UT Southwestern MSTP

The official page for the Medical Scientist Training Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

twitter.com 05/25/2019

UT Southwestern MSTP (@UTSWmstp) | Twitter

Keeping with the times, we're gonna start Tweeting about UTSW MSTP doings.


twitter.com The latest Tweets from UT Southwestern MSTP (@UTSWmstp). The University of Texas Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD). D


UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Strong work, Ryan!

Exciting news from collaborating labs in our Cancer Biology Programs and highlighting research from MSTP student, Ryan Hunter!

dallasnews.com 02/10/2018

Developer eyes former Parkland campus for huge mixed-use redo

Exciting possibility!

dallasnews.com When Dallas' Parkland Hospital opened it's doors in 1954 on Harry Hines Boulevard, it was touted as one of the finest public hospitals in the...

stjude.org 01/11/2018

Researchers discover that a “muscle” cancer is not really a muscle cancer

Another program alum making us proud - Mark Hatley, class of 2004. Nice work, Mark!


stjude.org St. Jude researchers pinpoint the cell type that turns malignant in rhabdomyosarcoma, which could open the path for better treatments.

[03/22/16]   We are proud to announce our 2016 residency match results:

Alex Augustyn Rad Onc UT MD Anderson TX
Xin Cai Rad Onc Memorial Sloan Kettering NY
Chris Cano Neuro Beth Israel Deaconess MA
Bethany Cartwright Peds* UT Southwestern TX
Angela Collins Ortho McLaren Reg Med Ctr MI
Ankit Garg Int Med* U Penn PA
Jesse Kumar Psych* UCLA CA
Matt McFarlane Rad Onc U Mich MI
William McKean Int Med* U Utah UT
Suong Nguyen Peds* St Louis Childrens (Wash U) MO
Jacob Orme Int Med* Mayo MN
Nam Pham Int Med* UT Southwestern TX
Kartik Rajagopalan Int Med* NYP Hosp Columbia NY
Faith Zhang Rad Onc UT Southwestern

*Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) or equivalent

Eric Kildebeck will be taking a research position at UT Dallas.

cell.com 02/09/2016

Metabolic Heterogeneity in Human Lung Tumors: Cell

MS3 MSTP Chris Hensley knocked it out of the park!


cell.com (B) Preoperative imaging of patient 1. FDG-PET/CT was obtained prior to enrollment, and all MRI was performed within a single session. Arrows indicate the grade 3 adenocarcinoma.

[07/22/15]   Fun fact: Of the 26 new 2015 HHMI Investigators, 5 hold MD degrees. All five of these are MD/PhD's, including our own faculty member and MSTP mentor Josh Mendell.

[04/28/15]   To the UT Southwestern Community:

Please join me in congratulating our colleagues Lora Hooper, Ph.D., and Steven Kliewer, Ph.D., on their election, which was announced this morning, to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors attainable by American scientists.

Dr. Hooper is a Professor in the Departments of Immunology and Microbiology and is also a member of the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense, as well as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Her research focuses on understanding how resident intestinal bacteria influence the biology of mammalian hosts, and her work has provided insights into the molecular mechanisms that mediate the interaction between the complex community of intestinal microbes and the host intestine to maintain health. She holds the Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Immunology, and she is a Nancy Cain and Jeffrey A. Marcus Scholar in Medical Research, in Honor of Dr. Bill S. Vowell.

Dr. Kliewer is a Professor in the Departments of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology. He is a recognized expert in the field of orphan nuclear receptors. Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2002, Dr. Kliewer identified the therapeutic target for a class of drugs used to fight type 2 diabetes. Since he came to UT Southwestern, he has shown that a hormone secreted by the gut – FGF19 – regulates bile acid metabolism in the liver. Dr. Kliewer holds the Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Distinguished Chair in Basic Cancer Research.

Through their research, both Dr. Hooper and Dr. Kliewer have illuminated fundamental processes that could lead to significant improvements in the prevention and treatment of some of the most serious diseases of the 21st century.

With their election, UT Southwestern Medical Center now has 23 members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences on its faculty. This gives UT Southwestern the distinction of being among the most elite group of academic medical centers in the country.

Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.
President, UT Southwestern Medical Center

nytimes.com 04/22/2015

Double the N.I.H. Budget

nytimes.com It’s insane that we spend so much on health care and so little on research.

[04/22/15]   UTSW MSTP Generations: Current MSTP students Matt McFarlane (1st author) and Albert Linden (coauthor) published this paper with senior author Luke Engelking (UTSW MSTP 2007).

Scap is required for sterol synthesis and crypt growth in intestinal mucosa. McFarlane MR, Cantoria MJ, Linden AG, January BA, Liang G, Engelking LJ. J Lipid Res. 2015 Apr 20. PMID: 25896350

[04/16/15]   Kudos to GS4 Mariam el-Ashmawy on winning the AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship. To the best of our knowledge, Mariam is the first MSTP student to win this fellowship. Read more at aauw.org

utsouthwestern.edu 03/18/2015

Neuroscientists identify key cell type in the brain that controls body clock circadian rhythms:...

Check out this paper in Neuron by MSTP co-first author Ivan Lee: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/news-releases/year-2015/mar/nms-neuron-takahashi.html

utsouthwestern.edu UTSW neuroscientists have identified key cells within the brain that are critical for determining circadian rhythms, the 24-hour processes that control sleep and wake cycles, as well as other important body functions such as hormone production, metabolism

[02/18/15]   Congratulations to our newest NIH F grant awardee, GS2 Neuroscience student Miles Fontenot! He joins Alex Augustyn (MS3), Courtney Lane (GS4), Benjamin Nelson (GS4), Nam Pham (MS3), and Jonathan Xia (GS3) as MSTP students who currently hold active F awards.

nytimes.com 11/15/2014

Texas, 3 Ways

A NY Times perspective for those who have not visited Texas or Dallas recently.

nytimes.com Exploring an Asia Town in Houston, a green space in Dallas and a border neighborhood in El Paso.

nytimes.com 11/15/2014

Texas, 3 Ways

NY Times perspective on Texas and Dallas.

nytimes.com Exploring an Asia Town in Houston, a green space in Dallas and a border neighborhood in El Paso.

[10/10/14]   This girl is on fire, folks. Gina Aloisio has recently been awarded a UT Southwestern Center for Regenerative Medicine Fellowship. Congratulations, Gina!

utsouthwestern.edu 10/06/2014

P.E.O. selects 4 for elite Scholar Awards: September 2014 Center Times - UT Southwestern,...

The MSTP is super-proud of our 3 new P.E.O. scholarship winners –Rachel Thomas, Gina Aloisio, and Bethany Cartwright – and our past winners, too.

utsouthwestern.edu From 2003 to 2013, students in the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences received nine Scholar Awards presented by the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.).

[10/06/14]   Another F30 success story - MSTP congratulates Courtney Lane, whose F30 was recently funded by the National Institute on Aging. Nice work, Courtney!

utsouthwestern.edu 09/05/2014

Scientists identify rare stem cells in te**is that hold potential for infertility treatments:...


utsouthwestern.edu Rare stem cells in te**is that produce a biomarker protein called PAX7 help give rise to new s***m cells — and may hold a key to restoring fertility, research by scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests.

[07/11/14]   The MSTP congratulates GS4 student Ben Nelson, whose F30 fellowship was funded by NIAMS. Way to go, Ben!

utsouthwestern.edu 04/17/2014

Thinking Big at a unique setting: April 2014, Center Times - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

UTSW MSTP's excel outside of the lab, too! See this article about the brainchild of 4th year MSTP Gaurab Chakrabarti.

utsouthwestern.edu Speaking to a group that included about 150 prospective UT Southwestern Medical School students, four faculty members made the case for the institution and offered assurances and examples of how UTSW offers unique opportunities to college graduates embark


Combined Degrees: MSTP Match - UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

The UTSW MSTP is proud to announce the results of Match Day 2014:


Congratulations to all our MS4's!

utsouthwestern.edu Discover where UT Southwestern’s MSTP students matched for their residencies.

utsouthwestern.edu 07/03/2013

June 2013 Center Times: President's Research Council honors pair as Distinguished Researchers -...

Two UT Southwestern MSTP graduates are featured in this month's Center Times.

utsouthwestern.edu The President’s Research Council (PRC) recently presented its 2013 Distinguished Researcher Awards to two physician-scientists: Dr. Deepak Nijhawan, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Biochemistry, and Dr. Rhea Sumpter Jr., Instructor of Inter

cell.com 06/14/2013

Cell Host and Microbe - Intestinal Epithelial Autophagy Is Essential for Host Defense against...

MSTP student Jamaal Benjamin knocked this one out of the park and is now trotting the bases toward MS3. Way to go, Jamaal!


cell.com Cell Host & Microbe, Volume 13, Issue 6, Pages 723-734, Publication Date 12 June 2013Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2013.05.004

utsouthwestern.edu 06/06/2013

May 2013 Center Times Commencement Edition: Dr. Chris Smith: Kurt Ian Wey, M.D. Pediatrics Award...


utsouthwestern.edu Dr. Chris Smith , the 2013 recipient of the Kurt Ian Wey, M.D. Pediatrics Award didn’t always know he wanted to be a doctor. But he has liked science as long as he can remember.

utsouthwestern.edu 06/06/2013

May 2013 Center Times Commencement Edition - Dr. Daniel Zeve: Endocrine Society Medical Student...


utsouthwestern.edu Dr. Daniel Zeve can’t recall ever wanting to be anything other than a doctor. Growing up the youngest son of a pediatrician in Sugarland, Texas, he was seemingly surrounded by medicine his entire life.

utsouthwestern.edu 06/06/2013

May 2013 Center Times Commencement Edition: Dr. Ethan Baughman: The Rohrich Family Excellence in...


utsouthwestern.edu Dr. Ethan Baughman, this year’s recipient of The Rohrich Family Excellence in Plastic Surgery Award, is well on his way to achieving his goal of specializing in face and hand transplantation.


The Role of the NIH in Nurturing Clinician-Scientists — NEJM

nejm.org Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — The Role of the NIH in Nurturing Clinician-Scientists

[04/30/13]   Congratulations to MSTP Steering Committee member and mentor Beth Levine, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology and HHMI investigator, who just became UT Southwestern's 20th member of the National Academy of Sciences.





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