In the News
Featuring the most current honors, awards, and publications featuring or authored by UT Southwestern’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and its faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral students, and alumni.
New Dean Announced
Andrew Zinn, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and the Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, became the new Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on August 1, 2013.
U.S. News and World Report: 2011 Best Graduate Schools
UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences:
#20 in Biological Sciences
- # 9 in Immunology
- #10 in Genetics and Development/Cancer Biology
- #11 in Biological Chemistry/Molecular Biophysics
Science Watch 2010
Faculty in the News
Oct. 23, 2014 – Scientists discover new clues to how weight loss is regulated
A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, UT Southwestern Medical Center obesity researchers have found
Oct. 20, 2014 – Neuroscience Chair Dr. Joseph Takahashi elected to National Academies’ Institute of Medicine
Dr. Takahashi – known for landmark discoveries in the field of circadian (daily) rhythm – was among 70 new national members and 10 foreign associates announced today by the organization, which addresses national health issues. With his election, 19 current UT Southwestern faculty members have been inducted into the institute.
Sept. 4, 2014 – Scientists identify rare stem cells in testis that hold potential for infertility treatments
Rare stem cells in testis that produce a biomarker protein called PAX7 help give rise to new sperm cells — and may hold a key to restoring fertility, research by scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests.
Aug. 25, 2014 – High insulin levels tied to obesity pathway
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a crucial link between high levels of insulin and pathways that lead to obesity, a finding that may have important implications when treating diabetes.
Aug. 18, 2014 – Researchers obtain key insights into how the internal body clock is tuned
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new way that internal body clocks are regulated by a type of molecule known as long non-coding RNA.
Graduate Students in the News
Nov. 7, 2013 – Discovery could accelerate body's response to infection, autoimmune disorders
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report that disrupting the light-dark cycle of mice increased their susceptibility to inflammatory disease, indicating that the production of a key immune cell is controlled by the body’s circadian clock. Co-authors include Neuroscience Chair and HHMI Investigator Dr. Joseph Takahashi, whose discovery of the mouse and human clock genes led to a description of a conserved circadian clock mechanism in animals. The lead author is Xiaofei Yu, an Immunology student in the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
July 29, 2013 – In a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Anju Sreelatha (pictured, left), a Biological Chemistry and Mechanisms of Disease graduate student, and colleagues at UT Southwestern and the University of Georgia, report a novel channel-forming mechanism used by VopQ to quickly disrupt autophagy in host cells during infection by Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria. Kim Orth, Ph.D. (pictured, right), Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, is Ms. Sreelatha's mentor and senior author of the study.
Postdocs in the News
March 13, 2014 – Researchers generate new neurons in brains, Post-heart attack biological events provide cardioprotectionspinal cords of living adult mammals
Dr. Joseph A. Hill, (left) Chief of Cardiology and senior author of the study, and Dr. Zhao Wang, a postdoctoral research fellow and the study's first author.
March 9, 2014 – Stem cell study opens door to undiscovered world of biology
Dr. Robert A.J. Signer, (left) a postdoctoral research fellow and the study's first author, and Dr. Sean Morrison, Director of the Children’s Research Institute and senior author of the study.