Hyun-Eui Kim, Ph.D. Rising STAR brings research into cellular stress response to McGovern Medical School

A leading expert in aging-related protein misfolding diseases is bringing her research to the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at McGovern Medical School, as part of the UT Rising STARs Award program.


Dr. Ashish Kapoor, Ph.D. Rising STAR researching role of cis-regulatory variation in disease risk

The Center for Human Genetics at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at McGovern Medical School welcomed a new researcher this year through the UT Rising STARs program who aims to better understand genetic mechanisms behind cardiovascular disease through an innovative research program.


Rachael W. Sirianni, Ph.D. Rising STAR brings expertise to Department of Neurosurgery

A nationally recognized investigator with expertise in nanomedicine has joined the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School to launch her translational drug delivery program.


Fighting cancer at the molecular level, from the left, are UTHealth's Kuang-Lei Tsai, Ph.D., and Rodney Kellems, Ph.D. (PHOTO CREDIT: Maricruz Kwon, UTHealth) CPRIT award brings research magnification specialist to McGovern Medical School

 Kuang-Lei Tsai, Ph.D., who specializes in using high-power magnification devices to shed light on cancer-associated mechanisms, has joined McGovern Medical School, home of microscopes that can produce images measured in billionths of a meter.


Dr. Ji Young Yoo Rising STAR to focus on treatment of brain tumors

The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School welcomed a new Rising STAR in 2017 who will pursue studies related to understanding therapy-induced tumor and tumor microenvironment changes and developing safe cancer gene therapies.


Dr. Anna Konovalova Another rising STAR joins Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at McGovern Medical School welcomed yet another Rising STAR into its fold last year who will be focusing on the biogenesis and maintenance of bacterial cell surfaces.


Sarah Xuelian Huang, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. Rising STAR to focus on stem cell research for lung disease

The University of Texas (UT) System welcomes another Rising STAR to the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, who investigates lung development and diseases.


Dr. Sidney Wang Rising STAR recruited to Center for Human Genetics

The University of Texas (UT) System has recruited another rising ‘star’ into the fold at McGovern Medical School, welcoming a new faculty member to the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine who aims to connect phenotype to genotype through understanding gene regulation and develop genomics tools that can be applied to investigations in his own lab and beyond.


Dr. Jordan Lake Research sheds light on HIV treatment among transgender women

New research spearheaded by Dr. Jordan Lake, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine, is shedding light on challenges health care teams face in treating HIV among transgender women.


Rising ‘star’ recruited to Institute of Molecular Medicine

A new faculty member whose research goal is to understand how the first blood stem cells are generated in the mouse embryo has been recruited to the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at McGovern Medical School and recognized as a rising ‘star’ by The University of Texas System.