Publications


Congratulations to Bess Frost, PhD on her publication in Trends in Neurosciences!

August 16, 2023

Dr. Frost is an Associate Professor with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders, and the Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy.  She is the holder/manager of the Bartell Zachry Distinguished Professor for Research in Neurodegenerative Disorders. Alzheimer’s disease and related tauopathies: […]




UT Health Newsroom: Study links alcohol-associated liver disease to abnormal cutting and rejoining of molecules

July 26, 2023

Original story: UT Health San Antonio Newsroom Splicing deregulation is potential drug target and diagnostic tool Alcohol consumption is a major cause of chronic liver disease. The disease, which has devastating consequences, progresses through stages of hepatitis (inflammation), fibrosis (scarring) and cirrhosis (severe scarring). Advanced disease increases the risk of developing liver cancer, and some […]




Congratulations to Mengwei Zang, MD, PhD and the Zang Lab on their publication in Hepatology!

July 25, 2023

Dr. Zang is a Professor with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Department of Molecular Medicine.  She is the Ewing Halsell Distinguished Chair in Research and the Associate Director of the MD/PhD Program at UT Health San Antonio. Importantly, this paper has established a fruitful collaboration with esteemed […]



Congratulations to Kevin Thyne, PhD on his publication in Geroscience!

July 3, 2023

Kevin Thyne, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Adam Salmon, PhD with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Sexually dimorphic effects of methionine sulfoxide reductase A (MsrA) on murine longevity and health span during methionine restriction Kevin M. Thyne & Adam B. Salmon Geroscience. 2023 Jun 30. […]



UT Health Newsroom: Flies, worms poorly predict drugs’ life span effects in mice, study indicates

April 21, 2023

Original story: UT Health San Antonio Newsroom Doctoral student’s research suggests difficulty of translating longevity interventions from lower species to mammals Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (April 21, 2023) — If a drug extends the life span of worms or flies, is it likely to do the same in mice? Not typically based […]




Congratulations to Mengwei Zang, MD, PhD and the Zang Lab on their publication in Aging Cell!

April 10, 2023

Dr. Zang is a Professor with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Department of Molecular Medicine.  She is the Ewing Halsell Distinguished Chair in Research and the Associate Director of the MD/PhD Program at UT Health San Antonio. Age-dependent loss of hepatic SIRT1 enhances NLRP3 inflammasome signaling and […]




Congratulations to Claira Sohn on her first-author publication in Frontiers in Aging!

March 27, 2023

Claira Sohn is a PhD student in the Biology of Aging discipline of the Integrated BioMedical Sciences program in the lab of Bess Frost, PhD with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.  Claira earned her undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University where she worked to synthesize self-assembling peptides to create […]




Congratulations to Michael Bene on his publication in Geroscience!

January 17, 2023

Michael Bene is an Integrated Biomedical Sciences PhD student in the lab of Adam Salmon, PhD with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.  Mike’s work used the existing literature to test the question: if a longevity intervention works in worms or flies does that suggest success in extending lifespan in […]




Congratulations to Juan Pablo Palavicini, PhD and Xianlin Han, PhD on their recent publication in International Journal of Molecular Sciences!

January 17, 2023

Juan Pablo Palavicini, PhD is the co-first author and Xianlin Han, PhD is the corresponding author on the recently published paper in International Journal of Molecular Sciences.  Dr. Palavicini is an Assistant Professor/Research and Dr. Han is a Professor, both with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Department […]




UT Health Newsroom: Inflammatory trigger a new clue in Alzheimer’s

January 6, 2023

Original story: UT Health San Antonio Newsroom Researchers discover toxic process involving ‘jumping genes’ Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 6, 2023) — Scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported that an inflammatory trigger like one present during viral infections is elevated […]