December 6, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Bess Frost, the 2020 recipient of the O’Donnell Award in Medicine. The annual award is given by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, a group of the state’s 300-plus members of the National Academies. Read the story here.
Congratulations to Dr. Kennedy Mdaki for being selected as the recipient of BS Minority Investigator Travel Award
November 18, 2019
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) selected Dr. Mdaki as the recipient of BS Minority Investigator Travel Award in the amount of $1000. The award was presented during the annual GSA conference held November 13 – 17, 2019. Kennedy Mdaki, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Adam Salmon, PhD.
September 3, 2019
Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) announced funding Aug. 22nd for various UT Health SA researchers and affiliates. “CPRIT also awarded $3 million to Emtora Biosciences, formerly called Rapamycin Holdings. The award is for a clinical trial investigating a formulation of rapamycin called eRapa to treat familial adenomatous polyposis. This is an inherited disorder […]
June 7, 2019
Angela Olson, graduate student in the Veronica Galvan, PhD lab, received the Data Blitz 1st Place Winner award at the 2019 American Aging Association Annual Meeting. This is her 5th award/first place recognition this year.
June 7, 2019
Mengwei Zang, MD, PhD, has received R01 and R21 research grants from the NIH.
May 20, 2019
Hepatic posttranscriptional network comprised of CCR4-NOT deadenylase and FGF21 maintains systemic metabolic homeostasis Morita M, Siddiqui N, Katsumura S, Rouya C, Larsson O, Nagashima T, Hekmatnejad B, Takahashi A, Kiyonari H, Zang M, St-Arnaud R, Oike Y, Giguère V, Topisirovic I, Okada-Hatakeyama M, Yamamoto T, Sonenberg N PNAS. 2019 Apr 16;116(16):7973-7981. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1816023116. Epub 2019 […]
May 17, 2019
Hyperadrenocorticism of calorie restriction contributes to its anti-inflammatory action in mice. Allen BD, Liao CY, Shu J, Muglia LJ, Majzoub JA, Diaz V, Nelson JF Aging Cell. 2019 Jun;18(3):e12944. doi: 10.1111/acel.12944. Epub 2019 Apr 1. Abstract: Calorie restriction (CR), which lengthens lifespan in many species, is associated with moderate hyperadrenocorticism and attenuated inflammation. Given the […]
May 6, 2019
Dr. Bess Frost was awarded a grant from the William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation, which was funded for $100,000. Congratulations to Dr. Frost.
May 6, 2019
Dr. Veronica Galvan was awarded a grant from the William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation, which was funded for $78,017. Congratulations to Dr. Galvan.
April 12, 2019
The NIA-funded T32 Training Program on Biology of Aging (PI: Nicolas Musi) has been successfully renewed for 5 more years. The focus of the program is on Basic and Translational Geroscience. The Program funds 4 predoctoral and 4 postdoctoral positions. For more information on the program and the application process please email Debra Siller at […]