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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 […]




Congratulations to Dr. Solis-Herrera on her diabetes research funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation!

September 21, 2021

Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD, assistant professor of medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is the recipient of the prestigious 2021 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) Clinical Scientist Development Award.  Dr. Solis-Herrera’s innovative and high-impact research focuses on sodium-glucose transport protein 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, a class of medications used to treat […]




Congratulations to Dr. David Guis on his UT System STARs Award!

September 21, 2021

David Gius, MD, PhD, has been awarded a $1.6 million UT System Faculty STARs award to support his research on aging and breast cancer. The award will be used to purchase equipment to conduct more in-depth experiments in his laboratory at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Dr. Gius said […]




Congratulations to Drs. Qiu and Palavicini on their recent publication in Molecular Neurodegeneration!

September 15, 2021

Shulan Qiu, PhD, and Juan Pablo Palavicini, PhD are co-first authors on their recently published paper in Molecular Neurodegeneration titled “Adult-onset CNS myelin sulfatide deficiency is sufficient to cause Alzheimer’s disease-like neuroinflammation and cognitive impairment”. By: Shulan Qiu*, Juan Pablo Palavicini*, Jianing Wang, Nancy S. Gonzalez, Sijia He, Elizabeth Dustin, Cheng Zou, Lin Ding, Anindita Bhattacharjee, […]




Congratulations to Dr. Nelson on being elected as president of the Gerontological Society of America!

August 30, 2021

James F. Nelson, PhD has been elected by the 5500-member Gerontological Society of America to serve as its President in 2023 (Vice President in 2022). Dr. Masoro was the first individual from UTHSCSA to hold this position. Biographical Sketch: James F. Nelson, PhD, is Professor of Cellular and Integrative Physiology and the Barshop Institute for […]




Congratulations to Dr. Palavicini on his Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant!

August 27, 2021

Juan Pablo Palavicini, PhD has received an award from the Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (AARG) program for the project titled “PLCG2 AD variants in microglial lipid metabolism and calcium signaling“.  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 […]




Congratulations to Roger Shi, PhD on his publication in Diabetes!

July 8, 2021

The paper is titled “Insulin Resistance in Skeletal Muscle Selectively Protects the Heart in Response to Metabolic Stress” by Dandan Jia, Jun Zhang, Xueling Liu, John-Paul Andersen, Zhenjun Tian, Jia Nie, and Yuguang Shi.  Dr. Shi is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Distinguished Chair in Metabolic Biology and a Professor with the Department […]




Congratulations to Michelle Trbovich, MD on her publication in Spinal Cord Series and Cases!

June 22, 2021

The paper, titled “The treatment of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction inpersons with spinal cord injury: An open label, pilot study ofanticholinergic agent vs. mirabegron to evaluate cognitive impactand efficacy” has been accepted for publication in the journal Spinal Cord Series and Cases.  This paper is the culmination of a San Antonio Claude D. Pepper […]



Congratulations to our newest PhD graduates!

June 1, 2021

Congratulations to our recent PhD graduates! John-Paul Andersen: PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Discipline: Physiology and Pharmacology Mentor: Roger Shi, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology Eric Baeuerle: PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Discipline: Biology of Aging Mentor: Nicolas Musi, MD, Professor of Medicine Adrian Beckmann: PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Discipline: Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular […]



Congratulations to Lizhen Chen, PhD on her Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Award!

May 27, 2021

Lizhen Chen, PhD has been selected to receive the Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Award.  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 Medicine.