Grants

UT Health Science Center San Antonio among group tapped by NIH to map senescent ‘zombie’ cells in the body

October 20, 2021

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 20, 2021) — Researchers nationwide, including a team from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, are embarking on a massive effort to learn the locations and roles of senescent “zombie” cells in humans. The health science center is part of a multi-institution group selected by the National Institutes […]



Congratulations to Dr. Chen on her R01!

September 21, 2021

Lizhen Chen, PhD has received an R01 from the NIH for her project titled “Neuronal microtubule regulation and aging.”  Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of […]




Congratulations to Dr. Solis-Herrera on her diabetes research funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation!

September 21, 2021

Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD, assistant professor of medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is the recipient of the prestigious 2021 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) Clinical Scientist Development Award.  Dr. Solis-Herrera’s innovative and high-impact research focuses on sodium-glucose transport protein 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, a class of medications used to treat […]




Congratulations to Dr. David Guis on his UT System STARs Award!

September 21, 2021

David Gius, MD, PhD, has been awarded a $1.6 million UT System Faculty STARs award to support his research on aging and breast cancer. The award will be used to purchase equipment to conduct more in-depth experiments in his laboratory at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Dr. Gius said […]




Congratulations to Dr. Palavicini on his Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant!

August 27, 2021

Juan Pablo Palavicini, PhD has received an award from the Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (AARG) program for the project titled “PLCG2 AD variants in microglial lipid metabolism and calcium signaling“.  Dr. Palavicini is an Assistant Professor/Research with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Department of Medicine, Division of […]




Congratulations to Lizhen Chen, PhD on her Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Award!

May 27, 2021

Lizhen Chen, PhD has been selected to receive the Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Award.  Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine.




Congratulations to Xianlin Han, PhD on his RF1 award!

March 8, 2021

Dr. Han has received an RF1, multi-year funded award, from the NIH.  The award is for the project titled “Sulfatide deficiency: A novel mechanism leading to reactive astrogliosis in aging and Alzheimer’s disease.”




Congratulations to Lizhen Chen, PhD on her R01!

January 29, 2021

Lizhen Chen, PhD has received an R01 from the NIH for her project titled “The role of CELF2 and its genetic variants in Alzheimer’s disease.”  Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy in the Joe R. […]




Congratulations to David Guis, MD, PhD on his R01!

January 11, 2021

David Guis, MD, PhD has received an R01 from the NIH for his project titled “MnSOD-K68-Ac reprograms a lineage plasticity switch / stemness in ER+ breast malignancies.”  Dr. Guis is the Associate Cancer Director of Translation Research, the Assistant Dean for Research, and a Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology.




Congratulations to Dr. Dean Kellogg on his VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Award!

November 24, 2020

Dean Kellogg, MD, PhD has received an award from the VA office of Rehabilitation Research & Development Service (RR&D) for his project titled “Elucidating sympathetic vasoconstrictor mechanisms of autonomic dysreflexia in persons with spinal cord injury.”  Dr. Kellogg is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology & Palliative Medicine.