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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 […]

Kathryn Crouch (Aune Lab) Among the Winners at the Robert A. Clark Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day

May 21, 2021

  The Robert Clark Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day showcases posters that illustrate completed or ongoing research projects in Translational Science.  This year, due to current gathering restrictions, the event was hosted virtually. After a day full of innovative research presentations, Kathryn Crouch from the Greehey CCRI received an award for her presentation titled “Novel […]

Current Exchange: CSHL’s COVID/SARS CoV2 Rapid Research Meeting Reports V (Gupta)

May 18, 2021

Excerpt from "CSHL's COVID/SARS CoV2 Rapid Research Meeting Reports V" Structural biology, molecular biology, and immunology As with the previous two meetings, this one was broken up into sections by topic and the first up was “Host-virus Interactions/Structure.” There were some great talks looking at which animals are likely susceptible to the virus based on [...]

NIH Grant Awarded to Collaborative Team to Eradicate Ewing Sarcoma (Aune)

May 13, 2021

Despite the breakthroughs being made in treating many cancers with less toxic, targeted, and immune-based therapies, Ewing sarcoma’s 40-year-old chemotherapy regimen remains a significant contributor to mortality and long-term cardiovascular complications adolescent and young adult cancer patients. An ongoing collaborative project initiated by the Rutledge Cancer Foundation collaborates with Qana Therapeutics, Greehey Children’s Cancer Research […]

Yogesh Gupta,PhD., Invited to Present at Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory, COVID-19 Workshop

May 13, 2021

Recently, Greehey CCRI principal investigator, Yogesh Gupta, PhD., was included as an invited speaker with prominent scientists from academia (Ian Wilson, Pamela Bjorkman, and others) and industry (Pfizer and Moderna) at a COVID-19 workshop organized by the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago. Broadly, the workshop presented areas where structural biology research, including […]

EurekAlert: Researchers (Houghton & Kurmasheva part of team who) identify surface protein as a new osteosarcoma therapeutic target for antibody-drug conjugates

April 13, 2021

Novel approach paves the way for a vast expansion in the number of drugs targeting osteosarcoma Abstract #LB008 HOUSTON — A preclinical study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center shows an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) targeting surface protein MT1-MMP can act as a guided missile in eradicating osteosarcoma tumor cells […]