My Research Interests:
My research interests include the effect of cellular energy status on the aging process as well as the basic biology of aging as a whole.
Why I’m Excited to Study Aging:
I am excited to study aging because it provides an opportunity to simultaneously help improve the lives of countless individuals as well as investigate many of the deepest questions in biology. We are now beginning to move interventions from the lab to the clinic, a process that is likely to accelerate as our understanding and technology increases. But to maintain that pipeline, new science and new ways of thinking will have to be invented. I can think of no better adventure to be involved in.
My Future Goals:
I plan to complete my doctoral work at UTHSCSA and continue on with a productive career in academia. To that end, I plan to continue studying the aging process and developing new interventions with the aim of altering the progression of aging and age-related diseases.
Awards and Honors:
- 2016 T32 Biology of Aging Training Grant - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- 2015 Dean's Award - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio