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

September 14, 2020

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 […]


Congratulations to Veronica Galvan, PhD on her RF1 award!

September 14, 2020

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.”


Congratulations to graduate student Andy Banh on his F31 award!

August 6, 2020

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.


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

July 24, 2020

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: […]


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

July 20, 2020

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 […]


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

June 30, 2020

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 […]


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 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, […]