Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences News
Bile acids help norovirus sneak into cells Dec 31, 2019 A new study reveals that human noroviruses infect cells of the small intestine by piggybacking on a normal cellular process that cells use to acquire materials from their environment.
Dr. Carolyn Smith named dean of Graduate School Nov 20, 2019 The Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees voted today to appoint Dr. Carolyn Smith dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
How maternal Zika infection results in newborn microcephaly Nov 14, 2019 A new study revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons.
Dr. Matthew Rasband recognized for outstanding mentorship Aug 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 bacteria Jul 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 all May 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 Baylor May 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 communication Apr 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 speaker Feb 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 calling May 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 Program Apr 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 rankings Mar 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 address May 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 Awards Oct 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 infants Jul 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 genome Jul 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 syndrome Jul 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 disorders Jul 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 program Jul 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.