About Us

Clinical Research Team

Samantha Mannala

Samantha Mannala, Clinical Research Coordinator

Samantha, a member of the GU team, is the primary coordinator for some of the prostate cancer and renal cell carcinoma trials in the Department. She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a degree in biology with a minor in Hispanic studies. Samantha greatly enjoys her job--especially working with the physicians, the research team, and the patients. She continuously learns new things every day in her role and is confident that her time here will help her to achieve her future goals.


Brendan Paulman

Brendan Paulman, Clinical Research Coordinator

Brendan, a clinical research coordinator for both the GI and GU teams, was born and raised in Dallas and has worked in oncology research at Baylor Medical Center before joining UT Southwestern. Brendan did his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri and earned his master's degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. In his spare time he enjoys running, cycling, and traveling.


Liliana "Lily" Robles, CHI, SA-C, Research Study Coordinator

Lily joins us from the Language Services Department at UTSW. Her diverse background includes being a certified healthcare interpreter and certified surgical assistant here in the U.S., in addition to a medical degree from the Central University of Venezuela. Her interests include contact sports and spending time with her family.