Publications


Congratulations to Juan P. Palavicini, PhD on his recent publication in JCI Insight!

November 24, 2020

The paper is titled “Early disruption of nerve mitochondrial and myelin lipid homeostasis in obesity-induced diabetes” by Juan P. Palavicini, Juan Chen, Chunyan Wang, Jianing Wang, Chao Qin, Eric Baeuerle, Xinming Wang, Jung A. Woo, David E. Kang, Nicolas Musi, Jeffrey L. Dupree, and Xianlin Han.  Dr. Palavicini is an Assistant Professor/Research with the Sam […]




Congratulations to graduate student John-Paul Andersen on his second first author paper!

July 24, 2020

The paper is titled “Aster-B Coordinates with Arf1 to Regulate Mitochondrial Cholesterol Transport” by John-Paul Andersen, Jun Zhang, Haoran Sun, Xuyun Liu, Jiankang Liu, Jia Nie, and Yuguang Shi and will be published in an upcoming issue of Molecular Metabolism.  John-Paul Andersen is a graduate student in the laboratory of Roger Shi, PhD. ABSTRACT: Objective: […]




Congratulations to Bess Frost, PhD, on her recent publication in Cell Reports!

July 20, 2020

Dr. Frost and her lab have a new paper published in Cell Reports. Highlights •TauR406W induces nuclear CREB depletion in neurons of the adult Drosophila brain •Nuclear Ca2+ decreases with aging and tauopathy in the adult Drosophila brain •Nuclear Ca2+ is depleted in iPSC-derived neurons from sporadic Alzheimer’s disease •Pharmacologic/genetic manipulation of BK channels modify […]




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




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 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 Paul Hasty, DVM on his publication in Aging Cell!

January 6, 2020

Acarbose improved survival for Apc+/Min mice Sherry G Dodds, Manish Parihar, Martin Javors, Jia Nie, Nicolas Musi, Zelton Dave Sharp, Paul Hasty Aging Cell. 2020 Feb;19(2):e13088. doi: 10.1111/acel.13088. Epub 2020 Jan 6. Abstract: Acarbose blocks the digestion of complex carbohydrates, and the NIA Intervention Testing Program (ITP) found that it improved survival when fed to […]




Congratulations to Dr. Masahiro Morita for his publication in PNAS.

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 […]




Congratulations to Dr. James Nelson for his publication in Aging Cell

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 […]