Greehey researcher receives UT System’s Rising STARs award

Siyuan Zheng, Ph.D.

Siyuan Zheng, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Long School of Medicine, has received a Rising STARs Award from the UT System. The award for early-career investigators comes with a $250,000 grant.

He also holds an appointment in UT Health’s Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

Dr. Zheng joined UT Health San Antonio in late 2017. A $2 million award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas allowed UT Health San Antonio to recruit Dr. Zheng, who previously worked at  the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Dr. Zheng has extensive experience in the development of computational tools and mining of high-throughput datasets. His primary research focus is using data analysis to gain understandings about the cancer genome, the complete set of genes present in cancer cells.

The UT System Board of Regents authorized the Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) program in 2004. Multiple types of STARs awards support enhancement of UT institutions across the state.



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