TPR Scholars Program

GCC Translational Pain Research Scholars Program Steering Committee

Isabella Casmedes

Tarleton SU

Chrystine Gallegos

Student Chair, UTHealth

Kathleen McDonough


Ramesh Pariyar

Postdoc Chair, UTMB

The overall goal of this program is to support and enhance scholarly activities related to Translational Pain Research at GCC institutions and enhance the diversity of the GCC TPR program. Its voluntary membership is composed of students and postdocs who are interested in TPR in the Houston/Galveston area. These students will help guide the TPR Program and bring a more diverse set of ideas to the table. Any student or postdoc at a GCC institution may join for free.

To enroll, please fill out this Application Form. If you have any questions, please email Autumn Marsden.

Membership Benefits:

  • Certificate of membership
  • Exclusive courses and networking opportunities
  • Suggest speakers for conferences and workshops
  • Eligibility for special scholar poster/talk prizes at the annual symposium
  • Special events/gatherings exclusively for Scholars (coffee break/pizza)
  • Suggest topics and speakers for professional career development activities
  • Early registration for events