Principal Investigator

Veronica Galvan, Ph.D.

Dr. Galvan is Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Research and the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Texas Health San Antonio, and is also Research Health Scientist at the US Department of Veterans Affairs South Texas Veterans Health Care System. 

Dr. Galvan is a Fellow of the American Aging Association and has received prestigious awards including young investigator awards from the Ellison Medical Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the John D. French Alzheimer’s Foundation.  She has contributed more than 70 scientific publications, some cited over 800 times.  Dr. Galvan serves as co-Leader of the San Antonio Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging Integrative Physiology of Aging Core and is Associate Director of the T32 Biology of Aging Training Program at UT Health San Antonio.  Dr. Galvan is currently President-Elect of the American Aging Association and serves as Deputy Editor of GeroScience, the Journal of the American Aging Association.


Postdoctoral trainees, predoctoral students, MD/PhD students and undergraduate students interested in pursuing research in the Galvan Lab should contact Dr. Galvan at


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