Grants


Congratulations to Xianlin Han, PhD on his Owens Foundation Award!

April 12, 2024

Dr. Xianlin Han is the recipient of the 2024 William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation Award for $200,000. The project is titled “Myelin sulfatide deficiency alters galetin-3 signaling in AD”. Dr. Han is a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes and an investigator with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for […]




Congratulations to Juan Pablo Palavicini, PhD and Kevin Koronowski, PhD on their Owens Foundation Award!

April 5, 2024

Dr. Juan Pablo Palavicini and Dr. Kevin Koronowski are the recipients of the 2024 William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation Award. The two-year, $200,000 project is titled “Modeling late-onset Alzheimer’s via gene-environment interactions”.  Dr. Palavicini and Dr. Koronowski have been named Multiple Principle Investigators on the project. Dr. Palavicini is an assistant professor in […]




Congratulations to Shangang Zhao, PhD on his R01 grant!

March 18, 2024

Dr. Zhao’s project, “Paracrine effects of leptin in regulating visceral fat expansion,” has been awarded an R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Zhao is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and an investigator with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.




Congratulations to Mengwei Zang, MD, PhD on her R01 grant!

March 1, 2024

Dr. Zang’s project, “Deciphering RNA Splicing Control of Lipid Metabolism and Alcoholic Liver Injury,” has been awarded an R01 grant by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  Dr. Zang is a Professor with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Department of Molecular Medicine.  She is also the […]




Congratulations to Juan Pablo Palavicini, PhD on his Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center Award!

November 22, 2023

Dr. Juan Pablo Palavicini has received a Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) Coordinating Center award for $100,000. The multi-center pilot project is titled “Inhibition of ceramide synthesis: a viable strategy to reverse metabolic determinants of sarcopenic obesity”.  Dr. Palavicini is named the principal investigator on the pilot award and will be working with co-principal […]




Congratulations to Shangang Zhao, PhD on his UT STARs Award!

November 21, 2023

Dr. Shangang Zhao has received a UT STARs award for $100,000. The STARs (Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention) Program provides funding to help purchase state-of-the-art equipment and make necessary laboratory/facility renovations to support faculty members in performing their research.  This award will allow Dr. Zhao to further develop his project in metabolism and aging.  […]




Congratulations to Yuguang Shi, PhD on his R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging!

May 10, 2023

Dr. Shi’s project, “Cardiolipin Remodeling in Alzheimer’s Disease,” has been awarded an R01 grant by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Shi is a Professor with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Department of Pharmacology.  He is also the Joe R. and […]




Congratulations to Shangang Zhao, PhD on his Voelcker Fund Pilot Grant!

May 10, 2023

Dr. Shangang Zhao has received a one year Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Pilot Award from the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund. This award will allow Dr. Zhao to further develop his project in metabolism and aging.  Dr. Zhao is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and an investigator with […]




Congratulations to Yuguang Shi, PhD on his R01 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases!

April 19, 2023

Dr. Shi’s project, “Cellular mechanisms of NLRP3 activation by ALCAT1 in diet-induced obesity,” has been awarded an R01 grant by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Shi is a Professor with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the […]




Congratulations to new faculty Lu Wang, PhD on her CPRIT recruitment award!

February 16, 2023

Newly recruited faculty, Lu Wang, PhD, has been awarded a $2 million Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) recruitment award for first-time, tenure track faculty members.  Dr. Wang joins UT Health San Antonio from the University of Pennsylvania.  She will be an Assistant Professor with the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology and […]