August 22, 2022

Student Jennifer Hurtig Awarded the Jess Hay Chancellor’s Graduate Student Research Fellowship

The prestigious Jess Hay Chancellor’s Graduate Student Research Fellowship from The University of Texas System has been awarded to our very own Jennifer Hurtig, a doctoral student in The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School…

August 10, 2022

Postdocs Shantanu Guha, PhD and Pratick Khara, PhD Earn President’s Awards – Research

Congratulations are in order for two of our very own postdoctoral research fellows, Shan Guha and Pratick Khara. Shan was awarded 2nd place in the 2022 President’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research, while Pratick Khara was one of 2…

May 19, 2022

Postdoc Pratick Khara, PhD Wins Poster Award at Structural Biology Symposium

Congratulations to Patrick Khara, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, on winning a poster award at the 26th Structural Biology Annual Symposium April 30, 2022 in Galveston, Texas. For more information about UTMB’s SCSB…

February 21, 2022

Chair Theresa Koehler, PhD Named 2021 AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Theresa Koehler, PhD as part of their 2021 Class of AAAS Fellows. To read more about this honor, please visit the original article in The Scoop.

January 18, 2022

MMG Postdoc Posters Win 1st and 2nd at 2022 MBID Research Retreat

This year, the MBID Research Retreat featured a socially-distanced, mask-encouraged, outdoor poster session with great success! The graduate student and postdoctoral research fellow categories were each eligible for a 1st and 2nd place winner, judged by various volunteer faculty and…

December 16, 2021

MBID Research Retreat set for Jan. 6-7

Original article appeared in McGovern Medical School’s Scoop Registration is open for the 2022 Molecular Basis of Infectious Disease (MBID) Retreat. The annual event will be held in a hybrid format Jan. 6-7, 2022. The retreat, which began in 2008, aims to foster…

November 15, 2021

Student Ileana Corsi Recognized at Texas Branch ASM Fall Meeting

Ileana Corsi, GSBS student and MMG member, recently received 1st place (S. E. Sulkin Award) for her oral presentation at the Fall Meeting of the Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)! “The TX Branch of the ASM…

October 5, 2021

New MMG Faculty Member Jayhun Lee, PhD Earns STAR Award

Congratulations to new MMG Assistant Professor Jayhun Lee, PhD for receiving The University of Texas System’s Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STAR) Award. He was one of only three new faculty to receive this recognition. The UT Board of…

May 26, 2021

10 Trainees begin Research Experience as part of MMG’s MicroSURP 2021

After unfortunately cancelling the Microbiology Summer Undergraduate Research Program (MicroSURP) in 2020 due to Covid-19, the MMG Dept. is excited to welcome an incoming summer class of 10 students for a 10-week program aimed at training undergraduates in areas of…

May 12, 2021

Students, Postdocs Win Poster, Presentation Awards at MMG/MID Retreat 2021

Just like so many other events during Covid-19, the Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Retreat (MMG/MID Retreat) took place over Zoom in 2021. During the retreat, students and postdoctoral research fellows had an opportunity to present…