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18 Sep 2020 Congratulations to Drs. Espinoza and Musi on their R01 award!

Sara Espinoza, MD, MSc and Nicolas Musi, MD have been awarded an R01 grant from the NIH for their project titled “Does Metformin Modulate the Pillars of Aging in Older Adults?”

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14 Sep 2020 Barshop Institute gains NIA award renewals totaling $11 million; funds support translating research discoveries into healthier aging

UT Health San Antonio announced today (Sept. 10) that its Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies gained renewal of two highly competitive center grants awarded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Pepper and Shock grants, which total $11 million over the next five years, support basic research of the […]

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14 Sep 2020 Congratulations to Veronica Galvan, PhD on her RF1 award!

Dr. Galvan has received an RF1, multi-year funded award, from the NIH. The award is for the project titled “Tau-induced astrocyte senescence in Alzheimer’s disease.”

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6 Aug 2020 Congratulations to graduate student Andy Banh on his F31 award!

Andy Banh has received the NIH F31 Fellowship (Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award). He is a graduate student in the lab of Veronica Galvan, PhD.

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24 Jul 2020 Congratulations to graduate student John-Paul Andersen on his second first author paper!

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: […]

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20 Jul 2020 Congratulations to Bess Frost, PhD, on her recent publication in Cell Reports!

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 […]

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30 Jun 2020 Congratulations to Dr. Galvan on being inducted as a Fellow of the American Aging Association

Congratulations to Veronica Galvan, PhD for her recent induction as a Fellow of the American Aging Association!  Dr. Galvan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Biology of Aging, and the Glenn Biggs […]

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12 Jun 2020 Congratulations to graduate student John-Paul Andersen on his first co-first author paper being accepted for publication by EMBO Reports.

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, […]

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21 May 2020 Congratulations to Lizhen Chen, PhD on her recent collaboration and publication in the journal Nature Cell Biology

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

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21 May 2020 Congratulations to Grace Lee, PharmD, PhD, on her NIH K23 award

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 […]

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