Undergraduate teaching is a cornerstone of our activities and the Faculty offers 21 different majors, with possibilities to co-major in subjects located in other Faculties. Our majors are loosely organised into three clusters – those in the biology, earth and environmental sciences, those in the chemical and molecular sciences, and those in the numerical and physical sciences. Our Bachelor of Science degree leads naturally on to a number of different Honours degrees that relate to the undergraduate major(s) offered by the various departments.
When Rong Li, ., transferred his laboratory to UT Health San Antonio, he finally felt he was making real progress in breast cancer research.
“I was trained as a molecular biologist, and I studied the fundamental cellular processes in a lab setting,” says Li, a professor of molecular medicine who left his faculty position at the University of Virginia in 2007. “But I felt unsatisfied because I wanted to connect my lab findings more closely to human health.”
At UT Health, he found the opportunity to collaborate with physician scientists, both at the international level and closer to home. UT Health breast oncologists Ismail Jatoi, ., and Richard Elledge, ., as well as plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Howard Wang, ., have offered cross-disciplinary support, and some of their patients donate breast tissue samples for Li’s research.