Marisa (Bonneaux) Emmons
, a 2003 biochemistry graduate, received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in May. She is now completing her residency in family medicine at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio. Emmons and her husband Matt – a 2003 UH finance graduate – also recently welcomed a son, Ryan Matthew, who was born September 30, 2006.
Dr. Louis Green, a prominent surgeon and UH alum, delivered the keynote address at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics annual dinner in April honoring its summa cum laude graduates, faculty award winners and donors.
Green graduated from UH in 1943 with a degree in biology and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. During a thirty-two-year career he was affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as clinical professor of surgery, and Methodist Hospital.
He is past president of the UH Alumni Organization and was named a distinguished alumnus in 1989. In 2005 Green delivered the NSM graduation commencement address.
Dr. John Zerwas, an anesthesiologist and NSM alum, was elected to the Texas House of Representatives last November and completed his first legislative session in May.
Zerwas, R-Richmond, is the only physician currently serving in the House and is the senior vice president and chief medical officer of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston. He has been affiliated with Memorial Hermann since 1985 and was appointed to his current post in 2003. Zerwas received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine.
He represents District 28, which includes portions of Fort Bend, Wharton and Waller counties.
Srinandan Kasi, an Associated Press executive and NSM alum, delivered the May commencement address to more than 500 graduates of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Kasi, AP vice president and general counsel, is a native of India and earned a doctorate in chemistry from UH. He worked as a research scientist at IBM where he was involved in chip design and microelectronics. Kasi became a lawyer after graduating from Columbia University Law School.
He now oversees legal activities and global business initiatives for the New York-based news organization. Before joining AP Kasi worked at a law firm handling corporate finance matters like mergers and acquisitions.