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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 Drs. Qiu and Palavicini on their recent publication in Molecular Neurodegeneration!

September 15, 2021

Shulan Qiu, PhD, and Juan Pablo Palavicini, PhD are co-first authors on their recently published paper in Molecular Neurodegeneration titled “Adult-onset CNS myelin sulfatide deficiency is sufficient to cause Alzheimer’s disease-like neuroinflammation and cognitive impairment”. By: Shulan Qiu, Juan Pablo Palavicini, Jianing Wang, Nancy S. Gonzalez, Sijia He, Elizabeth Dustin, Cheng Zou, Lin Ding, Anindita Bhattacharjee, […]



Congratulations to Michelle Trbovich, MD on her publication in Spinal Cord Series and Cases!

June 22, 2021

The paper, titled “The treatment of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction inpersons with spinal cord injury: An open label, pilot study ofanticholinergic agent vs. mirabegron to evaluate cognitive impactand efficacy” has been accepted for publication in the journal Spinal Cord Series and Cases.  This paper is the culmination of a San Antonio Claude D. Pepper […]



Congratulations to our newest PhD graduates!

June 1, 2021

Congratulations to our recent PhD graduates! John-Paul Andersen: PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Discipline: Physiology and Pharmacology Mentor: Roger Shi, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology Eric Baeuerle: PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Discipline: Biology of Aging Mentor: Nicolas Musi, MD, Professor of Medicine Adrian Beckmann: PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Discipline: Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular […]



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 Roger Shi, PhD on his upcoming publication in Molecular Therapy!

May 27, 2021

The paper, titled “Cardiolipin Remodeling by ALCAT1 Links Hypoxia to Coronary Artery Disease by Promoting Mitochondrial Dysfunction” has been accepted for publication in the journal Molecular Therapy.  Dr. Shi is a Professor with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Department of Pharmacology, and is the Joe R. and […]




Congratulations to John-Paul Andersen for his successful defense!

May 21, 2021

Congratulations to Integrated Biomedical Sciences PhD candidate John-Paul Andersen for the successful defense of his PhD Thesis.  (Soon to be) Dr. Andersen’s thesis was titled “Pathological Cardiolipin Remodeling Through ALCAT1 Contributes to Mitochondrial Dysfunction Associated with Telomere Shortening.”  He is a PhD candidate in the lab of Yuguang Shi, PhD.




Congratulations to Jonathan Dorigatti on his publication in GeroScience!

May 3, 2021

Jonathan Dorigatti’s paper, titled “Beta-guanidinopropionic acid has age-specific effects on markers of health and function in mice“, has been accepted for publication in the journal GeroScience.  Jonathan is a PhD candidate in the Biology of Aging discipline in the lab of Adam Salmon, PhD, who has recently successfully defended his PhD thesis.