March 10, 2022

Dowhan honored by the Biophysical Society for work in membrane protein research

William Dowhan, PhD, professor and John S. Dunn Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, received the 2022 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award at the Biophysical Society national meeting in February. Read more


February 24, 2022

Dowhan retires after half-century of service

In his 50th year of service to McGovern Medical School and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, William Dowhan, PhD, professor and John S. Dunn Endowed Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular…


February 10, 2022

Koehler, Jayaraman earn AAAS Fellowship

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Theresa Koehler, PhD, and Vasanthi Jayaraman, PhD, as part of their 2021 Class of AAAS Fellows. Read more


January 14, 2022

Graduate students awarded UTHealth CPRIT fellowships

The UTHealth Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has announced the 2021-2022 fellows, and four students from MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are…


December 2, 2021

Zheng receives $1.3 million R01 grant

Lei Zheng, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology received a $1.3 million R01 grant for his project titled “Structure and Function of a Metabolic Pacemaker in Bacterial Cell Membrane.” Read More


September 3, 2021

Li Research Featured in Three Publications

In an effort to decipher the functional roles and mechanisms of non-coding DNAs and RNAs, Wenbo Li, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has published scientific papers in three separate publications throughout 2021. Read more


July 14, 2021

Dowhan Named ASBMB Fellow

William Dowhan, PhD, professor and John S. Dunn Endowed Chair in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has been inducted into the first class of Fellows of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Read More


January 14, 2021

Six McGovern Faculty Earn STAR Awards

Six members of the McGovern Medical School faculty, John P. Seymour, PhD; Ziyin Li, PhD; Andrea K.H. Stavoe, PhD; Nitin Tandon, MD; Matthew I. Baker, PhD; and Valentin Dragoi, PhD; recently earned the University of Texas System’s STAR Awards. Read…


December 3, 2020

In Memoriam: Vanessa Floyd

Vanessa Floyd, 51, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, following a battle with esophageal cancer. Vanessa served as director of management operations for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for more than 5 years, overseeing all financial and administrative operations…


October 30, 2020

Trio of McGovern Faculty Win UT STAR Awards

Three members of the McGovern Medical School faculty, Shervin Assassi, MD, MS; Harry Karmouty-Quintana, PhD; and Kyle L. Poulsen, PhD; have earned The University of Texas System’s STAR Awards for the 2020 fiscal year. Read more


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