Victor Reyes, PhD, was selected as a 2017 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. Dr. Reyes is a professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Pediatrics. In 2016, he was chosen as a member of the University of Texas System Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education. Established in 1958, the prestigious Piper Professor Awards honor 10 effective and dedicated professors each year from two- and four-year colleges and universities in Texas.