September 2, 2022

Electron Cryogenic Microscopy at UTHealth Houston

As science dramatically evolves, so do the tools researchers use in discovery sciences. Microscopes are still the hardware of choice for deciphering tiny structures and, for the past two decades, cryogenic electron microscopy, or Cryo-EM, has been an important tool…


August 11, 2022

Five McGovern postdocs win President’s research awards

The Postdoctoral Association and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at UTHealth Houston have named five McGovern Medical School postdoctoral research fellows as the winners of the 2022 President’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research. Read more


July 14, 2022

Researchers discover novel light-gated potassium channel

A key approach to understanding the brain is to observe the behavioral effects of turning on specific populations of neurons. Read more


July 7, 2022

Blackburn honored at retirement ceremony

MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted a celebration honoring Dean Michael R. Blackburn, PhD, for his leadership and his legacy as a leader and scientist on June 27 in the Fayez S. and Susan…


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


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