GCC Updates

News from the Gulf Coast Consortia

A Collaboration of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Institute of Biosciences & Technology of Texas A&M Health Science Center



The NIH-funded, multi-institutional National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Program in Biomedical Informatics (T15LM007093, Program Director Dr. Lydia Kavraki, Rice University) welcomes new PhD student Scott Malec, whose fellowship begins on July 1. Scott and his mentors Elmer Bernstam and Trevor Cohen are all at the School of Biomedical Informatics, UT Health Science Center at Houston.



Mike Hogg Antimicrobial Resistance Research Seminar Series, July 13

Kevin W. Gary, Pharm.D., M.S., FASHP, UH College of Pharmacy, presents “Which Antibiotics Cause C. difficile Infection?” The seminar will take place in the Bioscience Research Collaborative (BRC) Room 1003, and a networking reception will follow.  4:30-6:30. All welcome, but please register as space is limited.  For more information, contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

Save the date: Metabolism in Cancer, September 21

The featured speaker will be Prof. William G. Kaelin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and  winner of 2016 Lasker Award for basic medical research. Four perspective speakers will highlight different aspects of the field: Ronald DePinho, MDACC; Giulio Draetta, MDACC; Meng Weng, BCM; and  Deborah Johnson, BCM. Also planned are several short talks from local researchers working in the general area of metabolism research applied to cancer systems. Supported by a John S. Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Event Award, this event will be September 21,  Onstead Auditorium, Mitchell Basic Science Research Building. For more information, contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

Save the dates for two Neuro-focused conferences, October 26 and 27:

  • GCC Cluster for Neuroengineering Conference, October 26

Confirmed speakers include Eva Dyer, Georgia Institute of Technology; Robert Greenberg, Second Sight; and Charles Lieber, Harvard University.

  • Keck Center Annual Research Conference and Poster Session, October 27

Theme: Neuroscience.  Confirmed speakers are  Eve Marder, Brandeis University, and Dan Yamins, Stanford University. Co-organizers are Carmen Dessauer, UTHealth, and Ted Wensel, BCM.

GCC Job Board

Check out the new jobs posted recently. This job board provides an opportunity for job seekers and employers to learn more about each other. Job seekers may post their resumes.  Employers (GCC Recruiter) may post their job openings. GCC Job Board


Learn more about GCC’s and other TMC institutions’ core facilities and equipment on the VIICTR website (Search Core Facilities).  VIICTR = Virtually Integrated Institutions for Clinical and Translational Research.



July Events:

HMRI, Sankar Mitra, Houston Methodist Research Institute, DNA Damage and Repair Symposium, July 7

August Events:

RU, Advances in Tissue Engineering, August 9-12

RU, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Seminar, Vivek Sharma, August 31