PR Stories

MSN: Using Next Generation Sequencing, the Greehey CCRI bioinformatics team is helping determine COVID19 strains (Chen, Lai, Zheng, Wang Labs)

December 17, 2021

"Since the coronavirus pandemic began almost two years ago there have been over a dozen strains of the virus. Here at UT Health San Antonio, they have a lab which differentiates between each of the strains in an effort to save lives. UT Health San Antonio uses a technology called next-generation sequencing to differentiate the [...]

Childhood Cancer Q&A: David Libich, PhD

December 1, 2021

Asst Prof. David S. Libich, PhD,and members of his lab. What are some achievements you’ve made in advancing scientific knowledge relevant to childhood cancer research? My lab works on Ewing sarcoma, specifically on how the EWS-FLI1 oncogenic fusion protein misfunctions and promotes disease. We apply protein structural and biophysical approaches to understand how this protein [...]

Request for Applications – Pilot Projects, 2021 Greehey CCRI Translational Science Award,

October 27, 2021

Deadlines:  Letter of Intent: Monday, November 15, 2021, 5 pm Full Proposal: 5 pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 5 pm Overview The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (Greehey CCRI) is soliciting proposals for pilot project awards. The primary goal of this program is to support collaborative translational studies that will lead to the repurposing of FDA-approved drugs [...]

Yogesh Gupta PhD, to Receive UT Health SA “Rising Research Star” Award

October 25, 2021

Yogesh Gupta, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry & Structural Biology​ Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute Last week, our very own Yogesh Gupta PhD, was recognized as one of the 2021 Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Rising Stars for Basic & Translational Research. Gupta Lab Congratulations Dr. Gupta! Since 2004, UT Health [...]

PIPETTE GAZETTE – Meet The Researcher: Aiola Stoja and her love for dogs, hiking and cancer research (Bishop Lab)

October 22, 2021

While Aiola Stoja Payne was volunteering as an emergency medical technician (EMT), she learned about a new substance that was just being implemented in emergency medicine. She was taught that this substance was a powder that you put directly on the wound site and was more helpful than just gauze alone to help with bleeding. [...]

UT Health SA Newsroom: Caring for Brianna: VHL (von Hippel-Lindau disease) Dream Team springs into action (Tomlinson)

September 14, 2021

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The following article is meant to raise awareness of von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) and to help the public learn about state-of-the-art VHL care available in San Antonio. The Mays Cancer Center is recognized as a VHL Clinical Care Center by the VHL Alliance. Media contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu […]


Drs Houghton and Kurmasheva to Receive 5-year, $2.9M NCI Pediatric In Vivo Testing Program (PIVOT) U01 Grant Renewal

August 10, 2021

NCI Pediatric In Vivo Testing Program (U01), renewal for the previous PPTC (Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium). Grant period:            July 2021-June 2026. Total dollar amount:  $2,900,000 over 5 years. Abstract Cancer in children is rare with approximately 15,700 new cases diagnosed annually in children 21 years or younger in the U.S. [...]

Henry Miller (Bishop Lab) Receives NIA F31 Fellowship Award

August 6, 2021

Congrats to Henry Miller (Mentor: Alexander Bishop, D. Phil.) on recently being awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award ,NIA F31 fellowship! We asked Henry to tell us more about the project he will be leading and how it will affect his future as a researcher. What is the general scope […]


Yogesh Gupta Awarded, 5-year $3.0 million R01 NIH/NIAID Grant to Support His SARS-CoV-2 and RNA Methylation Work.

July 29, 2021

Dr. Yogesh Gupta was awarded a 5-year $3.0 million R01 NIH/NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) grant to support his SARS-CoV-2 and RNA methylation work. ABSTRACT The massive global pandemic with high morbidity and mortality makes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus-2  (SARS-CoV-2) one of the deadliest viruses in recent history. It is especially noteworthy for hijacking the normal operations of […]