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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 Grace Lee, PharmD, PhD, on her NIH K23 award

May 21, 2020

Dr. Grace Lee has received a K23 award from the NIH for her project titled “Metformin to improve immunological health and vaccine responses.” Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Professor with UT Health San Antonio. She is a 2017-2019 San Antonio OAIC Scholar […]


Congratulations to Lizhen Chen, PhD, on receiving a Young Investigator Pilot Award

May 7, 2020

The Voelcker Foundation has awarded Dr. Chen a Young Investigator Pilot Award for 1-year and $100,000 as a Principal Investigator.


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 J, […]


Congratulations to Adam Salmon, PhD for receiving a VA Merit Grant

February 20, 2020

Dr. Salmon received a VA Merit Grant entitled “mTOR-Mediated Desaturation of Fatty Acids in Hepatic Insulin Resistance.”


Congratulations to Veronica Galvan, PhD for receiving a VA Merit Review Award

February 7, 2020

Dr. Galvan received a VA Merit Review Award, title: Pathogenic Tau Promotes Brain Vascular Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease – $1,100,000


Bess Frost, PhD, will be the 2020 recipient of the O’Donnell Award in Medicine

December 6, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Bess Frost, the 2020 recipient of the O’Donnell Award in Medicine. The annual award is given by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, a group of the state’s 300-plus members of the National Academies. Read the story here.


Congratulations to Dr. Mengwei Zang for receiving an NIH R01 Research Grant

June 7, 2019

Mengwei Zang, MD, PhD, has received a 2-year R01 research grant from the NIH to support the accumulation of additional data for her research. The award will provide approximately $200,000 a year for 2 years.


Funding of the Biology of Aging Training Program

April 12, 2019

The NIA-funded T32 Training Program on Biology of Aging (PI: Nicolas Musi) has been successfully renewed for 5 more years. The focus of the program is on Basic and Translational Geroscience. The Program funds 4 predoctoral and 4 postdoctoral positions. For more information on the program and the application process please email Debra Siller at […]