Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences News

Dr. Matthew Rasband recognized for outstanding mentorshipAug 15, 2019
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health gave the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship to Dr. Matthew N. Rasband.
Amoeba builds barriers for protection against bacteriaJul 25, 2019
Researchers report that Dictyostelium discoideum, the soil-dwelling single-celled amoeba that feeds on bacteria, builds a barrier around its colonies that counteracts bacterial attempts to penetrate them.
Graduates inspired to hold firm to values, build future for allMay 29, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine’s 2019 Commencement was held Tuesday, May 28, marking the graduation of 158 students from the School of Medicine and 103 from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Excellence in education honored at BaylorMay 17, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine’s top educational leaders were honored at Faculty Awards Day, Thursday, May 16.
Research improves understanding of cell-cell communicationApr 4, 2019
To better understand the cell-cell communication system, researchers created the exRNA Atlas resource, the first detailed catalog of human exRNAs in bodily fluids.
Dr. Ruth Simmons named as 2019 commencement speakerFeb 18, 2019
Dr. Ruth Simmons will provide the John E. Whitmore Lecture commencement address at Baylor College of Medicine’s commencement ceremonies in May.
Class of 2018 encouraged to serve others, find true callingMay 30, 2018
Service to others and to the community was the focus of Baylor College of Medicine’s 2018 Commencement, where 187 students graduated from Baylor’s School of Medicine and 77 from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Student awarded fellowship through New Americans ProgramApr 18, 2018
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans announced its 2018 fellows including Baylor College of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. student Muhammad Saad Shamim. 
Baylor makes leap in U.S. News & World Report rankingsMar 20, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine moved up in both the research and primary care medical school rankings published today by U.S. News & World Report, securing its position as the No. 1 medical school in Texas and one of the top schools in the nation.
Diversity champion to give Baylor College of Medicine commencement addressMay 23, 2017
Dr. Marc Nivet, executive vice president of institutional advancement at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will give the commencement address to students May 30.
Baylor graduate student receives prestigious honor May 19, 2017
Lucy Liu has been awarded the prestigious Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Baylor College of Medicine announces 14th annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry AwardsOct 5, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine announces the 14th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards.
Study identifies a new rare genetic syndrome associated with severe infections and lung disease in infantsJul 18, 2016
Researchers identified a new rare genetic condition which provides an explanation for a type of lung disease in infants.
Scientists cut “Gordian knot” in the human genomeJul 18, 2016
Emerging field of 3-D genome surgery sheds light on female development in mammals.
Baylor researchers advance rat model to enhance understanding of Rett syndromeJul 15, 2016
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a novel rat model to better understand what causes patients with RTT to lose behavioral, cognitive and physical abilities.
Primate brain development can help explain human developmental disordersJul 13, 2016
Baylor scientists helped associate observed changes in gene expression during development with significant human disease characteristics.
Baylor College of Medicine receives grant from Komen Houston for breast health programJul 8, 2016
Susan G. Komen Houston awarded a $132,050 grant to Baylor for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in underserved patient populations.
Grant helps Baylor expert study available treatments to treat infertilityJul 7, 2016
A grant was awarded to Dr. Diana Monsivais to help further her research into ways to improve infertility treatments.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $1 million from NIH for Zika studyJun 30, 2016
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit will lead a study of people infected with Zika virus to better understand the infection.
Collisions during DNA replication and transcription contribute to mutagenesisJun 29, 2016
Researchers have determined that Collisions during DNA replication and transcription can significantly contribute to mutagenesis.