The UTSA RISE Office is located in the UTSA College of Sciences and houses seven research training programs. It is directed collaboratively by Drs. Edwin Barea-Rodriguez, Aaron Cassill, and Gail Taylor.

The RISE Office was named to honor the NIH-sponsored RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) Program that, since 1979, served as the foundation upon which all other participating programs were developed. Continuation of the RISE name reflects the commitment of the office to ensure that all students are able to develop to their potential and attain their dreams to become scientists.

The original RISE program has been replaced by our undergraduate MARC and doctoral-level IMSD programs.

Our Team

Edwin Barea-Rodriguez

Dr. Edwin Barea-Rodriguez

Aaron Cassill

Dr. Aaron Cassill

Gail Taylor

Dr. Gail Taylor