Location: Barshop 2.100.18


Barshop Institute

Nicolas Musi, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Sam and Ann Barshop Insititute for Longevity and Aging Studies
Director, Center for Healthy Aging
Director, San Antonio Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Director, San Antonio Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC)

Personal Statement:

I am a physician-scientist and received clinical training in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center. I then completed a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Joslin Diabetes Center of Harvard Medical School in 2001, after which I joined the Harvard faculty. I was recruited to the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSCSA) in 2003 and currently I am a tenured Professor of Medicine (Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Division of Diabetes) and Director of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, the San Antonio Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, and the San Antonio Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center.

I am an active educator and research mentor, and supervise clinical and research fellows, residents and graduate students. In this role, I function as Director of a T32 Training Grant on the Biology of Aging.


M.D. (Magna Cum Laude), Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City , Mexico, 1995


My research expertise is in aging, insulin resistance and exercise physiology. My research program in metabolic/endocrine gerontology, is devoted to exploring the effects that aging has on numerous metabolic and cellular processes, and relevant to the patho-genesis of age-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and sarcopenia. My main clinical interests are (i) pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of diabetes in the elderly; (ii) molecular mechanisms underlying sarcopenia of aging; and (iii) effects of exercise on glucose and lipid metabolism at the whole-body and cellular levels. We conduct our research in human subjects, rodents, and cell cultures.