Research

Dr. Frost receives TAMEST O’Donnell Award in Medicine

December 4, 2019

Instead of focusing on how to cure the disease, Dr. Frost’s team looked at what causes the disease—a buildup of tau proteins inside of cells and amyloid plaques outside of it, which disrupts and eventually kills brain cell function.


Dr. Burma honored by Society for NeuroOncology

December 2, 2019

Sandeep Burma, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and of biochemistry and structural biology, received the Award for Excellence in Adult Basic Science at the Society for NeuroOncology Annual Meeting in Phoenix in November. The award, sponsored by the National Brain Tumor Society, was given for Dr. Burma’s research on the role of senescent astrocytes in promoting […]


KENS 5: An innovative way to target breast cancer while avoiding the heart

December 2, 2019

Radiation is a very common way to treat breast cancer. But, while it may rid the body of the disease, it could cause damage to your heart in the long term. Watch the full story at KENS 5



Research scientist Dr. Jean Jiang named AAAS Fellow

November 27, 2019

Dr. Jiang was honored for distinguished contributions to the field of basic and translational biomedical sciences, particularly in connexin channel research.



Dr. Bieniek receives UT System’s Rising STARs Award

November 27, 2019

He is assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and director of the brain bank at the Biggs Institute.


Dr. Sharma’s work featured in story on Partnership for Precision Therapeutics

November 22, 2019

A special story in the San Antonio Business Journal, as well as its sister newspapers in Austin, Dallas and Houston, highlights the recently announced San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics and the work of Dr. Kumar Sharma. Read the story