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STDOI Highlights

STDOI research on Zika virus featured in RGVProud interview

STDOI research on Zika virus featured in RGVProud interview

July 10, 2017

Marlane Rodriguez from RGVProud visited us at the STDOI to interview Dr John VandeBerg about his research which collaborates with the UTRGV Department of Biology to develop the laboratory opossum as a model to study Zika virus, as well as a model of cholesterol and fat metabolism, both with aiming toward exciting research that could potentially directly benefit the people of the Rio Grande Valley. Watch the full interview at the attached link.
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STDOI Director Williams-Blangero named H-E-B Distinguished Chair for Diabetes and Genomics

STDOI Director Williams-Blangero named H-E-B Distinguished Chair for Diabetes and Genomics

March 9, 2017

UTRGV has named Dr. Sarah Williams-Blangero (seated at center) the endowed chair of the H-E-B Distinguished Chair in Diabetes and Genomics for the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute. Williams-Blangero, a genetics and infectious diseases expert, is director of STDOI. Standing, from left, are Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, UTRGV provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs; Winell Herron, group vice president of Public Affairs, Diversity & Environmental Affairs, HEB Grocery Company LP; Linda Tovar (HEB manager of Public Affairs, Border Region; and Dr. Kelly Scrivner-Cronin, UTRGV vice president for Advancement.
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RGV Partnership and UTRGV host special Valley tour for Texas legislators

RGV Partnership and UTRGV host special Valley tour for Texas legislators

January 27, 2017

A delegation of Texas legislators and their staff on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, visited the UTRGV Brownsville Campus as part of a special Valley tour organized by the RGV Partnership and UTRGV. Legislators visited with and heard updates from the leaders of cutting-edge initiatives like UTRGV’s South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute and STARGATE, and heard from education partners like Space X.
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UTRGV STDOI professor takes part in dental genetics study

UTRGV STDOI professor takes part in dental genetics study

August 22, 2016

Dr. Michael Mahaney, professor at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (STDOI), has contributed to research of colleague Dr. Leslea Hlusko, associate professor of integrative biology at University of California Berkeley, in the identification of distinctive features of primate teeth that allow the researchers to track the evolution of apes and monkey ancestors.
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STDOI research professor Göring tapped to serve on NIH panel

STDOI research professor Göring tapped to serve on NIH panel

August 22, 2016

Dr. Harald Heinz Herbert Göring, a professor at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute, has been appointed as a member of a review panel for the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review, which reviews applications for grant funding.
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