Department of Cellular and Structural Biology

CSB In The News 2015

May, 2015

Congratulations to Jim Lechleiter for the breakthrough therapeutic approach for brain trauma such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussions! Read the HSC News article: Licensing agreement advances preclinical therapy for brain injuries. Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015.
Marking the license agreement between Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals Inc. and the Health Science Center were John Gebhard, Ph.D. (from left), executive director, Office of Technology Commercialization at the Health Science Center; John Fritz, M.S., M.B.A., M.H.A., senior business development manager, Office of Technology Commercialization; Andrea Marks, M.B.A., C.P.A., vice president and chief financial officer, Health Science Center; James Lechleiter, Ph.D., professor, Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, School of Medicine; William Korinek, Ph.D., chief executive officer, Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals Inc.; and Theodore Liston, Ph.D.; vice president, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals Inc.


Congratulations to Linda Johnson, Omid Rahimi, and Fred Richards for being selected as Assistant Marshalls for the SOM graduation ceremony! View CSB faculty teaching recognitions and awards at Teaching Awards.


Congratulations to Jim Lechleiter, Kay Oyajobi and Linda McManus regarding the funding of their IRACDA proposal. This is a unique award that promotes combining a 2 year research based postdoctoral fellowship with a third year of mentored teaching experiences at an undergraduate institution to help career advancement in academic settings.


Congratulations to Tom King for being the recipient of a Minnie Stevens Piper award!


Pictured: Thomas S. King, Ph.D., (center) is congratulated by Andrea Giuffrida, Ph.D., (left) vice president for research, and William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president, on being named a 2015 Piper Professor.


View Dr. King's teaching recognitions and awards: Teaching Awards

HSC News Release: Dr. Thomas King selected as 2015 Piper Professor

HSC News: Dr. Thomas King named a 2015 Piper Professor

HSC express: Dr. Thomas King selected as 2015 Piper Professor



Congratulations to one of Jim Lechleiter's students, Brian Stoveken!
Brian was named a GSBS Ambassador!


The Presidential Ambassador Scholars are selected by the dean of each school to represent the Health Science Center at functions throughout the year. These are exemplary students, and as such receive a scholarship.


HSC express: 2015 Presidential Ambassadors.


The Human Anatomy Program commemoration of the contributions of body donors to the educational mission of our University was held April 28th, 2015. Thanks to everyone for making the ceremony a success.


Congratulations to Fred Richards who was selected by the dental school freshman class as the professor of the year!


Congratulations to Charleen Moore on her History of Anatomy Class host by P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library! Read about it in the News From the Libraries: P.I. Nixon Library Hosts History of Anatomy Class. The class covered the History of Anatomy from ancient times to the present.


Top left to right:
Dr. Oyajobi, Dr. Bartanuszova, Thomas Chilton, Dr. Bhattacharya
Bottom left to right:
Shirley Nah, Dr. Moore, Alice Yang, Sanum Khan


Congratulations to Charleen Moore, Ph.D., FACMG, faculty adviser for the Garden Health Interest Group. The HSC marked Earth Day April 22. See more photos at HSC express Earth Day photos.


April, 2015

Congratulations are extended to Kay Oyajobi for being invited to review for the Scientific Program of the 2015 American Society of Hematology annual meeting!


Congratulations are extended to Jim Lechleiter, Kay Oyajobi and Linda McManus on news that their IRACDA (Institutional Research and Career Development Award) application will fund!


Congratulations are extended to LuZhe Sun and Francisco Cigarroa for a new research award from the Clayton Foundation!


Congratulations are extended to Fred Richards who was invited by the senior medical class to be their guest speaker!


Congratulations to Lora Talley Watts who was interviewed on News 4 tonight! Georgie, Lauren Lea, a reporter from News 4/KABB, did an interview on the Voelcker program's new $675,000 grant:
Students get biomedical research experience in high school
Fri, Mar 27 2015, By LAUREN LEA, News 4 San Antonio.
Read story or view video on the News4 website!
Read interview in PDF format!


March, 2015


Congratulations are extended to Samy Habib for his image being on the cover of Genes and Cancer (Vol:6 Issues 1-2, 2015)!


Congratulations are extended to Lora Talley Watts for getting her images on the cover of an upcoming issue of Journal of Neurotrauma!


Congratulations to Samy Habib on a new grant from the DOD. He will be a co-Investigator.



The Presidential Award Ceremony was held last week and we were represented by Alex Bishop, recipient of a Presidential Teaching Award! Read about it in the HSC News story titled Presidential Award winners recognized posted on Monday, February 23, 2015.


February, 2015

Congratulations to Abhik Bandyopadhyay on a new BD Biosciences Stem Cell Research Grant!


Congratulations to Alex Bishop on his new CPRIT individual investigator award!


Congratulations to Lily Dong on her new NIH R01!


Congratulations Jim, on being recognized for your research on traumatic brain injury at the Health Cell! Check out the link to also see Randy Strong and Suzette Tardif. The Health Cell: State of The Industry


Congratulations Jim Lechleiter on the article titled "State of health care: Health Science Center researcher looks to heal the brain" Post Feb 9, 2015 by W. Scott Bailey - San Antonio Business Journal!


Congratulations to Jim Lechleiter and colleauges on another neuroprotective paper! Read the article at the UT News Release Website: Anti-epilepsy drug preserves brain function after stroke


January, 2015

Congratulations are extended to Alan Sakaguchi and Charleen Moore on being awarded a University of Texas Kenneth I Shine Academy of Health Science Education Small Grant!


Congratulations to Alex Bishop who was selected as a 2015 Presidential TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDEE!


Congratulations to Liqin Du! She has been notified that her Peter Bradley Carlson Charitable Trust application will be funded.


Congratulations to Manjeet Rao for his recent CPRIT award!
Read the article HSC researchers receive support from cancer institute in the Mission Magazine.


Congratulations to Frank Weaker on recognition of his teaching by being named a Regeants' Outstanding Teacher in the Mission Magazine article High praise received from UT System!


Congratulations to Dr. Reiter for being named one of The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.




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