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Congratulations to Drs. Espinoza and Musi on their R01 award!

September 18, 2020

Sara Espinoza, MD, MSc and Nicolas Musi, MD have been awarded an R01 grant from the NIH for their project titled “Does Metformin Modulate the Pillars of Aging in Older Adults?”



Barshop Institute gains NIA award renewals totaling $11 million; funds support translating research discoveries into healthier aging

September 14, 2020

UT Health San Antonio announced today (Sept. 10) that its Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies gained renewal of two highly competitive center grants awarded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Pepper and Shock grants, which total $11 million over the next five years, support basic research of the […]



Congratulations to Veronica Galvan, PhD on her RF1 award!

September 14, 2020

Dr. Galvan has received an RF1, multi-year funded award, from the NIH.  The award is for the project titled “Tau-induced astrocyte senescence in Alzheimer’s disease.”



In Memory, Edward Joseph Masoro, Ph.D. (1924-2020)

August 10, 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 […]



Congratulations to graduate student Andy Banh on his F31 award!

August 6, 2020

Andy Banh has received the NIH F31 Fellowship (Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award).  He is a graduate student in the lab of Veronica Galvan, PhD.




Congratulations to graduate student John-Paul Andersen on his second first author paper!

July 24, 2020

The paper is titled “Aster-B Coordinates with Arf1 to Regulate Mitochondrial Cholesterol Transport” by John-Paul Andersen, Jun Zhang, Haoran Sun, Xuyun Liu, Jiankang Liu, Jia Nie, and Yuguang Shi and will be published in an upcoming issue of Molecular Metabolism.  John-Paul Andersen is a graduate student in the laboratory of Roger Shi, PhD. ABSTRACT: Objective: […]




Congratulations to Bess Frost, PhD, on her recent publication in Cell Reports!

July 20, 2020

Dr. Frost and her lab have a new paper published in Cell Reports. Highlights •TauR406W induces nuclear CREB depletion in neurons of the adult Drosophila brain •Nuclear Ca2+ decreases with aging and tauopathy in the adult Drosophila brain •Nuclear Ca2+ is depleted in iPSC-derived neurons from sporadic Alzheimer’s disease •Pharmacologic/genetic manipulation of BK channels modify […]




Congratulations to Dr. Galvan on being inducted as a Fellow of the American Aging Association

June 30, 2020

Congratulations to Veronica Galvan, PhD for her recent induction as a Fellow of the American Aging Association!  Dr. Galvan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Biology of Aging, and the Glenn Biggs […]




A curious visitor checks out our new building

June 19, 2020

We had a visitor to our new building, it seems that everyone is looking forward to the move in!  




Congratulations to graduate student John-Paul Andersen on his first co-first author paper being accepted for publication by EMBO Reports.

June 12, 2020

The paper is titled “Aster-C Coordinates with COP I Vesicles to Regulate Lysosomal Trafficking and Activation of mTORC1” by Jun Zhang, John-Paul Andersen, Haoran Sun, Nahum Sonenberg, Jia Nie, and Yuguang Shi and will be published in an upcoming issue of EMBO Reports.  John-Paul Andersen is a graduate student in the laboratory of Roger Shi, […]