PR Stories

Alexander J.R. Bishop, DPhil. & Aparna Gorthi, PhD, Co-Author Nature Research Paper

July 15, 2020

   Bishop                    Gorthi “Nucleolar RNA Polymerase II Drives Ribosome Biogenesis” Publication Date: July 15, 2020 Abstract Proteins are manufactured by ribosomes—macromolecular complexes of protein and RNA molecules that are assembled within major nuclear compartments called nucleoli1,2. Existing models suggest that RNA polymerases I and III (Pol […]



Graduate Student Awarded CPRIT 2020 Predoctoral Training Fellowship (Bishop Lab)

June 22, 2020

Congratulations to Pramiti Mukhopadhyay, Graduate Research Assistant in Alexander J. R. Bishop DPhil lab, on recently being awarded a CPRIT 2020 Predoctoral Training Fellowship.  This valuable funding will help Ms. Mukhopadhyay continue her Ewing sarcoma research under the supervision of Dr. Bishop. Pramiti’s accepted proposal for CPRIT 2020 Predoctoral Training Fellowship will focus on the […]


Kunal Baxi, PhD to receive Translational Science Training (TST) TL1 award. (Ignatius Lab)

May 18, 2020

The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, UT Health San Antonio wishes to congratulate Kunal Baxi, PhD, from the lab of Principal Investigator, Myron Ignatius, PhD. on receiving the UT Health San Antonio, Translational Science Training (TST) TL1 award.  ABOUT THE PROGRAM This program is meant to enhance the quality and scope of the doctoral/postdoctoral research experience […]


“Singing in the Mud”, Message from the Dean

April 13, 2020

Former UT Chancellor, retired Admiral, and retired Navy Seal William H. McRaven wrote a story in the Washington Post that is worth sharing widely- “For a would-be Navy SEAL, Hell Week is the worst week of the toughest military training in the world. It is six days of no sleep, constant physical and mental harassment, […]


Pipette Gazette: Unknown Pathogenic Agents: When Common Decency Is Better Than Nothing (Aune Lab)

April 6, 2020

Originally Published, Pipette Gazette: By: Brian Iskra, The pandemic of COVID-19 is a challenging situation for every member of society; we all have our role to play in mitigating the mortality caused by the infection. Medical professionals are at the heart of our efforts to prevent a large number of our population from being lost […]


KLRN: The Gene San Antonio | Dr. Gregory Aune

March 27, 2020

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Katsumi Kitagawa, Pharm.D., PhD Awarded $1M NSF Grant

March 16, 2020

Overview: Centromeres are essential for chromosome segregation during mitosis. The kinetochore is the protein complex associated with the centromere. Dysfunction in centromeres causes chromosome instability and can result in aneuploidy. The overall goal of our research is to understand the mechanisms that help maintain centromere function. Centromere identity does not rely on specific DNA sequences, […]


Greehey CCRI Receives Its First NIH K99 Award (Chen Lab)

March 2, 2020

      Yu-Chiao Chiu, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI), received the prestigious NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The highly competitive NIH grant is awarded to about 30 outstanding cancer researchers nationwide each year for them to complete mentored training (K99 […]


Future Focus: San Antonio lands one of its largest Cancer Grants to Bring in New Talent

February 27, 2020

CPRIT officials said this is one of the largest amounts San Antonio institutions have collectively received from the institute in a single funding round since it was established by Texas voters in 2007. CPRIT CEO Wayne Roberts said it’s also further indication that the Alamo City “continues to expand its cancer research and prevention prowess.”