Research Retreat 2015 banner Research Retreat set for Nov. 4

The Annual Medical School Research Retreat sponsored by the Medical School Research Committee is set for Nov. 4. All faculty, graduate students, and fellows are invited to attend.


Biochemists uncover structure of cellular memory mechanism

Calcium is a crucial element in the body that controls thought, movement, and other bodily functions. These events are directed by specialized proteins called ion channels that allow the flow of calcium ions in and out of cells and among cell compartments. For years, scientists have been unsure how calcium ion channels function.


Immatics, UTHealth to collaborate on cellular manufacturing for Phase 1 clinical trials

Immatics US, Inc., a subsidiary of Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will collaborate on cellular manufacturing for adoptive cellular therapy (ACT) clinical trials.


teacher with students Children’s Learning Institute awarded nearly $10M

Children’s Learning Institute researchers at McGovern Medical School recently were awarded federal funding for research covering a variety of education topics ranging from reading comprehension to English-language learners to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) assessments.


Drop-off feared in the number of physicians conducting research

Physician-scientists are responsible for many lifesaving medical discoveries but their ranks could be thinning in coming years.


cprit instrument Cancer research instrumentation available

As part of a CPRIT shared instrumentation grant, the Institute for Molecular Medicine (IMM) Flow Cytometry Service Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will select several investigators to receive CPRIT-supported use of the BD FACS Aria II.


Dr. Adan Rios, professor of internal medicine, recently presented at the 2015 Interscience Conference on Antibiotic and Chemotherapy/International Conference of Chemotherapy of the American Society of Microbiology on a methodology for development of an inactivated HIV vaccine. Rios is pictured at the conference with Dr. Alvaro Mena, University Hospital La Coruna Span, and Dr. Judith Aberg, Ichan Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Trending news in HIV

Dr. Adan Rios, professor of internal medicine, recently presented at the 2015 Interscience Conference on Antibiotic and Chemotherapy/International Conference of Chemotherapy of the American Society of Microbiology on a methodology for development of an inactivated HIV vaccine. Rios is pictured at the conference with Dr. Alvaro Mena, University Hospital La Coruna Span, and Dr. Judith Aberg, Ichan Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.


research retreat Annual Medical School Research Retreat set for Nov. 4

Registration for the Annual Medical School Research Retreat sponsored by the Medical School Research Committee is now open. All faculty, graduate students and fellows are invited to attend.


UTHealth computational biologist Leng Han, Ph.D., was recruited with a CPRIT grant. Han, right, is pictured with Rod Kellems, Ph.D. UTHealth awarded cancer recruitment grants totaling $5.7M

With the aid of a program to advance cancer research in the Lone Star State, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston recently recruited two researchers who are tackling cancer at the molecular level.