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José M. Barral, MD, PhD

University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor; Dr. Leon Bromberg Professor for Excellence in Teaching; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Operations, Neuroscience & Cell Biology

Neuroscience & Cell Biology

UT Medical Branch at Galveston

It has been my experience that teaching and learning are intrinsically intertwined, in that they both occur simultaneously for both teacher and learner, even if this is not immediately apparent.

As a teacher, I encourage inquiry based on clear reasoning, concrete evidence, and open-mindedness. I am rewarded when learners realize that there are often multiple “right answers” to a problem, which depend largely on its historical context and current circumstances.