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UT Health Newsroom: Team discovers novel root cause of tau-induced neurodegeneration

April 14, 2022

Original story: UT Health San Antonio Newsroom By Will Sansom SAN ANTONIO (April 13, 2022) — Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported the discovery of a novel mechanism by which pathological forms of tau protein cause neurons to die. Alzheimer’s disease and chronic […]




Congratulations to Gabbe Zuniga on her first author publication in Alzheimer’s & Dementia!

April 13, 2022

Congratulations to Gabbe Zuniga and the Frost lab on their publication!  Gabbe is an MD/PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Bess Frost with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Tau-induced deficits in nonsense-mediated mRNA decay contribute to neurodegeneration Gabrielle Zuniga, Simon Levy, Paulino Ramirez, Jasmine De Mange, Elias Gonzalez, […]




Congratulations to Sakie Katsumura, DDS, PhD on her JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship award!

April 12, 2022

Dr. Sakie Katsumura has received the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship.  She is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Masahiro Morita, PhD, and currently investigating the molecular mechanism underlying how the balance between food intake and energy expenditure is maintained.




Congratulations to Nicolas Musi, MD on his 2022 Presidential Excellence Award!

April 11, 2022

Dr. Nicolas Musi has been named the Distinguished Research Scholar for the 2022 Presidential Excellence Awards.  Dr. Musi is a Professor in the Division of Diabetes, Department of Medicine, Long School of Medicine and the Director of the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Full story below: Congratulations to the 2022 […]




UT Health Newsroom: Boosting liver mRNAs curbs appetite, body weight in obese mice

April 6, 2022

Original story: UT Health San Antonio Newsroom By Will Sansom SAN ANTONIO (April 5, 2022) — In a breakthrough discovery, scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported that inhibiting a liver enzyme in obese mice decreased the rodents’ appetite, increased energy expenditure in adipose […]




Congratulations to Sakie Katsumura, DDS, PhD and Masahiro Morita, PhD on their publication in Cell Metabolism!

April 6, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Sakie Katsumura and Dr. Masahiro Morita on their publication in Cell Metabolism.  Dr. Morita is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.  Dr. Katsumura is a postdoctoral fellow in the Morita lab. Deadenylase-dependent mRNA decay of GDF15 and […]



Congratulations to biology of aging graduate student Kevin Thyne on his publication!

March 29, 2022

The paper is titled “Metabolic benefits of methionine restriction in adult mice do not require functional methionine sulfoxide reductase A (MsrA)” by Kevin M. Thyne and Adam B. Salmon and will be published in an upcoming issue of Scientific Reports.  Kevin Thyne is a graduate student in the laboratory of Adam Salmon, PhD. Metabolic benefits […]



Congratulations to Kevin Koronowski, PhD on his UT Rising STARs Award!

March 14, 2022

Kevin Koronowski, PhD has been awarded a $250,000 UT Rising STARs award.  The grant is for the purchase of equipment for newly recruited junior faculty.  Dr. Koronowski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and the Sam and Ann […]




Congratulations to Jun Zhang, PhD on his Barth Syndrome Foundation award!

March 11, 2022

Dr. Jun Zhang’s project “ALCAT1 as a Novel Target for the Treatment of Cardiomyopathy in Barth Syndrome” has been accepted and fully funded for a two-year period by the Barth Syndrome Foundation.  Dr. Zhang is an Instructor/Research in the lab of Dr. Yuguang Shi with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging […]




Congratulations to Manpreet Semwal, PhD on her first co-author publication in Cell Reports!

February 23, 2022

Dr. Semwal is an Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Dr. Nicolas Musi with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Redox regulation of age-associated defects in generation and maintenance of T cell self-tolerance and immunity to foreign antigens Allison K. Hester, Manpreet K. Semwal, Sergio Cepeda, Yangming Xiao, Meghan […]