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Jessica Ibarra, Ph.D.


Victoria Chang, DODr. Jessica M. Ibarra, is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy at UIWSOM’s Department of Applied Biomedical Sciences.  She holds a doctorate in Cellular and Structural Biology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she also completed her postdoctoral training.  Her research included the study of inflammatory factors involved in chronic diseases such as heart failure, arthritis, and diabetes.  When Dr. Ibarra is not teaching anatomy or physiology, she is mentoring students or involved in K-12 science outreach across the city.  At UIW, she serves as Chair of the Faculty Development Fund Review Committee and Chair of the Hispanic Heritage Month Organizing Committee.

Dr. Ibarra is a native of San Antonio and enthusiastic about being a part of the UIW SOM.

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (Ph.D.)
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (Post-doctoral Fellowship)
University of Texas, San Antonio (Bachelors of Science-Biology)
Palo Alto College (Associates of Science-Biology)

American Association of Anatomist
American Physiological Society
Member of the Porter Physiology and Minority Affairs Committee
Fellow, Life Science Teaching Resource Community Vision & Change Scholars Program
Fellow, Physiology Education Community of Practice
Secretary of the History of Physiology Interest Group
Member of the Education Steering Committee