Contact

Location: Barshop 2.100.12

Department

Molecular Medicine

Adam B. Salmon, PhD

Associate Professor

Education

Year Degree Discipline Institution
1997 BS Biological Sciences University of Nebraska
Lincoln , NE
2000 MS Biological Sciences University of Nebraska
Lincoln , NE
2007 PhD Cellular and Molecular Biology University of Michigan
Ann Arbor , MI
2011 Postdoctoral Training Physiology of Oxidative Stress University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio , TX

Research

  1. Understanding the basic biology of aging by using targeted interventions to delay the aging process in mammals. A focus on the lab is understanding how the inhibition of the mTOR signaling pathway can be used to delay aging and improve health. We use both rodents and non-human primates as model systems to address these questions. Some key questions we address are 1) does mTOR inhibition have similar effects in both model systems, 2) can diet interact with the pro-longevity effects of mTOR inhibition, 3) could multi-drug treatments be used to promote longevity and reduce potential side-effects.
  2. Determining whether modulation of oxidative stress could regulate healthy lifespan; i.e., does reduction of oxidative stress slow the development of age-related disease? In particular, we are interested in studying the role of oxidative stress and protein oxidation in the development of metabolic dysfunction with age and obesity. The oxidative stress theory of aging has been one of the most prominent theories of why organisms age. Both aging and increased fat accumulation promote dysregulation of glucose metabolism, alterations in adipose tissue homeostasis, and declines in cellular function that are detrimental to overall health. Metabolic diseases like Type 2 diabetes currently affect a significant proportion of the world’s population and their prevention could certainly lead to longer, healthier lives.

Awards & Accomplishments

2011 Travel Award – 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Aging Association, Raleigh, NC
2010 Dielmann Foundation, American Aging Association Travel Award, American Aging Association 40th Annual Meeting, Raleigh NC
2010 Travel Award – 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Orlando, FL
2010 Dielmann Foundation American Aging Association Travel Award, American Aging Association 39th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR
2010 Paul F. Glenn Award for Meritorious Postdoctoral Research, American Aging Association, presented at American Aging Association 39th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR
2010 Joe H. Ward, Jr. and Bettie B. Ward Award of Excellence in the Study of the Biology of Aging, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, San Antonio, TX
2008 Travel Award – 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Aging Association, Boulder, CO
2008 Young Investigator Award, 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Indianapolis, IN