Graduate School
Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 1997
Post Graduate School
Oncological Science, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, 2002
Neurosurgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (now known as McGovern Medical School at UTHealth), 2006


Publication Information

  • 2002
    Neuroscience Fellowship Award, Sponsored by National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Conference
  • 2003
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • 2015
    The Jerry Johnston Andrew Spinal Cord Research Project Award

Additional Information

Invited Research Lecture

  • “Acute changes to the bladder uroepithelia following spinal cord injury.”  American Spinal Cord Association and The Internal Spinal Cord Society – A Global Spinal Cord Injury Conference, Boston, MA, 2006.
  • “Attenuating gastrointestinal vascular permeability after spinal cord injury.” Presented at the annual National Neurotrauma Society Symposium, Santa Fe, NM, 2015.