Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
Meet Our Director
Dr. Nicolas Musi is a Physician-Scientist who received clinical training in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Musi then completed a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Joslin Diabetes Center-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in 2001 after which he joined the Harvard faculty. Recruited to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)in 2003, he served as Associate Director for clinical research at the Texas Diabetes Institute. Upon being named Director of the Barshop Institute in 2013, Dr. Musi also serves as Director of the San Antonio Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), and is the appointed Director of the newly established UTHSCSA Medical Schools Center for Healthy Aging.
Dr. Musis research expertise is in aging, insulin resistance and exercise physiology. Dr. Musi has a robust research program in metabolic/endocrine gerontology, devoted to exploring the effects that aging has on numerous metabolic and cellular processes, and relevant to the patho-genesis of age-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and sarcopenia. He is principal investigator on two National Institutes of Health R01 (project) grants and a grant from the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Musi is the recipient of a Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research, co-sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the American Federation for Aging Research. An active educator and research mentor, he supervises clinical and research fellows, residents, and graduate students. Dr. Musis main clinical interests are (i) pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of diabetes in the elderly; (ii) molecular mechanisms underlying sarcopenia of aging; and (iii) effects of exercise on glucose and lipid metabolism at the whole-body and cellular levels.