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Ignatius Lab and Team “GCCRI Goes the Extra Mile” Organizing Local Alex’s Lemonade Stand “Million Mile” Virtual Event

September 3, 2020

It’s that time of year again where we tell everyone what we do. We also remember the children with cancer and know your research will make a difference. Join us again this year for The Million Mile this September to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer …


PIPETTE GAZETTE: George Parra (Libich Lab) Receives the Greehey Graduate Fellowship in Children’s Health

September 3, 2020

George Parra, a second-year student in the Biochemical Mechanisms of Medicine discipline in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program, has received the Greehey Graduate Fellowship in Children’s Health. The Greehey Graduate Fellowship Award in Children …


KABB Fox29: SA STRONG: Local doctor beats cancer, now changing lives of young patients (Aune Lab)

August 27, 2020

A UT Health San Antonio doctor who beat cancer is on a mission to help young cancer patients. Dr. Greg Aune, UT Health San Antonio Pediatric Oncologist, is recalling his days as a young athlete. “My sophomore year of high school I was playing a lot of …


Henry Miller (Bishop Lab) Receives Greehey Graduate Fellowship in Children’s Health

August 26, 2020

Henry Miller has just received the Greehey Graduate Fellowship Award in Children’s Health. Miller is a student in the Biology of Aging discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program in the lab of Dr. Alex Bishop. The Greehey Graduate Fellowsh …


Advanced Photon Source: How SARS-CoV-2 RNA Evades Host Immune Responses (Gupta Lab)

August 26, 2020

As we all know too well, the virus SARS-CoV-2 causes severe respiratory illness COVID-19. In parallel with the critical search for a cure, scientists are working diligently to develop effective treatments that can help lower the morbidity of this deadl …


Luiz O.F. Penalva Ph.D. Awarded CPRIT Grant to Study New Glioblastoma (GBM) Regulator

August 20, 2020

PROJECT SUMMARY Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and most aggressive brain tumor type among adults with a 14 months average patient survival. Despite all genomic efforts in recent years, novel therapies based on GBM common mutations and alteration …


Members of Penalva Lab Co-Author Paper in Genome Biology

August 20, 2020

“The RNA-binding protein SERBP1 functions as a novel oncogenic factor in glioblastoma by bridging cancer metabolism and epigenetic regulation.” Background RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) function as master regulators of gene expression. Alterations in RBP …


Alexander Pertsemlidis, Ph.D. Co-Awarded National Science Foundation Grant.

August 20, 2020

PI: Leonidas Bleris, Ph.D.                       Co-PI: Alexander Pertsemlidis, Ph.D. (UT Dallas)                                              (UT Health San Antonio) PROJECT SUMMARY Collaborative Research: Unraveling extracellular microRNA communicati …


Physician’s Weekly: PCAT: an integrated portal for genomic and preclinical testing data of pediatric cancer patient-derived xenograft models.

August 20, 2020

Although cancer is the leading cause of disease-related mortality in children, the relative rarity of pediatric cancers poses a significant challenge for developing novel therapeutics to further improve prognosis. Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models …


PIPETTE GAZETTE: CSA Shoutout to Graduating Student Pooja Yadav (Rao Lab)

August 11, 2020

Congratulations to one of our CSA graduate students Pooja Yadav, M.S. (Cancer Biology discipline) who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on June 25!