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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 Angela Olson Dorigatti for her outstanding scientific poster presentation award

February 10, 2020

Angela Olson Dorigatti, a graduate student in the lab of Veronica Galvan, PhD, attended the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC) on Thursday, January 30. Her poster, entitled, “Tau-induced astrocyte senescence: A novel mechanism for neuronal dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease” won an award for outstanding scientific poster presentation. This is her 8th conference award […]


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 […]


Congratulations to Dr. Randy Strong on his VA Merit Review Award

February 15, 2019

Dr. Strong received a VA Merit Review Award, title: Detoxification of Biogenic Aldehydes in Parkinson’s Disease – $650,000.


Congratulations to Dr. Veronica Galvan, President-Elect-Elect of AGE

December 14, 2018

Dr. Galvan has been recently elected as President-Elect-Elect of the American Aging Association (AGE)! She will be organizing the 50th Annual Meeting and Anniversary Celebration of AGE in San Antonio in 2021.