PR Stories

St. Baldrick’s: Checking the Life-Threatening Box: A Survivor’s Update (Aune)

June 16, 2021

A childhood cancer survivor himself, Gregory J. Aune, MD, PhD, shares his personal experience and thoughts during National Cancer Survivor Month.           (Originally posted on Medium on May 19th, Dr. Aune graciously agreed to share this with St. Baldrick’s.) Dr. Aune was a St. Baldrick’s Scholar 2014 – 2019, serves as […]


Greehey CCRI’s Genomic Sequencing Facility to Receive $600,000 NIH Grant to upgrade genomic sequencing capabilities (Lai Lab).

June 15, 2021

Dr. Zhao Lai, Director of the Genomic Sequencing Facility (GSF) at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (Greehey CCRI) at UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA), has been awarded a $600,000 NIH grant to help purchase a new Illumina NovaSeq 6000. This new system will improve the range of basic, translational, clinical, and genomics studies at […]


Texas Public Radio: San Antonio Scientists Uncover One Way The COVID-19 Virus Hides From The Immune System (Gupta)

June 8, 2021

Texas Public Radio | By Bonnie Petrie Published June 7, 2021 at 3:47 PM CDT San Antonio scientists have uncovered one of the disguises used by SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — to hide from the immune system. They are metal ions that everyone has circulating in their body. Dr. Yogesh Gupta is an assistant […]


Texas Standard: We’ve been living with COVID-19 for a long, hard while now. (Gupta + collaborators)

June 7, 2021

Texas Standard Interview: “We’ve been living with COVID-19 for a long, hard while now. But we’re continuing to learn about it: what some Texas researchers say the virus does to hide in your body.”         Click on the image below to hear the interview (Broadcast date 06/7/21, Dr. Gupta appears 14:00-16:20) SOURCE: […]


Please welcome the Greehey CCRI summer 2021 interns

June 7, 2021

                    Greehey CCRI would like to welcome the 2021 Donald G McEwen, Memorial Summer Undergraduate Research Program students. Gaby Ruban – Dr. Chen Misa Ito – Dr. Ignatius Jingsi Zhou – Dr. Kitagawa Hoang Dinh  – Dr. Libich Gabriella Quintanilla – Dr. Penalva Shresth Arya – […]


Nature Communications: Metal ions help COVID-19 virus to disguise itself (Gupta Lab)

June 2, 2021

SAN ANTONIO (June 2, 2021) — Scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Gupta Lab) and other collaborators have discovered a mechanism by which SARS-CoV-2 exploits changes in metal ion concentrations to disguise itself in the body. Varying concentrations of metal ions — positively charged atoms such as magnesium, manganese, […]


Shaimar R. González Morales, MS (Pertsemlidis Lab) 2021 Dissertation Ford Foundation Fellowship Award

May 26, 2021

                Congratulations to Shaimar R. González Morales, MS, a graduate student in the lab of Alexander Pertsemlidis, PhD was just awarded a 2021 Dissertation Ford Foundation Fellowship Award, administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Shaimar’s dissertation project is […]


UT Health San Antonio holds first all-school commencement

May 25, 2021

For the first time in its 53-year history, UT Health San Antonio celebrated a combined, all-school commencement May 22 at the Alamodome.


Adam Kosti (Penalva Lab) to Receive Barbara Bowman Award for Second Consecutive Year

May 25, 2021

                      Congratulations to Adam Kosti from the Luiz O.F. Penalva, PhD Lab on being awarded the Barbara Bowman Endowment In Cellular & Structural Biology Award for the second year in a row. Learn more about Adam’s related papers: Molecular Cancer Research:  ELF4 Is a Target of […]


Shan Qi (Gupta Lab) Receives Hibbs Award for Research Execellence

May 25, 2021

Shan Qi, a 3rd year PhD student in Dr. Yogesh Gupta’s laboratory at Greehey CCRI, received the prestigious Hibbs Award “for Research Excellence is a major award given annually to recognize exemplary achievement and research excellence to a student enrolled in Biomedical Mechanisms of Medicine (BMM).” The Hibbs prize was established by a generous endowment […]