In Memory, Edward Joseph Masoro, PhD (1924-2020)
Edward J. Masoro, pioneer in research on the biology of aging, died on July 11, 2020 the age of 95. Loved and respected, Ed died shortly after suffering a debilitating fall. He was attended to by caring members of the geriatric medicine, hospice and end-of-life community. This is a tribute not only to his scientific legacy but also to his exemplary character. During his 23-year tenure here, he created the scientific framework and laid the administrative foundation that enabled UT Health San Antonio to become internationally recognized as a center of excellence for aging research and the search for therapeutic interventions to extend healthy life.