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. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200518144906.htm
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 […]
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 […]
March 25, 2020
Eric Baeuerle is a graduate student in the lab of Nicolas Musi, MD.
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 […]
February 20, 2020
Dr. Salmon received a VA Merit Grant entitled “mTOR-Mediated Desaturation of Fatty Acids in Hepatic Insulin Resistance.”
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 […]
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