Department of Cellular and Structural Biology

May, 2016

Congratulations to Bess Frost and George Perry for receiving a new SALSI award!


Congratulations to Ellen Kraig and Dean Kellogg for a new pilot grant from the Pepper Center!


CONGRATULATIONS to Award Winners at the Annual CSB Retreat:

    Carrillo Memorial Fellowship: Brett Ipson from Al Fisher's lab
    Rennels Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies: Rene Solano from Erzsi Kokovay's lab
    Bowman Graduate Student of the Year Award: Kaitlyn N. Lewis, from Shelly Buffenstein's lab
    Susan L. Naylor Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Studies: Han Wang from Pei Wang's lab
    Excellence in Graduate Student Education: Jim Lechleiter
    Excellence in Health Professions Education: Lora Watts
CONGRATULATIONS to Poster Award Winners at the Annual CSB Retreat:
    Best poster, Postdoctoral Fellow: Han Wang, from Pei Wang's lab
    Best Poster, MS Program: Sanum Khan, co-mentors Charleen Moore and Annette Occhialini
    3rd place Poster, CSB PhD Program: Brian Stoveken from Jim Lechleiter's lab
    2nd place Poster, CSB PhD Program: Jeffrey Cooney from Ricardo Aguiar's lab
    1st place Poster, CSB PhD Program: April Cabang from Mike Wargovich's lab
Annual CSB Retreat Special Acknowledgement
Special thanks to the efforts of Samy Habib, Fred Richards, Kim Vinson, Rene Solano, Brent Fowler, Nourhan Abdelfattah, and Panneerdoss Subbarayalu for putting together a great retreat!


April, 2016

Read the UTHSCSA Newsroom article on the 2016 Burial Ceremony! Burial of ashes honors willed body donors. April 28, 2016 - Joe Michael Feist, UTHSCSA Newsroom.
Photo by Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News.


Congratulations to the Human Anatomy Program! Read the article published on the MySA - San Antonio News website. Memorial honors individuals who donated their bodies to the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Photo by Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News on April 27, 2016 8:07 PM.


The Human Anatomy Program commemoration of the contributions of body donors to the educational mission of our University was held April 27th, 2016. Thanks to everyone for making the ceremony a success.


Congratulations to Luiz Penalva for TWO new R21s!


March, 2016

Congratulations to Kay Oyajobi for receiving a San Antonio Area Foundation grant!



Our own Kay Oyajobi visited with legislators on Capitol Hill!


Bipartisan support at FASEB Capitol Hill Day


By Debra Speert | March 10, 2016.



Congratulations to Landa Williams for getting an article in the AAA-Anatomy Now news! Way to go, Landa!


From the Desk of the Advisory Committee for Young Anatomists (ACYA)
Finding Teaching Opportunities to Enhance your Portfolio


By Earlanda Williams, Ph.D.,
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.


Congratulations to all who participated in the Shine Academy - Innovations in Health Science Education Annual Conference! 2016 Conference: "Caring for Ourselves so We Can Care for Others"
Top left picture includes (left to right). Mr. Bill Hendricson- Asst Dean UTHSCSA Dental School, Ellis Shwarts-DS4, Mai Luk-DS4, E. Williams, Elena Riccio-DS4, Alex Ling- DS4. Bottom left picture includes Dr. Sakaguchi and Dr. Moore at the display for their Innovative Teaching Project with 3D Printing. Middle picture- middle person is Mai Luk. Award was for 2nd place in Teaching Innovations poster competition. Top right picture is Dr. Sakaguchi's award for induction into the Kenneth Shine Academy of Health Science Education. Pictures compliments of Mai Luk.


February, 2016

Check out KSAT12 news story and video on new anatomy labs with Annette Occhialini and Omid Rahimi!
Way to shine, folks! Omid Rahimi director of the human anatomy program: "We can virtually rotate the body,"



Omid Rahimi is shown demonstrating new technology at the opening of the ALTC!


Congratulations to Bess Frost for the recognition on her research article!

January, 2016

In addition to Kay, it turns out that Qitao Ran, Yidong Bai, and Alex Pertsemlidis were all awarded Owen's Foundation grants. Congratulations to all!


Congratulations to Alan Sakaguchi and Charleen Moore on the renewal of their Health Science education grant, Teaching the Larynx Using 3D Printing: The Vocal Apparatus Made Easy and Easily Made.


Congratulations to Kay Oyajobi for a new award from the Owens Foundation!




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