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Of Tiny Mice and Giant Discoveries: Past Guides Future of Aging Research

December 14, 2021

By Michael Seringer When Francisco Cigarroa, MD, first became president of UT Health San Antonio in 2000, a community and business leader called him with a new idea. “Sam Barshop [founder of La Quinta Inns, Inc. and former Regent of UT System] calls me up and says, ‘I have this great idea. You need to […]


UT Health Science Center San Antonio among group tapped by NIH to map senescent ‘zombie’ cells in the body

October 20, 2021

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 20, 2021) — Researchers nationwide, including a team from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, are embarking on a massive effort to learn the locations and roles of senescent “zombie” cells in humans. The health science center is part of a multi-institution group selected by the National Institutes […]



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 Grace Lee, PharmD, PhD on her publication in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology!

September 15, 2021

Dr. Lee, an Assistant Professor with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Professor with UT Health San Antonio, is a Pepper Center RL5 Scholar. Link to full journal article: https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(21)01363-4/fulltext Read more below: Immunologic resilience: a new metric to accurately gauge COVID-19’s path




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 Xianlin Han, PhD on his RF1 award!

March 8, 2021

Dr. Han has received an RF1, multi-year funded award, from the NIH. The award is for the project titled “Sulfatide deficiency: A novel mechanism leading to reactive astrogliosis in aging and Alzheimer’s disease.”




Congratulations to B.S. Kasinath, MD on his publication in JCI Insight!

January 5, 2021

The paper is titled “Proximal tubular epithelial insulin receptor mediates high fat diet-induced kidney injury” by Hak Joo Lee, Meenalakshmi M. Mariappan, Luke Norton, Terry Bakewell, Denis Feliers, Sae Byeol Oh, Andrew Donati, Cherubina S. Rubannelsonkumar, Manjeri A. Venkatachalam, Stephen E. Harris, Isabelle Rubera, Michel Tauc, Goutam Ghosh Choudhury, C. Ronald Kahn, Kumar Sharma, Ralph […]




Congratulations to Paul Hasty, DVM on his publication in Cell Reports!

December 23, 2020

TREX2 Exonuclease Causes Spontaneous Mutations and Stress-Induced Replication Fork Defects in Cells Expressing RAD51K133A Jun Ho Ko, Mi Young Son, Qing Zhou, Lucia Molnarova, Lambert Song, Jarmila Mlcouskova, Atis Jekabsons, Cristina Montagna, Lumir Krejci, Paul Hasty Cell Reports. Volume 33, Issue 12, 22 December 2020, 108543. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.108543. Summary: DNA damage tolerance (DDT) and homologous […]