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, […]

Congratulations to Lizhen Chen, PhD on her recent collaboration and publication in the journal Nature Cell Biology

May 21, 2020

Dr. Chen, an assistant professor at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, collaborated with biologists at the Mays Cancer Center and researchers in Paris, France, and Shanghai, China, to identify important drivers of tumor resistance.

Congratulations to Grace Lee, PharmD, PhD, on her NIH K23 award

May 21, 2020

Dr. Grace Lee has received a K23 award from the NIH for her project titled “Metformin to improve immunological health and vaccine responses.”  Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Professor with UT Health San Antonio.  She is a 2017-2019 San Antonio OAIC Scholar […]

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