Jossina Gonzalez Has Passion for Neuroscience
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.
Faculty and student researchers in the Department of Biology make medical discoveries, develop new technologies, and improve the quality of life. The department’s research programs are supposed through public and private sources. The Department of Biology hosts a number of research centers and institutes that focus on Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Neurobiology, and Plant Biology.