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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.