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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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7 May 2020 Congratulations to Lizhen Chen, PhD, on receiving a Young Investigator Pilot Award

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

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30 Apr 2020 Congratulations to Dr. Veronica Galvan’s recent Aging Cell paper, which was among the 10% most downloaded papers in the journal

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, […]

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20 Feb 2020 Congratulations to Adam Salmon, PhD for receiving a VA Merit Grant

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

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7 Feb 2020 Congratulations to Veronica Galvan, PhD for receiving a VA Merit Review Award

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

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6 Dec 2019 Bess Frost, PhD, will be the 2020 recipient of the O’Donnell Award in Medicine

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.

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