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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 […]




Congratulations to Masahiro Morita, PhD on his CPRIT award!

February 22, 2022

Dr. Masahiro Morita has received a $1.05 million CPRIT award for his project titled “Organelle communication during transition from fatty liver to hepatocellular carcinoma.”  Dr. Morita is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and an investigator with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Read more in the […]




Congratulations to Jun Zhang, PhD and the Shi Lab on their publication in Autophagy!

January 7, 2022

The paper is titled “Restoration of Mitophagy Ameliorates Cardiomyopathy in Barth Syndrome” by Jun Zhang, Xueling Liu, Jia Nie, and Yuguang Shi. Dr. Zhang is an Instructor/Research in the lab of Dr. Yuguang Shi with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Department of Pharmacology. Abstract: Barth syndrome (BTHS) […]




Congratulations to Roger Shi, PhD on his co-author publication in The Journal of Clinical Investigation!

December 16, 2021

The paper is titled “LRG1 is an adipokine that mediates obesity-induced hepatosteatosis and insulin resistance” by Sijia He, Jiyoon Ryu, Juanhong Liu, Hairong Luo, Ying Lv, Paul R Langlais, Jie Wen, Feng Dong, Zhe Sun, Wenjuan Xia, Jane L Lynch, Ravindranath Duggirala, Bruce J Nicholson, Mengwei Zang, Yuguang Shi, Fang Zhang, Feng Liu, Juli Bai, […]



Of Tiny Mice and Giant Discoveries: Past Guides Future of Aging Research

December 14, 2021

By Michael Seringer When Francisco Cigarroa, MD, first became president of UT Health San Antonio in 2000, a community and business leader called him with a new idea. “Sam Barshop [founder of La Quinta Inns, Inc. and former Regent of UT System] calls me up and says, ‘I have this great idea. You need to […]



Congratulations to Dr. Palavicini on his recent publication in Frontiers in Physiology!

December 13, 2021

Juan Pablo Palavicini, PhD is first author on the recently published paper in Frontiers in Physiology titled “The Insulin-Sensitizer Pioglitazone Remodels Adipose Tissue Phospholipids in Humans.”  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 Diabetes in the Joe […]




Congratulations to Bess Frost, PhD and the Frost Lab on their publication in Progress in Neurobiology!

October 21, 2021

The paper is titled “Pathogenic tau accelerates aging-associated activation of transposable elements in the mouse central nervous systems” by Paulino Ramirez, Gabrielle Zuniga, Wenyan Sun, Adrian Beckmann, Elizabeth Ochoa, Sarah L. DeVos, Bradley Hyman, Gabriel Chiu, Ethan R. Roy, Wei Cao, Miranda Orr, Virginie Buggia-Prevot, William J. Ray, and Bess Frost.  Dr. Frost is an […]



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 […]



9th edition of the Handbook of the Biology of Aging edited by Drs. Hornsby and Musi!

September 22, 2021

The 9th edition of the Handbook of the Biology of Aging was edited by Peter Hornsby, PhD and Nicolas Musi, MD and is now published (Elsevier, 2021). The handbook is a major publication that brings together state of the art reviews on all aspects of the biology of aging and its implications for therapies in […]




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 […]