UT Health Newsroom: Boosting liver mRNAs curbs appetite, body weight in obese mice

April 6, 2022

Original story: UT Health San Antonio Newsroom By Will Sansom SAN ANTONIO (April 5, 2022) — In a breakthrough discovery, scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported that inhibiting a liver enzyme in obese mice decreased the rodents’ appetite, increased energy expenditure in adipose […]

Congratulations to Masahiro Morita, PhD and Sakie Katsumura, DDS, PhD on their publication in Cell Metabolism!

April 6, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Masahiro Morita and Dr. Sakie Katsumura on their publication in Cell Metabolism.  Dr. Morita is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.  Dr. Katsumura is a postdoctoral fellow in the Morita lab. Deadenylase-dependent mRNA decay of GDF15 and […]

Congratulations to biology of aging graduate student Kevin Thyne on his publication!

March 29, 2022

The paper is titled “Metabolic benefits of methionine restriction in adult mice do not require functional methionine sulfoxide reductase A (MsrA)” by Kevin M. Thyne and Adam B. Salmon and will be published in an upcoming issue of Scientific Reports.  Kevin Thyne is a graduate student in the laboratory of Adam Salmon, PhD. Metabolic benefits […]

Congratulations to Kevin Koronowski, PhD on his UT Rising STARs Award!

March 14, 2022

Kevin Koronowski, PhD has been awarded a $250,000 UT Rising STARs award.  The grant is for the purchase of equipment for newly recruited junior faculty.  Dr. Koronowski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and the Sam and Ann […]

Congratulations to Jun Zhang, PhD on his Barth Syndrome Foundation award!

March 11, 2022

Dr. Jun Zhang’s project “ALCAT1 as a Novel Target for the Treatment of Cardiomyopathy in Barth Syndrome” has been accepted and fully funded for a two-year period by the Barth Syndrome Foundation.  Dr. Zhang is an Instructor/Research in the lab of Dr. Yuguang Shi with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging […]

Congratulations to Roger Shi, PhD on his co-author publication in The Journal of Clinical Investigation!

December 16, 2021

The paper is titled “LRG1 is an adipokine that mediates obesity-induced hepatosteatosis and insulin resistance” by Sijia He, Jiyoon Ryu, Juanhong Liu, Hairong Luo, Ying Lv, Paul R Langlais, Jie Wen, Feng Dong, Zhe Sun, Wenjuan Xia, Jane L Lynch, Ravindranath Duggirala, Bruce J Nicholson, Mengwei Zang, Yuguang Shi, Fang Zhang, Feng Liu, Juli Bai, […]

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 […]