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Doug Frantz
working to cure cancerous cells

To create new knowledge at UTSA, we’re attracting world-class, dedicated faculty who will teach and prepare our students for tomorrow, lead us in our quest to be a nationally recognized university by conducting cutting-edge research and serve our community through outreach and entrepreneurship. Donors who support this campaign priority will fund endowments to attract the world’s finest faculty, support faculty research and provide resources for new laboratories.

“In addition to advancing our research, gifts from donors and organizations provide undergraduates and graduate students with opportunities to gain valuable laboratory experience.”

- Doug Frantz

Doug Frantz is working to grow new heart muscle cells and turn cancerous cells benign. His lab is developing drug-like molecules that target stem cells to treat cardiovascular disease and cancer. Support from the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund is helping Frantz treat these diseases and is bringing other top researchers to UTSA.

“The research we are conducting in the laboratory is aligned with the broader issues of treating cardiovascular disease and cancer by combining stem cells and medicinal chemistry,” said Frantz. “In addition to advancing our research, gifts from donors and organizations provide undergraduates and graduate students with opportunities to gain valuable laboratory experience at the interface of chemistry and biology and contribute to the development of therapeutic solutions for a variety of diseases.”

Give now to support faculty like Frantz who are making discoveries to change the way we think about health issues.


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Kim Fischer
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