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2018 candidacy slideshow

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The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio hosted a candidacy ceremony on Aug 17, 2018 to recognize our new doctoral candidates. This is an exciting milestone on the journey towards a doctoral degree and we would like to congratulate these students on this achievement!

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2018 candidacy slideshow

  1. 1. 2018 Candidacy Ceremony UT Health San Antonio Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  2. 2. Sadiya Ahmad Undergrad Institution: University of Texas Pan American Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Cell, Genetics & Molecular Medicine) Mentor Name: Naomi Sayre, Ph.D. “ ” Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn't give you credit.
  3. 3. John-Paul Andersen Undergrad Institution: Utah Valley University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Physiology & Pharmacology) Mentor Name: Yuguang Shi, Ph.D. “ ” Always reach for that next step up in life.
  4. 4. Laura E. Avena Undergrad Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology, Genetics & Molecular Medicine) Mentor Name: Anthony Griffiths, Ph.D. “ ” Well-behaved women seldom make history. ⎼ Laurei Thatcher Ulrich
  5. 5. Eric Baeuerle Undergrad Institution: Rice University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Biology of Aging) and M.D./Ph.D Program Mentor Name: Nicolas Musi, M.D. “ ” One day, someone is going to refer to me as Dr. Bae, and then I will feel old.
  6. 6. Daniel Chupp Undergrad Institution: Indiana University South Bend Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Immunology & Microbiology) Mentor Name: Paolo Casali, M.D. “ ” To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. - Albert Einstein
  7. 7. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known -Carl Sagan Mentor Name: Kexin Xu, Ph.D. “ ” Richard De La Rosa Undergrad Institution: New Mexico State University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology, Genetics, & Molecular Medicine)
  8. 8. Science is more than a body of knowledge. It's a way of thinking. - Carl Sagan Michelle Doyle Undergrad Institution: Tufts University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) Mentor Name: Gregory Collins, Ph.D. “ ”
  9. 9. Thu Duong Undergrad Institution: Cal State University, Northridge Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Cell, Genetics & Molecular Medicine) Mentor Names: Thomas Boyer and Renee Yew, Ph.D. “ ” Failure is success in progress.
  10. 10. Liliana Espinoza Undergrad Institution: St. Mary’s University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) Mentor Name: Mark S. Shapiro, Ph.D. “ ” Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  11. 11. Chelbee Farnen Undergrad Institution: Angelo State University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Medicine) Mentor Name: Karl Rodriguez, Ph.D. “ ” However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up. - Stephen Hawking
  12. 12. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known - Carl Sagan Stephen “Jake” Gonzales Undergrad Institution: Angelo State University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Infection, Inflammation, & Immunity) Mentor Name: Evelien Bunnik, Ph.D. “ ”
  13. 13. Aaron Oracio Gonzalez Undergrad Institution: Texas Tech University Graduate Program: Biomedical Engineering Mentor Name: Xiao-Dong Chen, M.D., Ph.D. “ ” The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. -Arthur C. Clarke
  14. 14. Shawn R. Gray Undergrad Institution: State University of New York at Oswego Graduate Program: Biomedical Engineering Mentor Name: Martin Paukert, M.D. “ ” An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. - Niels Bohr
  15. 15. Jose M. Gutierrez IV Undergrad Institution: Texas A&M University- Kingsville Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology, Genetics, & Molecular Medicine) Mentor Name: Denise O’Keefe, Ph.D. “ ” Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
  16. 16. Allison K. Hester Undergrad Institution: Howard University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Immunology & Microbiology) Mentor Name: Ann Griffith, Ph.D. “ ” Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. - Cicely Tyson
  17. 17. Jeffrey Kim Undergrad Institution: Stony Brook University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology, Genetics, & Molecular Medicine) Mentor Name: Marcel M. Daadi, Ph.D. “ ” The steps you take don’t need to be big, they just need to take you in the right direction.
  18. 18. Adam Kosti Undergrad Institution: Trinity University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) Mentor Name: Luiz Penalva, Ph.D. “ ” I nodded, understanding nothing. ― Dan Simmons, Hyperion
  19. 19. Eithan Kotkowski Undergrad Institution: University of Texas at Austin Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences (Neuroscience Imaging) and M.D./Ph.D Program Mentor Name: Peter T. Fox M.D. “ ” I intend to live forever, So far so good.
  20. 20. Meena Kusi Undergrad Institution: Tribhuvan University, Nepal Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology, Genetics & Molecular Medicine) Mentor Name: Tim H.-M. Huang, Ph.D. “ ” I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday.
  21. 21. Rebecca Lane Undergrad Institution: Texas A&M University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Immunology & Microbiology ) Mentor Name: William Kaiser, Ph.D. “ ” Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal that will enable you to attain the success you seek. - Mario Andretti
  22. 22. Cassandra Leonardo Undergrad Institution: New York University Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences (Neuroimaging) Mentor Name: Peter Fox, M.D. “ ” Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better – Maya Angelou
  23. 23. Simon Levy Undergrad Institution: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) Mentor Name: Bess Frost, Ph.D. “ ” The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
  24. 24. Kristen Malloy Undergrad Institution: University of Connecticut Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences Mentor Name: Michael Charlton, Ph.D. “ ” The grass is greener where you water it.
  25. 25. Christina McElvogue Undergrad Institution: Baylor University Graduate Program: Nursing Science Mentor Name: Andrea Berndt, Ph.D. “ ” Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself. - Rumi
  26. 26. Mustafa Mithaiwala Undergrad Institution: University of Mumbai Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) Mentor Name: Jason O’Connor, Ph.D. “ ” Change is a natural phenomenon required for the evolutionary process of survival.
  27. 27. Justin Moroney Undergrad Institution: University of Pittsburgh Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Immunology & Microbiology ) Mentor Name: Paolo Casali, M.D. “ ” Let go of your misconceptions, or your creativity will never breathe
  28. 28. Elizabeth Ochoa Thomas Undergrad Institution: Seattle University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology, Genetics, & Molecular Medicine) Mentor Name: Bess Frost, Ph.D. “ Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. – Marie Curie
  29. 29. Denisse Paredes Undergrad Institution: Trinity University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience ) Mentor Name: David Morilak, Ph.D. “ ” To know how much is to know is the beginning of learning to breathe. - Dorothy West
  30. 30. Grace Porter Undergrad Institution: Kent State University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) Mentor Name: Jason O’Connor, Ph.D. “ ” You can do anything you decide to do. - Amelia Earhart
  31. 31. Jake Rembish Undergrad Institution: Texas A&M University Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences (Medical Physics) Mentor Name: Pamela Myers, Ph.D. “ ” If you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bulls*#t. - W.C. Fields
  32. 32. Nestor A. Ruiz González Undergrad Institution: University of Puerto Rico Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences (Diagnostic Medical Physics) Mentor Name: Geoffrey D. Clarke, Ph.D. “ ” Given all men are created equal, all men are then equally intelligent; knowledge, dedication, resources, and opportunity make any difference. - N. Ruiz
  33. 33. Alexandra Sharp Undergrad Institution: Texas A&M University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) Mentor Name: David Morilak, Ph.D. “ ” Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them. – Rita Levi- Montalcini
  34. 34. Alisha Smith Undergrad Institution: St. Mary’s University Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Immunology & Microbiology) Mentor Name: Sunil K. Ahuja, M.D. “ ” Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.
  35. 35. Juan Vasquez Undergrad Institution: Vassar College Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences (Diagnostic Medical Physics) Mentor Name: Geoffrey Clarke, Ph.D. “ I want to live my life . . . always operating hungrily on the margins of a potentially great harvest of future knowledge and wisdom. - C. Hitchens
  36. 36. Wan-Chen (Amy) Wu Undergrad Institution: China Medical University, Taiwan Graduate Program: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) Mentor Name: Jason Pugh, Ph.D. “ ” Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary. - Dead Poets Society
  37. 37. Leticia M. Ybarra Undergrad Institution: University of the Incarnate Word Graduate Institution: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Doctoral Program: Nursing Science Mentor Name: Sara Gill, Ph.D., RN, IBCLC, FAAN “ ” The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling. - Fabienne Fredrickson
  38. 38. A special shout out to… Siqi Gong Nema Bassiri Brian Iskra Andy Banh Ngoni Madungwe
  39. 39. A special shout out to… Daniel Shropshire Gabrielle Zuniga Jacob Boyd Obadah Austah Shaimar Gonzalez Aryana Cruz
  40. 40. A special shout out to… Jasmin GrawThomas Vanasse Ashley Wallace Marisol Bretón-Leija

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