study that found several vaccinations were linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

Several vaccines associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease in adults 65 and older

Prior vaccination against tetanus and diphtheria, with or without pertussis (Tdap/Td); herpes zoster (HZ), better known as shingles; and pneumococcus are all associated with a reduced risk for developing...
August 16, 2023
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Photo of alumna Jovanka Gencel-Augusto, PhD

Alumna Jovanka Gencel-Augusto, PhD, earns the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship; offers insight into the pursuit of postdoc opportunities

When Gencel-Augusto, PhD ’23, entered her last year at the Graduate School, she knew she wanted to continue her path towards a career in academia, specifically in cancer research. She met with her...
August 9, 2023
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Q&A with Anh Kim Trinh Nguyen, MID student

Q&A with Anh Kim Trinh Nguyen, MID student

Anh “Kim” Trinh Nguyen is a 5th year Microbiology & Infectious Diseases PhD student who will soon be defending her research.  Through her experiences and lessons at the Graduate School...
August 2, 2023
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Student explaining her scientific poster at the Graduate School's 2023 Graduate Student Research Day.

Graduate School hosts 2023 Graduate Student Research Day

The school held its annual Graduate Student Research Day at the Cooley Life Center on June 22. More than 350 alumni, students, and faculty participated in the event, which featured a full day of competitions...
July 12, 2023
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