UT System awards STARs funding to McGovern

McGovern Medical School received $3.5 million in UT System STARs funding during FY24 in support of 11 faculty members. Established in 2004, the UT System STARs (Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention) program provides funding to help purchase state-of-the-art research…


Dessauer named chair of IBP

Following an international search, Executive Dean John Hancock has announced that Carmen W. Dessauer, PhD, is the new chair of the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, effective March 18, 2024. Dessauer currently serves as professor of integrative biology and…


Hebl headlines Women and Girls in Science Symposium Feb. 8

The McGovern Medical School Women Faculty Forum will host the sixth annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science Symposium from 4-5:30 p.m., Feb. 8 in the Memorial Hermann Conference Center. The International Day of Women and Girls in…


Cheng honored as ASPET Fellow

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) has named Xiaodong Cheng, PhD, professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, and Mary Mischer Distinguished Professor in Molecular Medicine, as a member of its 2023 Class of Fellows….


Targeting enzyme could alleviate muscle wasting for cancer patients

Targeting a specific enzyme in the muscle could help cancer patients preserve muscle mass and potentially prolong their survival, according to research from UTHealth Houston. A study led by Yi-Ping Li, PhD, professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, found…


Dessauer named ASPET fellow

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) has named Carmen Dessauer, PhD, professor and chair ad interim in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology as a member of its 2022 class of Fellows. Selections as a fellow…


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