Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Joseph Goodson-Gregg

M.D./Ph.D. Student

Joseph Goodson-Gregg is a graduate student in the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD Program) studying Research Domain Criteria via neuroimaging metanalytics under the mentorship of Peter Fox, M.D. For his research, Frederick Joseph Goodson-Gregg is studying the statistical validity of positive and negative emotional valence domains through large scale meta-analysis of BrainMap neuroimaging data. For his clinical specialty, Frederick Joseph Goodson-Gregg is considering pursuing Psychiatry.

About Me

I grew up on a farm in Iowa. Both my parents played music and were artists, and while I don't play music, I really love it. I've always had cats, originally they were barn cats on my farm. I brought my favorite barn cat Mr. Rogers to Texas, and love having him around. Sometimes he gets to go for walks.


When I get the chance, I enjoy traveling abroad. But most commonly you can find me hiking and enjoying the outdoors (whenever weather allows). I also love tasty chicken, and enjoy Pollos Asados Los Nortenos, Wayne's Wings, and Pasha.

Research Topic

Neuroimaging methods

Why I chose MD/PhD

I choose MD/PhD because I believe the training will give me the knowledge and resilience needed to contribute meaningfully to others through research and patient care. Now I hope to combine my interest in helping patients with psychiatric issues with my research interest of neuroimaging methods.

Why I chose MD/PhD at UT Health San Antonio

Dr. Cavazos regularly spoke with me throughout my application process, and was a key reason for me wanting to come to Texas. My interactions with the program administrators, namely Jennifer and Alyssa, also were very positive and set UTHSCSA apart.

Post-bac work or other affiliations

Postbac (CRTA) at the National Cancer Institute


B.A., Biology, Macalester College, 2017


Goodson-Gregg Frederick J., Rothbard B., Zhang A., Wright P., Li H., Walker-Sperling V., Carrington M., Anderson S. (2020). Tuning of NK-Specific HLA-C Expression by Alternative mRNA Splicing. Frontiers in Immunology. 10.3389.
Goodson-Gregg, F., Krepel, S., & Anderson, S. (2020).  Tuning of human NK cells by endogenous HLA-C expression. Immunogenetics 72, 205–215