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Congratulations to Lizhen Chen, PhD, on receiving a Young Investigator Pilot Award

May 7, 2020

The Voelcker Foundation has awarded Dr. Chen a Young Investigator Pilot Award for 1-year and $100,000 as a Principal Investigator.




Congratulations to Dr. Veronica Galvan’s recent Aging Cell paper, which was among the 10% most downloaded papers in the journal

April 30, 2020

The paper, titled “mTOR drives cerebrovascular, synaptic and cognitive dysfunction in normative aging” was among the 10% most downloaded papers in the journal Aging Cell (between Jan 2018 and Dec 2019).   mTOR drives cerebrovascular, synaptic, and cognitive dysfunction in normative aging. Van Skike CE, Lin AL, Roberts Burbank R, Halloran JJ, Hernandez SF, Cuvillier […]



Congratulations to Graduate Student Eric Baeuerle for his Research Project Selection

March 25, 2020

Eric Baeuerle is a graduate student in the lab of Nicolas Musi, MD.



Congratulations to Bess Frost, PhD, on her publication in Current Opinion in Neurobiology!

February 21, 2020

Awakening the dark side: retrotransposon activation in neurodegenerative disorders. Elizabeth Ochoa Thomas, Gabbe Zuniga, Wenyan Sun, Bess Frost. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 2020 Apr;61:65-72. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2020.01.012. Epub 2020 Feb 21. Abstract: Nearly half (45%) of the human genome is composed of transposable elements, or ‘jumping genes’. Since Barbara McClintock’s original discovery of transposable elements in […]




Congratulations to Adam Salmon, PhD for receiving a VA Merit Grant

February 20, 2020

Dr. Salmon received a VA Merit Grant entitled “mTOR-Mediated Desaturation of Fatty Acids in Hepatic Insulin Resistance.”




Congratulations to Angela Olson Dorigatti for her outstanding scientific poster presentation award

February 10, 2020

Angela Olson Dorigatti, a graduate student in the lab of Veronica Galvan, PhD, attended the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC) on Thursday, January 30. Her poster, entitled, “Tau-induced astrocyte senescence: A novel mechanism for neuronal dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease” won an award for outstanding scientific poster presentation. This is her 8th conference award […]




Congratulations to Veronica Galvan, PhD for receiving a VA Merit Review Award

February 7, 2020

Dr. Galvan received a VA Merit Review Award, title: Pathogenic Tau Promotes Brain Vascular Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease – $1,100,000




Dr. Bess Frost receives TAMEST O’Donnell Award in Medicine

January 17, 2020

Bess Frost, PhD, assistant professor of cell systems and anatomy and member of the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at UT Health San Antonio, is the recipient of the Academy of Medicine Engineering and Science of Texas 2020 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine. Dr. Frost receives TAMEST O’Donnell […]




Congratulations to Dr. Jia Nie, she is a 2019 AFAR Grantee

January 17, 2020

Congratulations to Jia Nie, PhD on winning The Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging. https://www.afar.org/grantees/years/2019-recipients/#Diamond/AFAR%20Fellows




Congratulations to Paul Hasty, DVM on his publication in Aging Cell!

January 6, 2020

Acarbose improved survival for Apc+/Min mice Sherry G Dodds, Manish Parihar, Martin Javors, Jia Nie, Nicolas Musi, Zelton Dave Sharp, Paul Hasty Aging Cell. 2020 Feb;19(2):e13088. doi: 10.1111/acel.13088. Epub 2020 Jan 6. Abstract: Acarbose blocks the digestion of complex carbohydrates, and the NIA Intervention Testing Program (ITP) found that it improved survival when fed to […]