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George Perry

Dean of the College of Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio

About Me

George Perry is dean of the College of Sciences, professor of biology, and holds the Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He is recognized in the field of Alzheimer's disease research particularly for his work on oxidative stress. Dr. Perry obtained his Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and received a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he laid the foundation for his observations of abnormalities in cell structures. Dr. Perry has been cited over 75,000 times and is recognized as a Thompson-Reuters highly cited researcher. He is distinguished as one of the top Alzheimer’s disease researchers with over 1,000 publications, one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in neuroscience and behavior, and one of the top 25 scientists in free radical research. Dr. Perry is editor for numerous journals and is editor-in-chief for the Journal of Alzheimer's disease. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the Microscopy Society of America, past-president of the American Association of Neuropathologists, a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Dr. Perry is recognized internationally for his work. He is a Foreign Correspondent Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Science Lisbon, and a Foreign Member of the Mexican National Academy of Sciences. He is also a recipient of the National Plaque of Honor from the Republic of Panama Ministry of Science and Technology. Dr. Perry's research is primarily focused on how Alzheimer disease develops and the physiological consequences of the disease at a cellular level. He is currently working to determine the sequence of events leading to damage caused by and the source of increased oxygen radicals along with mechanisms to provide more effective treatment.

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