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South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases

Upcoming Seminars

April 4, 2014


Patrick Ketter, PhD Candidate
CMB Program

April 11, 2014

Faculty Candidate Seminar

April 18, 2014

Functional Genomics: From Microarray to Next Generation Sequencing

Zhao Lai, PhD
Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute, UTHSCSA

April 25, 2014

Suppressive Myeloid Cells: Possible Homeostatic Mechanism in Chronic Inflammation

Xin Li, PhD
College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University


Friday, 9:00-10:00 AM
Click here to view a live stream of seminar.

Recent News


STCEID Director Dr. Bernard Arulanandam has been chosen as one of Vaccine’s Council of 100

(2013) -- The Council of 100 is a group of vaccinology experts, chosen by the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Vaccine that serves as a resource for the journal’s editorial board. Duties performed by Council of 100 members include: performing rapid reviews of articles; suggesting articles covering new developments in the field, contributing articles and reviews of current topics, and serving as ambassadors for the journal. We thank each member for being an invaluable resource for the journal!  Continued »

STCEID Associate Director Dr. Floyd Wormley has been chosen to be a Distinguished Lecturer for the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

(Sept 2013) -- The ASM Distinguished Lecturer (ASMDL) Program (formerly known as Waksman Foundation for Microbiology Lectures) annually selects a scientifically diverse group of lecturers who are available to speak at local ASM Branch meetings throughout the country. Lecturers are chosen though a competitive nominations process, and only the most distinguished lectures and researches are chosen to participate in the program.  Continued »

STCEID Research Highlighted in Nature Reviews | Microbiology

(June 2013) --
Article: High-Throughput Nano-Biofilm Microarray for Antifungal Drug Discovery
Authors: Anand Srinivasan, Jose L. Lopez-Ribot, Anand K. Ramasubramanian, and Kai P. Leung.  Continued »

Astrid Cardona, PhD

Dr. Astrid E. Cardona Has Won the 2012 Women of Distinction Award

(April 2012) -- The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), the leading Hispanic business organization in Texas since 1975, is recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of some outstanding women. Each of the honorees have made a significant difference in our community and have excelled in their professions.  Continued »

Jose Lopez-Ribot, PhD

UTSA Microbiologist José López-Ribot to Serve as President of Medical Mycology Society of the Americas

(Sept 2011) -- Dr. José López-Ribot, Professor of Microbiology and Associate Director of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, has been elected to serve the Medical Mycology Society of the Americas as its 2012 president. Medical mycology is the study of fungal organisms that cause infectious diseases.   Continued »

UTSA Receives $4.6 Million to Create Center of Excellence in Infection Genomics

(June 2011) -- The South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) at UTSA announced today it will receive $4.6 million over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Army Research Office to establish a Center of Excellence in Infection Genomics (CEIG) to support microbiology research, teaching and outreach activities aligned with Army priorities. Infection genomics is the scientific discipline in which biologists characterize functional properties of the entire genome of infectious organisms.  Continued »

UTSA Infectious Disease Researchers Develop International Partnerships in Lebanon

(May 2011) -- Professor of Microbiology and Director of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID), Dr. Karl Klose, along with colleagues Dr. Bernard Arulanandam, Associate Dean of Research for Scientific Innovation, and Dr. Janakiram Seshu, Associate Professor of Microbiology, traveled to Beirut on May 9-14 to develop international collaborations with microbiology/immunology researchers and clinicians at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon. Their travel was funded by the U.S. Department of State through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Continued »

chlamydia bacterium

Researchers from UTSA, UT Health Science Center are Granted a Patent Related to Chlamydia

(May 2011) -- Researchers Dr. Bernard Arulanandam, The Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor in Biology and Associate Dean of Research for Scientific Innovation, and Dr. Ashlesh Murthy, Research Assistant Professor and member of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, and researcher Dr. Guangming Zhong, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), have together received a United States patent based on discoveries the trio made while researching Chlamydia trachomatis, the bacterium that causes chlamydia infections.  Continued »