GSBS News & Alumni News


Justine Ortega, one of our Pharmacology & Toxicology PhD students from Mexico that is funded by a Conacyt-ConTex scholarship, was recently spotlighted in a ConTex interview.

Neuroscience graduate student Tony Tang shared his research with the neurotrauma research community at the 39th Annual National Neurotrauma Society Conference in Atlanta this week. Thank you for representing the GSBS!

2022 Achieving Data Quality and Integrity in Clinical Trials Involving High Consequence Pathogens
Registration is open for the FDA-sponsored 2022 Achieving Data Quality and Integrity in Clinical Trials Involving High Consequence Pathogens course. This free course will be held from July 11 - 13, 2022 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) - Global Center for Health Security (GCHS). In-person and virtual options are available. To register and learn more about this course, visit the link below or click here to view the flyer. Registration closes on June 30, 2022; limited in-person seats available.

Donna Herrera Bell, a graduate student in the GSBS Graduate Nursing Program, recently gave an oral presentation on Eliminating Barriers to Fertility Discussions at the 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress in Anaheim, CA. Her work was highlighted at: Congratulations, Donna!

Congratulations to Michelle Nighswander, GSBS Graduate Nursing Program student, on her recently accepted publication, entitled “From Institutions to Inclusion: How Children with Disabilities gained Educational Rights in the U.S.,” in the Journal of School Nursing. The online version will be available by July 2022, and the print version is slated to be published February 2023.

2022 GSBS Commencement

UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Commencement was held in conjunction with the School of Public and Population Health on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 4:00pm. Please click here to view the livestream recording.

Novel Biomarkers

Neuroscience graduate student Zifeng (Tony) Tang is showcasing his research in the Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase event, which is also a competition. You can view Tony's entry through the link provided, and can comment on and "like" his entry. Best of luck, Tony!

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A news story on the UT System home page discussed the successful piloting of a virtual networking program aimed at aiding graduate students and postdocs in pursuing the next steps in their careers. The initiative was developed with the 6 University of Texas System Health Institutions, and both UTMB students and alumni participated.

GSBS Commencement 2021

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Alumni News

On Wednesday April 27, mission commander and UTMB alumnus Kjell Lindgren (GSBS/MPH Program), pilot Bob Hines, mission specialist Jessica Watkins of Lafayette, Colorado, and mission specialist Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency successfully launched to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket.
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GSBS alumnus Dr. Thomas Marshburn will be making his third trip to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on October 31, 2021. To read more, visit

Congratulations to GSBS graduate Dr. Julia Bohannon for receiving the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Dr. Bohannon is a graduate of the UTMB Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program and conducted research in the lab of Dr. Tracy Toliver-Kinsky. Dr. Bohannon is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and received her first R01 grant in 2017. Click here to read more.

GSBS alumnus Dr. Thomas George recently received an unexpected 80th birthday gift. Dr. George’s daughter, Caroline George Schaefer, and her husband David made a gift to American University Washington College of Law to create the Thomas W. George Courtroom in honor of Dr. George who is a 1970 an alumnus of American University Washington College of Law and a graduate from the UTMB Medical Humanities Graduate Program. This gift was made to celebrate her father’s eightieth birthday, his esteemed legal and academic career, and his passion for and commitment to AUWCL. Click here to read more.

Jesse Erasmus, PhD, a 2016 Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine program graduate, was featured this week in Newsweek. He is currently the director of Virology at HDT Bio, and acting assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Read more ...

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