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Veronica Galvan

Asst Professor
Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
Dr. Veronica Galvan is an Assistant Professor in physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her scientific research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that connect aging to brain dysfunctions like Alzheimer's, and on defining the role of signals from the nervous system in the control organismal aging in mammals. In 2010, work from Dr. Galvan’s laboratory provided the first evidence that a drug that delays aging and extends lifespan blocks progression of Alzheimer's-like cognitive and cerebrovascular deficits in mice. In the same year Dr. Galvan received an Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar Award in Aging.