Congratulations to UTSA Seniors Purna Desai, Roberto Lerma, Alyssa Petko, Angela Vela, and Junior Salina Cram, for their stellar performance representing UTSA Undergraduate Neuroscience in the 2013 Intercollegiate Brain Bowl competition! The UTSA team, coached by Professor Brian Derrick, dominated the competition going into the final challenge round. They placed a close second to UT Arlington, and Trinity University placed third. Pictured from left: Alyssa Petko, Angela Vela, Puma Desai, Roberto Lerma, and Salina Cram Brain Bowl is sponsored in part by the UTHSCSA Center for Biomedical Science, The Mind Science Foundation and The Society for Neuroscience. For more information about this annual event, visit http://pharmacology.uthscsa.edu/graduate/Events/brainbowlpre.asp
Meet Jossina Gonzalez. She's a young woman with a passion for neuroscience, and she graduates this month with a doctoral degree.
In 2004, Gonzalez was accepted into the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston to prepare for training as a physician. However, when the university learned she was unable to walk and generally weakened due to a debilitating neurological condition, the health science center revoked her admission, causing an uproar that landed in the laps of the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Office of Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.